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PO of my bike installed those stupid chrome acorn cylinder base nuts too, and just like yours a few of the studs backed out instead of the nut coming off - due to the nut bottoming out. It was recommended to me to reuse the factory studs and and obtain factory open nuts as well.

As to the cam bearings, they are fairly easy to replace, but you have to go easy - there’s not much “meat” in the bearing bosses. a little clearance won’t hurt a thing.
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Ok, T&O it is then. I won't sweat the cam bushings at the moment. I'll swing by NAPA for a drain plug. Order a new cylinder stud for comparison with a set of stock nuts.

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I retap the cases for 1/4 pipe to seal up a stripped drain plug.

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I can send the crank out but I don't think you can straighten a rod unless it is in the case, right?
it's common practice to check rod straightness with a longer than stock wrist pin against the case deck.see what T&O says.they might be able to do it w/o cases,or you can send them along.
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They will need the rods to turn it into a rotating assembly.
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Had to order the oversize drain plug for 1/2x20 primary drain from NAPA.
Ordered studs and cylinder bolt sets. I'm seeing a special tool for installing those. Seems like jam nuts would work to me. Maybe just let T&O do it.
Will send the cases along to them.
Waiting on the transmission I bought to come in. May send the whole lot to T&O.
If I remember correctly there two stock gears that need to be replaced regardless of condition due to their history of exploding cases.
Will scrub those cases up nicely in the meantime before sending it off probably after the 1st of the month. It will probably ship in several boxes at this point since everything is apart.

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Had to order the oversize drain plug for 1/2x20 primary drain from NAPA.
Ordered studs and cylinder bolt sets. I'm seeing a special tool for installing those. Seems like jam nuts would work to me. Maybe just let T&O do it.
Will send the cases along to them.
If you are sending cases to T&O, then for sure get them to install the studs. I’m not so sure Jam nuts would work as you’ll risk stripping threads with the amount of torque required to torque them down. I didn’t know there is a special tool. I used a vicegrip on the center un-threaded part of the studs. That worked well but I did have to clamp the vice grip as tight as it could go. It definitely bites into the stud and leaves an indent.
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If you are sending cases to T&O, then for sure get them to install the studs. .... I didn’t know there is a special tool. I used a vicegrip on the center.... It definitely bites into the stud and leaves an indent.
They are pretty soft. The special tool they want $30 for is a piece of threaded hex rod w/Allen head cap screw.

I'm presuming there can only be one T&O and this is it in Witchita:
http://www.truettandosborn.com/About.htm

For some reason I thought it was Olsen instead of Osborn. If I'm off course, straighten me out.



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Here is the NAPA oversize self-tapping drain plug for the primary case.
Doesn't look optimal but no harm in trying. Price was right: under $9.

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