My big victory today was installing the bracket that holds the air-cleaner housing steady. Scratched my head on a bushing for a spell, but ended up using a thin shouldered grommet I cut the outer lip off of, then happened to have some pre-unit Triumph fuel-tank bushings, which turned out to be the perfect thickness to match the steel inner sleeve that came with the bracket I got from Ed. Perfect squish, I must say. Anyway, marked the head nut, and found the torque that put it back in alignment, then swapped to the correct head nut (with the 5/16 stud on top for the bracket). Was not thrilled with the feel when torqueing it back up to 50 ft.-lb., but I tend to worry. Need some proper hose clamps and an elbow hose, but for now it is in operation. I took the photo so you can't see the zip ty I used as a lower hose "clamp," because it offends my sensibilities. But as far as you know, it doesn't exist.
Bottom line: The oil in the filter is less likely to spill...
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Air-filter housing steady
Posted by Whitworth Ranch
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