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Hammer Mechanics and Idiots

Post  SandHillsHillbilly on January 17th 2016, 10:58 am

I was just killing time this morning enjoying my coffee and watching some car stuff on TV.

I witnessed a so called expert take a giant hammer and a big socket hammer a crank timing gear on. I don't mean gentle taps these were wallops. I cringed thinking about the thrust bearing!

Yeah I know there are times when a gentle persuasion is needed but if you need a giant hammer and wallops you are doing something wrong.

I use to work in a steel mill working on heavy machinery and they would hire mechanics as long as they brought their own hammer, channel locks, and adjustable wrench.

Just saw him file fit rings and not a one of them did he deburr the gap after grinding. IDIOTS getting paid to teach bad stuff.

Today should national idiots day so they can pass on their tricks of the trade. Post up your stupids you have seen.

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Post  rmcomprandy on January 17th 2016, 1:03 pm

SandHillsHillbilly wrote:I was just killing time this morning enjoying my coffee and watching some car stuff on TV.

I witnessed a so called expert take a giant hammer and a big socket hammer a crank timing gear on. I don't mean gentle taps these were wallops. I cringed thinking about the thrust bearing!

Yeah I know there are times when a gentle persuasion is needed but if you need a giant hammer and wallops you are doing something wrong.

I use to work in a steel mill working on heavy machinery and they would hire mechanics as long as they brought their own hammer, channel locks, and adjustable wrench.

Just saw him file fit rings and not a one of them did he deburr the gap after grinding. IDIOTS getting paid to teach bad stuff.

I can definitely understand that you have never installed a lower sprocket for Jesel.

That thrust bearing should have no problem withstanding anything like that.

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Post  SandHillsHillbilly on January 17th 2016, 1:11 pm

rmcomprandy wrote:=
I can definitely understand that you have never installed a lower sprocket for Jesel.

That thrust bearing should have no problem withstanding anything like that.

Randy while I normally follow and respect your lead this time I can't bring myself to follow.

Proper honing or warming ( Not Heating) of that gear will hurt nothing and benefit installing. Taking a 5 pound hammer and pounding on the end of the crank sure can't help crank thrust clearances.
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Post  rmcomprandy on January 17th 2016, 1:21 pm

SandHillsHillbilly wrote:
rmcomprandy wrote:=
I can definitely understand that you have never installed a lower sprocket for Jesel.

That thrust bearing should have no problem withstanding anything like that.

Randy while I normally follow and respect your lead this time I can't bring myself to follow.

Proper honing or warming ( Not Heating) of that gear will hurt nothing and benefit installing. Taking a 5 pound hammer and pounding on the end of the crank sure can't help crank thrust clearances.

You can certainly DO whatever you want but, to pass judgement on others simply because of uneducated experience is not a good thing to do in any walk of life.

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Post  SandHillsHillbilly on January 17th 2016, 1:41 pm

rmcomprandy wrote:
You can certainly DO whatever you want but, to pass judgement on others simply because of uneducated experience is not a good thing to do in any walk of life.

Randy, I would never place you in that category with them. As far as being uneducated you are making an assumption that is completely wrong. While I may have never put on a Jesel gear, I have had a lifetime of producing precision engine parts. You have, no doubt in my mind, even used a few of the parts I have made. We just have a different way of doing things. You like the brute force method where as I would rather finesse it.
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Post  rmcomprandy on January 18th 2016, 1:29 am

SandHillsHillbilly wrote:
rmcomprandy wrote:
You can certainly DO whatever you want but, to pass judgement on others simply because of uneducated experience is not a good thing to do in any walk of life.

Randy, I would never place you in that category with them. As far as being uneducated you are making an assumption that is completely wrong. While I may have never put on a Jesel gear, I have had a lifetime of producing precision engine parts. You have, no doubt in my mind, even used a few of the parts I have made. We just have a different way of doing things. You like the brute force method where as I would rather finesse it.  

If you have never put on a Jesel belt drive crankshaft gear then you ARE uneducated about that experience ... everybody is uneducated about somethings.

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Post  bbf-falcon on January 18th 2016, 2:52 am

I'm not known to use a large hammer in MOST cases on engine assembly,BUT id say that 5lb hammer is nothing compared to a 10k rpm launch in a ProStock engine thrust bearing.jmo

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