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Convert Oil Cooler Grommets and Hoses


Hi All, worked this past summer on getting my '76 Convert on the road. Pretty much successful, learned some things that may be of use to others. I found replacement grommets for mounting the oil cooler at NAPA, part number 726304. It's a tight fit, but shoot it with WD40 and use a screwdriver to get it in the hole in the cooler. A flat has to be cut in one portion of the grommet flange due to proximity to the cooler. Lube up the metal bush and press it in with a vice.
I also found Gates 5/16 transmission hose that is stiffer than the recommended hoses from This Old Tractor that I preferred.
Bike runs great but only pulls 90 mph in high. Compression and leak down are good, I suspect spark timing is the issue. Will find out after the snow melts.


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