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Author Topic: '72 Norton restoration  (Read 7128 times)

Offline grandpaul

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #50 on: Mar 03, 2017, 10:19:23 »
Yes, that's my JPN. At the base bid, I'm just over minimum wage for 200+ hours I have into it...

Such is life.
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Offline Maritime

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #51 on: Mar 03, 2017, 10:29:26 »
Nice work Goldy, I am heading to your neck of the woods tonight to visit my sister for a few days. Hope the Cobiquid pass isn't messy they were calling for snow tonight and we'll be going through there in the dark and it is the worst stretch of highway in the province when it snows.

Cheers.
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Offline goldy

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #52 on: Mar 03, 2017, 16:33:27 »
Thanks M. I think it's supposed to be clear tonight, so you should have a  decent trip, enjoy the weekend.  :)
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 #53 on: Mar 10, 2017, 18:57:49 »
Things are slowing down a little as I approach the finish of this project. Just a few more things to do...change a bad front brake light switch, tighten the exhaust, fit a rear brake safety spring and some fuel cocks. The machine is sitting in black primer...I will wait until the weather gets a little warmer before painting it...and I have decided to wait until it is warm enough to test ride it before I put the rest of the oil in the tank and start it up...no point in having it sit idle for a month.
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 #54 on: Mar 16, 2017, 19:57:48 »
Ok...those little odd jobs are all finished. Just marking time now until the weather gets a little better.
1948 Norton ES2
1954 AJS 20B (project)
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1973 XL350 special

Offline hooligan998

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #55 on: Mar 17, 2017, 01:25:47 »
Nice build.  In to see the finish.

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #56 on: Apr 11, 2017, 00:05:34 »
About time to start it isn't it?

Offline goldy

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Re: '72 Norton restoration
« Reply #57 on: Apr 11, 2017, 07:23:16 »
Yes, finally getting warmer. A death in the family has left me holding the bag. What with cleaning out an apartment and dealing with all the other legal shit I don't have a great deal of free time lately, but "This too shall pass". The owner has finally got the ball rolling with getting it registered. If not today, then soon, very soon... :)
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 #58 on: Apr 11, 2017, 17:21:51 »
OK Nate...I think you lit a fire under my arse. This morning after posting the last response, I put some oil in the tank, hooked up the IV unit, added some fuel, connected the battery and gave her the boot.
Started on about the fifth kick...not bad for a temperature of 8 degrees and the ignition timing just at the initial setting. Engine sounds 'right'...good strong exhaust note and a nice smooth idle...even better after I adjusted the carbs and got the timing light on it and dialed it in. Ran the gearbox through its paces and tested the charging system....all good! The sun was even out today, so I decided it was about time to get some colour on the side covers and tank...sporting a nice metallic shade of deep green. Click the link to see the crappy video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mLOdBChrLc&feature=youtu.be
« Last Edit: Apr 11, 2017, 18:00:54 by goldy »
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 #59 on: Apr 11, 2017, 21:26:46 »
Nice Goldy that must feel good!
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"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson