I have been busy polishing and painting, almost ready to start putting the engine back together.
Switched my attention to the radiator which is a little untidy, as I started to strip it apart I noticed the fan was loose, turns out the shaft threads are stripped, PO had used a Nyloc nut and tried too hard I think to seat it, I am lucky as it was hanging on by just a thread -
So where do I go from here, a few alternatives any help would be appreciated -
Buy second hand, I would be trusting to luck about condition (at least this motor seems to run strongly)
Buy new, looks like this motor was used on a 1981 Accord, new is $148 for genuine Honda, has anyone else used this?
Drill and use a small 'R' clip, the fan is keyed it just needs to be held in place but I would be a bit worried about weakening the shaft
Cut a new thread smaller and fit appropriate nut, shaft is 5mm I could go to an imperial thread say 3/16 which I think is slightly smaller
Any other options, is there an alternative motor, I am sure I saw a thread somewhere?
My bike isn't completely stock so I thought I would do something a little different on the rocker and belt covers, I did the same in 1980 on my original bike and liked the look -
The badges were in a bad way so I had to paint them and did my best to get them a little better, they seem to be made of very soft alloy, does anyone know of a source for new parts?
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