All posts by andrew

New Fuel Tank and shocks on

Got the indicators and new tank on. New bigger front sprocket and chain so the gearing is a little taller. Still not running quite right (watch video with sound if you can please)

Iโ€™m wondering if I forgot to set the valve timing properly when I threw the engine back together about a year ago, but Iโ€™m pretty sure I did ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™ve got the dreaded wiring to do and have to fabricate a mount for the front mudguard.
I think itโ€™s starting to look quite good for a pile of bits build ๐Ÿ˜€

Success with blasting

I think Iโ€™ve got close enough to getting the finish I want. Fine crushed glass at 100PSI then glass bead at 60PSI to polish to a satin finish. Yes, I know itโ€™s not as good as vapour blasting but I can do it at home with the limited space I have ๐Ÿ˜€ some before, after crushed glass then after glass bead photos.

Blasting cabinet works

I got the blast cabinet working. Only had bicarbonate of soda to put in it. Tried it on a carb. Works ok, needs tapping at the bottom all the time to shake the media up (Bev with a hammer ๐Ÿ˜‚). Got all the lines plumbed in. The one I bought to the gas bottle was way too thin, donโ€™t think I even got 100PSI in the bottle. I definitely need a much bigger compressor and a vibratory motor to shake the media up.