I’m prepping a 2008 CRG Kalifornia frame to be powder coated.
I’ve got a question about the engine stop block mount. I’ve removed the mount and stop bolt, the there are still two threaded sleeves in the frame holes. The frame has four distinct height positions for the mount, so it appears these sleeves should be removable to change position. But I can’t seem to get them out.
They’re usually pressed in, as you can see most likely they were pressed in at the factory, at the desired hight.
I would totally cover the holes with masking tape, or find 2 bolts of the same pitch, screw them in, or better yet find a bolt with a wide head that will match the flat side of the thread flush, screw it in, tape the end that will stick out the other side and remove them when powder coating is finished, cut and trim with a brazor blade some of the burr, left over paint so that it won’t chip away, not to mention it will look neat.
I just had a frame done with the same fittings. The powder coater used rubber plugs through those threads to protect them from the powder – very much like plumbers plugs. Don’t forget to cover and/or plug the internal face for your steering column uni-ball bearing and c-clip groove.
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