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Re: Tin Man

Postby Tin Man » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:26 pm

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Tin Man wrote: I paid for premium to support the community, but files still too large.


Did you re-size them as I suggested?

Actually, another thing to do BEFORE re-sizing them, is to crop off excess background above, below, and from the sides of the subject photo material, THEN re-size to 800 pix wide.

I use a free downloaded photo editor that saves the .jpg images to almost HALF the kb file size that windows paint saves them to. It has helped me to be able to post much bigger, clearer pix and still have under 100k file size (typically 85k for 90% of my photos).

Check out the John Player Norton or 880 Custom cafe racer project threads and you'll see what I mean. The only files I posted larger than 800 pix wide are the final / complete side-on shots at 1000 pix wide, still BARELY 100k with very good resolution (for an internet photo)...



I've started resizing the files, but I'm in the middle of studying for an exam and we're trying to sell the house. So the Norton is going to sit and soak in penetrating oil until I'm done painting a few windows and repairing some drywall. That is if my sickness doesn't take over. That is my addiction to grease and oil.
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Re: Tin Man

Postby Tin Man » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:53 am

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The transmission wouldn't come out until the breather came off of the back of the engine, which I found impossible to do. So I removed the engine first.
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Re: Tin Man

Postby grandpaul » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:00 am

Tin Man wrote:The transmission wouldn't come out until the breather came off of the back of the engine, which I found impossible to do. So I removed the engine first.


Yes, engine power unit must be removed or at least lifted partially to clear the tranny removal.
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Re: Tin Man

Postby Tin Man » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:23 am

I've been having a time getting the title into my name. I've finally figured it out and will be starting work on the bike soon.
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Re: Tin Man

Postby speirmoor » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:06 am

Thats a nice project and all the major components are there so you have a head start. I've never seen an ignition on the right hand side on a commando before. Best of Luck with the resto
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Re: Tin Man

Postby Tin Man » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:14 am

Onder wrote:It is good to know that others are as stupid as I was....



I know it's lame, but... LOL
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Re: Tin Man

Postby Tin Man » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:22 am

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My assistant waiting for me to throw the ball for him.
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Re: Tin Man

Postby Tin Man » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:30 am

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The title was last transferred in 1983. The original owner had put a little over 28,000 miles on the clock before selling the bike. The new owner lost interest quickly as he put less than 2500 miles on it. The original owner had apparently taken very good care of it, as everything was in relatively good repair. It came apart easily with a little oil. No broken bolts or skinned knuckles required.
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Re: Tin Man

Postby Tin Man » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:41 am

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The worst of it appears to be this rust damage to the fender mount behind the left rear shock. Otherwise the frame appears to be tracking correctly. The rear tire was worn straight down the middle too.
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Re: Tin Man

Postby Tin Man » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:11 am

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The slides were frozen in the carbs, but I managed to get one free. This allowed me to get the carbs off. I plan on replacing them, so no big deal.
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Re: Tin Man

Postby Tin Man » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:22 am

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I worked at it for weeks, but I wasn't able to get the engine free before removing it from the frame. I'll have to get the head off once it's in the vice. Although, I do think that it's frozen in the right cylinder. I could hear the left move as I rocked the crank.
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Re: Tin Man

Postby grandpaul » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:25 am

For one piston to move with the other one frozen in the bore would mean SERIOUS issues in the rods, crank, or at least one piston pin bore!
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Re: Tin Man

Postby Tin Man » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:47 am

grandpaul wrote:For one piston to move with the other one frozen in the bore would mean SERIOUS issues in the rods, crank, or at least one piston pin bore!


Could be. I'll have to get the head off to get a peek inside. Do I need Whitworth's for this?
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Re: Tin Man

Postby gortnipper » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:11 pm

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grandpaul wrote:For one piston to move with the other one frozen in the bore would mean SERIOUS issues in the rods, crank, or at least one piston pin bore!


Could be. I'll have to get the head off to get a peek inside. Do I need Whitworth's for this?


Yes. The most problematic is the nut on the underside of the head, between the barrels at the rear. This is 1/4 Whitworth or 5/16 BSF (0.525", 13.34mm) and you will need to thin down the outside of a box end wrench on a grinder to get it in there.

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Re: Tin Man

Postby Tin Man » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:28 pm

Yes. The most problematic is the nut on the underside of the head, between the barrels at the rear. This is 1/4 Whitworth or 5/16 BSF (0.525", 13.34mm) and you will need to thin down the outside of a box end wrench on a grinder to get it in there.

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I've ordered a set of Whitworth sockets and wrenches. I should have them by the New Year. How, pray tell, do I get the proper torque on it when reinstalling the head?
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