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Offline Maritime

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #40 on: Feb 13, 2017, 11:25:35 »
Stay Safe Goldy you guys are going to get hammered with snow.  we're getting off lucky with only 15-20cm you guys are in the 50+ range!
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Offline goldy

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #41 on: Feb 13, 2017, 13:45:23 »
Thanks Maritime...frigging horrible outside right now (1:40pm)...still have power, but not sure if it will stay on or not. Snow isn't really the problem...its the bloody wind...must be bordering on Hurricane force. It's howling off the lake like a banshee and the house is creaking and groaning like an old schooner, much more of this and I may end up living in Prospect Bay...or the merry old land of Oz! Another 12 hours of this shit. No fun! 
« Last Edit: Feb 13, 2017, 13:47:04 by goldy »
1948 Norton ES2
1954 AJS 20B (project)
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1973 XL350 special

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #42 on: Feb 13, 2017, 15:20:17 »
Stay Safe Goldy you guys are going to get hammered with snow.  we're getting off lucky with only 15-20cm you guys are in the 50+ range!

It's a good day for you to rub some liniment on your foot, crack open a few Moose and read bike magazines and Do The Ton.

Brian
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Offline Maritime

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #43 on: Feb 14, 2017, 10:00:09 »
It's a good day for you to rub some liniment on your foot, crack open a few Moose and read bike magazines and Do The Ton.

Brian

More likely to be a kieth's or two in Goldy's neck of the woods. Hope power stayed on for you or that you have heat without it. We made out fine here but you guys got zonked.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
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Offline goldy

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #44 on: Feb 14, 2017, 11:53:25 »
There I was this morning, engine roaring strongly, the powerful vibration coming up through the handlebars...Just got in from 2 1/2 hours of snowblowing, it's the only thing with two wheels I'll be driving today! A LOT of drifting..some places almost bare, others five feet deep. Still very windy, but not nearly as bad as it was 24 hours ago. We were very, very lucky, power stayed on, but I was ready with the generator and a kerosene heater should that fail. More of this white crud on the way tomorrow evening...Yes, Keith's IPA for lunch! Hummm...I think I'm hijacking my own thread. :) I doubt that I'll get much done on the Commando this week, but with a little luck maybe next week will be a little nicer.
1948 Norton ES2
1954 AJS 20B (project)
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1973 XL350 special

Offline Maritime

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #45 on: Feb 14, 2017, 13:10:02 »
Ha I know about the snow blowing, did an hour yesterday and have about an hour today to get the rest cleaned up.  Enjoy the Keith's one of may favourite beers!
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline goldy

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #46 on: Feb 25, 2017, 16:15:17 »
Well, I didn't have to drink too much beer to deal with the snow...and the nasty weather has relented (for now). Meanwhile I got my butt back in the shop and got a few more things done on this project. Fabricated an oil pressure gauge...this is something I wanted to fit after that crank shaft end repair just to feel confident in the repair. The unit shows pressure after kicking the bike about six times and oil is returning to the tank at a good rate...Soon going to be time to boot this thing to life, but I'll wait until I get the mufflers first. I've picked out a nice shade of Brit Racing Green metallic, but I'll wait until the weather warms up a bit before spraying it. Made some repairs to the seat pan and am now ready for a seat cover...as you can see, it was in pretty serious need of attention. 
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 #47 on: Mar 02, 2017, 18:50:16 »
Got the seat pan repaired, made a new mounting bracket. After that patched up the seat foam, coated the whole lot in 1/4" foam and got the cover on. Just have to fit the strap and it'll be all done. Mufflers came in too. Did some body work on the side covers and getting started on the fuel tank.

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

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #48 on: Mar 02, 2017, 19:29:58 »
That's looking good!

Should be a fun bike.
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Offline goldy

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #49 on: Mar 03, 2017, 06:34:02 »
Thanks Paul...is that your John Player Special on Ebay? Should get some serious money for that beauty.
1948 Norton ES2
1954 AJS 20B (project)
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1973 XL350 special