Berlina

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Padmei, May 27, 2012.

  1. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Things have been going slowly in the Loud Valves workshop.

    I masked up got the wire wheel spinning & launched it onto the ugly mags. Flakes of oxidation flew past my glasses & the various layers of past paint jobs became a mist within the shed. At some time the wheels had been painted gold - I seem to remember something similar on Raleigh Pantha bmx bikes of the late 70s

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    I found the best thing to do after having the spinning wire brush attached to my power drill open up a laceration in my sweatshirt luckily jamming before it got to my throat, was to strap the drill with narrow steel brush onto the bench with a few pieces of TPS cable & work the wheel into the brush instead.

    Here are the wheels ready to be matt blacked

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    I gave the motor a going over as well

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    You can see from this pic that I have prob made things worse by creating lots of shallow gouges for the oxidation to take hold.

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    Look into my elephant eyes

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  2. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Today I was inspired by Woodmans cool Benelli build so I decided to pick up the swingarm I'd been tripping over & clean it up.

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    A good dosing of degreaser & kero got most of it away.

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    Brake pads looked pretty new under all the old oil. I know they are sposed to be rooted but Schmidts ones were fine after sitting in oil for a month or so.

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    This is ready now for the wire wheel & matt blacking
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    I found this nut was actually a bit loose. i'm a bit out of my depth with these old twin shockers

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    I also found that the driveshaft can't be removed from the inside of the housing easily - there is a UJ at one end & a large female spline at the other. What is the name for a female spline- coupler?
  3. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    The female bit, I think its called Bevan, from memory has a nut and its all on a taper.

    Unless you have a reason to take it apart I'd not bother.

    Loose nut on drive input is er interesting....

    Good work though.

    Are you going to paint the whole bike matt black?:D
  4. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Don't be silly, only the bits you can see...
  5. SERE Nate

    SERE Nate Been here awhile

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  6. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Nothing has happened really so don't get your hopes up. I did admire the black sprayed rims & thought I should get her rolling. Just wanted to post this poster.

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  7. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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  8. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    The bike in the poster must be one of those reverse blueprint Indians - the vertical twin with the primary on the right. Looks like he's converted it to monoblocks....but who'd cafe one of those ?
  9. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Is that your old one? I can't with clear conscience purchase another bike untll I get Berlina up & running.

    Good eye- I was wondering why there is some kind of polarbear climbing out of the guys helmet:huh
  10. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    no, mine was red. I buy and sell , it pays for the next one and its a bit of fun.
    At this price its worth it, over 2k less so.
  11. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    Almost bought that white R80 TIC on trade me last night after it was offered out for $3k. if I wasn't paying for a wedding and honeymoon it would have been in my garage with a sidecar bolted up to it.
  12. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Well given that Nutso's workshop is taking a hammering & Woodman is busy with his new baby i thought I'd better get my shit together.
    I lifted everything out into the sunlight, cleaned up the workshop, shifted crap from one shelf to another, admired what I'd already accomplished on Berlna , lifted the frame, forks, wheels back in & looked back into my workshop with a warm feeling of satisfaction.

    Having a look at it it seems there isn't much to do on it to get running just some money spent on a few items & a bit of manufacturing of others. Nice to get back in touch with it.
  13. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    R65's seem to be appreciating in value, if you use some of the tips I gave Nuts'o it will be stunning.
  14. Padmei

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  15. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Likin' the ram air carbs.:D
  16. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Wonder if anyone has ever tried re porting and recamming a boxer and putting the carbs where the exhaust ports are and visa versa . Like they used to do to Trumpys. Kinda.
  17. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    That my friend is a fantastic idea. What an excellent concept:clap. So all you'd need to do in the bottom end is have the cam lobes kinda reversed. Ok begs the question why are they not designed like that?

    What info do you have on the Trumpys, what was it called & did it work?
  18. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Triumphs run 2 cams??? and the head can be reversed. probly not as simple as it sounds but was a mod that was used.

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  19. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Appears to be routine for airhead ultralight conversions.

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    Hah! I can see Rufas's oil pressure sender unit in the middle picture
  20. Padmei

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