Got all the rivets out but I doubt if you will approve of my technique. I realized that it doesn't take much force to move a rivet, so I cut down a simple hook carefully put it behind the rivets. They popped out like a champagne cork with almost no effort.
But when I took out this one I noticed the rivet in my kit is a little bigger than the original. I might be able to reuse the old one. It came out very clean and seems to be a bit of a press fit to it. Or I could ram home the bigger rivet. The opening seems like it is a little deformed and close to the edge of the casting.
Thoughts? Of course the last rivet stays where it is.
I salute your ingenuity. I applaud your willingness to take the job on. There are two rules in rivet removal: Don't lose it in the passage and don't damage any threads. The angle of your second photo threw me for a moment. Look at the pic below. OH, CRAP! is an appropriate response. There is one fix for this. When you put the old rivet back in there, apply a good coat of Loc-Tite Red all around the shank and under the cap. It must be completely sealed. Do not try to alter the outward appearance of the cap until it is sealed/cured and secure in the hole. Soak up the excess sealer with a paper towel. Give it 24 hours to cure. Say a little prayer. There is hope.
I think I can reseat it as you suggest. I have to get the nozzle out yet and then I can finish cleaning it and blowing it out. Haven't had the time to get the appropriate tap. I will PM you about sending you the throttle rod and body for bushing service. I like doing things myself --that's part of the fun--but I'm not going to tackle that job. It seems to have a lot of play in it.
leemn: Thanks Boss!..... Nice day ahead here 👍🏽
May 29, 2020 5:42:11 GMT -5
grumpy: Morning, coffee please.
May 29, 2020 8:04:51 GMT -5
64cj5: Thanks for the coffee. I need the boost to get the day started right.
May 29, 2020 9:45:03 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: A light White Sangria, a good steak with garlic carrots, followed by 12-year-old Macallan and freshly baked caramel cheesecake. A quiet evening with Muskrat and family. An evening to cherish.
May 29, 2020 18:57:30 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Morning Y'all! Coffee's on.
May 30, 2020 4:32:38 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Thanks for the cup Scout.
May 30, 2020 5:23:42 GMT -5
64cj5: Rain with some lightening and thunder early this AM. Thanks for the coffee.
May 30, 2020 7:12:44 GMT -5
grumpy: Coffee is goos as always, hats off to Cody,Wyoming they are going ahead with their rodeo this summer!!! Not like Cheyenne shutting down the Frontier Day’s or Casper calling off the fair and rodeo. Enough of this cowering in the corner!! Just my 2 cents
May 30, 2020 8:58:49 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Good night all!
May 30, 2020 17:58:35 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Coffee and Honey-do's today.
May 31, 2020 4:53:31 GMT -5
64cj5: I have another PU load of wood to split and stack, grass to cut. Yesterday evening was good kite flying weather so I did for a while. Relaxing.
May 31, 2020 8:46:48 GMT -5