Push Rod Help!

  • 09 Mar 2013 5:23 PM
    Message # 1238638
    Deleted user
    1971 t100c now has the exhaust valve cover removed because the gasket was leaking. Two questions; 1) Now that I got it apart, how do I get it back together? I can position the push rods down into the lower seat pocket, but how do I now get the push rod balls into thr lifter pocket? It is not visable? Any tricks out there? 2) Should I use any kind of sealer on the new gasket (of course assuming I ever get it back together). Thanks, Marky the lost!
  • 11 Mar 2013 12:01 AM
    Reply # 1239286 on 1238638
    Robert Harris (Administrator)


    I am not the expert that Mike Shelvey or Todd E are, but I have done it on my 1970 T120 R a couple of times. The push rods should go back in the same position that they were in originally. Put a little grease on the bottom of the rod and you can tell if situated properly by feeling some suction between it and the tappet, Then turn the engine over (spark plugs out) until the push rods are at the bottom of their stroke and put the rocker box on. Use a new gasket between the head and the rocker box. Some folks use Yamabond.

    Also, go on line and buy a Parts catalogue for your bike and, if you are going to do more maintenance, get a Triumph Workshop Manual. They are really good!

  • 12 Mar 2013 12:35 AM
    Reply # 1240282 on 1238638
    Deleted user
    Thanks for your reply. I do have the manuals but because of the lack of visibility I did not want to bend the rods (fear) Thanks
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