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Easy-Bake Oven!

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by swooshdave, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. swooshdave

    swooshdave

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    Easy-Bake Oven! Picked this up from Craigslist for $30. Poor lady thought I was actually going to put food in it. For heating these pieces up to 200F it will be just fine. If the oil smokes I don’t really care. I’ll avoid any entanglement with the wife. And it doesn’t take up much room. The head is a little big but that piece of wood won’t catch fire at low temps. What could go wrong?

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    I just want to warm these parts up enough to get the bearing and spindles out.
     
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  2. eskasteve

    eskasteve VIP MEMBER

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    Brilliant!!! If I'd been that smart I might not have an ex-wife.
     
  3. C317414

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    My wife still occasionally brings up the time I cured some high heat paint in the kitchen oven 30+ years ago :)
     
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  4. Whiterabbit

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    Yea they never forget stuff like that! I've been banned from cooking or cleaning motorcycle parts in the kitchen and bathroom. :(
     
  5. swooshdave

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    I know people who put parts in the dishwasher and somehow remain married. Only because they haven’t been caught yet.
     
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  6. cjandme

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    Nice score Swoosh, while I was still active duty I baked some freshly painted parts in the oven. I must admit that it stunk up the place with a vengeance. Fortunately we had a Permanent Change of Station not long after, so it was easier for my wife to get over it then. However it is still in her arsenal. ;)
     
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  7. ashman

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    Who wear the pants in your house holds, whats wrong with a bit of classic Norton smell with the Sunday roast, no only joking, its amazing how just little things we do just up sets them, but then who listens to them anyway lol.
    We recently replace our stove and oven but it needs to be broken yet, I have to do the Domie bearings soon and the barrels new paint needs to be bake as well.
    As for the dish washer cleaning my parts, she refuses to do it, might be time for a upgrade me thinks lol.

    Ashley
     
  8. RoadScholar

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    I love the smell of heating engine parts in the morning...

    I am the cook in our household (I am also the electrician, plumber, carpenter, painter and landscaper); that way I get to eat what I want; come by for my Guinness Pie.

    Heating motorcycle parts is more of a demonstration of the practical aspects of physics, although it has some other useful applications. Crankcase C-3 casserole, RH10 soufflé, AMC out-put bearing surprise...I run the oven through a cleaning cycle afterwards; adds amazing bouquet to the kitchen, on a par with the smell generated by firing a large bore centerfire rifle cartridge filled with an extruded DuPont (now IMR) powder.

    If I was younger I'd purchase a decent (rebuildable/used) range so that I could demonstrate physics and slow cook rubbed brisket, leg of lamb or various roasts of what I can buy or shoot to bring home for dinner; my "commute" on a bad day is 13 minutes.

    Swoosh's idea makes a lot more sense...
     
  9. grandpaul

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    In over 20 years of heating parts in the oven, I've never had a worry. Clean parts only, and exhaust fan on high, follow up with commercial air freshener afterwards, zero issues.
     
  10. jbruney

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    Anyone needing to alleviate the stress of arguing over the oven to bake should come buy this kiln I've got. You could put two complete Norton engines inside I'll wager. My monument to greed is what it is. I bought it to heat treat & have yet to even wire it up 10 years later.
     
  11. MexicoMike

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    Infrared lamps also work well for this purpose! I like them because there is no size limit since the item doesn't have to "fit" in an oven.
     
  12. Craig

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    Worst smell the Norton ever made was when it melted the stator , shed was rank for a while .....
     
  13. worntorn

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    Is 200 f enough?
    I'm often heating things to 400f for similar purposes.

    Glen
     
  14. Hortons Norton

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    Looks like it was made for Norton parts. Stainless steel, large view window, just the right size. Could I get the model number please? And how bout a video of it's use. I could even use it to heat burritos.
    I like the oil and turbo settings.
     
  15. baz

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    Is there a more satisfying sound (outside of the bedroom) of a main bearing outer race dropping out of a Norton crankcase inside the oven when it has reached the correct temperature?
    Cheers
     
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  16. swooshdave

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    I'm not sure how to make videos.
     
  17. rvich

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    I've got a vintage Farberware electric skillet (with domed lid) that works pretty well for heating stuff. You can bake on paint, heat parts, or warm your lunch.

    Just FYI, if you are going to 400 degrees, get denser wood. It's borderline for softwoods.
     
  18. swooshdave

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    https://www.accessnorton.com/NortonCommando/heat-source.4904/#post-50939

    Also you don't want to overheat a bearing unnecessarily. https://www.accessnorton.com/Norton...erblend-installation.19231/page-3#post-287400

    Manual says 150˚-200˚C so 300˚F for the head to do the spindles.

    The manual is more vague on the main bearings, hot enough to bang the cases against the bench and they drop out.
     
  19. swooshdave

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    I was trying to find something metal but haven't found it yet. I don't think I'll go above 300˚F so I think that wood will be ok?
     
  20. rvich

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    I use pine blocking to hold small parts while baking on paint. 300-350F for about 20 minutes. So far no charring. But supposedly 380 is about the limit for prolonged exposure.

    (Just Googled this topic: According the USDA 356 degrees for 14 minutes is the lowest value they have recorded. Denser wood takes longer)
     
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