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Author Topic: Rachels 78 CB400...Murrys carbs, For the WIN.  (Read 16414 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel...THE MOVIE
« Reply #120 on: Dec 18, 2017, 09:53:44 »
solid old bike she is. looking forward to it!
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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel...THE MOVIE
« Reply #121 on: Dec 18, 2017, 13:29:06 »

Rachel spent the summer riding.



This morning it happened.



Not planning any mods, just a good clean up.


dayyyyum, that thing exploded..........
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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel...THE MOVIE
« Reply #122 on: Dec 18, 2017, 14:38:25 »
solid old bike she is. looking forward to it!

Thanks bro, I got a nice assortment of clean parts to go in it.  Along w some polishing and painting to do.

dayyyyum, that thing exploded..........

It does look that way don’t it.  Lol

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Rachels 78 CB400A...generic re-fresh
« Reply #123 on: Dec 24, 2017, 16:30:06 »






airbox/inner fender took some elbow grease.  But cleaned up really nice





« Last Edit: Dec 24, 2017, 16:32:50 by trek97 »

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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...generic re-fresh
« Reply #124 on: Jan 02, 2018, 16:01:05 »
That looks like acceptable fuel for the given task.
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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...generic re-fresh
« Reply #125 on: Jan 02, 2018, 20:02:12 »
That looks like acceptable fuel for the given task.

Considering this mornings -16 below zero commute to work.   >:(
 

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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...generic re-fresh
« Reply #126 on: Jan 08, 2018, 18:15:14 »
Paint stripper sucks!!!



The little woman approves.  8)





A few necessary upgrades. 
Shop vac filter added to prevent dust escaping the open air vent,



Sealed a couple leaks w Plastidip





Rigged up a sketchy, home spun reclaimer (and it actually works awesome) :)



Glove upgrade-As the included gloves split at seems within 20 minutes.  :P



Swapped in this a 20w sealed led, the included fluorescent tube light sucks.

WEAK!





NICE!!!





Not big enough for a CB400 frame, but still a nice interior size.









Meanwhile...all the chrome enjoying a soak in 5gal of evaporust



Stripping factory clear from aluminum for polish.  Thanks for the helpful info Alex.







Thanks for recommending the Sharkhide Kiley.




« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2018, 20:17:20 by trek97 »


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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...generic re-fresh
« Reply #128 on: Jan 08, 2018, 19:56:53 »
That's awesome.  How's the air compressor keeping up?  You seem to be getting plenty done.

The compressor is JUST ENOUGH!   8)
Makes plenty of powerful air and recovers fast.  But a 60gal tank would be better.

It really does the job, ensuring it gets plenty of cool down breaks.
Otherwise it will eat a reed valve. 
ASK ME HOW I KNOW.   ;)


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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...generic re-fresh
« Reply #129 on: Jan 09, 2018, 09:32:18 »
Coming along great.
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