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  • Buccaneer
    Buccaneer

    US Member - 1 Year
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    #999

    I was trying to replace the tiny brass connecting rod shims
    that were all messed up on my Neptune, and in between
    trying to punch a hole and cut out the .004 shim stock,
    I ended up with a wrinkled mess, and could not keep the shims
    in place while trying to install them. So, I went searching
    for something better. My old feeler gauge is now missing
    it’s .004 gauge. Made great little shims though 🙂
    It’s tempered, was able to drill a bolt hole and cut
    it with no wrinkles, and it stayed in place installing
    the rod cap!

    Prepare to be boarded!

    RICHARD A. WHITE
    RICHARD A. WHITE

    US Member - 2 Years
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    #12577

    You wrinkles were caused by too much space between the upper and lower parts of your punch….. also the thinner the material the closer in diameter the punch,( upper ) and die ( lower ) must be. Tooling die clearance is 7-10% of material thickness, so material of .004 thich get less than .0005 clearance. How bout that, LOL

    http://www.richardsoutboardtools.com
    classicomctools@gmail.com

    Buccaneer
    Buccaneer

    US Member - 1 Year
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    #12584

    So my worn out rotating head gasket punch might not be up to spec…. heh, lol

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