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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 06:32 AM
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Posted By Lucky 7
More pics! I couldn't get a hand to drop the...

More pics!

I couldn't get a hand to drop the engine in, so the transmission comes back off. One thing I'm learning is that it's best to accept the hundreds of times that you'll be building,...
Forum: Old's Cool Today, 06:16 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Thanks guys. I'll Evapo-Rust for now and maybe...

Thanks guys. I'll Evapo-Rust for now and maybe consider lining it down the road.
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 08:56 AM
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Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Another random question for the gallery: My...

Another random question for the gallery:

My tank, which was actually fairly clean prior to paint, is now nice and rusty inside. I'm not sure if the painter left it outside, or if it was just a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
A few more pics before I get down to bike...

A few more pics before I get down to bike assembly. After figuring out timer photos on my phone (there's an app for that), I moved the engine over to be mated to the tranny.

So...this isn't heavy...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 235
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Posted By Lucky 7
Oh duh...misread that. Thanks for clarifying. ...

Oh duh...misread that. Thanks for clarifying. Yep, I made sure to get those right. Handy arrow points forward, roger that.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 235
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Posted By Lucky 7
Unless I'm missing something, the cylinders are...

Unless I'm missing something, the cylinders are identical, right?:huh I didn't think it was possible to get that wrong. The valve pusher holes are the same size as far as I could tell. Of course,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 235
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Posted By Lucky 7
I played around with mating the engine and tranny...

I played around with mating the engine and tranny last night, and I think trying to do it in the frame would result in the prodigious scratching of the new powdercoat. It wasn't necessarily easy to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
The tranny mounted to the bench for the various...

The tranny mounted to the bench for the various bolt removals. I don't have a picture of it, but to secure the shafts for the nut removals, I just threw a pipe wrench on the clutch spline. I have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
On to the gearbox!:puke1 I spent a lot of...

On to the gearbox!:puke1

I spent a lot of time reading through the rebuild guides on thisoldtractor and finally suspected that I might have garnered what could be called a rudimentary...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Thanks Charlie. I was just about to put in an...

Thanks Charlie. I was just about to put in an order with McMaster Carr anyway, so I'll pick up some of those. I think I can pick them up at Ace too...I've seen rubber/metal seal washers there...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Lucky 7
I've been back at it, albeit at a relaxed pace. ...

I've been back at it, albeit at a relaxed pace. I think March may in fact go down as the busiest month ever for my work, so I haven't had much time to be in the garage. It's a good problem to have,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 235
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Posted By Lucky 7
The story continues, unfortunately. We watched...

The story continues, unfortunately. We watched her for over a month in October while the neighbors were trying to sell their house. During that time, I got her crate trained and made good progress...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 235
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Posted By Lucky 7
I just looked around to see what I could find and...

I just looked around to see what I could find and came up with two possibilities. From what I can tell, the Audi factory paint code for Glacier White Pearl is LS9R, but a little more searching...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Eeesh, that sucks. Hopefully it all came back...

Eeesh, that sucks. Hopefully it all came back together for him. I generally trust my feel as well, but I know that soft cast aluminum can come loose a lot quicker than I'm used to. What I've been...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Hey thanks for reading. Yep, I'm certain it...

Hey thanks for reading.

Yep, I'm certain it was coming in from both sides...clutch fouling primarily from the tranny. I will say that engine oil was pouring out of the breather pipes and down...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2014, 08:24 AM
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Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Alright, time to get the heads sealed up. Orings...

Alright, time to get the heads sealed up. Orings go on:

<a href="http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/gwoodworth/media/Guzzi%20rebuild/IMG_0618_zpsba8ad582.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Lucky 7
Alright here's the breakdown of Honda Moly 60 ...

Alright here's the breakdown of Honda Moly 60

http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww202/BigBoyinMS/MOLY60MSDS.jpg


It's not 60% molybdenum, it seems to be a lithium/moly grease. That certainly...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 07:56 PM
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Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Got #1 covered, forgot to mention that. For...

Got #1 covered, forgot to mention that.

For the cam plug, what fails in there? Is that a soldered plug, or is it just friction? It showed no signs of leakage before, but if it could be a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Another long awaited piece falls into place as my...

Another long awaited piece falls into place as my parts finally come back from paint. While the time frame was ridiculously overshot, I was relieved to find that the end result really is beautiful. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Yeah, so I've been reading. Priming the oil pump...

