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    Very nice! How did you spilt the unit? It was knurled over with sealant? Looks great, I'm sure you will get plenty of request.

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    Pim made one for me and it looks like if it is new!! Perfect job!
    Thanks Pim you are the best.
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    Wow! You guys really know how to throw a barbecue!
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    Hey Pim, very interested in your process. Maybe I am missing something, but what is the reason for burning the filters? Maybe to get rid of any fuel remaining inside so you don't accidentally create a spark and blow yourself up when trying to open the seam. How did you open the hemmed seam and have enough meat left over to rehem again? Did burning it possibly anneal the work hardened steel somewhat to make it easier to open up? Also, what fuel resistant sealant are you using? What filter element did you use as a replacement? Do you have a slot cut into the collar holding the end of the can in the 3 jaw chuck so you can apply pressure to hold the filter steady in the lathe. I assume that the lathe setup is to hem the seam, not clear to me how that was done with your setup?
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    The most challenging thing was to open the seam without damaging the canister. To do this I made a very small crowbar ( bottom of picture ). To bend the edge of the seam back I had to use a oxyacetylene torch to heat up the seam and then with the crowbar peel the edge back. Of course this creates a lot of heat also inside the fuel filter and then the "paper"filter element starts to burn. The smell and fumes are terrible, I think from the bonding agent from the filter fibers, so that's why the second time I did this I pre-burned the filter by soaking them with a little gasoline and set them on fire. Heating the seam and using the small crowbar is a balancing act between heating to much and the flange will melt or heating to little and the canister body will get dented. Of course the canister will get dented some in the process and these dents have to be removed. Therefore I made a number of special anvils.




    All the special tools I needed for the refurbishment.



    Heming the seam with a ball bearing , slowly moving from the outside inward
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    Wunderfull work.

    Suuuuper gemaakt !

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    that is a amazing bit of work but it cannot be repeated many times so

    why not have a cnc billet body that unscrews to accept a modern filter cartridge?

    the fittings could be either tig welded it tapped and screwed in

    if there is a demand for these it would be a good solution

    i have a few places that do small volume cnc work and im sure

    there are others with contacts
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    Quote Originally Posted by murrayf View Post
    that is a amazing bit of work but it cannot be repeated many times so

    why not have a cnc billet body that unscrews to accept a modern filter cartridge?
    Both are valid points but since I sold my new OEM filter for more then 250 US dollar , I started thinking of refurbishing originals. Just to see if it could be done.
    There will be always perfectionists who wants everything original.

    For my own bike I made a billet fuel filter some years ago :

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    Do you sell the billet ones
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