Ben's '72 Interstate Rebuild

L.A.B.

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Scout63 said:
The photo is cut off but no parts are not shown. I'll figure out how to attach smaller pics soon.
In Photobucket, select Settings>Albums>Upload Options - "Customize upload options - Choose how you want your photos displayed on Photobucket and linked to other sites".

Select either the 1024x768 (still slightly too large) or the 800x600 option
>Save.

Edit: It looks like you could already be using the 1024 option so I suggest you change to 800.
 

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Scout63 said:
What am I forgetting for blasting and painting black? The photo is cut off but no parts are not shown. I'll figure out how to attach smaller pics soon.
I dont see these

REAR NO. PLATE COWL
REAR MUDGUARD SUPPORT BRACKET
TAIL LAMP SUPPORT BRACKET
Horn support brackets
Side stand
Flasher unit mounting clip
 

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Thanks. I still need to get a side stand and am about to disassemble the tail lamp/ plate holder assembly. I blanked on the other parts. Everything is in zip locks.

Thanks for the posting help L.A.B. I will keep trying.
Ben
 

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Fast Eddie said:
I don't see the ear brake drum...
One thing for sure, MAKE SURE THEY MASK THE INNER FACE OF THE DRUM, AND THE SPROCKET TEETH!!!
 

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Ben, are you painting or powder coating?

As GP is alluding to, powder coating tends to be thicker than paint, and therefore can cause issues if its applied in the wrong places. Iso mounting points, all threads, swinging arm mount points, etc should be masked off if being powered coated and given a thin 'rattle can' coat after the powder coating process. Failure to do so will cause fitment issues and probably necessitate filing, scraping, sanding off of powder coating on some places (which ain't easy as its bloody tough stuff). Bolting up important fasteners onto powder coat can cause issues as the powder coat compresses over time, thus rendering the fastener loose.

If you're using paint, applied sensibly (ie thin) then the above is much less of an issue.

Many still swear by powder coating. I had my Commando frame powder coated and I swear its the last time I'll ever use powder bloody coating !!
 

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grandpaul said:
Fast Eddie said:
I don't see the ear brake drum...
One thing for sure, MAKE SURE THEY MASK THE INNER FACE OF THE DRUM, AND THE SPROCKET TEETH!!!
My painter didnt mask the sprocket teath. Luckily, he must have painted it with the drum side flat down, since there was no paint on the teeth that side. I had to mask the other side and use a wire wheel to strip the paint off. :twisted:
 

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Danno's post on the flood victim reminded me I didnt see the BRACKET - S/PANEL SUPPORT
 

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Thanks. I'm taking notes. I'm going to go through all the bags again. If I miss something small I'll blast and paint myself.

I found a source here in the East for cadmium plating nuts and bolts, head steady plates, etc. Hutchinsons Cycle on the north shore of Boston. I spoke with Don Hutchinson today. They will plate as much as I send him for $200.00. He had a great suggestion- put the nuts and bolts for each assembly on a photocopier and copy them. Then when they come back place the finished parts on the copy to match them up again. I'm going to go with the old non-shiny plating. I'll report back when they are done.
 

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I didn't know Don was doing Cad plating, I've always used Burbank and had excellent results. Not so much as one tiny washer missing from 15 to 55 pound batches.
 

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I think he sends it out. I'll post my thoughts when they come back. I very much enjoyed talking with him.
 

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Bonehead Move

Spent time today degreasing the engine, gearbox and various frame parts in preparation for blasting. I used a towel and contact cleaner for degreasing the engine plates. When it was time to degrease the swing arm I decided (a word which connotes thoughtful deliberation) to warm the caked-on grease with a propane torch so it would scrape off easier. Problem is I put the swingarm on the towel full of contact cleaner and then applied the torch. My wife and daughter had a good laugh watching me trying to put it out. Luckily the garage was open and I was working near the door so I could throw it on the gravel to burn out. Never too old to screw up.
 

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Found this fairly well preserved paper sticker on top,of the rear isolastic tube with the frame number on it. I think I will try to reproduce it and put it on after painting.
 

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Wrong picture:


Here is the gearbox stamp and engine stamp:




There is a "G" stamped to the right on the gearbox just on the edge of the picture. Any idea what this means?
 

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I have never seen one of those paper stickers on the 40+ Commandos I've had my hands on...
 

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It slid right off with a squirt of contact cleaner. I may just adhere it back on in the same place after painting. I'll post measurements at some point.

 

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