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Can anyone identify this item?

PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:19 pm

Clearing up I came across this rod wrapped in anti-rust paper and looking automotive.

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Main diameter 3/8" (9.6 mm)
Spigot diameter 19/64" (7.7 mm)
Main length to shoulder 3 1/64" (76.5 mm)
Spigot length 15/16" (23.6 mm)

Both ends are chamfered but the shoulder is square.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:24 am

Clutch alignment tool?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:00 am

Drift ?

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PostPost by: oldelanman » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:12 am

Valve guide remover/replacer drift.
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:23 am

oldelanman wrote:Valve guide remover/replacer drift.


+1 but not sure it fits the twin cam guide dimensions

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:50 am

+1 drift Valve Guides
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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:57 pm

rgh0 wrote:
oldelanman wrote:Valve guide remover/replacer drift.


+1 but not sure it fits the twin cam guide dimensions

No problem, you just need to hit it a bit harder and a few times more. :wink:
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:07 pm

I am overwhelmed by your response and it surely is a valve guide drift, the dimensions are perfect as guide bore in head is 0.500". I don't remember buying it so it must have been a long time ago; does anyone want it?

Thanks all!
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PostPost by: promotor » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:52 pm

Quart Meg Miles wrote:I am overwhelmed by your response and it surely is a valve guide drift, the dimensions are perfect as guide bore in head is 0.500". I don't remember buying it so it must have been a long time ago; does anyone want it?

Thanks all!


Is the small size 5/16"?

If it is 5/16" and still available I would like it please. If so please let me know how much you want for it (and post) and I'll send some money over to you.

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:33 pm

[quote="promotor"
Is the small size 5/16"?

If it is 5/16" and still available I would like it please. If so please let me know how much you want for it (and post) and I'll send some money over to you.

Cheers.
Al[/quote]

Yup, 1/64" under it and as you sent me a couple of camshaft dowels free in 2017 I'll do the same for you!

PM your address and it's a deal!
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PostPost by: promotor » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:17 am

Quart Meg Miles wrote:[quote="promotor"
Is the small size 5/16"?

If it is 5/16" and still available I would like it please. If so please let me know how much you want for it (and post) and I'll send some money over to you.

Cheers.
Al


Yup, 1/64" under it and as you sent me a couple of camshaft dowels free in 2017 I'll do the same for you!

PM your address and it's a deal![/quote]

Ok will do, thanks very much! I'd forgotten about the dowels, in fact I don't remember it at all! :-)
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