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Old 08-24-2013, 12:49 AM   #151
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Started on the engine reassembly bright & early today. i got the kero out & cleaned up what I could with it. I ummed & ahhed about getting it soda blasted etc but realised everything around here rusts if it is outside did what I needed to do.
Got the scraper out & got rid of the gasket goo off everything too



Started with the crank. Slid it in after filing off the burred end. It must have happened when the bike shop pulled the crank bearing cover.





The crank bearing cover was bloody tight to reinstall. I had already got it started before I thought of applying heat to the casing first. I began tentatively tapping it with my rubber hammer then ended up with some selective whacks with my big hammer & a drift. It seated nicely.




Remember me talking about the timing marks on the crank sprocket? Well after comparing Berlinas & Schmidts sprockets I could just make out a very shallow mark on Berlinas sprocket.






After comparing the state of berlinas sprocket against Schmidts I decided to reuse Schmidts old timing chain & sprocket. It may be worn but prob not as bad. I heated the sprocket & tapped on gently then did the same with the sprocket bearing.

Slid the cam in & torqued it all up at the front.



I spun the engine around 180 degrees & began working on its arse. I pulled out the rear seal



and replaced it with new. I also replaced the oil pump o rings while I was in there. I was unsure where the timing mark should go on the flywheel as there were no marks from removal. I thought about it for a while & decided to leave fitting the flywheel (or clutch carrier as it's more appropriately known) till I had the pistons in & could find out where TDC was.

After what seemed like hours I finally got the master link in the timing chain It is in backwards - that's what I do.
I then had a look at the conrods & fitted those



Put a fresh set of rings on the pistons & slid them in the barrels.



So here it sits ready for the gudgeon pins & heads. Quite a good days work I think.



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Old 08-25-2013, 02:25 AM   #152
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[QUOTE=Padmei;22169709 After what seemed like hours I finally got the master link in the timing chain:QUOTE]

There is a really easy way to do this. Put the loose ends of the chain together over the sprocket, the teeth hold it in place making this pretty easy. Insert the old joiner in from the front to hold them together and then rotate the joined ends to the open space between the sprockets. Insert the new joiner from behind, pushing the old one out as you insert it.

Much less cursing required than trying to hold, pull and join loose ends.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:06 AM   #153
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Looked a very productive day. Far more than I got done. I put some oil into the engine, & got the pistons freed up. But was more than satisfied with that.

Did you ever get the stud properly fixed?
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:13 AM   #154
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Did you ever get the stud properly fixed?
Hmm that stud came back into play at the end of today.

I have pretty much finished buttoning up the engine today.
I fitted the new clutch plate, new oil filter, alt brushes etc.
It is pretty time consuming putting all the lil things back on esp when some things are overlooked ie. after putting the alternator back on I noticed the rear brush spring was one rotation off so there was no tension on it.

Cleaning up the old oxidation & oil/ mud etc is ongoing.

One rocker cover wouldn't go on right so I had a peek & that repaired stud is sticking out too proud & hitting the cover. When I torqued up the head it began pulling the stud outwards so am unsure what s happening there - In hindsight I should have got a longer stud & put a nut on the inside of the case. Oh well we'll see if it causes a problem later on.




It is actually quite satisfying getting to this stage.

I will be able to get the frame down from the rafters & start detabbing it.I have to get an idea of what is going to be left bolted on.

The parts shelf was looking empty so I got the big box of parts out & laid them out to reassess what is the next item for cleaning. Most of the parts look fairly usable which is good.

The carbs need a good clean inside but luckily I have a few bits & pieces spare from motobins




It looks like the master cylinder has been leaking fluid while in storage that has hardened into lil white crystal like lumps. Anyone had experience with that happening? Any hints on cleaning it off. I ran out of brake cleaner working on the clutch.
Actually wouldn't water work- its hydroscopc isn't it? Mind you when I washed a rubber seal on my MTB brake clyinder with water it swelled completely out of shape. Did anyone spot the new tank on the ground?

Nice new clutch all lined up too Mmmmm

I decided to spend less time in the airheads forum stratching scabs & had a looksie in at pipeburn.
man I love it when I see a bike that doesnt require looking after



http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2013/8/...0t-cowboy.html

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Old 09-14-2013, 02:32 AM   #155
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yer forgot a few of the valves
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:47 AM   #156
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yer forgot a few of the valves
Doya need any more than 2 balls to shag a sheep????


No - case closed.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:53 PM   #157
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:19 AM   #158
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Pipes, rear lite, hand controls, throttle




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Old 09-30-2013, 01:16 AM   #159
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:18 PM   #160
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right bike but wrong time - expensive time of the year - 3 birthdays in a week & quiet on the work front - Thanks for the link.
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:22 AM   #161
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Things have been going slowly in the Loud Valves workshop.

I masked up got the wire wheel spinning & launched it onto the ugly mags. Flakes of oxidation flew past my glasses & the various layers of past paint jobs became a mist within the shed. At some time the wheels had been painted gold - I seem to remember something similar on Raleigh Pantha bmx bikes of the late 70s



I found the best thing to do after having the spinning wire brush attached to my power drill open up a laceration in my sweatshirt luckily jamming before it got to my throat, was to strap the drill with narrow steel brush onto the bench with a few pieces of TPS cable & work the wheel into the brush instead.

Here are the wheels ready to be matt blacked






I gave the motor a going over as well




You can see from this pic that I have prob made things worse by creating lots of shallow gouges for the oxidation to take hold.



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Old 10-19-2013, 01:35 AM   #162
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Today I was inspired by Woodmans cool Benelli build so I decided to pick up the swingarm I'd been tripping over & clean it up.



A good dosing of degreaser & kero got most of it away.



Brake pads looked pretty new under all the old oil. I know they are sposed to be rooted but Schmidts ones were fine after sitting in oil for a month or so.



This is ready now for the wire wheel & matt blacking


I found this nut was actually a bit loose. i'm a bit out of my depth with these old twin shockers



I also found that the driveshaft can't be removed from the inside of the housing easily - there is a UJ at one end & a large female spline at the other. What is the name for a female spline- coupler?
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:00 AM   #163
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The female bit, I think its called Bevan, from memory has a nut and its all on a taper.

Unless you have a reason to take it apart I'd not bother.

Loose nut on drive input is er interesting....

Good work though.

Are you going to paint the whole bike matt black?
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:05 PM   #164
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Are you going to paint the whole bike matt black?
Don't be silly, only the bits you can see...
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:44 AM   #165
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