Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycle Rebuilds' started by Danno, Oct 19, 2016.
No crossover headers fix that right up! :-D
I know, but they came with crossovers in '73. If I can't get it sealed up, I'll slip some plugs in each header pipe. At least it'll look stock.
I'd use Hi temp orange Silicone to the cross-over pipes and also to the exhaust port fittings. Marvelous stuff !
Do you use it in place of crush washers?
No , you need the crush washers . They also prevent the big exh. nuts from bottoming out. Depending on which model nuts you decide on using , as some have less or more threads. Speaking of copper , Honda CB 350 crush washers are also a nice substitute for stock.
Thanks for the Honda parts tip. I didn't think you could get by without them or the steel cones.
Got my new timing light and strobed the Boyer yesterday. Took 3 shots doing it alone. It was, as I suspected, a bit advanced static timed. Second shot retarded a bit much an third was on the button 32 degrees btdc at full advance.
Rode it a few miles as a test. Everything functioned as designed and nothing fell off. I think the red warning light is staying on, so an alternator test will be in order. The assimilator may be knackered, but I have a spare. Not completely happy with the off-idle throttle response either. Anyone have a pic showing the color of the wires at the assimilator terminals? I have the right 3 wires connected, but not sure if they're on the right terminals.
Got a nice surprise in the mail today. Got the clocks back from Mark Bohman, a week earlier than promised. If it ever stops raining, I'll put them to the test.
Haven't done anything in a while but take it for the occasional ride, like to a local car show last Saturday. Been working on the OEM tank. Have 3+ gallons in and if no leaks develop, I guess I'll paint it.
Sooooo, what color ya gonna go for?
Stock-type sparkly blue with silver graphics and pinstripes. It won't quite be 'metalflake" but that stuff has to go on very thick with tons of clear to make it right. The bigger the flakes, the more clear it takes to get smooth.
Yes. Had it for more than 20 years now. The wife drove it back and forth to work one year when we couldn't afford anything else. I've done all the mechanicals and now it awaits body, paint, top and interior refurb. A little splash of fuel in the carb and it fires right up no matter how long it's been sitting. 390 C6
I've finally given Up trying to get the original tank to hold fuel. I had it full for three days, emptied out, put a gallon in for another three days, emptied out and the next day it started leaking the leftovers. So the search for a usable steel Roadster tank is on.
Lucked out and found a solid original metal tank at Mid-Ohio Vintage Days. Not at the swap meet, but bsing with a seller peddling a Suzuki Water Buffalo. Time to paint.
Paint is nearly finished. One more coat of clear and apply the vinyl graphics and bolt on. Turned out much more sparkly than I originally intended, and is slightly lighter than Fireflake Blue, but I think it'll be ok. Now just have to learn to pos pics from this new old laptop.
New tank and the process repeats: Cleaning, de-rusting the innards and stripping off old paint.
Actually that was the original tank, but same process again. New tank looked pretty solid when clean;
Not too much filler to straighten out the dings.
Three coats of high-fill primer, wetsanded between coats.