Yeah, so I've been reading. Priming the oil pump seems to be a key component. As I understood from the Roper rebuild guide, that's what the moly paste is for, to protect everything before the oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 235
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Posted By Lucky 7
Hmmm, well your concern gives rise to a concern...

Hmmm, well your concern gives rise to a concern of my own. The Honda paste is badged as an assembly paste which "creates a long lasting film for all sliding parts".

I went with it on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Lucky 7
Oil breather tubes go in. I used Permatex on the...

Oil breather tubes go in. I used Permatex on the big tube (top right) due to some of the reports of leakage from that gasket. Leaks into the bell housing are the mortal enemy of the clutch, as I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 09:49 AM
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Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
The crank drops in and the weight of the engine...

The crank drops in and the weight of the engine doubles:

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh535/gwoodworth/Guzzi%20rebuild/IMG_0571_zpsaf354323.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Back in the saddle! With my engine parts...

Back in the saddle!

With my engine parts back in from the machine shop, I was able to take a few afternoons to start assembling the engine.

First things first. The Gilardonis go dark:

<a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Thanks man, I haven't seen that one before. ...

Thanks man, I haven't seen that one before. There are some helpful hints in there regarding timing that I'll need (along with the rest of it). Timing gives me cold sweats. This would be easy if I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Thanks guys, much obliged. And Charlie, you...

Thanks guys, much obliged.

And Charlie, you were already kind enough to send me the o-rings!:wink: Some permatex, new oring stack, and sealed off breather lines...my new clutch SHOULD be staying...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
So here's a question for you guys: Thanks to...

So here's a question for you guys:

Thanks to Pete Roper's rebuild guide, I have a good idea of what needs threadlocker, what needs moly paste, and which gaskets should get sealer. He recommends...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
HOLEEEE CHRIST!! I actually got my engine parts...

HOLEEEE CHRIST!! I actually got my engine parts back!:clap

Lately, my once a week calls to the machine shop and the painter have started to feel suspiciously like work. Unsurprisingly, once I...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Parts are in! ...

Parts are in!

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh535/gwoodworth/Guzzi%20rebuild/IMG_0542_zpsb603749b.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Awesome, thanks for that Charlie. I tend to play...

Awesome, thanks for that Charlie. I tend to play the numbers, so standard size it is.

Thanks for the tip photomd. I just looked that up in the Chilton manual to understand what you were getting...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2013, 12:02 PM
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Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
To be fair, this isn't really reinventing the...

To be fair, this isn't really reinventing the wheel though, is it? Granted, my knowledge of this whole topic is limited and fairly fresh, but on older engines isn't it normal for the guide sleeve in...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 235
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Posted By Lucky 7
Yeah, I actually asked the guy about K-liners...

Yeah, I actually asked the guy about K-liners when I dropped them off. He doesn't like to use them and would rather just do new guides. I'm fine with the guides, I just felt a little reluctance...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
The head shop got back to me with their findings...

The head shop got back to me with their findings on the valves. Sounds like there's a bit of extra play in the guides, so they're recommending replacement. The guides haven't been pulled yet, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2013, 08:44 PM
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Posted By Lucky 7
Now I just need to find a purple 3/4 lid and a...

Now I just need to find a purple 3/4 lid and a crushed velvet shirt that fits. :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Holy cow! That's really random...same color and...

Holy cow! That's really random...same color and everything. Thanks for posting the pic, I've been meaning to look up the bike. As far as I know, it's the first one I ever sat on. How long have you...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Well, I guess it's been a lifelong love affair......

Well, I guess it's been a lifelong love affair...

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh535/gwoodworth/Guzzi%20rebuild/1983_zps36d76aa4.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 235
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Posted By Lucky 7
There's no app for that! :lol3

There's no app for that!

:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
After much searching, I finally landed on a...

After much searching, I finally landed on a machine shop in town that I think will do the job well. Ridge Reamers in Arvada. $100 to blast the heads and re-cut the seats and valves. Seems...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 25,640
Posted By Lucky 7
Thanks for the tip, Charlie. Slashbacks are on...

Thanks for the tip, Charlie. Slashbacks are on their way.:freaky

If anybody wants a set of the original tapered mufflers (or a complete exhaust w/ crossover) let me know. The mufflers are in...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 235
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Posted By Lucky 7
Awesome, thanks! I may just snatch those up...

Awesome, thanks! I may just snatch those up while they're available. I double checked the headpipes I'll have coming and they are the 37mm OD, so hopefully it all works like it's meant to be there....
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