Tools You Have Made to Maintain your Norton

lcrken

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Quick and dirty engine stand made from old bed frames and other scrap.

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mean gene

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DSC03965.JPG DSC03966.JPG This is not a hand tool but a visual tool if you are considering porting a Norton head. Sunday morning and I felt like playing. I always heard they were thin at the spring pocket, also watched a U-tube on how to measure. Nothing works like a picture. A friend gave a cracked head mostly to set up repairing exhaust port thread. Ports measure 30mm now and the thickness is only 5mm. If it maters I think it is an H10 head.
 

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That is brilliant, thanks for that mean gene. I believe the RH4 head is more problematic than the RH10, but even so look at how thin the casting is at the bottom of the rocker box...


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It's not as thin as this pics looks, I cut in behind intake flange. I'll post another pic DSC03967.JPG Five mm thick also
 
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Not a tool you have to make, just a couple of suggestions as substitutes for the Norton 13-1755 850 Head Steady Removal tool. This is simply a 5mm hex bit [for a 3/8" drive 5mm Allen socket] with the appropriate sized double box end [spanner] wrench.

850 Commando Head Steady special tool

I used my automotive serpentine belt tool and a 3/8" drive 5mm Allen socket. Works super for getting to that middle SHCS [aka Allen] bolt. Plus it gives you considerably more leverage.

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The serpentine belt tool is great to own, if you do any of your own automotive maintenance. See

Serpentine Belt Removal & Installation Tool

My tool in the photo above is a Lisle brand, rather than the brand shown in the Amazon link. They are identical tools however. Super handy for areas where there is not enough room to get a 3/8" ratchet & socket or when more leverage is needed.

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The steel bore of my 850 Mk III rear master cylinder was seized so tightly, that even with heat, I could not unscrew it from the aluminum housing. So, no more Mr. Nice Guy! Looking for a longer lever, I found a 3 foot long piece of "UniStrut" [steel angle with pre-drilled holes and slots] I bolted the housing to the UniStrut. I didn't even have to drill any holes! :) I clamped the two flats of the steel bore into my vise. Apply heat as needed and success!

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This is the photo I wanted to attach to my post #85. At the time, I could not find the photo at that time.

 

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You should run up a bunch of them and put them on offer. A tool more often used than most would wish.
 

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Another special tool, which allows use of a standard automotive C-clamp style valve spring compressor. It fits on top of the valve spring with a notch to clear the rocker. Just a short piece of black pipe.

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Cliff,
What size drill bit is that?
Sorry, just spotted this question. I made two actually, a 17 ( 0.43mm) which didn’t cure the unreliable tickover and a 19 (0.48mm), which being economic with my energy ( a lazy arse) I ran through the 17’s to make them 19’s with the carbs in situ.
 

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Hey, I made an engine stand out of walnut flooring and 2x4 offcuts. I am proud of that. LOL :p

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The tiny drill tool for cleaning the idle jet passage out if you want to run a few up.
 

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My take on an engine stand, made out of a power saw dumped in a skip, the saw was junk , but i had an idea for the rotating base, I can now easily work on both sides of the motor and with a few additions I can lock the table for tightening things and the old drive belt is used to lock the crank.
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My take on an engine stand, made out of a power saw dumped in a skip, the saw was junk , but i had an idea for the rotating base, I can now easily work on both sides of the motor and with a few additions I can lock the table for tightening things and the old drive belt is used to lock the crank. View attachment 80930
Ingenious!
 

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The first time I had to replace brake pads on my MK3, I was having trouble backing the big screwcap off, corroded on.
I sawed off a 1/2" socket extension, welded on some rods, and made a simple tool to put on my impact wrench and they all popped loose real well.
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