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Re: A garage find close to home

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:09 pm
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.

Re: A garage find close to home

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:57 pm
by Rick Pope
:clap: Nicely done sir.

Re: A garage find close to home

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:18 pm
by steve murdoch icoa #5322
Leave it plugged in and i will need your address.
Looks great.

Re: A garage find close to home

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:55 pm
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.

Re: A garage find close to home

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:56 pm
by Irishman1
Rick Pope wrote::clap: Nicely done sir.
Thank you kindly

Re: A garage find close to home

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:20 am
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.