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Author Topic: 72 CB350 For the Daughter  (Read 19348 times)

Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #40 on: Dec 17, 2016, 15:37:03 »
All the parts I needed finally came in so I was able to finish assembling the engine today.  As expected getting the rocker boxes on gave me fits, but I managed to get them on.  It took a few tries though.  The first two times I couldn't rotate the engine through two complete revolutions.  It kept locking up for some reason.  The third time was the charm though.  To make sure I must have rotated the engine half a dozen times to make sure it wasn't a fluke.  All that is left is to set the cam chain tensioner and adjust the valves.







2014 Triumph Tiger
2007 Triumph Daytona 675 - Track Bike
1974 Honda CB750 Cafe
1972 (x2) Honda CB350

Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #41 on: Dec 18, 2016, 16:57:27 »
Set the CCT and adjusted the valves today.  The engine is now complete except for installing the electronic ignition, but that has to be done after the engine is installed in the frame.  The engine is now in a lawn bag and put away in the corner.

So I am not much for sitting around.  Ordered the gauge overlays then proceeded to tear open the gauges.  The tach gauge was in fantastic condition.  The speedo...not so much.  This is going to take a lot of work to get usable.













« Last Edit: Dec 18, 2016, 17:16:31 by Harsh »
2014 Triumph Tiger
2007 Triumph Daytona 675 - Track Bike
1974 Honda CB750 Cafe
1972 (x2) Honda CB350

Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #42 on: Dec 20, 2016, 09:24:12 »
I got the speedo gauge all cleaned up last night.  After I removed the corrosion with the brass wheel I applied a light coating of phosphoric acid to the metal surfaces and let it do its thing for a little bit to help seal the metal.  Lubed all the gears with some white lithium grease.  Not sure if the damper needs the RC car silicone grease yet or not.  Tonight I will hook up the drill (in reverse) and see how she functions as well as get some pics.  Still gotta see what I can do about brightening up the tenth mile wheels since they are a bit yellow.
2014 Triumph Tiger
2007 Triumph Daytona 675 - Track Bike
1974 Honda CB750 Cafe
1972 (x2) Honda CB350

Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #43 on: Dec 20, 2016, 18:08:04 »
Tested the gauges tonight and they work flawlessly.  The damping rate is excellent so no need to go any further with the dissection to put some silicone grease in the pots.  I ran them for about a mile varying the input speed.  That takes a surprisingly long time with a cordless drill.









2014 Triumph Tiger
2007 Triumph Daytona 675 - Track Bike
1974 Honda CB750 Cafe
1972 (x2) Honda CB350

Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #44 on: Dec 22, 2016, 18:06:21 »
The gauge overlays were delivered today and I was excited to get home and put them on.  They aren't the correct ones.  They are for a CB350F not a CB350K.
2014 Triumph Tiger
2007 Triumph Daytona 675 - Track Bike
1974 Honda CB750 Cafe
1972 (x2) Honda CB350

Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #45 on: Dec 23, 2016, 16:12:13 »
New overlays have been ordered.

Since I had time to spare I decided to try and polish up the jewels a bit.  They amber jewel looked really bad...like someone had take sandpaper to it.  I tried toothpaste, but it didn't do much of anything.  So I tried some Meguire's PlastX.  That stuff worked very well.  It removed all of the faded crusty look and shined them up pretty well.
2014 Triumph Tiger
2007 Triumph Daytona 675 - Track Bike
1974 Honda CB750 Cafe
1972 (x2) Honda CB350

Offline Green199

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #46 on: Dec 28, 2016, 15:51:52 »
This is looking very tidy.

Where did you order the gauge overlays from?
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Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #47 on: Dec 28, 2016, 15:59:10 »
I ordered the overlays (that fit correctly) from lmc0606 on ebay.  They were extremely responsive to questions and knowledgeable about which product I needed.  They even asked if I could send some pics of my gauges so that they could confirm what I was asking for is what I needed.
2014 Triumph Tiger
2007 Triumph Daytona 675 - Track Bike
1974 Honda CB750 Cafe
1972 (x2) Honda CB350

Offline Green199

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #48 on: Dec 28, 2016, 16:02:07 »
ahh Ideal. I'm looking to get some new ones in future so I'll keep them in mind. Keep up the awesome work!
1973 CB250 'Doing it right this time round' - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=36795.0

Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #49 on: Dec 31, 2016, 17:35:57 »
Managed to get the overlays on and cups & needles painted.  The wind and cold weather were giving me fits.  I ended up using my toaster oven to help dry the paint.  For the white I used Rust-Oleom's gloss protective enamel.  I used the engine paint for the black.  The tips of the needles I used Model Master enamel in red-orange.  The place where I am getting the LED's for the back lighting don't have any in stock.  They were supposed to come in yesterday, but that has been pushed back to the end of next week.  If I had those I would be able to assemble the gauges.



2014 Triumph Tiger
2007 Triumph Daytona 675 - Track Bike
1974 Honda CB750 Cafe
1972 (x2) Honda CB350