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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 10:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Wearing my Walter White work glasses I went to...

Wearing my Walter White work glasses I went to the hardware store Saturday on my way to the workshop to pick up a few items that would be needed for working on the bike over the weekend. The guy...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Made good progress on the carbs today. Either the...

Made good progress on the carbs today. Either the gas was left on, or the petcock leaked by on these carbs for years dragging the varnish from the tank into the carbs. Most bikes have bad gas in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Yes, took it apart and zeroed it. Took a Dremel...

Yes, took it apart and zeroed it. Took a Dremel tool and cut off a small, very small piece of metal bent down to hold the end of the odo shaft. Zeroed the odometer and snapped the shaft back in. Put...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Got started on the carbs and they are going to be...

Got started on the carbs and they are going to be a task. They are completely frozen up, slides, floats you name it. I will try and free them up but they may be FUBAR.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
This is my first one and have never tried...

This is my first one and have never tried kickstarting it. But, the kstart goes through the transmission and not directly to the primary so pulling in the clutch will not work to kick start the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
The motor, well most of it, is in the frame and...

The motor, well most of it, is in the frame and the air/battery box installed.

http://http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/przjohn/Honda%20CB400F/DSC00415_zps59bd1057.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Don't look like much but it took me the good part...

Don't look like much but it took me the good part of the day to get to this point. The primary drive gave me a bit of a hard time, and as a 2 stroke guy this multi cylinder oil ring thing took a bit....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
We are now ready to assemble the engine. Cases...

We are now ready to assemble the engine. Cases are just about ready to mate. This motor gets first over OEM Honda pistons and rings in the jug and new valves, seals, decking, seats, and exhaust studs...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
So, in the Blind Pig finds an Acorn department...

So, in the Blind Pig finds an Acorn department comes this post. The first place I looked was the parts washer. I had just changed the fluid after years to a new clear liquid and, voila :clap these...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Then it was time to start getting this motor...

Then it was time to start getting this motor together! Started following the, ( who the hell wrote this thing?) Haynes Manual and did like I've done many times on other bikes while assembling the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Got an early start on the weekend this afternoon...

Got an early start on the weekend this afternoon and started back on the Honda. First up was the ground and drilled disc by Truedisc. Noblehops on the SOHC Forum had his done and I liked it. It is...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Chrome is done and just received a call from the...

Chrome is done and just received a call from the machine shop that the head and cylinders are ready. This weekend will be spent working on the garage but after that it's time to get this thing back...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
WTF, clicking away with the camera today and the...

WTF, clicking away with the camera today and the memory card was still in the computer, so no pics. Got all the other motor parts painted except the clutch cover, and most all the plating is done...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Well, today was more plating , prepping, taping,...

Well, today was more plating , prepping, taping, and painting. The case halves are finally done and I am looking forward to painting the side cases. Usually I am polishing side cases and come home...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
+2 for what Skowinski says above. I do Heating &...

+2 for what Skowinski says above. I do Heating & A/C for a trade, and am now 58 years young riding a desk. But, when I was in the field I was never afraid to ask questions at the supply house, or...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Half a day today spent on just the lower case...

Half a day today spent on just the lower case half, well, that's not completely true. I had to change out the solvent in the parts washer too, that job is a Peach too. I go through a whole meticulous...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Got the cases split today but didn't have any...

Got the cases split today but didn't have any time to inspect anything. Had one small incident where a clutch side cover screw broke and one heart stopping moment when, for some reason one of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Yes those are IRC Tires, they have a period...

Yes those are IRC Tires, they have a period correct look to them. The engine has some barn residue but I am hoping for a good lower end and tranny, we'll see. The top end gets a total rebuild either...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Got out a little early today and did some engine...

Got out a little early today and did some engine work while plating other stuff. Got the head disassembled and cylinders off while the plating tank did it's magic. For this resto I am plating by...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Nothing like a good snow day to get things moving...

