Started a new project. 1976 basket case

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Re: Started a new project. 1976 basket case

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MikeNTexas wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:52 pm
gltriker wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:28 pm
MikeNTexas wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:18 pm 07D91BCB-869B-43A5-8604-C831E21002BD.jpegI got the frame painted, new u joint installed, new fork seals in, and engine is back in the frame. I have 4 gas tanks so I’ll pick the one with the least rust and go to work on it.
care to share? how and where
I replaced the u joint with a Moog 405. It’s the third one I’ve done. Little tricky but doable.
Next time a "How too" would be very helpful for a lot of members :-D
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Whiskerfish wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:14 pm
MikeNTexas wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:52 pm
gltriker wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:28 pm
care to share? how and where
I replaced the u joint with a Moog 405. It’s the third one I’ve done. Little tricky but doable.
Next time a "How too" would be very helpful for a lot of members :-D


I searched through MikeNTexas total Topics history and found he had quite extensively posted information about his Ujoint replacement project, late December, 2020. tumb2

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Very good!! I will move that to the How too area!!
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Making a little more progress. Fuel tank is cleaned, painted and installed. Cooling system cleaned and installed. Next will be wiring, brakes and controls.
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Way to Go Mike!!
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Free sounds like a good start to a profitable build. It sounds like you are basically building a large model bike set from scratch.... bet it fun to tinker with it a little bit at a time
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I’ve been working on wiring for a couple days. I’m ditching the reserve lighting unit, resister and diodes and just keeping the basics. I unwrapped the harness and pulled out all of the unnecessary wires. I also mounted a universal ignition switch under the shelter area. When I get done with the wiring I’ll wrap it all back up. I also welded some brackets onto the single carb manifold to mount the coils to.
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Okay, That is Purty...
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The streamlined wiring is done, wrapped and working. Got new rubbers and I’ve started working on some zaust pipes for some upswept mufflers. I’m looking for a CB 900C front fender if anyone has one they’re willing to part with. See several on eBay but hate to take a chance on quality.
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I got parts back from the painter today. He used some leftover paint from another job. Cost…..$150. Couldn’t be happier.
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Wow! Things clearly happen when you get busy. Nice job with the coils.

I think we'd all like one of those leftover-paint deals. If I'm not mistaken, didn't you drive X hours for a super inexpensive set of plastics that included freshly painted fenders, side panels, and false tank to finish another build? Is there an offering you make to the gods of paint? An incantation? Or is that just part of how Texas works?
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Yep I did all that. Us Texans are a tight bunch!
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That Red is Beautiful! - Are you going with any decals or leave it as is?
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fitscott wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:45 am That Red is Beautiful! - Are you going with any decals or leave it as is?
Probably leave as is. I filled the emblem holes on the shelter sides too.
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