Jim McCulloch's Recent Activity

  1. Jim McCulloch replied to the thread 1985 vf500f - valve cover gaskets.

    Those are the gaskets I have had a ton of trouble with. Good price but the head gaskets don't fit without modifications. BUYER BEWARE!

    Jun 5, 2020 at 4:18 PM
  2. Jim McCulloch replied to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    Man I felt bad for you when you posted about that transmission disaster a while back. Your bike looked awesome! Thanks for the...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 1:08 PM
  3. Jim McCulloch replied to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    LOL, my motocross career consisted of blowing up a lot of engines! Expensive hobby not to mention the chiropractor bills after a good bail!

    Jun 5, 2020 at 1:05 PM
  4. Jim McCulloch replied to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    Thank you for the encouragement. This whole forum has been incredibly encouraging on my completely insane quest.

    Jun 5, 2020 at 1:02 PM
  5. Jim McCulloch replied to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    Nice, surprised I never met you! Yes sir, been around a lot of power plants, including Nuclear. Cut my teeth out of college on turbo...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 12:59 PM
  6. Jim McCulloch attached a file to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    Continued.... Here is the intake runner...Kind of hard to see the red, but the entire runner is coated in the sticky mess of the RED...

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  7. Jim McCulloch replied to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    FAILURE ANALYSIS.... As @Paul Myers replied to it did not look like a head gasket failure. What I found were (2) separate failures...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 10:29 AM
  8. Jim McCulloch replied to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    You are correct. Normal blown head gasket will have steam cleaned the piston and combustion chambers. This is pretty mysterious. My...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 10:23 AM
  9. Jim McCulloch replied to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    That is a great story! I worked in a Honda dealer 83-88 and remember all that you said. The 600 Hurricane was unobtainium even for...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 10:14 AM
  10. Jim McCulloch replied to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    Yeah, good point, this engine has 11:1 I think?

    Jun 4, 2020 at 4:11 PM
  11. Jim McCulloch attached a file to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    So I got up early and pulled the rear head off. Here is what I found. Pistons were wet but the cylinder walls look fine. Does not...

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  12. Jim McCulloch replied to the thread Wanted VF500F tank mount rubber 17611-KE7-000.

    Thanks for taking those pictures. Not sure that is going to work out of the box. The VF500 part is a right angle with close to the...

    Jun 3, 2020 at 3:32 PM
  13. Jim McCulloch liked straycat's post in the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    I admire your tenacity Jim. You'll get her sorted Im sure of it

    Jun 3, 2020 at 1:55 PM
  14. Jim McCulloch attached a file to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    Me doing my favorite thing in the whole world....pulling VF500F engines! The leakdown test was going great until I tested the LAST...

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  15. Jim McCulloch replied to the thread Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F.

    Man I hope that is it. I just did a leak down on #2 and no problems at all. No air bubbles coming out of the radiator neck either, I...

    Jun 2, 2020 at 6:53 AM