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can you reveal to us this wanker's ebay name?
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can you reveal to us this wanker's ebay name?
Best to do this by Private Message between the interested forum members only. It can become very messy if it should ever become common to post negative reviews and name names.
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Yes Mick. I'm over the guy and don\t want to get into any flame wars with anybody.

Suffice to say the info that anyone needs to avoid paying big bucks for someone else to fix their wet sump problems is now public knowledge.

I might even get couple dozen top hats machined up to make life even easier for those who need the cure. If I can find someone to do a cad drawing for me it would be a slam dunk. Any CNC machine center could knock out a couple hundred an hour.
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Thanks for this thread! I have a customers engine right now that needs this modification. I have seen the eBay guys pumps for sale and thought he was way overpriced for what he did? I thought I would figure it out on my own?

As far as your problems with the ebay seller, my first thought would be he knows you have never seen the parts sent to him, so he can claim they are junk, and sell you his good parts, and keep the parts sent to him and you being in oz can't do anything about it?
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Best to do this by Private Message between the interested forum members only. It can become very messy if it should ever become common to post negative reviews and name names.
I thought we had a Sticky for that very thing.

Recommended IronHead Mechanics - A group effort at a list of Mechanics who work on our iron. Feel free to add your favorite or to warn others from wasting money at the same spot you did.
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Ah, Ga, like most racers I never read everything I should. I knew there was a "commemorated" area didn't realise it was also for "don't go there guys"

I didn't really want to get into it with anybody. I just thought it was time for a real solution to what is a nagging problem for a lot of us on here.

I'm happy to share any knowledge I have with others about the things I know. I'm not wanting to make money off guys who I suspect for the most part don't have any to waste.

I have built kind of an extreme race bike. It;s been a work in progress for over 10 years now. It will never be finished. There are always new things to try.

Along the way I trued some things that didn't work (in my hands) and learned something about how things really work inside these old tractors.

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I’m planning this mod for later in the year, and planned to write it up like this - now I can just copy you, thanks.

Mick, this one definitely belongs in the stickies.
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I will try and get it together a bit better. I need pics of the top hat itself and probably the tools in action.

You can do the install without any tools but the tools just make it safer and easier. Yje area where the top hat sits is pretty thin. And fitting seals is sometimes a pain. But with a simple seal driver that's an easy job. It also works for the pump body seal which I often seem to "cock up".
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I should probably do this to the pump on the old KHK while it’s still off the road.
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Anyway, easy enough and a lot cheaper to do it my way.
Hmmm, This modification looks very similar to one I saw years ago!
Needspeeds design is nice as it is simpler and requires no pump machining.
Props for the idea Needspeed...
,Bustert too

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