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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Engines => Topic started by: joeyputt on Aug 22, 2011, 01:11:44

Title: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Aug 22, 2011, 01:11:44
Now that we have a new engine section I thought that it would be nice to have an engine inspiration thread where we could all post photos of our engines so that other members could look at various cosmetic finishes all on one thread!
 
Here are some of the most recent engines I have built.
 
I am finishing this CB450 engine for Brother Habanero52 who is a member here, this is the link to the complete build    http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=27633.0 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=27633.0)

The cases, cylinders, cylinder head, etc. are finished with VHT SP903 Satin Black paint.
Polished cam bearing housings, stator, and oil filter cover.
The inner stator, clutch, sprocket, and cam covers are a natural aluminum blasted finish and sealed with Shark Hide.
 
(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5/000_0003_06-1.jpg)
 
(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5/000_0023_00-1.jpg)
 
My personal CB450 engine.

The inner stator, sprocket, clutch, starter, and cam covers are finished with VHT SP404 Gold Flake Paint.
Polished cam bearing housings, stator, and oil filter cover.
Factory Honda silver cases, cylinder, and cylinder head.
 
(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/cb450/000_0048_00.jpg)
 
(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/cb450/000_0034_01-1.jpg)
 
This is a CB900 I did for one of my local Brothers.

The cases, cylinders, and cylinder head are finished with Duplicolor Gloss Black paint and the stator, ignition, starter, and valve cover are finished with SP404 Gold Flake paint.
 
(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/000_0043.jpg)
 
My personal CB550 before I started reverse porting it.

The cases, cylinder head, and breather cover are finished with VHT403 Titanium Silver Blue paint.
Flat black paint on the cylinders.
The intake manifolds, valve cover and engravings are finished with VHT SP402 Burnt Copper.
I am still working on the aluminum but the stator, clutch, cylinder fins, valve cover end caps, etc. will all be polished aluminum.
The engravings were done by me and are finished with SP402 Burnt Copper.
 
(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/000_0012.jpg)
 
(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/100_4800.jpg)
 
(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/100_4813.jpg)

This is the Bridgestone 200cc rotary disc valve twin two stroke engine that we built for the Bridgestone motorcycle we are restoring for Brother casi. Here is a link to the build if you would like to see all of the photos http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32957.0

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_0016_zpsf6b2bdd8.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_0015_zpsc2f8e64b.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_0014_zps7f41fb83.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_0011_zps2edfb2fd.jpg)

XS1100 1196cc big bore engine.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0002-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0001-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0004_00.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0014-1.jpg)

CB750 Engine.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/009_zps00840480.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/009_zps00840480.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/008_zps398d6ee2.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/008_zps398d6ee2.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/007_zps0cea433a.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/007_zps0cea433a.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/010_zps97fc2f16.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/010_zps97fc2f16.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/003_zpsc9b6e9cf.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/003_zpsc9b6e9cf.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/002_zps267b4833.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/002_zps267b4833.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/006_zps2373477f.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/006_zps2373477f.jpg.html)

RD350 engine

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine_zps3101574b.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine_zps3101574b.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine2_zps4e00a4e0.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine2_zps4e00a4e0.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine3_zps1fdeb3ed.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine3_zps1fdeb3ed.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine4_zpsf80589d4.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine4_zpsf80589d4.jpg.html)

CL450 498cc big bore chopper engine

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CL450/CL450Engine011_zpsa434b69f.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CL450/CL450Engine011_zpsa434b69f.jpg.html)

Yamaha XS1 XS650 engine rebuild

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/10392288_653151571455941_1531088911915996007_n_zps1d8c0a7b.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/10392288_653151571455941_1531088911915996007_n_zps1d8c0a7b.jpg.html)

Yamaha XS2 XS650 engine rebuild

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/10881196_693710200749232_666400802_n_zpsd26b62a5.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/10881196_693710200749232_666400802_n_zpsd26b62a5.jpg.html)

Kawasaki KZ440 engine rebuild

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%204_zpsbquduimr.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%204_zpsbquduimr.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%203_zpsku74jz6o.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%203_zpsku74jz6o.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%202_zpsapqlwbta.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%202_zpsapqlwbta.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%201_zps5sgdmlvr.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%201_zps5sgdmlvr.jpg.html)

Honda CB350F engine rebuild

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB350F/CB350F_zpsptixza8u.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB350F/CB350F_zpsptixza8u.jpg.html)

 
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Sonreir on Aug 22, 2011, 14:07:28
Here's a few of my Honda 360 engine (bored out to 378):

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/226434_10150244540355159_734955158_8686628_6908974_n.jpg)

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/230266_10150244540415159_734955158_8686629_4800529_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225845_10150244549785159_734955158_8686683_7142397_n.jpg)

Paint for the jugs is high temp Duplicolor Engine Enamel (#DE1613) and the paint on the exhaust flanges is the same stuff, but in a different color (#DE1653).  The other paint (cases, emblems, rocker covers, etc) are all various colors of Rustoleum enamels, some with a spray can others in a can/brush for detail work.  The polished fins are actually a silver paint-based calligraphy pen.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Rattlecan on Aug 22, 2011, 14:23:04
Hey brother Joey,
 
What paint are you using to get te mat balck finish on your cylinders???  Does it stand up well???
 
Also have you tried doing the harley style wrinkle finish on anything, and if so what product did you use??
 
One more question, how are you prepping the aluminum before paint, and you sanding it or etching the surface somehow. 
 
I'm just about at the painting point with my motor and i really want the finish to last.
 
Thanks
Dennis
" Bought in Bushels" Kawi H1/H1 Cafe
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Aug 22, 2011, 14:23:29
Hey Joey, what an excellent idea.
 
Let's some of us who are a little undecided what stuff looks like "in the flesh" - nice detailing BTW.
 
I'm contemplating a fine wrinkle Red for my TR1 power unit with gold accents - cam covers, etc.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Aug 22, 2011, 15:14:52
Brother Sonreir your engine looks beautiful! I love the variety of colors that you used!

Brother Rattlecan I have tested a lot of different engine paints and to be totally honest I really prefer the VHT. The satin black I used on the CB450 engne is VHT SP903, A lot of people do not know about it but the SP903 is a specially formulated high temperature gas and oil resistant case paint for motorcycle and atv engine cases. The advertising for the SP903 says it is for use without primer however the can itself says to use primer. VHT engine primer is SP148. To prepare the surface for paint I degrease and wash the parts, sand them, and then wash them again a couple of times. You could also use a scotch brite pad or similar pad instead of sanding. I have not used any wrinkle finish in a while so maybe another member here could share their experiences with current products for that finish.

