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Re: Pedro!'s rebuilding projects

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So now the fun begins, washing all the parts in solvent, drying them all with the towels donated to the workshop, visualy inspecting every part, using a micrometer when required, then placing them in a line marked #1, #2, #3 & #4, best parts go onto #1 pile, and so forth so #4 pile gets the worst parts, due to the storage problem i have opted to rebuild engines #3 & #4 without gaskets or piston rings, #1 & #2 parts get put into bags and stored into shelving awaiting Main & Big End bearings and other new components, the job is very time consuming and beer consuming too :-)
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Perth, Western Australia.

1975 GL-1000 ~ Still being rebuilt. (nearly ready)
1976 GL-1000 ~ DJP sidecar outfit.
1988 GL-1500 ~ HRD sidecar outfit.
1990 GL-1500SE ~ Stripped down to be a "Naked 90".
1998 GL1500C ~ Valkyrie.
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I have lathe envy
Broken 1976 gl1000... and a few others
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More parts washing and sorting.
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Pedrotq ~ (Pedro The Questionable)

Perth, Western Australia.

1975 GL-1000 ~ Still being rebuilt. (nearly ready)
1976 GL-1000 ~ DJP sidecar outfit.
1988 GL-1500 ~ HRD sidecar outfit.
1990 GL-1500SE ~ Stripped down to be a "Naked 90".
1998 GL1500C ~ Valkyrie.
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Well the little Green Hercus is a real nice little lathe, the other is chinese, with all the usual faults with a new machine, most bolts were finger tight with only 2 or 3 threads hangin on, so you need to cut most threads deeper and fit correct length bolts, the gearboxes were still half full of casting sand flimsily painted over, so you need to strip them down when brand new and go right through them, putting thrust bearings back coreect way around etc. but once done she has enough grunt to do some heavy machining.
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Pedrotq ~ (Pedro The Questionable)

Perth, Western Australia.

1975 GL-1000 ~ Still being rebuilt. (nearly ready)
1976 GL-1000 ~ DJP sidecar outfit.
1988 GL-1500 ~ HRD sidecar outfit.
1990 GL-1500SE ~ Stripped down to be a "Naked 90".
1998 GL1500C ~ Valkyrie.
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Man are you organized!! Nice work!
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Wow! That is good stuff, looks like a factory of GL's. Very cool, keep the pics coming. Are you keeping the engines whole as far as the internals to each one? When you say the best parts going toward the best bike, curious. I like where this is going. Brand new 1978 Honda's heading to the web for our approval.
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bladredhead wrote:I have lathe envy
X2

I've got 4 more on the floor of my shop.
Just tell me where to send them. :lol:

Wow! Nice production line.


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Looks like a great collection. And shop projects well into the future
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Beautiful shop and x3 on the lathe envy!

The 78 for the grandson is fantastic!
I'll be watching this one with great interest!
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I have to say not only lathe, but shop envy as well
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Well done Peter! I told you they'd go a bomb on your pictures!

Having looked at your organisation, your shop, your machines, etc., I think I'll go find a dark corner and slash my wrists
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Put me in both lines, Lathe envy, more beer, and he still has a real nice shop.
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:mrgreen: I need :mrgreen: this shop!!
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This pic is interesting.
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One row of gear parts is different from the rest. Why?

(you could cheat by looking at my Tech Tips)
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Thanks for the terrific comments guys :-)

Good pick up John.

these are from the 1978 engine, the 2nd and 3rd gear cogs do not have a brass bushing pressed into them as does the older ones, instead they have a steel bush which also incorporates the splined washer on one side, also the transmition countershaft has a smaller hole down the middle making the wall thickness greater, i guess for greater strength?

i have selected these for my #2 machine which will be the tug for the sidecar outfit i will be fitting to her, complete with the 78 carbies, camshafts and timing advance to place the torque developed at a lower rev range.

The #1 engine will be the 1975 solo fast mover, I just hope that I can hang on and not become a wind sock from the handlebars.
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Pedrotq ~ (Pedro The Questionable)

Perth, Western Australia.

1975 GL-1000 ~ Still being rebuilt. (nearly ready)
1976 GL-1000 ~ DJP sidecar outfit.
1988 GL-1500 ~ HRD sidecar outfit.
1990 GL-1500SE ~ Stripped down to be a "Naked 90".
1998 GL1500C ~ Valkyrie.
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