Gauge Fitting

Gauge Fitting

Postby flyingbogey on Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:26 pm

I have a Cyclone with no on board pressure gauge and wish to fit one. The inletting has been partially done by the factory so will be easy to finish.
Before I kick off however I just want to check that I am about to remove the correct tatty brass screw plug, and all the pain that that may bring, Tis the one circled in red...
And no I haven't yet tried despite the bad state of the head!

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Thanks in advance.

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Re: Gauge Fitting

Postby cyclone sniper on Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:40 pm

yep , thats where it goes ..

drill a partial pilot hole then use a (easy out ) stud extractor .. if you can see locktite on the brass plug heat it with a soldering iron first to soften
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Re: Gauge Fitting

Postby flyingbogey on Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:18 am

Magic, thanks for the advice. I was wondering about using an easyout but hadn't thought about the possibility of loctite...
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Re: Gauge Fitting

Postby Guipago on Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:16 pm

An electric heat gun(on low) or pinch a hairdryer off a female, these also work well.
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Re: Gauge Fitting

Postby cyclone sniper on Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:32 pm

flyingbogey wrote:Magic, thanks for the advice. I was wondering about using an easyout but hadn't thought about the possibility of loctite...

hi again , how did you get on ?
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Re: Gauge Fitting

Postby flyingbogey on Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:47 pm

Not very, well...
I drilled a pilot hole for my smallest easy-out, heated the area up with a hot air gun.
Gently screwed the easy-out until it bit firmly and carried on twisting.
It snapped.
Decided to forget the whole thing as long as the easy-out was air tight.
It was but now I have an air leak from air bottle through the barrel, I'm guessing there is muck stopping a valve from closing.
I have just stripped the rilfe down using 'riz's' strip down guide and am now drinking coffee thinking about my next move.
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Re: Gauge Fitting

Postby cyclone sniper on Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:42 pm

oooook ..... thats going to be tricky one to repair ..
a soldering iron is needed to soften high strength loctite ! heat gun wont do it as the heat needs to be on a concentrated area ....
try carefully dremeling around the easy out with a small engraving tool to loosen it !!!!!!

if you get the easy out removed drill a larger hole heat the plug with a soldering iron (small gas soldering is best ) and gently apply pressure with heat still on the plug
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Re: Gauge Fitting

Postby flyingbogey on Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:49 pm

Funny how minds think a like.
I used a Dremel and a diamond burr to gently carve out a wide slot.
Then with some heat and the longest, widest flat blade I own and some blisters.
I managed to unscrew the plug!
It seems the easyout broke through the plug end though so I now just need to
Clean out the main valve assembly.
Any tips on removing the air bottle adaptor or is that heat, force and luck too?
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Re: Gauge Fitting

Postby cyclone sniper on Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:05 pm

flyingbogey wrote:Funny how minds think a like.
I used a Dremel and a diamond burr to gently carve out a wide slot.
Then with some heat and the longest, widest flat blade I own and some blisters.
I managed to unscrew the plug!
It seems the easyout broke through the plug end though so I now just need to
Clean out the main valve assembly.
Any tips on removing the air bottle adaptor or is that heat, force and luck too?

just put the action in a padded vice and use the correct size spanner to open the adaptor ..
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Re: Gauge Fitting

Postby flyingbogey on Wed May 11, 2016 8:35 pm

Magic, thanks.
All done, swapped seals out too and re lubed.
Now, just the bipod to mount!
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