Stripping Down My Super III
I am trying to get my Super III into nice little piles of parts before the snow comes so I can work on them over the winter. The problem of course is nothing wants to come apart.
The rear brake caliper came off easily enough, but the pins are rusted in, and the previous owner managed to change the required size of hex key needed to work them loose to something in a half size.
The airbox was pretty badly broken already, so getting it out was easy, although the filter has a rather impressive seed collection stuck in it. The carbs were not as easy, but they came evetually, unfortunately, rust had fused the throttle cable to it.
The Exhaust Header bolts were impossible to make out under the rust, but I managed to extract 5 of the 6 studs. The last one is going to be a problem since the nut is essentially round. I might drop the engine out first and get in on a bench before trying to get the last one.
The most perplexing problem though is the water pump. The bolts came out fine, and I can remove the cover, but that sucker won't come out. If anyone has any ideas on what I am missing please chime in. I have removed the two bolts that go to the case as well as the one for the cover. I have removed the front water line, and I have disconnected the rear water line frome the case. I have not removed the rear water line becase the screw for the clamp is in behind and I cant get to it without removing the sprocket cover.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.