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Re: Flood Victim

Postby grandpaul » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:41 pm

Danno wrote:The pic shows the dmamge much clearer than you can see with a naked eye.

Yep, I have a "MagLite" app on my iphone that produces macro shots like that.
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Re: Flood Victim

Postby Danno » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:00 pm

Got all the silver parts painted and packed away, waiting their turn to make motorcycle.



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Re: Flood Victim

Postby Danno » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:19 am

Got the nut and stud from Old Britts, so now the gearbox is back together and boxed up for later. Gears were like new. A bit of rust on the mainshaft splines which I cleaned up before reassembly. All new seals and gaskets and new bearings on the drive side.


Just want to include this about Old Britts: I ordered a bunch of stuff I needed all at once, but there have been some small discoveries (like the gearbox stud with the nut frozen to it) that have necessitated making some piddly orders, too. Fred and Ella have been excellent in their service and prices. When I got the package with the stud, nut and a gasket i ordered for the other bike, I discovered they sent 5 short studs and 7 nuts in packages, each for the price of a single item. So if anyone here needs these parts, let me know and I'll be happy to pass along the ones I didn't use.
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Re: Flood Victim

Postby grandpaul » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:05 am

Fred & Ella are fine folks, he's also selling off all his old stuff.

They, like some of us, are getting older and working toward retirement; I think Fred is done messing with his bikes these days. They've even shortened their work week, and I don't blame them. They live in/near paradise up there, so they're taking more time to enjoy it.
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Re: Flood Victim

Postby Danno » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:36 pm

All the black stuff other than the frame, isos and swingarm.

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Re: Flood Victim

Postby gortnipper » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:50 pm

Drum?
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Re: Flood Victim

Postby Danno » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:27 am

gortnipper wrote:Drum?



Yes it's a '73
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Re: Flood Victim

Postby gortnipper » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:40 am

Danno wrote:
gortnipper wrote:Drum?



Yes it's a '73


Yeah, paint it! ;-)
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Re: Flood Victim

Postby Danno » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:10 am

If you're referring to the drum/sprocket, it's already been cleaned, checked lubed and painted. I didn't include it because it's packed away with the rest of the rear brake parts awaiting reassembly. All the parts in the pic still need cleanup and paint. Most will not be included in the stuff that gets sandblasted. I will probably refinish those parts separately.
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Re: Flood Victim

Postby Danno » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:11 pm

Dropped the head off to be vapor-blasted and picked up the cylinders from the machine shop. 2 coats of heat-cured VHT silver.


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Re: Flood Victim

Postby Danno » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:30 am

The boring bar took most of the bevel at the cylinder spigots, so it had to be reestablished. I ground, filed and sanded a 1/16" bevel to ease the rings' path.

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Re: Flood Victim

Postby grandpaul » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:47 am

I always have my machinist cut the chamfer while he's got the barrels in position just after boring, before the final hone pass.
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Re: Flood Victim

Postby Scout63 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:47 pm

Danno - what paint did you use on your non-cylinder silver parts?
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Re: Flood Victim

Postby Danno » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:51 pm

Duplicolor Silver Wheel Coating. It is a bit thicker than regular paint. I tried it out on the sprocket of the SS clone and it seems to hold up well.
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Re: Flood Victim

Postby Danno » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:53 pm

grandpaul wrote:I always have my machinist cut the chamfer while he's got the barrels in position just after boring, before the final hone pass.


I will definitely incorporate that next time.
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