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Offline joeyputt

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Engine inspiration thread!
« on: Aug 22, 2011, 01:11:44 »
Now that we have a new engine section I thought that it would be nice to have an engine inspiration thread where we could all post photos of our engines so that other members could look at various cosmetic finishes all on one thread!
 
Here are some of the most recent engines I have built.
 
I am finishing this CB450 engine for Brother Habanero52 who is a member here, this is the link to the complete build    http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=27633.0

The cases, cylinders, cylinder head, etc. are finished with VHT SP903 Satin Black paint.
Polished cam bearing housings, stator, and oil filter cover.
The inner stator, clutch, sprocket, and cam covers are a natural aluminum blasted finish and sealed with Shark Hide.
 

 

 
My personal CB450 engine.

The inner stator, sprocket, clutch, starter, and cam covers are finished with VHT SP404 Gold Flake Paint.
Polished cam bearing housings, stator, and oil filter cover.
Factory Honda silver cases, cylinder, and cylinder head.
 

 

 
This is a CB900 I did for one of my local Brothers.

The cases, cylinders, and cylinder head are finished with Duplicolor Gloss Black paint and the stator, ignition, starter, and valve cover are finished with SP404 Gold Flake paint.
 

 
My personal CB550 before I started reverse porting it.

The cases, cylinder head, and breather cover are finished with VHT403 Titanium Silver Blue paint.
Flat black paint on the cylinders.
The intake manifolds, valve cover and engravings are finished with VHT SP402 Burnt Copper.
I am still working on the aluminum but the stator, clutch, cylinder fins, valve cover end caps, etc. will all be polished aluminum.
The engravings were done by me and are finished with SP402 Burnt Copper.
 

 

 


This is the Bridgestone 200cc rotary disc valve twin two stroke engine that we built for the Bridgestone motorcycle we are restoring for Brother casi. Here is a link to the build if you would like to see all of the photos http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32957.0









XS1100 1196cc big bore engine.









CB750 Engine.















RD350 engine









CL450 498cc big bore chopper engine



Yamaha XS1 XS650 engine rebuild



Yamaha XS2 XS650 engine rebuild



Kawasaki KZ440 engine rebuild









Honda CB350F engine rebuild



 
« Last Edit: Mar 21, 2015, 01:10:51 by joeyputt »
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Offline Sonreir™

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #1 on: Aug 22, 2011, 14:07:28 »
Here's a few of my Honda 360 engine (bored out to 378):







Paint for the jugs is high temp Duplicolor Engine Enamel (#DE1613) and the paint on the exhaust flanges is the same stuff, but in a different color (#DE1653).  The other paint (cases, emblems, rocker covers, etc) are all various colors of Rustoleum enamels, some with a spray can others in a can/brush for detail work.  The polished fins are actually a silver paint-based calligraphy pen.
« Last Edit: Aug 23, 2011, 11:10:43 by Sonreir »
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Offline Rattlecan

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #2 on: Aug 22, 2011, 14:23:04 »
Hey brother Joey,
 
What paint are you using to get te mat balck finish on your cylinders???  Does it stand up well???
 
Also have you tried doing the harley style wrinkle finish on anything, and if so what product did you use??
 
One more question, how are you prepping the aluminum before paint, and you sanding it or etching the surface somehow. 
 
I'm just about at the painting point with my motor and i really want the finish to last.
 
Thanks
Dennis
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Offline beachcomber

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #3 on: Aug 22, 2011, 14:23:29 »
Hey Joey, what an excellent idea.
 
Let's some of us who are a little undecided what stuff looks like "in the flesh" - nice detailing BTW.
 
I'm contemplating a fine wrinkle Red for my TR1 power unit with gold accents - cam covers, etc.
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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #4 on: Aug 22, 2011, 15:14:52 »
Brother Sonreir your engine looks beautiful! I love the variety of colors that you used!

Brother Rattlecan I have tested a lot of different engine paints and to be totally honest I really prefer the VHT. The satin black I used on the CB450 engne is VHT SP903, A lot of people do not know about it but the SP903 is a specially formulated high temperature gas and oil resistant case paint for motorcycle and atv engine cases. The advertising for the SP903 says it is for use without primer however the can itself says to use primer. VHT engine primer is SP148. To prepare the surface for paint I degrease and wash the parts, sand them, and then wash them again a couple of times. You could also use a scotch brite pad or similar pad instead of sanding. I have not used any wrinkle finish in a while so maybe another member here could share their experiences with current products for that finish.

