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Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 75,351
Posted By davebeef
Lucky ******d! Wish mine looked like that! ...

Lucky ******d! Wish mine looked like that!
Good luck.
D.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By davebeef
Don't even consider using it. Just pass it on to...

Don't even consider using it. Just pass it on to someone who campaigns a Manx Norton or similar. Your b33 will not benefit from using it in any way. You would be thankful for this advice if you...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14,238
Views: 7,694,352
Posted By davebeef
:rofl DB.

:rofl
DB.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Tried to get back out but won't budge. Done the...

Tried to get back out but won't budge. Done the next best thing......

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr10/davebeef2001/WP_20140405_004.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Mmm. Wish I'd asked about this beforehand....

Mmm. Wish I'd asked about this beforehand. There's no way I'm tryin to remove that git again so here's hoping that with a little dressing it should be ok.
D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Thanks for confirming my interpretation. ...

Thanks for confirming my interpretation.
Cheers
D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
You can't be too careful I say. The curious...

You can't be too careful I say.
The curious thing is that the photos of other similar guzzi cranks I have seen all have a tappered recessed entry for the plug on the flywheel which would negate...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Having cleaned out the over half full sludge trap...

Having cleaned out the over half full sludge trap and the rest of the crank it's time to refit the slugde trap plug. Using the old plug I applied some Loctite and started screwing it home. God that...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Thanks Jonny. It's comforting knowing that...

Thanks Jonny. It's comforting knowing that someone is in the same boat as myself.
Rgds
d
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 75,351
Posted By davebeef
[QUOTE=danedg;23840621]It Is Alive!!!!!!:freaky ...

[QUOTE=danedg;23840621]It Is Alive!!!!!!:freaky


http://danedgcomb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/MotoG/i-Fb4Tj29/0/L/DSCN6611-L.jpg

Maiden Voyage after Major Surgery and The Winter From Hell!

No...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Yes Kev, I agree the loopy posts are great to...

Yes Kev, I agree the loopy posts are great to follow just a shame yours had to come to an end. Just keep inputting to those still on the go.
I hope Lady Luck is once again shining on you and who...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Thanks mate. Inexpensive is my kind of solution....

Thanks mate. Inexpensive is my kind of solution. Lets hope that it works......:deal
Rgds
D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Thanks Charlie. That puts my mind to rest. You...

Thanks Charlie. That puts my mind to rest. You are correct it is Venolia pistons that have been fitted by a PO with iron sleeved barrels. The bore is actually slightly under 89mm and I now wonder if...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Some enthusiasm has returned I'm glad to say. I'm...

Some enthusiasm has returned I'm glad to say. I'm now drawing up a list of engine spares I need and have a few doubts.
Firstly can any of you guys confirm whether or not I have to renew the big end...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
I've lost interest. :cry D.

I've lost interest. :cry
D.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 25,113
Posted By davebeef
Right. I'm afraid I'm going to further my opinion...

Right. I'm afraid I'm going to further my opinion and say what others are obviously getting at. PITA as it is strip the whole lot down and rebuild using engine oil. It is NOT worth the risk. You're...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 25,113
Posted By davebeef
[QUOTE=danedg;23620619]I'm missing the part where...

[QUOTE=danedg;23620619]I'm missing the part where you lightly oiled all contact surfaces with motor oil before assembly.
I'm extremely concerned about your use of Moly 60 as an assembly lube as...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Well spotted.

Well spotted.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14,238
Views: 7,694,352
Posted By davebeef
What he said x 2 DB.

What he said x 2
DB.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Moving swiftly along and some attention has now...

Moving swiftly along and some attention has now been diverted towards the wheels.
The front hub was badly corroded as was the Borrani rim so I decided to remove the tyre, taper roller wheel...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,929
Posted By davebeef
I'm with you Hodak. That Windjammer and all the...

I'm with you Hodak. That Windjammer and all the other nonsense hanging from the front of the bike has no place on your Guzzi. Regarding cleaning grime and surface corrosion from chrome I regularly...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,929
Posted By davebeef
Yes Hodak please do a thread regarding the...