Brother beachcomber thank you for the compliment and I am happy that you like the idea of this thread! There are so many beautiful engines here on dotheton I really thought it would be nice if we had a thread to display them all in and also hope that it will be a source of inspiration for others. Your wrinkle red and gold is going to be beautiful!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: scm on Aug 22, 2011, 16:07:07
My XT500 engine, crankcase with stock paint, cylinder and cylinderhead glass ball blasted,
also clutch cover which is already fading to grey (magnesium). Cam- and valve-cover chrome
plated.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: wfo guy on Aug 22, 2011, 18:55:16
This is going to be a great thread! I second the use of the vht. That's what I used on my xs650.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: RoadRash on Aug 22, 2011, 19:12:30
Wow!  Very nice work guys.  I agree.  VHT paint is the balls!  Same company as Duplicolor.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Rocan on Aug 22, 2011, 21:25:48
My CB350 motor... In its final mock up; not finished. I'll change pic once its finished with carbs mounted.

(http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww317/Transane/CB350%20Day%2030/_DSC0008.jpg)

Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Aug 23, 2011, 07:01:09
Just a request - can we take this a stage further and when you post pix. Tell us what paint / plating / stove enamelling process you used to achieve the finish?
 
'Frinstance I tripped over this wrinkle finish - much more consistent and  simple to apply - no ovens / heat required as with Sperex / VHT and other rattle cans.
 
It's NOT actually an automotive finish, and as I said we simply tripped over it by coincidence.
 
Not so good pic - but here it is applied to Black plastic air intake for BMW K100. The idea was to disguise the horrible plastic and make it look like painted cast alloy! This one came out gloss - but all the other sample batches they sent were satin finish. However, the good news is it can be painted with any cellulose top coat.
 
I got them to make a batch of FO Red, which is what I intend to use on the TR1 Cafe Racer engine.
 
Not so much use for my US cousins, but an example of what's out there that we don't neccessarily know about !
(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc472/manfredvonheyda/SONAVON025.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Habanero52 on Aug 23, 2011, 08:48:18
This is a great thread. i am so glad that i got started. I believe that it will be a fast growing thread and I am very appreciative of Joey's postings!!!! :)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Aug 23, 2011, 10:34:30
I agree, that is a great idea Brother beachcomber so I also edited my original post and added the colors and their part numbers.

Thank you Brother Habanero52 I thought it would be very nice to have all of the beautiful engines here on dotheton showcased in one place togethor for everyone to enjoy! Most of you already know but for the record Brother Habanero52 is the owner of the first CB450 engine in my original post, I also added the link to the full engine build on my original post.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Useful Idiot on Aug 23, 2011, 11:58:52
Agreed. It'd be rad if we could get a small write up on the application of paint, etc.

I painted my motor last year with hi temp paint I got from Pep Boys (don't remember the brand) and I didn't use any primer or clear. I'm not even sure if they make hi temp clear. I used the heat of the motor to 'cook' the paint. Long story short, it didn't hold up well at all...
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazy_dave on Aug 25, 2011, 09:33:51
How do you strip the chrome off to paint?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: m511y on Aug 25, 2011, 10:21:57
Agreed. It'd be rad if we could get a small write up on the application of paint, etc.

I painted my motor last year with hi temp paint I got from Pep Boys (don't remember the brand) and I didn't use any primer or clear. I'm not even sure if they make hi temp clear. I used the heat of the motor to 'cook' the paint. Long story short, it didn't hold up well at all...

I'm having the same issue right now with my head. It was to much work to have it only last one season. :(
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 25, 2011, 17:56:20
doing motors trick is one of my fav parts of building a bike! that and the frame to me really show the work that went into a bike... you dont always have to crack cases to get great results but sometimes when you do... unreal!!!
 
here are a few we have done
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198118_10150130013903073_594008072_6583926_375699_n.jpg)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/183058_10150123122718073_594008072_6525103_1887429_n.jpg)
 
i liked it so much i inked it
(https://s-hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/253460_10150223474148073_594008072_7268218_3632445_n.jpg)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2268/29/84/594008072/n594008072_1396238_3971.jpg)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/9030_170253043072_594008072_2744922_3127278_n.jpg)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/26257_392789683072_594008072_3901878_8171046_n.jpg)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/26257_392789568072_594008072_3901876_5152070_n.jpg)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/59865_448944288072_594008072_5219151_6595936_n.jpg)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/246981_10150224635713073_594008072_7284686_3716835_n.jpg)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/285243_111369552294947_100002657098984_76657_5185826_n.jpg)
 
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/216836_111383525626883_100002657098984_76797_8175471_n.jpg)
 
and my personal fav... the motor is not assembled yet...but the jugs are so sick...took a ton of work but so well worth it
(http://oi56.tinypic.com/1z1co4y.jpg)
 
had to post this...this is our coating work on a motor my buddy chad build... so slick
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225699_1994946280587_1451350430_2304379_6627250_n.jpg)
 
guess what is happening to this one
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/270113_2163569456061_1451350430_2468860_5153701_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 25, 2011, 17:57:42
man some awesome motors on here... rocon man well worth all thepolishing!!! looks fantastic!!!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: HerrDeacon on Aug 25, 2011, 20:18:10
I really like the look of polished aluminum and black. Here are a couple of pics of my past bikes, KZ650 and CB400T.

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/KZ650/Pictures/stPhillips_1.jpg)

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/CB400/Build/engineShotCloseUp.jpg)

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc122/HerrDeacon/MyBike/CB400/Build/side4.jpg)

Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: bbqb4racin on Aug 26, 2011, 01:16:46
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj9/mirirace/DSC00009.jpg)
 
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj9/mirirace/DSC_6147.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Aug 26, 2011, 06:22:10
remember how it used to be !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Built in 1982 for Yamaha Europe by John Reed [ aka Uncle Bunt ] won loads of prestige events [ Best Bike - Oakland ] and was retired until 2 years ago when it was decided to refurb it to see how it would do against today's machines. It will be finished by November 2011.
 
I don't think many of the styling cues will find their way onto MY TR1 !!
 
Taken from the cover of BSH [ Back Street Heroes mag Sept. 2011 issue ] .
 
What do we think? A bit OTT. ;)
 
(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc472/manfredvonheyda/img014.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 26, 2011, 10:06:02
dude i love that motor!!! would love to learn how they get such strain lines n the engraving... is that donw with CNC?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Aug 26, 2011, 10:13:59
dude i love that motor!!! would love to learn how they get such strain lines n the engraving... is that donw with CNC?
CNC - hell no ..... this is all HAND ENGRAVED in the same way that olde English shotguns were done.

