I don't like it either.greasy-fingers wrote: ↑Fri May 22, 2020 12:38 pmalways good when you find the definite cause to a problem . reading this reminds me to ask - I do not like the idea of the split pin on the flywheel nut, if you cannot reach the position to match the slots in the nut with the hole in the crankshaft without overtightening it requires you to back the nut off !!. I have always tightened the nut to around 50ft lbs and not fitted the split pin, I would be interested to hear what others do ?
The solution, I believe, is to do what Parmakit did on their crankshaft assemblies: Replace the castle nut with a regular 19 mm hex nut! Properly torqued down with a serrated lock washer underneath, it will never come loose by itself. And so much easier to work on.
That is how it is done on my Junior, and that is what I plan to do on the SS. That split pin is a nuisance.