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techtalk:ref:engmech01p [2018/11/05 18:56]
hippysmack [Removing the Rivets on the Timing Inspection Cover]
techtalk:ref:engmech01p [2018/11/05 20:25] (current)
hippysmack [Removing the Rivets on the Timing Inspection Cover]
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 ====== REF: Engine Mechanicals - Sub-01P ====== ====== REF: Engine Mechanicals - Sub-01P ======
 ====== Removing the Rivets on the Timing Inspection Cover ====== ====== Removing the Rivets on the Timing Inspection Cover ======
 +Pop rivets were first installed on the timing cover on 1980 models to help prevent anyone (except the dealer) from tampering with the timing system. \\
 +They were to be removed by the dealer for servicing the ignition and then replaced with new ones. \\
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 +Removal of the rivets are fairly simple. Just drill out the center of each one (which is the strength of the rivet).
 +The size drill bit used is not critical. It should be wider than the center hole of the rivet but not as wide as the rivet head O.D. \\
 +The head may start spinning while you are drilling it. \\
 +If that happens, just hold one end down with a screwdriver and continue drilling. \\
 +Try not to drill too deep. \\
 +Once the center has been drilled, sometimes the head will just fall off. \\
 +If it doesn'​t,​ you can use a small screwdriver to pop it off. \\
  
 |  Drill the center of the rivets. ((photo by Phillober of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1156460)) ​ |  Chisel off the head if it didn't fall off. ((photo by Phillober of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1156460)) ​ | |  Drill the center of the rivets. ((photo by Phillober of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1156460)) ​ |  Chisel off the head if it didn't fall off. ((photo by Phillober of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1156460)) ​ |