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So apparently the only thing that kept the cover piece where it belonged in your cover was the washer on the generator?

If that's the case how could there be a consistent gap maintained between the 2 parts? ( cover and generator)
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I chewed up one once when I ran the engine without the generator. It came out of it's home in the cam cover and bounced around in there. Chewed the piece up but did no other damage.
The guy who owns this engine hasn't quite fessed up about this , I will speculate ......... the generator came loose and wallered around , tearing up the oil deflector . I finally got a look at his generator recently , there are two sets of threaded holes , 5/16" fine & 5/16" course , the holes are damaged , to me that is evidence enough to say this generator has been run loose and has had a home handiwork thread repair.
There was metallic debris throughout the engine from the deflector , the crank pin , rod bearings n' cages .
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So apparently the only thing that kept the cover piece where it belonged in your cover was the washer on the generator?

If that's the case how could there be a consistent gap maintained between the 2 parts? ( cover and generator)
I will make sure that the clearance between the oil slinger / washer and newly machined oil deflector is correct , I've already made several measurements.
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So, agter looking a little more closely at those pics I'm left with two questions.

1. Are you running low on 5/16 x 24TPI flex lok nuts ?

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2. Why are you letting Hippies into your workshop ?
The last time hippies visited , the 5/16" hardware bin was looted and there was a strange skunky smell lingering afterwards
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