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    #76
    Frame paint is done.
    Also blasted the exhaust pipework.
    Was considering polishing it but put off by the thought of maintaining it.
    Hopefully it will just colour nicely and stay relatively clean looking.

    Also gathered hose and a fuel filter to mount the fuel filter externally, looks like there is plenty of room along side the throttle bodies just below where the rag is in this pic.


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      #77
      Nice!
      "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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        #78
        Making solid forward progress. Will be a pretty amazing transformation.

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          #79
          Sent the motor to Euro twins for a once over. They did the belts valve clearance and checked all the rocker arms. One was starting to look ordinary so it was exchanged for a replated one.
          I have a front stand that locates in the steerer tube from underneath and it's pretty handy for all front end work.
          These things have a solid cast bottom with a tiny drain hole.


          The stand kit came with several pin sizes.

          So I picked the smallest one and it just happens to be the same size as the largest drill I have.

          Pilot


          Clearance




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            #80
            Picked up replated parts from CP so things can start going back together.
            If anyone owns the spring at the top lemme know.

            Removed old steerer bearings and installed all balls tapered jobbies. Old ones put up less of a fight than expected, just cutting slots in lower race was enough heat to release without too much persuasion.



            Once I saw the 955 Corsa on previous pages I was sold so wheels, swingarm and headlight bucket are powder coated.


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              #81
              Had some dad's day time today so thought I would put the swing arm on.
              New bearings laid out and parts diagram checked to confirm everything was there.
              Needle rollers packed and pressed in with some allthread. Sealed bearings tapped in using old ones as drift.

              Getting it in requires spreading the frame as the swingarm spacers recess into the frame lugs.
              Removing the rear engine mount shaft and pivoting frame forward allows enough space for some allthread with nuts on the inside but also enough frame and engine interference to wedge the swingarm in.
              Torqued to spec and felt slicker than greased owl shit.
              After all the that, forgot to put the weather plugs in the swingarm. Fuck it.

              Had it out and back in in 10 mins with the plugs

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                #82
                Looking very pretty....

                And nice to see something Italian relatively easy to work on, so far...

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                  #83
                  Cleaning and bolting bits back on as I get the chance. A few before and after pics.
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                    #84
                    Have also decided to have a crack at painting it myself in 2k.
                    will either go well or not so, but guaranteed to learn something on the way.

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                      #85
                      Wow! Doing an awesome job. Really looking forward to seeing the finished product. Looks to be concourse standard finish.

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                        #86
                        Thanks for the compliment. Not sure about concourse though, I'll be happy with a good 3 metre bike.

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                          #87
                          The oil pressure sensor was like the one below with a male spade. Click image for larger version  Name:	Screenshot_2019-10-03-12-12-08-575_com.android.chrome.jpg Views:	0 Size:	191.9 KB ID:	7080050
                          Unfortunately the spade was broken off and stuck in the female connector, I'm sure there is a great joke missed but moving on.
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                          Quick search found they are available but at $100+ I'll have a crack at bodging it up.
                          The L tab is riveted to the sensor so I cleaned the hell out of it and tinned it with solder. After tinning the cable and connecting to the tab it held on pretty well.
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                          Gave it a quick test withe the push bike pump and still seems to be working.
                          Was a good day as I spent a couple of hours at the Porsche concourse.
                          This is not a real one but who cares.
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                            #88
                            Installing the grommets with metal threads inside is a bit of a struggle after powder coating. So I thought I would try the windscreen method. A bit of WD40 and wrap some string around gromet.
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                            Poke string through and wedge gromet in the best I could.
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                            Done, another before and after.
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                              #89
                              All the wiring looms are cleaned up and while installing the left side loom I noticed the fan shroud looked pretty ordinary. It looked appropriate when the rest of the bike looked shit but now it sticks out. Click image for larger version

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                              Prime, paint, back on.
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                                #90
                                Great progress

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