How did you do this? Do you have a lathe? Enlighten me purty purty please.
Redneck slang warning
Nice job! That couldn’t have been easy.
That stainless (probably made at Outokumpu ) should be a permanent fix - at least until you move up to an F350 !
No, I haven´t. Only marker pen, grinder and a file with a wodden handle
I sure hope so.
In a few years time the only things left of the Rabbit will be the hopper and the throttle plates
Did the old screws screw out or did you need to drill them out?
Culd you clean up the old plates and show us how they look like up close? Are there any cracks seen?
3 of the screws let go after some furious, gentle tapping on the screwdriver One I had to drill out.
I can see cracks with a magnifing glass. But the wear is obvious.
What kind of wood did you use for your file handle— kidding!! (from another thread ) Did you put Lock-Tite on the screws. In racing those screws will vibrate out and tear the head of a piston up. If you use Lock-Tite and later want to remove the screws, you have to heat them up some. TomC
WOW l dis not expect this! Its a engine killing timebomb! It looks so eroded!
Yup. If you look closely there’s some blue shiny stuff on the screws. That’s Lock-Tite.
The file handle is mointain ash of course
Most throttle plates I’ve seen have had “staked” screws holding them to the shaft. That is, the exit side of the screw was “squished” to deform the threads preventing them from turning back out.
That is pretty incredible! Is anyone else getting corrosion like this?
I’m surprised the old VW ate that big chunk of brass with just a burp.
Well, hopefully it did…
To judge from the sound that chunk was most likely stuck between valve and seat for a while before I relised what had happened. I cranked a couple of times thinking it was only intake soot lighting. The sudden 5000 rpm finally made the rabbit spit the chunk out
Kristjan the chemist,
so what does the galvanic table say about the current ss/alu combo?
Well the ss part preety much seals the case
Funny, the galvanic erosion table says brass is worst of all bad luck l guess…
Its impossible to keep a full time gasifier down and not running. They just rebuild it, and keep on trucking on wood. Great job on the throttle plates, you are good to go. Back on the road again with more of JO’s gasifier truck videos. You in the Top 10 of full time gasifier’s in my book. SWEM.
A late firewood order. Dead standing spruce is what I can offer this time of year. The Rabbit Forwarder in use
Always amazes me the loads you haul with the Rabbit!