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Posted by david_jones2 at March 10. 2017

Hi, I have a 1955 ES2 which is having a top end overhaul and I have a problem. I can't seem to be able to remove the rocker shafts. The manual reads that they should just tap out but they won't move and I'm worried about using too much 'thump'. Any ideas?

Thanks

Re: ES2 Rocker shaft removal

Posted by George Phillips at March 11. 2017
Have you tried a blow torch/hot air gun on the cover, David? The try tapping them out. George

Re: ES2 Rocker shaft removal

Posted by grant_macneill at March 12. 2017

Previously david_jones2 wrote:

Hi, I have a 1955 ES2 which is having a top end overhaul and I have a problem. I can't seem to be able to remove the rocker shafts. The manual reads that they should just tap out but they won't move and I'm worried about using too much 'thump'. Any ideas?

Thanks

Hi David, I did the same thing myself last week: Mike Pemberton warns in the pushrod singles DVD not to take them out cold.  I heated for perhaps 30 seconds... until it was too hot to touch...they tapped out easily without much effort at all.   Hope they will go back just as easily !! (grin)

Grant MacNeill,  '51 ES2

Re: ES2 Rocker shaft removal

Posted by grant_macneill at March 12. 2017

Previously david_jones2 wrote:

Hi, I have a 1955 ES2 which is having a top end overhaul and I have a problem. I can't seem to be able to remove the rocker shafts. The manual reads that they should just tap out but they won't move and I'm worried about using too much 'thump'. Any ideas?

Thanks

Hi David, I did the same thing myself last week: Mike Pemberton warns in the pushrod singles DVD not to take them out cold.  I heated for perhaps 30 seconds... until it was too hot to touch...they tapped out easily without much effort at all.   Hope they will go back just as easily !! (grin)

Grant MacNeill,  '51 ES2

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