I have removed the touch control units on both my '48 SA's, to choose which one will go on the surviving one (Bubba). I was able to remove the rockshaft from one, because the pistons were opposite each other, allowing the pins to be removed:
However, with the second one, the pistons were lined up, not allowing the two pins to be driven out:
This meant I could only partially disassemble the rockshaft. I really want to be able to check for leaks and clean it up for painting before reinstalling this one on Bubba. Is there a way to get the pistons repositioned without hydraulic pressure? I tried just pushing, but assume that things are doing what they are supposed to be doing, which means not bypassing fluid to allow the rockshaft to move!
This TC did work before I got hold of it, so don't PLAN on tearing it down right now... Thanks for suggestions.