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Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,174
Posted By przjohn
Somebody with limited skills will probably scoff...

Somebody with limited skills will probably scoff them up and hack them into their idea of what a café racer or bobber is. Or, they may just part them out holding parts in a greasy glove for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
Thanks to all who viewed my thread and those that...

Thanks to all who viewed my thread and those that responded. Special thanks to too many bikes mike for finding me this gem and fellow CT Rambler Larry Kilgore for the fantastic paint. So, until next...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
It's crazy how this day sneaks up on you. Today...

It's crazy how this day sneaks up on you. Today was finish the bike day. The main issue was the mirrors. Due to the tower length of the front master the throttle side mirror looked high to me. This...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
Big day today. One of the few changes from stock...

Big day today. One of the few changes from stock that this bike got was the electronic ignition. Here is one of the Dynatek mini coils mounted. A small bracket had to be fabricated and no one will...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
I use the Caswell kit but there is some great...

I use the Caswell kit but there is some great stuff on the internet on making your own set up. Truedisc did the grinding and drilling. They do a great job and turn around time was very quick, less...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
Thank You, and I agree. To each his own but I...

Thank You, and I agree. To each his own but I prefer the stock look of the older bikes, and I really think that will prevail after all the fad bikes are gone, remember choppers?. The Sawzall in my...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
Electrical is 99% done. I am just waiting on new...

Electrical is 99% done. I am just waiting on new coils and have to stop at the hardware store tomorrow to pick up a plug for the headlight shell and install the headlight. The new wiring harness...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
I'm a big fan of the Lithium Batteries, in...

I'm a big fan of the Lithium Batteries, in particular the Antigravity brand, MADE IN THE USA. I bought a solid state rectifier/regulator combo thinking it would be a good upgrade for a Lithium...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
Also got some good progress on the electrical....

Also got some good progress on the electrical. Everything is mounted and wired mid section back. Tomorrow will see the front end getting wired up. More pics,


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Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
So, another big step today as the exhaust got...

So, another big step today as the exhaust got mounted. The NOS exhaust came without the #1 and #3 pipe clamps and I got the reproduction ones, lets just say they were a biatch to get on. Installing...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
Well, these Bastids are finally in and hooked up....

Well, these Bastids are finally in and hooked up. I am embarrassed at how long these carbs took me, I got schooled well on this carb set up.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
Yup, I think you guys are right. It should look...

Yup, I think you guys are right. It should look fine with a plastic or rubber plug.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
Posted By przjohn
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<LI class=delete-icon>Delete post (http://forum.netra.org/posting.php?mode=delete&f=37&p=2204) <LI class=report-icon>Report this post (http://forum.netra.org/report.php?f=37&p=2204) <LI...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,158
Posted By przjohn
You can but NGK non resistor plugs on Ebay all...

You can but NGK non resistor plugs on Ebay all the time.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 04:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 04:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 06:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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.

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Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 03:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 03:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 07:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 07:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 07:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 07:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 05:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 04:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 04:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 04:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 07:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 08:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 06:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 04:35 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 06:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,725
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, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
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, 06:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,652
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, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
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, 04:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,051
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
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.
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