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Old 01-06-2013, 07:02 AM   #106
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great thread.

Kev, you know Joe Caruso in Loughborough? .
No, but I shall be visiting Rob Farmer of this parish in Loughborough next weekend, and he knows everybody so I shall be asking Rob a few questions Guzzi related, and a few with regards my BMW too
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:07 AM   #107
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The big nut on top [22mm?] is a cover. Underneath is the 6th headbolt...
SSSSHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh...
It's a secret!
Can you look at your bracket ( the head side)that the rocker arm assembly sets in? I just did the cylinders and heads on my 71 ambo and when I torqued the heads, there is a slight space where the oil passes up into the head rocker assembly at the top of the bracket. I can slide a thin feeler gauge under mine at the top. I have looked at mine and it looks almost like the area is not machined flat all the way to the top and I have looked at some on ebay and they look the same??!. Anyway sorry for the thread jack.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:13 PM   #108
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I wonder if I am a little OCD, I don't mind using pattern parts on my bikes, but if I see the correct NOS part, then I will try to go down that road. Is that OCD? I don't know, it is funny as I am not a restorer by any means, I just like "right" or very near to right at least

So what has this got to do with my Ambo I hear you all muttering to your computers, well I recently bought a set of pattern grips for the bike, but no sooner had I fitted them (see previous post) than a set of genuine La sportiva Granturismo NOS made in Italy Brevettatta grips came up for sale, and they cost me less than the pattern parts I bought before

I love hunting out NOS parts, I loved doing it for my Z1b, and I love doing it now for my Ambassador, a little OCD hell yes, but then maybe we all are

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:47 PM   #109
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I wonder if I am a little OCD, I don't mind using pattern parts on my bikes, but if I see the correct NOS part, then I will try to go down that road. Is that OCD? I don't know, it is funny as I am not a restorer by any means, I just like "right" or very near to right at least

So what has this got to do with my Ambo I hear you all muttering to your computers, well I recently bought a set of pattern grips for the bike, but no sooner had I fitted them (see previous post) than a set of genuine La sportiva Granturismo NOS made in Italy Brevettatta grips came up for sale, and they cost me less than the pattern parts I bought before

I love hunting out NOS parts, I loved doing it for my Z1b, and I love doing it now for my Ambassador, a little OCD hell yes, but then maybe we all are
If they are comfortable, go for it. Sometimes NOS = rock-hard.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #110
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An old git with OCD, do you have any friends Kev?

Enjoying your trials and tribulations, keep the updates coming, nice bike.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #111
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Can you look at your bracket ( the head side)that the rocker arm assembly sets in? I just did the cylinders and heads on my 71 ambo and when I torqued the heads, there is a slight space where the oil passes up into the head rocker assembly at the top of the bracket. I can slide a thin feeler gauge under mine at the top. I have looked at mine and it looks almost like the area is not machined flat all the way to the top and I have looked at some on ebay and they look the same??!. Anyway sorry for the thread jack.
Geez Roach,
As far as I can tell the rocker blocks need to be tight against the head surface. I was unaware of any gaposis.
Something is not seating right...better pop it off and figger out what's holding it up.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:58 PM   #112
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Geez Roach,
As far as I can tell the rocker blocks need to be tight against the head surface. I was unaware of any gaposis.
Something is not seating right...better pop it off and figger out what's holding it up.
Yeah, otherwise you'd have a loss of oil to that rocker pin. It's just steel-to-steel.
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Yeah, otherwise you'd have a loss of oil to that rocker pin. It's just steel-to-steel.
Thanks fellas. Sorry for the thread jack.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #114
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Nice bike Kev! I am with you in taking the first steps into Guzzi land as well...
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:14 AM   #115
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So what has this got to do with my Ambo I hear you all muttering to your computers, well I recently bought a set of pattern grips for the bike, but no sooner had I fitted them (see previous post) than a set of genuine La sportiva Granturismo NOS made in Italy Brevettatta grips came up for sale, and they cost me less than the pattern parts I bought before



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Old 01-15-2013, 11:38 AM   #116
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No, but I shall be visiting Rob Farmer of this parish in Loughborough next weekend, and he knows everybody so I shall be asking Rob a few questions Guzzi related, and a few with regards my BMW too
Kev,

I'll take you round to see him if he's in when you come round. He's just round the corner from me.

Joe knows his way round Ambos he got roped into sorting the clutch out on this a few years ago (just don't look at the lower frame tubes)


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Old 01-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #117
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Holy Shit! Somebody should have told him that isn't neccessary!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #118
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What the !!!???
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #119
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You are in trouble now

Lovely Guzzi and welcome
I am sure it will find it's place under your skin. Bought mine 23 years ago as a scrap bike bought in from the states. 6 month rebuild and she's been with me ever since. You see there are onlt two sorts of bike. guzzis and non Guzzi's:
PS I will show you mine if I can work out how to add a picture
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:56 PM   #120
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Holy Shit! Somebody should have told him that isn't neccessary!
That wasn't Joes work that was the handy work of the bikes previous owner. It was the most dangerous bike I've ever ridden. Chipped 1100 fuel injected engine with the standard eldo rear bevel drive. The front brake was a single leading shoe Accelerated like shit off a stick.
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