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'64 650SS Downunder

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycle Rebuilds' started by robs ss, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Danno


    Feb 7, 2010
    Good luck certainly had a lot to do with it. I expected much more water damage in the internals, but evidently there was little oxygen present.

    Hope your loss is getting somewhat easier to bear as time goes on.
  2. robs ss

    robs ss VIP MEMBER

    Aug 16, 2016
    Well, I guess that's one of the great things about these machines of ours.
    They can be frustrating - but also offer a great distraction from other things going on.
    I'm fairly certain we all need that at times...
  3. robs ss

    robs ss VIP MEMBER

    Aug 16, 2016
    I had a hare-brained brain-fart - others may find useful/homorous/pitiful?

    I have been trying to figure a method of lowering the barrels - sufficient to get the base nuts on - but not so low as to mess up the sealing compound (wonderful Norton design feature).
    I intend using Loctite 518 - good for cast iron/aluminium joints with no gasket.
    I made two bamboo spacers from 5 X 20mm stock, one 39mm long the other 94mm long held to the barrel by a rubber band around the flange - they support the barrel by fitting below the bottom fin.
    Anyway, a picture is worth a thousand words so here's four thousand...

    IMG_0127.JPG IMG_0126.JPG IMG_0128.JPG IMG_0129.JPG

    You'll note they are close to the front/side stud - have to be to stop the barrel tipping forwards
  4. ashman


    Jul 10, 2010
    Hey Rob good to see you getting back into it, any news on when the new Commando arrive, my new Thruxton is going great and might be up your way soon for its first big run, need to excape again lol.


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