Brother beachcomber thank you for the compliment and I am happy that you like the idea of this thread! There are so many beautiful engines here on dotheton I really thought it would be nice if we had a thread to display them all in and also hope that it will be a source of inspiration for others. Your wrinkle red and gold is going to be beautiful!
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Offline scm

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #5 on: Aug 22, 2011, 16:07:07 »
My XT500 engine, crankcase with stock paint, cylinder and cylinderhead glass ball blasted,
also clutch cover which is already fading to grey (magnesium). Cam- and valve-cover chrome
plated.
« Last Edit: Aug 23, 2011, 13:02:39 by scm »
someone built it anyway ...

Offline wfo guy

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #6 on: Aug 22, 2011, 18:55:16 »
This is going to be a great thread! I second the use of the vht. That's what I used on my xs650.

Offline RoadRash

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #7 on: Aug 22, 2011, 19:12:30 »
Wow!  Very nice work guys.  I agree.  VHT paint is the balls!  Same company as Duplicolor.

Offline Rocan

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #8 on: Aug 22, 2011, 21:25:48 »
My CB350 motor... In its final mock up; not finished. I'll change pic once its finished with carbs mounted.



PJ- Cafe's don't really work right until you get rolling 70mph +

Honda CB350 Project- www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=8643.0

Honda C100 Restoration- www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38653.0

Offline beachcomber

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #9 on: Aug 23, 2011, 07:01:09 »
Just a request - can we take this a stage further and when you post pix. Tell us what paint / plating / stove enamelling process you used to achieve the finish?
 
'Frinstance I tripped over this wrinkle finish - much more consistent and  simple to apply - no ovens / heat required as with Sperex / VHT and other rattle cans.
 
It's NOT actually an automotive finish, and as I said we simply tripped over it by coincidence.
 
Not so good pic - but here it is applied to Black plastic air intake for BMW K100. The idea was to disguise the horrible plastic and make it look like painted cast alloy! This one came out gloss - but all the other sample batches they sent were satin finish. However, the good news is it can be painted with any cellulose top coat.
 
I got them to make a batch of FO Red, which is what I intend to use on the TR1 Cafe Racer engine.
 
Not so much use for my US cousins, but an example of what's out there that we don't neccessarily know about !

 
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Offline Habanero52

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #10 on: Aug 23, 2011, 08:48:18 »
This is a great thread. i am so glad that i got started. I believe that it will be a fast growing thread and I am very appreciative of Joey's postings!!!! :)
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Offline joeyputt

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #11 on: Aug 23, 2011, 10:34:30 »
I agree, that is a great idea Brother beachcomber so I also edited my original post and added the colors and their part numbers.

Thank you Brother Habanero52 I thought it would be very nice to have all of the beautiful engines here on dotheton showcased in one place togethor for everyone to enjoy! Most of you already know but for the record Brother Habanero52 is the owner of the first CB450 engine in my original post, I also added the link to the full engine build on my original post.
« Last Edit: Aug 23, 2011, 11:04:06 by joeyputt »
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Offline Useful Idiot

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #12 on: Aug 23, 2011, 11:58:52 »
Agreed. It'd be rad if we could get a small write up on the application of paint, etc.

I painted my motor last year with hi temp paint I got from Pep Boys (don't remember the brand) and I didn't use any primer or clear. I'm not even sure if they make hi temp clear. I used the heat of the motor to 'cook' the paint. Long story short, it didn't hold up well at all...
That's not an oil leak. The motor's just sweating from all the horsepower.

Offline crazy_dave

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #13 on: Aug 25, 2011, 09:33:51 »
How do you strip the chrome off to paint?

Offline m511y

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #14 on: Aug 25, 2011, 10:21:57 »
Agreed. It'd be rad if we could get a small write up on the application of paint, etc.

I painted my motor last year with hi temp paint I got from Pep Boys (don't remember the brand) and I didn't use any primer or clear. I'm not even sure if they make hi temp clear. I used the heat of the motor to 'cook' the paint. Long story short, it didn't hold up well at all...

I'm having the same issue right now with my head. It was to much work to have it only last one season. :(