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ebay parts arrived

Posted 2nd August 2012 at 16:48 by 62 Ironhead

Re-furbished Zenith carby and brass air cleaner.



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Front wheel all done

Posted 6th July 2012 at 11:12 by 62 Ironhead

Front bearings replaced, rim and spokes powder coated black, brass spoke nipples, home(shed) made truing stand, trued axially and radially.


Here's a tip I learnt from someone about making it easier to install your tyre on the rim. Place your tube in your tyre, inflate it and leave it like this for awhile. Remove the tube and install the tyre on the...
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Rear brakes all set-up

Posted 23rd June 2012 at 16:09 by 62 Ironhead

Still been waiting for some parts, so knocked up a new brake rod (out of brass of course) and adjusted my rear brakes up.

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Not much happenning....waiting for parts

Posted 16th June 2012 at 16:49 by 62 Ironhead

Waiting on a few parts before I can do much more:
- Thrust washers on order so I can complete the engine re-build
- Springer front end on order so I can finish the front end
- Front wheel bearings on order so I can finish the front wheel re-build

Decided to do a couple of small jobs:
- Fitted a Gorilla alarm
- Fitted up the kickstand (found some black hose...MADE IN USA)

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Best way to get rid of chrome

Posted 9th June 2012 at 14:12 by 62 Ironhead

Just an update on what I have been doing to get ride of my chrome.

I have been using the following process and it has worked well so far on a lot chrome items, such as bolts, caps, brackets:
Step 1 - Buff with a Scotchbrite pad (medium) as this get rids of the shine and creates a profile
Step 2 - Clean with some metho
Step 3 - Paint with an etch primer (3 light coats...1 hour in between coats)
Step 4 - Paint with satin black acrylic (3 light coats...10-15...
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