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Old 01-06-2016, 07:13 AM
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Default Re: How Do You Restore A Speed King

Go to hardware store or online and purchase a new " roll pin" Take a small punch and drive the old one out, then new one in.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:44 PM
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I know I'm coming in several years too late with this, but I wasn't on here then. Anyway, I posted this on the DFO a little while ago - the pin joining the pedal to the rocker assembly on my Speed King is digging it's way to freedom. Best course of action? I'm thinking to replace the whole rocker assembly. Welding is a possible solution but I don't have the tools or the skills to do it, particularly such a delicate weld. Any thoughts lads?
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I got a old one and never saw that before. JC is right about a new pin. To fill the keyhole part, smash a fishing weight down to a pin an tap it into the keyhole after the new pin is in, after a short time, it`ll form itself into a good fit and hold the new pin from using the same escape route.

The knuckle can be found quite easily but now you can take your time.
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:27 PM
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Great thinking Oddball!
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Great thinking Oddball!
Thanx Jeff, I learned that watching an old guy fix a dent near the window on the rib of my pick-up after a street sign hit it.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:36 PM
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All good stuff to know when doing a restoration of the famous Speed King. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:01 AM
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One recommendation I study elsewhere seemed sensible and promising: use warm from a lp or identical flash light to warm up the real estate the cap is pushed into, fostering to not warm the cap as well, so that the development of the real estate would allow the cap to come reduce. But then someone else indicated out that this would harm the colour or the final of the steel, and could harm or high the real estate and/or bearings as well.
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:58 AM
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One recommendation I study elsewhere seemed sensible and promising: use warm from a lp or identical flash light to warm up the real estate the cap is pushed into, fostering to not warm the cap as well, so that the development of the real estate would allow the cap to come reduce. But then someone else indicated out that this would harm the colour or the final of the steel, and could harm or high the real estate and/or bearings as well.
Easy for you to say...
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