Tag Archives: CB400T Hawk build

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Wrist Pin Nightmare

1978 CB400T Hawk with siezed engine.

 

Wrist pins were locked up solid to the connecting rod. Only one option, cut the damn pistons off.

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The first asshole tried using an air hammer to push them out, and mushroomed the pin to the rod.

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 Cut the pins down as much as possible.

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Hillbilly clamp press

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 1 hour later,

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Rod ends look like shit now. Hopefully I can reem them out and get a decent surface back.

Cleaned it up with a little oven cleaner.

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Could have been worse I guess.