A garage find close to home


Irishman1
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:02 pm
Location: Camano island, Wa,USA
Location: Camano island,Wa,USA

Re: A garage find close to home

Post by Irishman1 »

Trying my hand at home zinc plating for the carburator brackets on the 80 while waiting for some gaskets to arrive. I cleaned the grime off then used steel wool to remove some corrosion on a couple pieces and left it on on the others. I’ll definitely do all the brackets as I disassemble the carbs. I used a mix of vinegar, 25% distilled water, epsom salt and sugar and low trickle setting on the 12 volt charger. All the parts turned out beautiful. Maybe not as durable as a professional company but I did it myself as I do with my painting and mechanical work.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
ICOA # 6786
Retired, now my job is restoring old hondas!
Bike in the garage right now:
1979 CBX1000 red
1980 CBX1000 red
1981 CBX1000 prolink
1975 gl1000 blue
1975 gl1000 red
1975 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1975 gl1000 red
1976 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 gl1000 black
1977 gl1000 blue
1977 gl1000 black
1978 cb750f super sport
1979 cb750f super sport

Rick Pope
ICOA Rally Director
ICOA Rally Director
Posts: 2017
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 3:16 pm
Location: Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Re: A garage find close to home

Post by Rick Pope »

:clap: Nicely done sir.
Rick Pope: ICOA Rally Director.
Either garage is too small or we have too many bikes. Or Momma's car needs to go outside.

steve murdoch icoa #5322
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
Posts: 3500
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:12 am
Location: St. Catharines, On. Canada
Location: St. Catharines, On. Canada

Re: A garage find close to home

Post by steve murdoch icoa #5322 »

Leave it plugged in and i will need your address.
Looks great.

Irishman1
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:02 pm
Location: Camano island, Wa,USA
Location: Camano island,Wa,USA

Re: A garage find close to home

Post by Irishman1 »

A couple pictures of the cleaned shocks with the new decals. I didn’t rebuild these shocks since there was no leaking and felt ok before tearing it down so we’ll see how they seem riding.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
ICOA # 6786
Retired, now my job is restoring old hondas!
Bike in the garage right now:
1979 CBX1000 red
1980 CBX1000 red
1981 CBX1000 prolink
1975 gl1000 blue
1975 gl1000 red
1975 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1975 gl1000 red
1976 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 gl1000 black
1977 gl1000 blue
1977 gl1000 black
1978 cb750f super sport
1979 cb750f super sport

Irishman1
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:02 pm
Location: Camano island, Wa,USA
Location: Camano island,Wa,USA

Re: A garage find close to home

Post by Irishman1 »

Rick Pope wrote::clap: Nicely done sir.
Thank you kindly
ICOA # 6786
Retired, now my job is restoring old hondas!
Bike in the garage right now:
1979 CBX1000 red
1980 CBX1000 red
1981 CBX1000 prolink
1975 gl1000 blue
1975 gl1000 red
1975 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1975 gl1000 red
1976 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 gl1000 black
1977 gl1000 blue
1977 gl1000 black
1978 cb750f super sport
1979 cb750f super sport

Irishman1
ICOA Member
ICOA Member
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:02 pm
Location: Camano island, Wa,USA
Location: Camano island,Wa,USA

Re: A garage find close to home

Post by Irishman1 »

With my wife Ruthe across the country in New Jersey providing crisis nursing relief at a hard hit hospital there I’ve got some work done on the 80 cbx. A got another bike lift to get her up off the ground-and keep from hurting my already bad back and I hurt my back lifting the bike onto the lift meant to keep from hurting my back! Lol. Installed the rebuilt rear brake master and rebuilt rear caliper , swing arm. Installed the refinished battery box and wiring harness, rear fender and tail light. Grab rail and turn signals on. Now I’m waiting for some fuel mix screws to make it to as I broke three of the stock ones off trying to remove them. I’ve tried heat and they still broke. I’ll cut grooves in them and keep trying heat with a slotted driver. Got the new rear tire installed this week. I’ll finish the carb rebuild and start on the forks and new tire up front.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
ICOA # 6786
Retired, now my job is restoring old hondas!
Bike in the garage right now:
1979 CBX1000 red
1980 CBX1000 red
1981 CBX1000 prolink
1975 gl1000 blue
1975 gl1000 red
1975 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1975 gl1000 red
1976 gl1000 sulfur yellow
1977 gl1000 black
1977 gl1000 blue
1977 gl1000 black
1978 cb750f super sport
1979 cb750f super sport

Post Reply

Return to “RESTORATIONS: Tips, How To's & What Not to Do. Parts, Decals, Painters, Paint Codes, Painting Tips.....More”