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Old 09-26-2012, 07:55 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks, I'll get my micrometer out and check.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:29 AM   #22 (permalink)
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So, an update:
I've had the cases out for some repair work which was very well done by Arno StDennis in Hyatsville, MD. He repaired the damaged bolt hole in the area of the gearbox (which I showed in an earlier pic) and rethreaded a couple of others.
My seat is out for painting (It's from Glass From the Past) and I have various bits in at the powder coaters- both hubs (black) front rim, kick stand, swing arm and yokes which will all be blue. (I'll post some pics when it all comes back)
The frame will go in for blasting when I get home (away for work again) and after it's blasted I'll do some work on it before it gets powder coated. I tried to soda blast it myself but it really wasn't doing the job.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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blasting a T140 engine is tricky.

you need to make sure that it's closed up properly or you;ll spend years getting the grit out of the tank
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:10 PM   #24 (permalink)
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blasting a T140 engine is tricky.

you need to make sure that it's closed up properly or you;ll spend years getting the grit out of the tank
Hi Dave, the engine is completely stripped down and individual pieces are being soda blasted as need be.

The frame will be sand blasted by my powder coaters who are pretty good but it's my intention to spend a good bit of time blasting compressed air through it when I get it back from them (before it's finally powder coated)- it's an OIF frame and I don't want to take the slightest chance that there's any "media" still inside it when I close it all back up!
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:00 AM   #25 (permalink)
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where the word "engine" came from, I don't know!

i meant the frame. It will be maybe sticky inside, and I'd worry that the grit would hide in the orifices. If it was me, I'd do it myself with a wire brush (powered) or get it soda blasted as the soda can be disolved
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I had my OIF powdercoated this past April. I can't say that no grit ended up inside, but here is what I did. Before powdercoating, I turned the frame upside down, filled it with kerosene, and shook it. Then I drained it and did it again. Then I went to a do-it-yourself car wash and blasted the inside of the frame with sudsy water for a good 10-15 minutes. To seal off the cleaned frame, I bought silicone (high temperature) tubing and hose-clamped it to the breather behind the steering head and to the oil lines at the top of the "tank" section. I then hose-clamped 8mm bolts to seal off the ends of each piece of tubing. I screwed an old (pre-unit?) valve cover complete with o-ring into the oil filler hole. Finally, I made a "sump plate" from 1/4" aluminum and a copper "gasket" from copper roof flashing to seal off the bottom of the frame. After blasting and powder-coating, I again took the frame to the car wash and re-cleaned it with lots of soapy water. All that done, I am also planning to install a "Charles Filter" in the bottom of the frame sump to catch any errant grit.


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Old 10-21-2012, 04:03 PM   #27 (permalink)
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The Blue Bonneville

Sorry I haven't put much up recently. Been travelling for work as usual. But though I haven't done much myself, other people- namely the powdercoaters have been busy on my behalf.

I also took a bit of a gamble and bought one of those Harbor Freight "Super Coupons" off a chap on e Bay for about $5.00. The coupon I bought gave me $300 off on a $599 bike lift table. Not always a huge fan of HF but the table is now in the garage beside the '04 Daytona waiting for the Bonneville to get to that point.

Here are some pics of powder coated parts:
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Here's a couple of new pics: the frame back from blasting and the hubs with the new bearings pressed in.
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I bought a frame.....-imag0077.jpgTo do that I bought a couple of big bolts, washers (as big as the bearings) and nuts and after putting the bolt through the hubs simply wound the nuts down so the bearings were seated evenly in the hubs.
As for the frame- I've cut off a few bits and intend to weld a "tray" under where the hump of the seat will be to get my ultra lite lithium battery up under there. And maybe the coils- do the coils need to have air flow over them to keep them cool or can the be in a "sheltered" position?
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:54 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I know it's been a while since I posted. Things are still moving forward but very slowly at the moment.
The crankshaft was polished and it's still standard size. The head rebuild is stopped while I get a set of 2 over valve guides- it's had the guides changed before and that's what is in there at the moment.
Front wheel has been spoked and the frame is having work done on it by the guy who welds for me.
Forks are mostly rebuilt as well.
The only new pic I have is offthe front wheel- which still needs the disc put onto it. The discs are out to another friend who has a serious size drill. The other probem is that I had a mad rush of blood to the head and bought a MkII Commando engine and frame and swing arm so I'm a bit broke right now!
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Project is moving right along, never mind the speed of it (till it's running). $300 for a bike lift? I WANT ONE!!!
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