I’m working on sealing my new ( to me) 235. I’ve pulled the cam and removed the mount plate ( what I’m calling it) all past gasket gunk is off- lots of old silicone between the front bearing block and the plate and now I think I know why. It appears as if this plate is bent pretty good. If you look at the phots you can see what I mean. I’m assuming the plate needs to be flat but before I go smacking it around ( somebody before me already had) I want to confirm it needs to be flat. I’ve got it mounted in a vice at work and using a beat up ruler to show the gap. Thanks for your help!
I wouldn't bother trying to fix that. Metal does not just get bent. It also gets stretched. That is hard to undo especially when it is that thick. I can't picture what would have bent it that severely. Any ideas? I good used replacement shouldn't be that hard to find Carl
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