- Dec 28, 2008
Opening the stator holes was the first operation I tried, I used a 5/16 drill bit which opened the holes and achieved a good fit on the mounting studs. The tightness between the 1 and 4 O'clock position remained.Or as previously mentioned open the holes in the stator slightly, i have to say my view wouldn't be to reduce the mounting stud diameter as there only 5/16 mild steel
I failed to add earlier that I rotated the crankshaft which demonstrated that the tightness did not follow the crank.
This morning I removed the stator mounting studs and saw that they are not bent in any way.
My solution has come down to having the rotor's OD reduced.
I want to thank all the members that responded to my question; all of which helped me think/re-think all the steps I tried or thought of.