Yes Hodak please do a thread regarding the recommission of your bike. Invariably you will cover things that others doing similar threads miss. In turn it produces a more comprehensive guide over...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,929
Posted By davebeef
FJ Kev how did you manage to hold the bike on...

FJ Kev how did you manage to hold the bike on that incline to pose with just to fingers on that brake?:D
Rgds,
DB
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
thank you very much for your kind offer. I don't...

thank you very much for your kind offer. I don't have the little screw unfortunately. Sendin it ovemr is likely to be a pain in the ass. My how i wish i lived over there.
Dave.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Yip that throttle you show is what came with my...

Yip that throttle you show is what came with my Ambo. Unfortunately it is missing the cover plate and small mounting screw. Something else to search for.
D.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
I must say I prefer dynamos. They are quite...

I must say I prefer dynamos. They are quite simple, tidy looking, robust and produce the current type you are looking for. An alternator will certainly be lighter however as my Marelli claims to push...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Too late. Used the Dettol to clean the house...

Too late. Used the Dettol to clean the house floors. It excelled more at that. Must blast some more of that 'crustiness' away...
D.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Unfortunately Pine Sol or Pinesol is not readily...

Unfortunately Pine Sol or Pinesol is not readily available in the UK.
'Dettol' however, a British brand, appears to have the same ingredients and is the apparent equivalent. Tried this...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Leavin the head for now time to strip and try and...

Leavin the head for now time to strip and try and clean up the carbs a bit. Man are they gummed up with a load of shit! Every jet is blocked and the sliding parts ie choke and pumper jet are stuck....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,316
Posted By davebeef
Correct. Ultimately any Brough is a bitsa. A very...

Correct. Ultimately any Brough is a bitsa. A very expensive bitsa with the best components available, but a bitsa none the less.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,316
Posted By davebeef
So are you suggesting John that we just don't...

So are you suggesting John that we just don't bother building any? My view of using old brand names is that if it promotes sales and keeps these modern outfits in business and making bikes, our...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,265
Posted By davebeef
Photo 5 in the first thread I'd take on anyday! ...

Photo 5 in the first thread I'd take on anyday!
Rgds,
D:D
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Thanks for the input guys. On further reflection...

Thanks for the input guys. On further reflection I may just leave as is and try and seal up with some form of goo. Not hard to keep an eye on checkin every time the valve clearances are adjusted.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Thanks for the offer Jonny. I will probably have...

Thanks for the offer Jonny. I will probably have it fully welded just to be sure. Hopefully the plug I have will be reusable. Just need to wait until my local, friendly welder sobers up....
Heh ho...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Thanks Johnny, Na no spare plugs or heads just...

Thanks Johnny,
Na no spare plugs or heads just a load of mates who have shit that I don't want or need.
May try the method suggested.
My plug has an aluminium crush washer under it. Do they...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
I thought about that remedy Kev along with an...

I thought about that remedy Kev along with an idea of trying lashings of thread lock on the plug thread to stop any oil leaks. What concerns me however that whilst not currently in a structural...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,111
Posted By davebeef
Happy New Year one and all! That said...

Happy New Year one and all!

That said it's now back to business. The festive break has provided a little shed time and thought I'd better add to the thread..

Firstly the Marelli dynamo/...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,343
Posted By davebeef
Aye well you better hurry and pick it up before I...

Aye well you better hurry and pick it up before I do!!:rofl
My Ambo is a four speed model. I picked the 1000s up a few months back after YEARS of wanting but not being able to afford one. Got a real...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,343
Posted By davebeef
Motherwell, near Glasgow. If the chrome on my...

Motherwell, near Glasgow.
If the chrome on my tank was past it I wouldn't have it redone. You can go daft with the cost of a restoration on these bikes. They can be made pretty, and individual, for...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,343
Posted By davebeef
Try ebay.de for spares. Bigger market over there...

Try ebay.de for spares. Bigger market over there for these bikes.
You have similar ideas for your loop as I have. The bulk of my chrome parts have now been powdered black and I intend to paint the...
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