The Hunley

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Re: The Hunley

Post #136 by Rednaxs60 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:27 pm

Well deserved.
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Re: The Hunley

Post #137 by pidjones » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:31 pm

Been having a lot of fun showing this bike at nearby shows. Today we took her to Stearns, Kentucky for their Moonshiner's Run Car Show. HOT, but many really nice vehicles there, and I always try to get some photos of the Hunley with the pinup girls if available.

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"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Re: The Hunley

Post #138 by CrazyJerry » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:27 pm

Congrats on a well deserved award!
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Re: The Hunley

Post #139 by pidjones » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:12 am

Been fighting a problem with #2 cylinder fowling the plug rapidly. Finally pulled the rack (again) and carefully examined #2. Airjets in correct place, o-rings looking great, float level correct, passages open, needle pretty worn in rings, and AHAH! Needle jet seriously worn! For now I replaced the needle jet ('75 one-piece) with one from the '79 junker (2-piece with more emulsion holes) and an aftermarket needle that measures correct. I'll search for the correct jet and needle. Need to get it back together for strobe timing and carb sync because I have a show for it the next four weekends.
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"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Re: The Hunley

Post #140 by 03gixxerpilot » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:24 pm

I have been on this site for a while now and been slowly working my way through the builds etc, i have a 78 that is next in line to begin resto on, looking through you resto is inspirational, and the result is very impressive, i will admit that when i saw the color on the motor i was not a fan, however seeing it all together i have been proved wrong, it suits very nicely.

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Re: The Hunley

Post #141 by pidjones » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:55 am

All back together with '79 needle jet holder and emulsion tube in #2. Fixed the problem! Found a set of four '75 jets on ebay and ordered. They came in yesterday and three of them look just as bad, one looks useable. Think I'll stay with the '79 jet for now. ~40 mile ride and the #2 plug looks fine.

The '79 is running now, but needs forks and front brakes gone through. Hopefully I can get through those this week. I've set the insurance on it to kick in Friday.
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Re: The Hunley

Post #142 by Chainman » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:50 pm

Amazing restoration; an inspiration.

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Re: The Hunley

Post #143 by JohnnyNumbers » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:43 pm

Seeing the original condition of the the bike and where it is now is truly inspirational.
John

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Re: The Hunley

Post #144 by trbaron1 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:25 am

nice job

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Re: The Hunley

Post #145 by CaseyH » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:40 pm

Great work
I also am a Clive Cussler fan.
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Re: The Hunley

Post #146 by pidjones » Mon May 25, 2020 9:46 pm

Have made a couple "updates". Put a digital LED voltmeter in place of the Oh-so-sow bimetallic stock unit. Lowered the back of the seat until it rests on the rubbers now. Looks a lot better. Then, I checked the compression and got a surprise. - Left bank were 155 and 150 psi - not too bad for a '75 engine. BUT! Right bank were 192 and 186! Now to save you looking back, that was the side that I had to use razor blades to shave rust from the walls after it had been setting under water (as indicated by the rust line across the belt area) for an extended time with the exhaust valves open. Both heads were rebuilt by installing new valves in freshly ground seats and of course new seals. When I buttoned it up and rolled it outside for a trial start, it fired as soon as the float bowls filled and almost immediately accepted the choke to be full Off. A couple minutes warming and she raps right up with the throttle almost as fast as my GL1800. I have the '79 now to ride in hot weather but it will be a pleasure to ride the Hunley to nearby shows.
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"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Re: The Hunley

Post #147 by pidjones » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:28 pm

VTX front MC mounted, but needs bled better (need to get the daughter to help with that). Today we loaded it up to take to Crossville Dragway for their "Hole in your Seat" show. All of the flyers said free to enter, $10 a head admission. Somewhere along the way, the promoter got the idea that he should add on some more drag cars and double the admission price. That was noted in one Facebook post amid tens of posts of the $10 price. We never learned of it until arriving at the gate and being asked for $40 (two of us). I turned around and drove the ~75 miles back home. I don't support such behavior, but don't realistically expect better from race promoters/track owners. I don't know if SignSmith is involved in the mess, but they certainly put their name out prominently to loose business from it.
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"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Re: The Hunley

Post #148 by Liam » Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:01 pm

I totally agree with you, I would have turned around and gone home too. Those fools of organizers dont realize that without exhibits there would be nothing to charge admission for. You are actually doing them a favour by bringing a bike, a bike that you spent and will continue to spend a lot of time and money to keep right, and you should not have to pay to display it.


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