Nothing like a good snow day to get things moving again. Finally at a big step in a resto for me, the rolling chassis. Today was spent Zinc plating axles, bolts, etc, and getting things mounted on...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-29-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,548
Posted By przjohn
Looking very nice. My favorite part of a project...

Looking very nice. My favorite part of a project is when it all seems to start coming together and looking like a bike, the light at the end of the tunnel. Keep up the great work and the pics coming.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,664
Posted By przjohn
That bike is gorgeous for original. The elbow...

That bike is gorgeous for original. The elbow grease you put into it really shows, nice job indeed!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,488
Posted By przjohn
Replace all the spokes. You may find replacing...

Replace all the spokes. You may find replacing one just about impossible without removing or loosening to the point of removal most all the others. Why would you want to go through the work of...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By przjohn
Done a few tanks, even a fiberglass Norton tank...

Done a few tanks, even a fiberglass Norton tank with the Caswell kit and have always had good results.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Got to work on the wheels today. I always repack...

Got to work on the wheels today. I always repack the new wheel bearings on one side only of the bearings. Been doing it for years on dirt bikes and it just carries over to restos. Grease must be...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By przjohn
Same here no problems. Also did a fiberglass...

Same here no problems. Also did a fiberglass Norton tank with the Caswell kit too.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
The RZ350 I restored a few years back. I have 2...

The RZ350 I restored a few years back. I have 2 of them in the same shape. The RZ500 was sold a couple years ago to finance a Norton restoration. The RZ350s have to be some of the best sounding bikes...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Got some parts in that are going to really help...

Got some parts in that are going to really help out getting this build to a rolling chassis. Here are the NOS Cush Drive Bushings for the rear hub.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
LOL, it ain't gonna be Yellow anyway.

LOL, it ain't gonna be Yellow anyway.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Gorgeous, and great job! That Blue really pops. I...

Gorgeous, and great job! That Blue really pops. I am going with the Red, (Sorry Mike) and hope the bike comes out looking as good as yours.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 281,937
Posted By przjohn
The 75 Commando I restored a few years back....

The 75 Commando I restored a few years back. Absolutely a joy to ride.

http://http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/przjohn/NortonDone004.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
I promise it won't be Yellow. :rofl

I promise it won't be Yellow. :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Got started on a few things that will lead up to...

Got started on a few things that will lead up to a rolling chassis. This is my modified "Hack" method for removing the cush drive bushings. Basically it involves jamming a drill bit into the drive...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
No, I am going for a total stock look and motor.

No, I am going for a total stock look and motor.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
Today got powder coat and chrome ready to go out....

Today got powder coat and chrome ready to go out. Powder coat usually onlt takes a few days but with the holidays and all it should be back after the first. Hopefully chrome will be back within 6...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,183
Posted By przjohn
1975 Honda CB400F

Started the teardown of the CB400F that toomanybikesmike of the NEdirtbikes site found for me this past Summer. This restore may take a bit longer than usual as I am also redoing the garage at home....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 25,072
Posted By przjohn
Lots of Side by Sides out here, we don't have...

Lots of Side by Sides out here, we don't have anywhere to ride things like that in CT. They seem to me to be the best choice for 4 wheel life here IMO. I saw some climbing hills with 2 people in them...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 25,072
Posted By przjohn
I apologize for so few pics of the terrain and...

I apologize for so few pics of the terrain and the ride itself. A most of you know who ride this event you need to keep moving and not dilly dally on this ride.

Here is Tim and James on a hard...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 25,072
Posted By przjohn
The route sheet for just one day is huge! At...

The route sheet for just one day is huge! At least they don't need to be cut and taped. The detail is also very good though they use a little bit different acronyms than us.

...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 25,072
Posted By przjohn
Some pics of the guys riding up and down the hill...

Some pics of the guys riding up and down the hill I climbed. This hill was one the smallest out there.

Doug coming up the hill. Doug is a former AA New England Rider and has rode many GNCC...
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