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Splitting cases

Postby AdamW » Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:26 pm

('63 Scat) About a year ago I resealed my cases with an RTV silicone gasket product. Unfortunately I have to split them again. Using the method in the service book this time is resulting in bent screws and the cases not giving up the seal. I dont want to apply any more force than I am and risk breaking the cases. Anyone have experience with this? Any advice?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Splitting cases

Postby Mutt » Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:43 pm

did ya remove to 2 dowel pins from the front and rear pf cases before ya tried to split them?
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Re: Splitting cases

Postby 250_Sprint » Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:47 pm

Can you fit a sharp knife into the gasket material? This may take a long time but it is sure better than damaging the cases.
An Exato knife or utility knife?
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Re: Splitting cases

Postby AdamW » Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:40 pm

Mutt wrote:did ya remove to 2 dowel pins from the front and rear pf cases before ya tried to split them?

Assuming you are referring to the locating dowels. I was not aware that we could (or should) do this. How should they be removed?
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Re: Splitting cases

Postby AdamW » Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:43 pm

250_Sprint wrote:Can you fit a sharp knife into the gasket material? This may take a long time but it is sure better than damaging the cases.
An Exato knife or utility knife?

Not really. I applied the black gasket material with my finger to both sides.
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Re: Splitting cases

Postby Mutt » Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:43 pm

You just need to make ya a drift. 1/4" small diameter x 1/4" long and the large o.d. should be about 1 1/2" long and .015 or so smaller than the i.d. of the hole in the case. Heat the cases are each locating dowel with a butane torch, the drive them right out
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Re: Splitting cases

Postby AdamW » Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:56 pm

Mutt wrote:You just need to make ya a drift. 1/4" small diameter x 1/4" long and the large o.d. should be about 1 1/2" long and .015 or so smaller than the i.d. of the hole in the case. Heat the cases are each locating dowel with a butane torch, the drive them right out

Success, thanks!!
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Re: Splitting cases

Postby Backyard Bob » Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:37 pm

Yep, great advice.
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