The engraver was one Don Blocksidge, who is now in his early 80's - and STILL engraving! remember this work was done in 1982.

It's not just the engine cases that were engraved - I'll post a pic soon showing the whole bike.
Mudguards [ !! ], air filters, wheels, forks - even the headlight - all got the Blocksidge treatment.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Shermanator86 on Aug 26, 2011, 10:14:09
dude i love that motor!!! would love to learn how they get such strain lines n the engraving... is that donw with CNC?
I doubt that was CNC, it says the bike was done in '82, looks to be just a very talented engraver to me
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Shermanator86 on Aug 26, 2011, 10:15:24
CNC - hell no ..... this is all HAND ENGRAVED in the same way that olde English shotguns were done.

The engraver was one Don Blocksidge, who is now in his early 80's - and STILL engraving! remember this work was done in 1982.

It's not just the engine cases that were engraved - I'll post a pic soon showing the whole bike.
Mudguards [ !! ], air filters, wheels, forks - even the headlight - all got the Blocksidge treatment.
Thats amazing, can't imagine the time that would go into that much detail
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Aug 26, 2011, 10:23:57
Here's the complete bike as it was first time round in 1982.
 
Yamaha Europe paid John Reed "a considerable sum of money" to build the bike which was used by Yamaha for the launch of the TR1 / XV range in Europe.
 
As a side issue John Reed wanted to use it as a platform to build a World Class show bike. However, the bike was regularly ridden !
 
Photo from BSH magazine.
 
(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc472/manfredvonheyda/img015.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Aug 26, 2011, 10:43:26
that is awesome!!! i have see acid etching done all over the bike but never engraving done to this extent! just amazing work!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Aug 26, 2011, 12:52:36
Back in 1968 I owned a couple of M1 carbines - one was completely stock and the other ......well.
 
I had an engraver pal to do the biz on the reciever and barrel and then had the whole lot nickel plated. The stock was fashioned by a cabinet maker pal from "Zebra wood". Regretably pix of the finished job were torched by Mrs.B 1st.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: DP9 on Sep 02, 2011, 04:11:32
agree.  that is ef-in amazing.  i would ride the shit out of that bike, and feel like mid-evil royalty while doing it.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 14, 2011, 18:46:12
I just posted these before and after photos of the engine we built with Brother Habanero52 for his "La Pastinaca" motorcycle over on his build thread but I thought that they should be here in the engine inspiration thread as well.

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5/000_0002.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5%20Complete/100_5214.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5/000_0004.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5%20Complete/100_5196.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5/000_0005.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5%20Complete/100_5207.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5/000_0001.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5%20Complete/100_5199.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5%20Complete/100_5205.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5%20Complete/100_5187.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB450%20K5%20Complete/100_5189.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Rattlecan on Sep 15, 2011, 11:23:42
Brother Joey,
For the mat aluminum finish, did you sand blast the covers????  and if so did you seal it with something so that it wont stain???
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 15, 2011, 11:57:05
Brother Joey,
For the mat aluminum finish, did you sand blast the covers????  and if so did you seal it with something so that it wont stain???

Brother Rattlecan we did blast the covers to attain the natural aluminum mat finish and we sealed them with Shark Hide.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Sep 18, 2011, 15:00:39
OK guys - Thread header it says Engine inspiration, and that's what I need !! ;)
 
A little input from you guys as I really am having difficulty making my mind up about the motor for my Traditional 60's styled Cafe Racer TR1.
 
I am building 2 - one for my pal with all the good / trick stuff [ ie - expensive ] and a budget version for myself.
 
His will be trad. Black / Gold in the Norvin vein - so his engine will be gloss Black as the Vinnies.
 
My bike is going to be in a period FO Red with Gold highlights and polished alloy.
 
Qestion? The engine is quite a big bold statement in the bike.
So options? Gold, Red with polished fins, Black with polished fins, what ???????
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on Sep 18, 2011, 23:46:02
Raw.  Vincent's never needed a coat of paint and neither does that TR1.  Too much red and gold like an Irving Vincent can work but tends to look like a tart's handbag unless it's just right. They kept the motor in the raw to avoid overkill.  Too much is still too much.

That's my opinion - your mileage may vary.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Sep 19, 2011, 05:33:31
Thanx for the completely opposite opinions !!!!!!! ;)
 
Unfortunately I'm not of the computer age and can't work these clever Photoshop gizzmos that can change colours for you.
 
Teazer / Rev - both suggestions have merit, Teazer - I'm just wondering about the quality of the castings if I go for a sandblasted finish?
Rev - I think Satin / Matt Black with the fins filed / polished is better than the Red option. As Teazer said - way too much Red.
 
The Gold I had in mind is the same finish as the Gold that was painted on the Magnesium castings on 7R and G50 engines. The original paint was an architectural finish, which I tracked down  about 20 years ago. Imagine my surprise when I saw it recently in one of the UK's major DIY stores! [ B&Q ]
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 19, 2011, 07:23:50
Here is the engine in my Bobbed Goldwing...
Duplicolors 1650 aluminum and a lot of time at the buffing wheel.
 
(http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/44337/2678538780026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2678538780026369651HQgRYd)
 
 
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: VonYinzer on Sep 19, 2011, 09:14:23
Here's the complete bike as it was first time round in 1982.
 
Yamaha Europe paid John Reed "a considerable sum of money" to build the bike which was used by Yamaha for the launch of the TR1 / XV range in Europe.
 
As a side issue John Reed wanted to use it as a platform to build a World Class show bike. However, the bike was regularly ridden !
 
Photo from BSH magazine.
 
(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc472/manfredvonheyda/img015.jpg)

This bike is goddamned amazing. I generally shy away from "overdone" but this is so nice. And hell ya to "Back Street Heroes". I love that mag. The only bookstore near me that carried it closed though. And paying $12 an issue sucked. Ha... One of the best chop mags out there though.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Sep 19, 2011, 11:07:12
That Alumimium Duplicolor looks so "right" - more confusion now !
 
The Ardenbrite Gold is virtually the same as you descibe "Champagne" ............
 
Yea, what can you say about Reedy's bike .....seriously OTT, but at the same time - it seems right !
 
Anytime you're out Saxony way - I have EVERY issue from #1 in my "Library" out there.
 
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: VonYinzer on Sep 19, 2011, 12:33:43
Ha, thanks for the offer... I think I have every issue of the Horse, Cycle Source, and many others from the past decade that youre welcome to if you ever find yourself in Pittsburgh. Hahahaha
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on Sep 20, 2011, 00:41:37
Shoot BC, I remember that bike when it came out, and somewhere here are the original magazine articles on Uncle Bunt's bike.

