The Engine Assemble Kits of Fast Eddy Co. have total 5 tool include:
- Connecting Rod Alignment Tool
- Pinion gear puller
- Pinion nut socket
- Cam gauge pins
- Wrist pin bushing installer and remover
We will show you how to use all of these tools for Harley Davidson in this series of videos.
Note: All the tools are 100% American made. Fast Eddy Co. offers a lifetime warranty to original purchasers.
How to Use Fast Eddy Co. Connecting Rod Alignment Tool for 1936-1999 Harley-Davidson and All Sportsters
Chris Graves, creator of Fast Eddy Co. walks you through this incredibly well made tool and explains why it is essential to use it when doing top-ends or when building a new engine. Slide this connecting rod alignment tool into the wrist pin bushing in your rod, then rotate the engine to make sure the tool sits squarely on the crankcases. If it doesn't most engine builders will go through a rod-straightening process until everything is square.
Used to check connecting rod straightness with bottom end of engine assembled. Fits 1936-1999 Harley-Davidson Big Twins, all year Sportsters, or any engine with a .791" diameter wrist pin. Centerless ground in Milwaukee from premium US-made 4130 through-hard steel. 1/2" longer than other similar products on the market for easier use on both stock and big bore applications.
How To Use The Tool:
- Slide tool in wrist pin bushing Rotate until tool contacts the crankcase.
- Slide 2 small strips of paper under the tool and make sure they each pull out with an even amount of tension.
- If corrections are needed, adjust (bend) rod until paper pulls out with even tension on both sides
How to Use Fast Eddy Co. Pinion Gear Puller for '99 and Earlier Harley-Davidson Big Twins and All Sportster Models
This product is an absolute essential for anyone that works on '99-earlier Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Chris Graves, will you how easy it is to use his Pinion Gear Puller and how it will get off even the most stubborn of pinion gears.
This tool is required if you need to remove your pinion gear, which you have to do if you want to split your cases and remove the flywheels, or if you simply need to change the pinion gear to work with a new cam, etc.
This Pinion Gear Puller will remove the pinion gear on any model '99-earlier Harley-Davidson Big Twin and any year / model Sportster. This new and improved design has extra meat where it counts High-strength, high-toughness tool steel.
Larger diameter threads with finer pitch ensure the gear comes off with ease. Ball bearing tip will not cause damage to the end of the pinion shaft. Genuine Cerakote finish.
How To Use The Puller:
- Do not use an impact wrench on this tool.
- Open the tool up so you have room to slide it on by unscrewing the threaded portion of the tool until you just see the ball point on the inside barely showing.
- Slide it over the pinion gear and hand tighten the threaded portion till its hand is tight. Then use one 15/16" combination wrench (or crescent) and one 5/8" wrench.
This tool is better quality than any of the other pullers you've seen out there, which are all just basically copies of one another. This puller has an improved design and uses high strength, high toughness tool steel to ensure years and years of use. Engineered to work, engineered to last.
How to Use Fast Eddy Co. Pinion Nut Socket 1954-1992 Harley-Davidson Big Twin Motorcycles
Chris Graves will guide you to use his Pinion Nut Socket tool.This socket is required to remove the pinion nut on 1954-1992 Big Twin engines. It's a 1/2" drive socket that is made with the finest pre-hard material and will work forever. When removing the nut, just don't forget that it's the left-hand thread...
You'll also need our Pinion Gear Puller, Fast Eddy Co. P/N T1PGP-19 to pull off the gear and complete the job. To re-install the nut, Fast Eddy Co. makes it easy with their Pinion Gear Locking Tool.
How to Use Fast Eddy Co.'s Cam Gauge Pins for 1999 and Earlier Harley-Davidson Big Twin Motors
Chris Graves gives you an overall walk through on how to use his Cam Gauge Pins to ensure your cam gear and pinion gear are properly matched to one another and don't fit too loose or too tight.
Pinion gears are available in different color codes, and using this set of gage pins to measure your cam gear will then ensure you select the correct pinion gear. These Hardened certified Z Gauge Pins are made 100% in the USA by Fast Eddy Co. and make this job simple.
- Rubber bands can help hold the pins in place while you take the measurement
- Gently clamping your micrometer in a vise can make it easier to hold everything
The purpose of this tool is to make sure your cam gear and pinion gear are the correct sizes for each other. It’s important to choose the correct pinion gear to match with cam gear. If these gears aren’t properly matched, problems can arise.
- If they are too loose, then there will be too much gear lash present and you will hear a clicking noise (can sound a lot like bad lifters) from“slapping” contact between the 2 gears. This is an annoyance and should be avoided, but it doesn’t generally cause a problem other than the noise.
- If the gears are too tight however, you will generally have a fairly loud “whining” noise and you risk irregular wear to components like the gears, cam bearing, and the bushings in the cam cover. eliminate the clicking, and have a slight whine, do the following:
- When the correct cam and pinion gears are used, there will be a slight whine and you’ll get a long service life out of the components
- Pinion gears are color coded with a paint dot to indicate their size, although these gauge pins will allow you to verify their size (especially important on older/worn components or if the paint dot is no longer visible)
How To Use Tool:
- With cam or pinion gear clean, hold gauge pins in place with a rubber band. Put each pin on opposite sides of the gear.
- Using a quality micrometer, measure the distance across the pins.
- Match your micrometer reading with the chart shown below. Use the correct cam gauge pins
- and the correct chart for your bike’s year.
- You have a 1976 shovel- so make sure to use the 0.105” gauge pins and look at the correct chart on the back of this sheet for your bike.
- The cam gear you are checking measures between 2.7675 - 2.768
- The ideal pinion gear you should choose would have a red paint dot on it.
How to Use Fast Eddy Co. Wrist Pin Bushing Installer and Remover for Harley-Davidson Big Twins, Sportsters, 45 Flat Heads, and Buells
Again, Chris Graves will teach you how easy it is to use his Wrist Pin Bushing Installer and Remover. When doing a top end rebuild, it's important to inspect the wrist pin bushings in the rods and replace them if they're worn.
This tool allows for quick and easy removal of old bushings and installation of new ones. Engineered to work, engineered to last.
Wrist Pin Bushing Installer & Remover - (insert Tool Link)
This tool works for 1936-1999 Harley-Davidson Big Twin, all XL Sportsters, Buell, and flathead 45's. Fits other engines as long as the wrist pin diameter (or bushing ID) is close to .791" The pilot can be run in one direction to remove the bushing, and can be flipped the opposite direction to press a new bushing in flush with the connecting rod just by using an impact and wrench.
The tool itself is a heat treated 4140 body. The thrust roller bearing is captive in the tool body and prevents possible lost parts. It has a custom bolt with enough threads to run the bushing all the way through without stopping to flip the pilot. 100% made in USA with genuine cerakote finish and carries a lifetime warranty.
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