Mar 1969 fireflake red 750 S rebuild

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I am curious how it turns out with the red paint on it. I had some discussions with my painter who has a "House of Kolor" catalouge with various flake paints. They suggest painting the flakes over a black base. He did a Harley with this method which should have been silver with flakes. It turned out rather greyish.
 

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An update. I waited over a week for the many thick layers of clear over the flakes to cure before sanding with 400 wet. This is after a thinner coat of additional clear to get the surface smooth for the transparent red two coats then will finish with another clear final coat. I’m pleased with the sparkles at this point.
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Nice job. Great looking workmanship. I am redoing a '64 Atlas down to the nuts and bolts.
This will serve as a tremendous inspiration. Thanks for the posts.
Good luck with the venture.
 
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Do you have any photos of how the oil fittings go together? Have a a 1969 roadster with the same oil tank. Just don't want to mess up the installation.

Great build, a lot faster than mine is going ;)
 
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Do you have any photos of how the oil fittings go together? Have a a 1969 roadster with the same oil tank. Just don't want to mess up the installation.

Great build, a lot faster than mine is going ;)
Here is a pic of an original (almost) unrestored "S" type: The lower hose from the tank (feed) connected to the big screw with inline filter mesh goes to the outer pipe of the oil junction block at the engine. The upper hose (return) connects to the inner pipe of the junction block. In this case the hose is routed via an oil filter at the back of the gearbox cradle like on 1971 onwards models. Originally there is only the filter mesh in th oil circulation on 1969-70 models.

 
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Here is a pic of an original (almost) unrestored "S" type: The lower hose from the tank (feed) connected to the big screw with inline filter mesh goes to the outer pipe of the oil junction block at the engine. The upper hose (return) connects to the inner pipe of the junction block. In this case the hose is routed via an oil filter at the back of the gearbox cradle like on 1971 onwards models. Originally there is only the filter mesh in th oil circulation on 1969-70 models.

Danke schon!
 

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Finished with the gas tank on this ‘69 750 S. Here with the “Norton” decals. I’m disappointed the photo doesn’t show the glitter as it is in person. It’s very flashy compared to my signal red ‘72 750.
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Do you have any photos of how the oil fittings go together? Have a a 1969 roadster with the same oil tank. Just don't want to mess up the installation.

Great build, a lot faster than mine is going ;)
There are some unique spacer and rubber pad parts with the central oil tank. We can help with that also if you are unsure. Tell me more about your ‘69. If central oil tank and built in 1969 it was probably a 750 S originally. The engine number should start with 20M3S 13xxxx.
 

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Got some gas and put the battery from the ‘72 in this one. It started first kick, leaked a bit from the timing side exhaust rocker pin cover plate. That’s fixed. The timing is now strobed to 31 degrees maximum advance...using points. Carb idle mixture and idle speed set. It idles and accelerates perfectly. I need to do some trimming in the front of the seat pan as it hits the back of the gas tank. Once that’s done I’ll take it around the block.
 

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Rode it up the street today without the seat...sitting on the frame. Only 1st and 2nd gears. It runs nicely. Even the ammeter is working.
I fixed the oil leak at the timing side exhaust rocker pin cover plates. No oil drips now. I have two seat pans. One is shorter and does not hit the gas tank. Need to get the cracks welded then assemble a seat.
 

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A finishing touch... When I bought it there was a Motorcycles Unlimited Corte Madera dealer sticker on the right side cover. I found a dealer license frame in Alabama and had it returned to California.
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