I wouldn't go sandblast but that champagne/titanium color might work.  Too gold and it looks chintzy, but a tint in a silver base might work.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: schaubster on Sep 20, 2011, 13:30:25
love the polished engines!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on Sep 21, 2011, 02:17:31
Old habits die hard.  This wasn't really necessary on a street bike, but is in keeping with the Street tracker idea of a racer on the street.

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h364/tz375/P7230026.jpg)

The kickstart level was adapted from a modern MX bike to make it look more competition oriented and the safety wire is an old habit.   
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on Sep 21, 2011, 02:18:47
Before:

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h364/tz375/20d2_3.jpg)


After:
(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h364/tz375/P7100032.jpg)

Some assembly required as they say...
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Sep 21, 2011, 06:43:51
Any chance of this part of the thread being sticky'd?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Tim on Sep 21, 2011, 12:29:11
So you have to cut the safety wire to check/change your oil?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 21, 2011, 13:25:02
So you have to cut the safety wire to check/change your oil?
Meh... to anyone who has done a lot of safe-tieing that is a piece of cake. I still got my safety wire pliers from the military days. With a set of these it takes about a minute. But the chances of a fill plug coming loose after tieing are slim to none... plus the COOL factor is top notch! ;)
 
(http://www.bakerprecision.com/images/22598.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on Sep 21, 2011, 16:06:57
Hoosier, That's exactly what we use. And my wife has her own pair (that didn't sound right) of lock pliers for her race bikes.

It was partly habit, and partly because that plug is a push in and rubber plugs and lube is not a conversation I'm used to holding......
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: m511y on Sep 21, 2011, 17:02:28

Meh... to anyone who has done a lot of safe-tieing that is a piece of cake. I still got my safety wire pliers from the military days. With a set of these it takes about a minute. But the chances of a fill plug coming loose after tieing are slim to none... plus the COOL factor is top notch! ;)
 
(http://www.bakerprecision.com/images/22598.jpg)

I had an oil cap come off on me and I ended up having to rebild the engine. This would have saved me a lot of money.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: gpfaster on Sep 23, 2011, 22:45:32
Kudos to you guys that have posted pictures of your noise makers, you have far more patience than I..  I'm a little OCD so I can't have an engine that clean and pretty looking, but I do admire what has been done here..
 
Pic of my last one, 1975 xs 650 B.  .25 oversize, but other than that its stock stock, barrels were painted with VHT gloss black, as well as the cam covers and the adjuster cover.  All the parts that look like aluminum are just that, head and top hat soda blasted, cases stripped and polished.  I have another engine that i'm going to start tearing down tomorrow, i'll start a thread on that and do a step by step on it.  Its seized so it might prove to be interesting...  Cheers.
 
(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb441/montessa172/P2210065.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Sep 24, 2011, 06:13:59
Here is the Lump in my current build... little before and after.
Again, Duplicolors 1650 for the aluminum case, VHT Black on the cylinders and polished side covers.
 
Before:
 
(http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/17949/2969201240026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2969201240026369651olyyMR)
(http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/14810/2603338400026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2603338400026369651lLObZx)
 
During:
 
(http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/45088/2108269210026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2108269210026369651GuFzUw)
(http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/48405/2922606400026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2922606400026369651bhgTIh)
 
After:
 
(http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/46836/2714784460026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2714784460026369651zBKwYB)
(http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/48582/2397172840026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2397172840026369651VibcyP)
(http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/48144/2792289810026369651S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2792289810026369651hUofyM)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Oct 04, 2011, 17:55:28
Do any of you guys have experience of welding Yamaha [ or any ] engine side covers? 8)
 
I want to "lose" the YAMAHA motif on the two side cases [ TR1 and XV920 ] before I paint the engine.
 
I was going to use body filler, but not sure it will be up to the job.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 04, 2011, 17:58:11
i have ground them out, used JB weld, and even body solder as it is easy to sand and work... body filler would prob not hold up due to temp changes and vibrations... i would go solder or jb weld
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Oct 04, 2011, 18:58:14
Yea, I think you confirmed what I was thinking Joe - cheers.
 
I'm aiming for something like this [ courtesy Turbodog ] but using satin Black with barrel and head fins filed.
 
It's the Yamaha script I want to lose - probably be replaced with a "Vindicator" logo.
 
(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc472/manfredvonheyda/DSCF0022.jpg)
 
(http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc472/manfredvonheyda/DSCF0020.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Oct 05, 2011, 05:07:53
BC...bog will crack as will epoxy.  Weld is the only permanent solution.  Cant speak personally for Yamaha...but the metal they use cant be any worse than Honda's and it welds just fine.

Thanx Rev - that's the info. I wanted. I'm only going to do this once [ well twice actually - 2 bikes to build ] !! I was just a bit concerned about the quality of the alloy castings.

I've got nothing against the Yamaha name - but for a 60's inspired Cafe Racer that does scream out a bit !
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Oct 20, 2011, 12:56:33
C'mon guys - I need some MORE inspiration....................
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: maddrill24 on Oct 20, 2011, 21:56:50
i've been waiting for new piston rings so i got "ballsy" and notched out the fins. it came out awesome. it took about 3 hours. used a small machinist file and a dremel with a ball shaped bur bit. full engine pics will be up soon.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Oct 20, 2011, 22:04:47
C'mon guys - I need some MORE inspiration....................
Guiness has a new "Black Lager" out. ;)
 
(http://www.brewersguardian.com/thumbnail.php?file=FotoFlexer_Photo_425262964.jpg&size=article_medium)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: beachcomber on Oct 21, 2011, 06:24:16
Guiness has a new "Black Lager" out. ;)
 
(http://www.brewersguardian.com/thumbnail.php?file=FotoFlexer_Photo_425262964.jpg&size=article_medium)

It's the consumption of excess alchohol that has been the starting point for MANY projects over the years !
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: HerrDeacon on Oct 21, 2011, 08:59:08
Guiness has a new "Black Lager" out. ;)
 
(http://www.brewersguardian.com/thumbnail.php?file=FotoFlexer_Photo_425262964.jpg&size=article_medium)

Mmmmmmmm, going to have to check that out.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 21, 2011, 10:28:52
that looks baller man! really dig it!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on Oct 21, 2011, 13:28:09
Color - we don't need no stinkin' color.... Au naturel is the way to go

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h364/tz375/P1010005.jpg)

That one is a CL175 sloper more or less stock with minor modifications. Small can be beautiful too.  Those are 26mm Keihin carbs and under the alternator cover is a single Dyna trigger on a shortened crank nose and it still whips. Stock crank, lightened rockers, modified pistons, lightened valves, light tappet adjuster screws, Megacycle street cam. Now makes around 21hp @ just over 11k and stock it made around 11hp at the rear wheel  and we thought it ran pretty well at that.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Oct 21, 2011, 13:39:32
looks great!!! hope i can do my VM's like that as well!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Rattlecan on Oct 28, 2011, 00:19:25
Hey Boys,
When planning out driling speed holes in covers what patterns do you use?
 
