Thread: 70 VRod
View Single Post
Old September 13th, 2014, 04:36 PM   #16
Forum Member
roudyb's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wicklow Town, Ireland
Posts: 64
Member Photo Albums
Post Re: 70 VRod


Now remember I posted a NEWBIE DISCLAIMER earlier so I'd like to cash that in.

I was grinding away on the back end of the patient and came to the firewall. How the sparks flew.

The engine is still in the car and without thinking about the backside of the fan house, with the opening and all... Well once the sparks stopped there was a little smoke and it seemed to continue from the back of the housing. And was increasing!

Then I realised my folly, armed with bottles of water trying to get to the source before it got out of hand. I managed to stop the smoke. Turned out that some of the fine-hair liner strips on the firewall got lodged by the grinder into the cowl opening.

Moral of the story - take your engine out or plug up the housing before the grinding starts.

roudyb is offline   Reply With Quote