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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #31 by JohnnyNumbers » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:08 pm

Thank you Darrell for all your help. I really appreciated the help. I'd probably still working on it if you hadn't helped! Now I'm turning my attention to the circlip that's deep inside the front brake master cylinder. None of my three sets of pliers can reach down that far. Honda has a part number for the pliers but I'm sure they're unobtanium by now. I'll see if I can fab something up.

Thanks again for your help!

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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #32 by rcmatt007 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:14 am

I have run into the same problem, let me know if you find a solution.... isn't unobtanium one of those "rare earth" elements?
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Post #33 by Oldewing » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:11 am

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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #34 by Track T 2411 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:56 pm

I picked up an inexpensive needle nosed pliers and fine-tuned the ends.
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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #35 by JohnnyNumbers » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:02 pm

Today was a good day for the bike. So far the following items have been completed or are in process.
Gas tank has been pulled. The cleaning process starts tomorrow.
The valves have been adjusted.
Timing belts have been replaced (thanks again Darrell)
Front brake calipers have been rebuilt.
Front master cylinder will be finished tomorrow. The circlip came out using both the ice picks.
The rear brake pads are scheduled for delivery tomorrow. I should have it back together by Saturday.
The carbs have been removed (thanks Darrell) and have been shipped to Mike Nixon.
The rotors have been shipped to Hampster to be drilled.
My goal is to have the rear master cylinder rebuilt over the weekend.
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Post #36 by robin1731 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:41 am

In case you didn't know we have a Randakk approved carb rebuilder as a sponsor of this site.

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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #37 by JohnnyNumbers » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:45 pm

I know there are a couple very good carb rebuilders on this forum who I'm sure would have done a very good job. Mike was highly recommended and I felt more comfortable shipping my carbs to Prescott. There was no disrespect intended.
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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #38 by 05c50 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:45 pm

rcmatt007 wrote:I have run into the same problem, let me know if you find a solution.... isn't unobtanium one of those "rare earth" elements?


Here you go, this what you need for that circlip: https://www.mikesxs.net/internal-circli ... n-pro.html

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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #39 by JohnnyNumbers » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:38 am

Thanks Paul!
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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #40 by Graham Cracker » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:47 am

The LTDs are in a class of their own...congrats. Looks like you'll be riding it in no time...
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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #41 by Liam » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:18 pm

Yes, love the LTD.

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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #42 by codyjames707 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:23 pm

SO JEALOUS! And glad to see you are freshening up the necessities! Congrats on such a beautiful bike!
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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #43 by JohnnyNumbers » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:30 pm

Thank you Cody. I'm certainly getting some assistance with the project. This weekend I plan on putting the radiator back on, lubing the clutch cable, putting the tank back in the bike and putting on the final drive unit.

Hampster is drilling the rotors. I'll post pictures of them once they return, which I think should be very soon. Mike should have the carbs finished, hopefully, by the end of January.

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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #44 by JohnnyNumbers » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:04 am

A big shout out to Hampster. The rotors look great! Should have them this week and will put them back on the wheels this weekend.
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Re: 76 LTD Restoration

Post #45 by codyjames707 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:29 pm

Any updates?
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