Any pics would be great.
 
Thanks.
D.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: overdraft on Jan 10, 2012, 15:10:03
Best sprocket cover evah! generator cover not bad either!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f23/overdraftracing/jhlightening.png)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: m511y on Jan 10, 2012, 16:25:08
Best sprocket cover evah! generator cover not bad either!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f23/overdraftracing/jhlightening.png)
Best sprocket cover evah! generator cover not bad either!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f23/overdraftracing/jhlightening.png)

X2!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: WNTITAL on Jan 16, 2012, 21:33:46
I throw my engine into the ring. I have drawn alot of inspiration from this site and hope to continue. Took me a while but I hope you all enjoy. Keep them coming!
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/CL350Motor016-1.jpg)
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/CL350Motor021-1.jpg)
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/CL350Motor018-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: cyclhed on Jan 17, 2012, 01:10:42
Wow WNTITAL that's a beautiful engine!

Here's my SL350. Paint is VHT Engine Metallic Burnt Orange on top and VHT Satin Black bottom.

I still need to finish polishing the fins and adjuster caps and new chrome on the points and tacho covers.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: WNTITAL on Jan 17, 2012, 09:35:52
Cyclhed- I believe I looked at yours for inspiration. That's why I did my fins the same way. Nice job. It really stands out. Did you paint your engine apart or together?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Jan 17, 2012, 11:27:45
that looks great! love the burnt orange!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: cyclhed on Jan 17, 2012, 11:51:23
Cyclhed- I believe I looked at yours for inspiration. That's why I did my fins the same way. Nice job. It really stands out. Did you paint your engine apart or together?

Oh cool! I took it apart. It had sat for years and the rings were stuck. I honed the bores and installed new rings and lapped the valves. Your fins turned out great. Did you use a block on them or by hand? I filed mine to clean off the casting flash and they are still really sharp edged.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: cyclhed on Jan 17, 2012, 11:52:59
that looks great! love the burnt orange!

Thanks man! I found some burnt orange metal flake Duplicolor for the tins that will hopefully match.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: WNTITAL on Jan 17, 2012, 12:14:43
Oh cool! I took it apart. I had sat for years and the rings were stuck. I honed the bores and installed new rings and lapped the valves. Your fins turned out great. Did you use a block on them or by hand? I filed mine to clean off the casting flash and they are still really sharp edged.
I did it by hand. Before I sandblasted it, I took a red scotch brite on my air angle grinder and smoothed everyone of them. Then I blasted. Once primed and painted. I let the paint dry for a week and then took 600 grit with one of these soft sanding pads and sanded them wet. Then, same process with 1000. I stopped there since I liked the way they turned out. Once I was satisfied, I cleared each piece. Total time to sand both pieces was about 6 hours. I started around 10:00a.m. on a Saturday morning and finished around 4 or 5 the same day. I worked all day so I could clear them on Sunday. I heat my gargage so I could assure a good job. I also heated the parts prior to painting with a hair dryer. I worked well. I have about 2 to 3 coats of clear on each piece.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: cyclhed on Jan 17, 2012, 12:28:21
I did it by hand. Before I sandblasted it, I took a red scotch brite on my air angle grinder and smoothed everyone of them. Then I blasted. Once primed and painted. I let the paint dry for a week and then took 600 grit with one of these soft sanding pads and sanded them wet. Then, same process with 1000. I stopped there since I liked the way they turned out. Once I was satisfied, I cleared each piece. Total time to sand both pieces was about 6 hours. I started around 10:00a.m. on a Saturday morning and finished around 4 or 5 the same day. I worked all day so I could clear them on Sunday. I heat my gargage so I could assure a good job. I also heated the parts prior to painting with a hair dryer. I worked well. I have about 2 to 3 coats of clear on each piece.
Cool thanks. You have a lot of patience and it pays off with a great result. I was considering using a 2" scotchbrite disc on my die grinder to polish them now and I probably will. Can't wait to see the rest of your scoot.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: WNTITAL on Jan 17, 2012, 12:40:34
Cool thanks. You have a lot of patience and it pays off with a great result. I was considering using a 2" scotchbrite disc on my die grinder to polish them now and I probably will. Can't wait to see the rest of your scoot.
Just my recommendation but don't use your die grinder to take the paint off and polish them. I started that way thinking it would save time. It has a tendancy to chip the paint. That's why I did it by hand. Just some words of advice from someone that did it.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: atx360 on Jan 18, 2012, 22:30:32
Here's what im workin on... 8)
Nothing special by any means but I'm proud of it!!
Background: Jug, Head, and all the internals have been coated. Ported and polished by a local guru.
Just mocked up the vm30's and I love the way its looking.
I asked this question in my build thread:
 http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33089.new#new
What are you guys doing as far as mounts for the carbs?

thanks for looking!!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: WNTITAL on Jan 19, 2012, 00:36:38
Simple and clean. Sometimes the best approach. What do you mean by mounts for the carbs?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: cyclhed on Jan 19, 2012, 00:36:59
You don't have to mount the carbs the rubber manifolds dampen them. It's good to make sure they are fairly soft and not cracked and don't over tighten the clamps. They will be fine.

Forgot to say nice engine mate!
Title: Re: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: atx360 on Jan 19, 2012, 00:44:25
Simple and clean. Sometimes the best approach. What do you mean by mounts for the carbs?

