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Author Topic: '72 Norton restoration  (Read 6537 times)

Offline andrew6v

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #10 on: Oct 20, 2016, 12:18:20 »
Looks like a great new project. Are you located right by the turn-off to Terrance Bay Goldy? Your place looks familiar...

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #11 on: Oct 20, 2016, 15:07:28 »
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Offline goldy

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #12 on: Oct 20, 2016, 18:49:09 »
Looks like a great new project. Are you located right by the turn-off to Terrance Bay Goldy? Your place looks familiar...

YUP.
1948 Norton ES2
1954 AJS 20B (project)
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1973 XL350 special

Offline goldy

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #13 on: Oct 28, 2016, 08:20:09 »
Got a little more to share this week... cylinder head cleaned up very nicely, valves guides and seats all in good condition. Installed new seals on the intake valve guides and put it all back together; ready to bolt back on when the time comes. Ordered the engine parts as well as a set of fork tubes and new isolastics. Mounted new tires...even cleaned up the old points and ignition advance assembly...in this case I will recommend electronic ignition mainly due to the location, but I'll let the owner make the final decision.  Transmission was a similar story, crusty corroded and dirty on the outside, clean as a whistle on the inside. Dismantled it, cleaned it, checked everything out, installed a new mainshaft seal and put it back together. Frame etc have gone out for powder coating.
1948 Norton ES2
1954 AJS 20B (project)
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1973 XL350 special

Offline andrew6v

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #14 on: Nov 02, 2016, 12:36:43 »
YUP.

Hah that's funny, I never made the connection. I think you've safety inspected all my motorcycles, although usually my dad drops them off.


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Offline goldy

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #15 on: Nov 02, 2016, 20:13:29 »
Yep, that's me indeed. Getting out of the MVI business this December, been doing it for 15 years now and it's getting to be a pain in the ass...when you work out of your own home, people know where to find you 24/7...time for somebody else to take over. Going into retirement/ hobby mode next spring, will keep on working on bikes for my friends...but strictly on my terms, looking forward to having my days to myself. On a completely different note...I really like your avatar!
1948 Norton ES2
1954 AJS 20B (project)
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1973 XL350 special

Offline andrew6v

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #16 on: Nov 03, 2016, 11:05:41 »
Yep, that's me indeed. Getting out of the MVI business this December, been doing it for 15 years now and it's getting to be a pain in the ass...when you work out of your own home, people know where to find you 24/7...time for somebody else to take over. Going into retirement/ hobby mode next spring, will keep on working on bikes for my friends...but strictly on my terms, looking forward to having my days to myself. On a completely different note...I really like your avatar!

That's fair, I was definitely that annoying guy hoping I could drop by around suppertime.... and thanks! Peggy's Cove is always a prime photo op spot. Maybe I should update with this one, parked in the same spot as yours, just a different view.

Offline goldy

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #17 on: Nov 04, 2016, 09:03:36 »
Getting back to the Commando...not much to report on this week. Got a crack in the left crankcase welded shut and spent some time grinding it smooth, then cleaned up the outside of the cases. The cylinders have gone for a re-bore. Got the old bearing races out and installed the new mains...end play turned out to be perfect without shims. Spent the rest of the week cleaning up the shop, sorting out parts and rebuilding a set of forks from a Square Four.
« Last Edit: Nov 04, 2016, 09:06:20 by goldy »
1948 Norton ES2
1954 AJS 20B (project)
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1973 XL350 special

Offline goldy

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #18 on: Nov 18, 2016, 07:43:24 »
I had hoped to get the engine back together this week, but when I went to check the end gaps in the freshly bored cylinders, discovered I had the wrong rings...they were far too big (Triumph 750). Anyhow, while waiting for the correct ones to arrive I tackled the crankcase assembly and got the timing side together. Also rebuilt the Ebay brake caliper and forks after fabricating a replacement for a broken damper cap.
1948 Norton ES2
1954 AJS 20B (project)
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1973 XL350 special

Offline 3DogNate

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #19 on: Nov 18, 2016, 10:32:20 »
Well fork me if those don't look great...