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Heart Transplant

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by swooshdave, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. swooshdave

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    Lord no.
     
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  2. Hortons Norton

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    Gold leaf Dave.
     
  3. swooshdave

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    The problem is the rest of the engine looks so nice.

    I though Jim said he was going to paint the barrel but I was mistaken. No problem, I’ve already got some paint ready. Just need to mask off.
     
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  4. swooshdave

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    It's pretty damp outside right now. I may hold off until it dries out more. Unfortunately in Oregon that means July. So I'll paint it soon.
     
  5. gortnipper

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    Heat lamps
     
  6. swooshdave

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    Hmmm, don't have.
     
  7. gortnipper

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    Have any halogen work lamps? I've used those.
     
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  8. swooshdave

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    Yes, I have one. Good suggestion!
     
  9. swooshdave

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    I had a local shop here do the head. http://www.baisley.com/ This guy use to do work for Kenny Dreer so he knows his way around a Norton head. Sandblasted, new guides and valves (Black Diamond) and seats recut. They also took a smidge off the surface. Of course as I slide down the slippery slope I need to order new hardware to match the refreshened surfaces...
     
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  10. CanukNortonNut

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    Kibblewhite springs? Looks like retainers.
     
  11. swooshdave

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    Yes. I believe so. I need to look at the invoice again.
     
  12. swooshdave

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    I procrastinated putting this order together. I know how much shipping is from McMaster so I didn't want to just order $3 worth of plugs and pay $8 for shipping. So I added on hose clamps for the fuel and oil lines. When I got the order I realized I should have bought enough plugs for two engines... Doh!
     
  13. swooshdave

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    The invoice doesn't call out the brand of springs (I think it just says Pro Set). But valves, springs, retainers, etc. are all new.
     
  14. Time Warp

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    Very shiny SD ... Is that vapour blasted, if so I would be curious to know what happens if you put WD40 on a clean (white) rag and rub it on the head and if the rag rub spot is silver/grey/gray ish.
     
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  15. comnoz

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    Sorry if I missed doing the stoving enamel on the barrel. I didn't have it on my list. Jim

    PS Those are some seriously recessed seats.
     
  16. swooshdave

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    That is the oddest request ever.
     
  17. swooshdave

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    I need to find a picture of the head to see what it looked like before getting worked on.

     
  18. Time Warp

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    Vapour blasted parts still need a lot of cleaning afterwards from personal experience so was curious.

    The last thing I got blasted was both Norton and Moto Guzzi parts... when they came back they looked spotless, doing as I said up the page left the rag a silver grey suggesting there is still glass ? residue left on the surface and took a lot of cleaning, internal sections are somewhat of a worry.
     
  19. swooshdave

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    Head was sandblasted, not sure what media they used.

    Cases were vapor blasted. I'll try to see what happens when I wipe them down.
     
  20. comnoz

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    I know that I would have replaced the seat before I cut deeply into the aluminum around the seat.
    Replacing seats is easy. Replacing aluminum is not.
     

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