I was thinking about making a bracket that held the Vm30's.
But from what I now understand that's not necessary. EVEN BETTER!

thanks cyclhed

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Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: WNTITAL on Jan 31, 2012, 00:53:06
Here are a couple of updated pics.
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/iPhonepics098.jpg)
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/iPhonepics100.jpg)
(http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/WNTITAL/iPhonepics101.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: tprader on Feb 03, 2012, 23:07:27
WNTITAL, I have to say, that is about the most beautifully done engine I have ever seen. I am using it as a template for my own cl360 build. Thank you for the eye candy!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on Feb 04, 2012, 22:57:50
Discussion going on over at SOHC4 about top speed, weight, etc
 I remembered Richard Noble (Thrust 2 SSC)
 anyway,
here's something probably more interesting though (still looking for actual picture of motor)

http://www.jcbpowersystems.com/aboutus/dmaxrecord.aspx (http://www.jcbpowersystems.com/aboutus/dmaxrecord.aspx)

 "The record-breaking JCB444-LSR engine displaces 5-litres, weighs 382kg (dry), and produces 750bhp at 3,800rpm and in excess of 1,500Nm of torque at 2,500 rpm. (over 1100 ft/lbs  8) )
 Two engines were used to set the new record at Bonneville Salt Flats USA in August 2006, with a total power output of 1,500bhp. Yet despite having twice the power and more than four times the weight of an F1 car, DIESELMAX had only half the fuel consumption.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: WNTITAL on Feb 05, 2012, 10:54:32
WNTITAL, I have to say, that is about the most beautifully done engine I have ever seen. I am using it as a template for my own cl360 build. Thank you for the eye candy!

Trader, thanks for the kudos. It was a lot of work to get it like that but well worth it. Please feel free to ask me any questions as you get started on yours. I feel honored that you want to use my motor as a template for yours. More updates to come in my build thread. Motor is finally into the frame and things are moving fast. Thanks again! Good luck with yours.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: DesmoDog on Feb 06, 2012, 12:08:35
So if you've got an old "barn find" Ducati, this is probably what the engine will look like.
(http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/RtSide0041.JPG)

FWIW this is a 1974 750GT. This is their first production V-twin engine, all the Ducati streetbikes were singles before this came out in 1972. This is from the "bevel" era of Ducatis. Specifically this is a roundcase, so called because of the rounded sidecovers. In 1975 they introduced an engine which had more squared off sidecovers. It came to be known as, surprise surprise, a squarecase. BTW - not all Ducatis are desmos. This one isn't. Up until... 1980(?) they were still making bikes with springer heads. In 1974 the only desmo twin available was the 750SS, the lowly GT and the midrange Sport both used valve springs. 

Why they came to be known as bevels:
(http://www.teamyikes.com/RC/Resources/Heart.jpg)

Cleaned up a bit. The central shaft runs the ignition. The outer two turn the cams, the lower gear spins the oil pump:
(http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/chest_0382.JPG)

Long story short, after a bunch of hours and a few dollars, you can turn the barn find engine into something that looks more like this.
(http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/Engine1718.JPG)

(http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/IMG_1551_l.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: WNTITAL on Feb 06, 2012, 15:06:36
Desmodog - Very cool and interesting motor! How long did that take you? Either way a lot of work and looks awesome!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: DesmoDog on Feb 06, 2012, 16:15:27
Desmodog - Very cool and interesting motor! How long did that take you? Either way a lot of work and looks awesome!

Thanks. The entire bike took a little over three years to get back on the road. The engine itself took over a year if I remember right? There were a few months here and there when nothing got done on it.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: WNTITAL on Feb 06, 2012, 17:05:48
We have all had those times where nothing get's done. Summer mainly for me. To much other stuff to do around the house. Either way well worth it. Bike looks good!

I am curious, in the first pic you posted, where does the intake to the carb go? The pipe looks like it goes into nothing. Maybe I'm not seeing something that I should be seeing on the other side but the other side looks like the exhaust port. Maybe I'm just not getting it.?>?>
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: DesmoDog on Feb 06, 2012, 17:33:38
I am curious, in the first pic you posted, where does the intake to the carb go? The pipe looks like it goes into nothing. Maybe I'm not seeing something that I should be seeing on the other side but the other side looks like the exhaust port. Maybe I'm just not getting it.?>?>

There are a couple air filters on the stock bike that aren't shown. Here's the rear one, it hides behind the sidecover. The front one hides under the tank, I don't have any pics of it.

(http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/Carb0097.JPG)

The hoses weren't connected to anything when I bought he bike. Here's what that rear filter housing looked like inside! (the top of it is broken away in this shot)
(http://www.teamyikes.com/RC/Resources/BevelMouse0020.jpg)

Here's what that spot looks like now;
(http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/Breather1980.JPG)

The pink filter is the breather, that line used to run to the filter housing under the tank.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: WNTITAL on Feb 06, 2012, 18:40:39
What is that stuff, cat food? Nice solution!! I like that much better.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: tprader on Feb 06, 2012, 21:30:42
I noticed that the ducat's engine acts as a fully stressed member. That is really innovative. I can't imagine many bikes in that era had such engineering.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on Feb 07, 2012, 01:28:54
TP, so was a 1961 Honda CB72.

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h364/tz375/naked1.jpg)

See.  No down tubes. That was the bike that Laverda copied for the 750 twin.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: DesmoDog on Feb 07, 2012, 02:15:42
TP, so was a 1961 Honda CB72.

I don't think it was all that uncommon. I know the Ducati singles were set up basically the same way too. Here's one from the early 50s
(http://www.theworldofmotorcycles.com/vintagebike-images/ducati_1955-100_gran-sport_lg.jpeg)

I don't know who did it first, or when. Vincent did it back in the '40s with the Rapide and it wouldn't surprise me if you could find examples of this back into the '20s. It seems somebody tried just about everything back in the '20s!

Vincent Rapide (1946?)    No downtube.
(http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Classic/Vincent%20Rapide.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on Feb 07, 2012, 02:51:05
Vincent = no frame.  Just a tube on top to hold the forks on. Innovative design and thanks for reminding us about some of those older designs.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on Feb 07, 2012, 12:14:15
TP, so was a 1961 Honda CB72.

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h364/tz375/naked1.jpg)

See.  No down tubes. That was the bike that Laverda copied for the 750 twin.

 First 'real' bike I fell off properly  ::)
I have a set of Koni's just like those  8)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on Feb 07, 2012, 13:25:37
And are those Konis solid now?  The oil goes to a wax and clogs the orifices.  I had to completely strip and rebuild that pair.  Messy, but not too difficult.  That one's my old race bike.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Sideswipe on Feb 18, 2012, 23:12:38
Nice lookin engines here, definately keepin an eye on this thread
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on Feb 19, 2012, 00:10:22
I noticed that the ducat's engine acts as a fully stressed member. That is really innovative. I can't imagine many bikes in that era had such engineering.

