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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.
 
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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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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!
 

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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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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.
 
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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.

That is the oddest request ever.
 
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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.

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

 

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That is the oddest request ever.

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.
 
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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.

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.
 

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

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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