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Author Topic: Engine inspiration thread!  (Read 106968 times)

Offline JRK5892

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #60 on: Oct 21, 2011, 13:39:32 »
looks great!!! hope i can do my VM's like that as well!
Joe
"your life is an occasion, Stand up to it"
www.thepowderpro.com

recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

Offline Rattlecan

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #61 on: Oct 28, 2011, 00:19:25 »
Hey Boys,
When planning out driling speed holes in covers what patterns do you use?
 
Any pics would be great.
 
Thanks.
D.
"If idiots had wings it would always be cloudy" -- My Dad

Kawi H1/H2 Cafe build -- http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=24830.0

Offline overdraft

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #62 on: Jan 10, 2012, 15:10:03 »
Best sprocket cover evah! generator cover not bad either!

ceebeetreefiddee... here's my li'l build thread... http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=21812.0

Offline m511y

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #63 on: Jan 10, 2012, 16:25:08 »
Best sprocket cover evah! generator cover not bad either!


Best sprocket cover evah! generator cover not bad either!



X2!

Offline WNTITAL

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #64 on: Jan 16, 2012, 21:33:46 »
I throw my engine into the ring. I have drawn alot of inspiration from this site and hope to continue. Took me a while but I hope you all enjoy. Keep them coming!




Offline cyclhed

  • Posts: 368
    • Irish Cycles
Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #65 on: Jan 17, 2012, 01:10:42 »
Wow WNTITAL that's a beautiful engine!

Here's my SL350. Paint is VHT Engine Metallic Burnt Orange on top and VHT Satin Black bottom.

I still need to finish polishing the fins and adjuster caps and new chrome on the points and tacho covers.
« Last Edit: Jan 17, 2012, 01:19:43 by cyclhed »
540cc CB360 Honda engine cafe' Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39496

CR200 Chopper Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28969

CL100/SL125 Cafe' Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=36548

SL-350 Super Moto-Sport Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=27751

Twowheelin' since '62!

Offline WNTITAL

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #66 on: Jan 17, 2012, 09:35:52 »
Cyclhed- I believe I looked at yours for inspiration. That's why I did my fins the same way. Nice job. It really stands out. Did you paint your engine apart or together?

Offline JRK5892

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #67 on: Jan 17, 2012, 11:27:45 »
that looks great! love the burnt orange!
Joe
"your life is an occasion, Stand up to it"
www.thepowderpro.com

recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

Offline cyclhed

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    • Irish Cycles
Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #68 on: Jan 17, 2012, 11:51:23 »
Cyclhed- I believe I looked at yours for inspiration. That's why I did my fins the same way. Nice job. It really stands out. Did you paint your engine apart or together?

Oh cool! I took it apart. It had sat for years and the rings were stuck. I honed the bores and installed new rings and lapped the valves. Your fins turned out great. Did you use a block on them or by hand? I filed mine to clean off the casting flash and they are still really sharp edged.
« Last Edit: Jan 17, 2012, 12:22:23 by cyclhed »
540cc CB360 Honda engine cafe' Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39496

CR200 Chopper Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28969

CL100/SL125 Cafe' Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=36548

SL-350 Super Moto-Sport Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=27751

Twowheelin' since '62!

Offline cyclhed

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    • Irish Cycles
Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #69 on: Jan 17, 2012, 11:52:59 »
that looks great! love the burnt orange!

Thanks man! I found some burnt orange metal flake Duplicolor for the tins that will hopefully match.
540cc CB360 Honda engine cafe' Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39496

CR200 Chopper Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28969

CL100/SL125 Cafe' Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=36548

SL-350 Super Moto-Sport Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=27751

Twowheelin' since '62!

Offline WNTITAL

  • Posts: 205
Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #70 on: Jan 17, 2012, 12:14:43 »
Oh cool! I took it apart. I had sat for years and the rings were stuck. I honed the bores and installed new rings and lapped the valves. Your fins turned out great. Did you use a block on them or by hand? I filed mine to clean off the casting flash and they are still really sharp edged.
I did it by hand. Before I sandblasted it, I took a red scotch brite on my air angle grinder and smoothed everyone of them. Then I blasted. Once primed and painted. I let the paint dry for a week and then took 600 grit with one of these soft sanding pads and sanded them wet. Then, same process with 1000. I stopped there since I liked the way they turned out. Once I was satisfied, I cleared each piece. Total time to sand both pieces was about 6 hours. I started around 10:00a.m. on a Saturday morning and finished around 4 or 5 the same day. I worked all day so I could clear them on Sunday. I heat my gargage so I could assure a good job. I also heated the parts prior to painting with a hair dryer. I worked well. I have about 2 to 3 coats of clear on each piece.

Offline cyclhed

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    • Irish Cycles
Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #71 on: Jan 17, 2012, 12:28:21 »
I did it by hand. Before I sandblasted it, I took a red scotch brite on my air angle grinder and smoothed everyone of them. Then I blasted. Once primed and painted. I let the paint dry for a week and then took 600 grit with one of these soft sanding pads and sanded them wet. Then, same process with 1000. I stopped there since I liked the way they turned out. Once I was satisfied, I cleared each piece. Total time to sand both pieces was about 6 hours. I started around 10:00a.m. on a Saturday morning and finished around 4 or 5 the same day. I worked all day so I could clear them on Sunday. I heat my gargage so I could assure a good job. I also heated the parts prior to painting with a hair dryer. I worked well. I have about 2 to 3 coats of clear on each piece.
Cool thanks. You have a lot of patience and it pays off with a great result. I was considering using a 2" scotchbrite disc on my die grinder to polish them now and I probably will. Can't wait to see the rest of your scoot.
540cc CB360 Honda engine cafe' Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39496

CR200 Chopper Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28969

CL100/SL125 Cafe' Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=36548

SL-350 Super Moto-Sport Project: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=27751

Twowheelin' since '62!

Offline WNTITAL

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #72 on: Jan 17, 2012, 12:40:34 »
Cool thanks. You have a lot of patience and it pays off with a great result. I was considering using a 2" scotchbrite disc on my die grinder to polish them now and I probably will. Can't wait to see the rest of your scoot.
Just my recommendation but don't use your die grinder to take the paint off and polish them. I started that way thinking it would save time. It has a tendancy to chip the paint. That's why I did it by hand. Just some words of advice from someone that did it.

Offline atx360

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #73 on: Jan 18, 2012, 22:30:32 »
Here's what im workin on... 8)
Nothing special by any means but I'm proud of it!!
Background: Jug, Head, and all the internals have been coated. Ported and polished by a local guru.
Just mocked up the vm30's and I love the way its looking.
I asked this question in my build thread:
 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33089.new#new
What are you guys doing as far as mounts for the carbs?

thanks for looking!!
"four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul"

Offline WNTITAL

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Re: Engine inspiration thread!
« Reply #74 on: Jan 19, 2012, 00:36:38 »
Simple and clean. Sometimes the best approach. What do you mean by mounts for the carbs?