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Sigean

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Tools for Nuovo Falcone?
« on: December 05, 2016, 10:42:07 am »
Hi,

Does anyone have advice on the best places to obtain any of the special workshop tools for a Nuovo Falcone? 

I have made some (cranked spanner for the cyl. head nuts, sockets for the flywheel nuts, etc.)  to assist my limited engine work thus far, but a recent broken valve (and all the associated collateral damage) necessitates a MUCH deeper engine strip, and even some of the right tools will save potential damage and time. 

Any advice welcomed!

Sigean

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Kater

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Re: Tools for Nuovo Falcone?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 08:21:01 pm »
Hi Sigean,
you do not need special tools you can't not yourself easily. With usual  tool can you do the most jobs.
The most complicate tool is the flywheel nut tool you have already. If you have a special problem do not hesitate and ask....

Good luck
Kater

Sigean

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Re: Tools for Nuovo Falcone?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 10:08:24 pm »
Many thanks for this and you are right - most tools I have needed I have been able to make.  But old age makes me lazy, and there is a real satisfaction from using the right tool for the job!  I will be in touch should I need more advice......  the work on the engine should begin early next year!

Sigean

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Re: Tools for Nuovo Falcone?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016, 06:48:42 pm »
There are (bad) pictures of the special tools somewhere in the links section. Parts lists I think.
I've never had my engine down yet, so can't offer anything helpful I'm afraid.

Sigean

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Re: Tools for Nuovo Falcone?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 11:57:24 pm »
Many thanks - the tools I have needed thus far I have made and they work well.  But those that are needed for clamping or blocking the engine to loosen or tighten the internal fastenings are the most important and these are often difficult to make...... and hard to obtain!   But my deep engine strip will not take place until the new year, so time to think about what might be needed and to get creative.

Kind regards,

Sigean

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Re: Tools for Nuovo Falcone?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 06:41:08 am »
Hi Sigean,
you don't need such tools if you use an impact  wrench for loosening and tightening of the nuts!

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Sigean

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Re: Tools for Nuovo Falcone?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2016, 09:35:17 am »
You are correct, especially whe it comes to loosening the nuts (and I do use an impact wrench)!  But for tightening the screws/nuts on re-assembly I prefer to do this by hand and in some cases with a torque wrench, as the impact wrench can be a little brutal at times.  And for these occasions giving the correct support to react the forces applied is the safest way to proceed.  And as I mentioned earlier, there is nothing like having the correct tool for the job.  But I do make my own, and the photo shows my flywheel locking tool.  The steel band  is clamped securely around the flywheel rim and the small steel plates allow the device to be attached to a convenient bolt on the frame - such as the footrest bolt.  Works like a charm!

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Re: Tools for Nuovo Falcone?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2016, 01:38:06 pm »
I can't see your photo Sigean; most of us use Photobucket and link to that. It's a pain, but free sites give us ver ylittle storage (and why should they...?).
If unsure, try here: http://nuovofalcone.createaforum.com/general-discussion/linking-to-your-photobucket-pix/msg957/#msg957
Your description of your flywheel locking tool sounds very similar to what I planned, although in my case I have a long length of rubber flat belt I'm hoping to strap around the circumference with a couple of steel plates to pull it tight.

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Re: Tools for Nuovo Falcone?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2016, 02:02:05 pm »
I thought it might not have worked..... bugger.  But here (I hope) is the photo.

By the way, the tool simply fits over the flywheel periphery and the two bolts are tightened to secure (works well - no slippage at all), the tool also being secured to the footrest bolt or similar - the pivited linkage allows a little freedom for this location feature to find its best position.

« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 05:19:01 pm by banquo »

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Re: Tools for Nuovo Falcone?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2016, 05:17:30 pm »
That's it Sigean; worked a treat!