Phelon & Moore (Panther) used engine as stressed member, not sure when they started using engine like that
By 1936 it was well known 'feature', seems model 100 was first designed for launch in 1932
http://classic-motorbikes.net/gallery~panther-classic-motorcycles (http://classic-motorbikes.net/gallery%7Epanther-classic-motorcycles)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: M.B Co on Mar 02, 2012, 09:44:21
75% done or so

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7185/6946304573_0e80f1489e_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6946304863_3a9348faee_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: atx360 on Mar 04, 2012, 12:20:27
Nice tiki torches :)):))

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Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: M.B Co on Mar 05, 2012, 10:50:57
Nice tiki torches :)):))

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haha, About time to put them back out in the yard too!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: onesojourner on Apr 05, 2012, 17:04:36
Does this have to be a MC motor?

my 727cc yamaha:
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KVCUCdUQBUY/S-CbBA1MyfI/AAAAAAAABa8/TKBEFx4H8Gg/IMG_7632.JPG) (http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KVCUCdUQBUY/S-CbBA1MyfI/AAAAAAAABa8/TKBEFx4H8Gg/IMG_7632.JPG)
Title: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: SONIC. on Apr 05, 2012, 17:08:51
(http://img.tapatalk.com/42389a2a-fbbf-e482.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/42389a2a-fbcc-1b0a.jpg)

My latest work.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: blue44067 on May 26, 2012, 04:14:49
I found this on the web, it's an Alfa Romeo V-6
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x460/blue44067/0906690-R1-037-17.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: duggyb on May 28, 2012, 04:40:17
where is everyone getting the allen key hardware kits for the 360 series engines? i got a 77 CJ360T and i really need some new "non phillips" hardware

thanks.
Dustin
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on May 28, 2012, 08:18:20
Match up what you need on WWW.FASTENAL.COM (http://www.fastenal.com/). Their called "socket capscrews"  ;)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: MotoMadness on May 31, 2012, 23:48:05
My CB350 Engine

(http://www.moto-madness.com/My%20Stuff/Engine.jpg)


My 90 GSXR 750 Engine

(http://www.moto-madness.com/My%20Stuff/Engine1.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on Jun 01, 2012, 01:56:21
Nice cover on the 'oil boiler'  ;)
 who made the billet piece?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: MotoMadness on Jun 01, 2012, 09:00:59
Nice cover on the 'oil boiler'  ;)
 who made the billet piece?

Circuit 1 made them but their old name back in the day was Billetech.  He doesn't sell them retail but still has the programs to cut them and makes a few upon request.  They are awesome pieces. 
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: overdraft on Jun 27, 2012, 20:20:12
My CB350 Engine

(http://www.moto-madness.com/My%20Stuff/Engine.jpg)
sweet looking motor... not overdone, nice and clean! i hope mine looks that good.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: jpmobius on Jul 22, 2012, 18:53:19
Hey guys, the only two-stroke can't be a boat motor.  (not that boat motors aren't cool)  This one is nearly stock inside.

(http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y351/jpmobius/Motorcycle%20pics/RD350%20engine%20%20001/IMG_4530.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on Jul 22, 2012, 20:03:37
That Y boot is the magic trick for all RD motors.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: jpmobius on Jul 22, 2012, 20:30:40
Seems like.  Here is another, but on 34mm carbs.  This engine is not stock on the inside!

(http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y351/jpmobius/Motorcycle%20pics/Red%20Cafe%20RD350/IMG_0235.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: DoTheJon on Jul 22, 2012, 20:37:04
where is everyone getting the allen key hardware kits for the 360 series engines? i got a 77 CJ360T and i really need some new "non phillips" hardware

thanks.
Dustin
dude i just went to fastenal. took my old bolts in and matched up the thread and length and it was like 7 bucks
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: ronnie on Jul 22, 2012, 21:13:39
That Y boot is the magic trick for all RD motors.

teazer, do you think those y boots would work on a 400f? If so it would probably save me money from buying 2 extra carbs.. just get two CR26 (maybe a size up?) instead of 4..
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on Jul 22, 2012, 21:50:41
Good question if we think of it from a different perspective.  I'm not a fan of single carbs for twins or twin carbs on 4s unless the crank is re-phased to suit and that isn't either practical nor a good idea in this case.

CR carbs are the ticket but they are not cheap and unless you are racing or have tons of surplus cash, there are other options.  In the day, a set of 26mm (1") AMAL Concentrics were the way to go.  Maybe there's a similar set of say Kawasaki KZ650 carbs that would work better than stock carbs. PJ probably has some ideas on that.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on Jul 23, 2012, 23:56:37
That Y boot is the magic trick for all RD motors.

 Isn't it a stock Yamaha piece?
 Damn, it's a long time since I worked on them
 Should work to fit 2 filters on a 4?
 Won't CB550F1/F2 carbs fit 400?
I've used Suzuki GP 100 or 125 carbs, use early CB750 1:4 throttle cable (doesn't hold sync very well though)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: jpmobius on Jul 24, 2012, 10:15:07
Isn't it a stock Yamaha piece?

Yep, stock and still available from Yamaha on the unmounted engine.  (NASA spec coupling to the air cleaner is made from baked bean can!) 
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 18, 2012, 22:10:48
This is the Bridgestone 200cc rotary disc valve twin two stroke engine that we built for the Bridgestone motorcycle we are restoring for Brother casi. Here is a link to the build if you would like to see all of the photos http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32957.0

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_0016_zpsf6b2bdd8.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_0015_zpsc2f8e64b.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_0014_zps7f41fb83.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/Bridgestone/000_0011_zps2edfb2fd.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: m511y on Sep 30, 2012, 19:34:30
Just found this. Love the attention to detail.
(http://www.classic-japanese-bikes.com/images/Yam650engine2.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Kanticoy on Sep 30, 2012, 20:24:29
Just found this. Love the attention to detail.
(http://www.classic-japanese-bikes.com/images/Yam650engine2.jpg)

I love everything except those carbs.


Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on Sep 30, 2012, 20:36:11
...............................and the kickstart that will probably snap then bite your ankles  ;D
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on Sep 30, 2012, 20:38:16
This is the Bridgestone 200cc rotarytwin two stroke engine that we built for the Bridgestone motorcycle we are restoring for Brother casi. Here is a link to the build if you would like to see all of the photos http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32957.0 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32957.0)


Don't you mean rotary VALVE twin, rotary is usually a Wankel engine
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Sep 30, 2012, 20:56:27
Don't you mean rotary VALVE twin, rotary is usually a Wankel engine

Yes Brother PJ, I just added "disc valve" to that post.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on Sep 30, 2012, 21:44:11
LOL, I can imagine someone looking for an RE% type Bridgestone engine  ;)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Oct 22, 2012, 21:30:49
We completed the XS1100 1196cc big bore engine build today!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0011-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0002-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0001-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0003-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0004_00.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0005-2.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0005_00.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0008-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0007_00.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0009-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0014-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0015-1.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0018.jpg)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0020.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: The Jed on May 19, 2013, 11:56:26
hey Joey, you mind pointing me in the right direction for that nice little block-o-billet you got on there? :)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on May 19, 2013, 12:23:18
Brother The Jed the chain drive conversion is an aftermarket part and the last I heard the gentleman that was making them is no longer offering them for sale, I have seen used ones for sale before however they are usually a little expensive when you can find them. If I see one for sale I will let you know my friend!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: The Jed on May 19, 2013, 12:47:16
good man! thank you.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: teazer on May 20, 2013, 02:06:42
Joe, The engine is pretty and clean as yours always are, but when are you going to start selling those sexy but simple engine stands.  I have made lots of stands in the past and none are are as nice as yours.
Title: Re: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: quadracer351 on Jun 14, 2013, 07:24:44
We completed the XS1100 1196cc big bore engine build today!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1100/000_0011-2.jpg)

Looks amazing! What red is that and what paint are you using for these? I'm getting ready to paint my engine.

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Title: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: neevo on Jun 14, 2013, 07:33:11
Joey any tips on how you polish the edges of those fins? Any prep or effort made to stop them chipping or is it not an issue?
Title: Re: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: quadracer351 on Jun 14, 2013, 08:52:31
where is everyone getting the allen key hardware kits for the 360 series engines? i got a 77 CJ360T and i really need some new "non phillips" hardware

thanks.
Dustin

Have you checked on alloyboltz.com ?

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Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 28, 2013, 23:15:48
Brothers I apologize for the delayed response, I have been very busy in the shop with our normal work and it is also now race season so I have a lot more work this time of year as well so I have not been here on DTT as much as I normally like to be!

Joe, The engine is pretty and clean as yours always are, but when are you going to start selling those sexy but simple engine stands.  I have made lots of stands in the past and none are are as nice as yours.

Thank You Brother Teazer! Most of the engine stands I build are made from extra pieces of metal that I have around the shop, I have used old brackets, etc. for them before however my favorite material to use for engine stands is regular black iron pipe. For this XS1100 I simply cut an inch or so off of the end of the pipe, turned it sideways and then just welded it back to the end of the pipe so that I could run the engine mounting bolts through it and then I welded the other ends to a roll around rack that I use so that I can move the engine around the shop as I work on it. I love simple engine stands and with the pipe is also makes it easy to remove engine covers, the oil pan, etc.

Looks amazing! What red is that and what paint are you using for these? I'm getting ready to paint my engine.

Brother quadracer351 the red paint that we used on the valve cover, oil filler cap, and the breather can was a automotive base with clear coat. The black and many of the other colors we use are VHT products and I have the part numbers for them listed on the very first post of this thread.

Joey any tips on how you polish the edges of those fins? Any prep or effort made to stop them chipping or is it not an issue?

Brother neevo when I am going to polish the fins on an engine I like to sand the fins down first before paint and then paint the head, I paint right over the edge of the fins and once the paint cures I lightly sand the edge of the fins with fine sand paper to remove the paint and then I finish polishing them. I have had good luck doing it this way and I can only remember chipping the paint on one edge however it is easy to repair the paint if that happens.
Title: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: neevo on Jun 28, 2013, 23:33:57
Cheers Joey for the tips on polishing the fins. Can I ask a final question?

What do you use to polish the fins before paint? Block and sandpaper, a file of something else?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 28, 2013, 23:44:38
Cheers Joey for the tips on polishing the fins. Can I ask a final question?

What do you use to polish the fins before paint? Block and sandpaper, a file of something else?

Yes Brother I just sand them with sand paper and a block before paint.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 28, 2013, 23:46:54
Here are some photos of a CB750 engine that I just finished. Sorry Brother Teazer the gentleman that owns this engine brought his own engine stand when he delivered the engine for building so it is not on one of my custom engine stands!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/009_zps00840480.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/009_zps00840480.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/008_zps398d6ee2.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/008_zps398d6ee2.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/007_zps0cea433a.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/007_zps0cea433a.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/010_zps97fc2f16.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/010_zps97fc2f16.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/003_zpsc9b6e9cf.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/003_zpsc9b6e9cf.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/002_zps267b4833.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/002_zps267b4833.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/006_zps2373477f.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/006_zps2373477f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: quadracer351 on Jun 29, 2013, 00:16:17

Brother quadracer351 the red paint that we used on the valve cover, oil filler cap, and the breather can was a automotive base with clear coat. The black and many of the other colors we use are VHT products and I have the part numbers for them listed on the very first post of this thread.

Brother neevo when I am going to polish the fins on an engine I like to sand the fins down first before paint and then paint the head, I paint right over the edge of the fins and once the paint cures I lightly sand the edge of the fins with fine sand paper to remove the paint and then I finish polishing them. I have had good luck doing it this way and I can only remember chipping the paint on one edge however it is easy to repair the paint if that happens.


It looks great, how would it hold up on jugs? I went out and bought a vht flame proof which is kind of a matte color but then I went it with a clear finish which gave it a glossy look. So I think I'm Gibb to go that route unless you suggest against it. Finally do you sand the fins after each coat or wait until the final coat is dry?
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Title: Re: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Rich Ard on Jun 29, 2013, 03:13:42
Here are some photos of a CB750 engine that I just finished. Sorry Brother Teazer the gentleman that owns this engine brought his own engine stand when he delivered the engine for building so it is not on one of my custom engine stands!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/009_zps00840480.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/009_zps00840480.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/008_zps398d6ee2.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/008_zps398d6ee2.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/007_zps0cea433a.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/007_zps0cea433a.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/010_zps97fc2f16.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/010_zps97fc2f16.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/003_zpsc9b6e9cf.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/003_zpsc9b6e9cf.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/002_zps267b4833.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/002_zps267b4833.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB750/006_zps2373477f.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB750/006_zps2373477f.jpg.html)

Sheeeeeeeeeeit.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Bert Jan on Jun 29, 2013, 05:58:55
Amen to that Rich..
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 30, 2013, 21:41:45
Thank You Brothers! I know I say it a lot however all of your support truly means a lot to me!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: quadracer351 on Jul 10, 2013, 07:06:55

I'm looking to paint my engine with vht paint but the primer and clear I have are just duplicolor engine paint. I know that the temperature thresholds for these are different but when I tested the three on an old flange it came out rather nice. However I don't know if once heated it'll have any negative effect, anyone have any experience, thoughts on this?

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Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Jul 10, 2013, 11:33:18
quad do not use 1200 on these motors it simply does not get hot enough in operation to cure the paint to a final cure and it will always be very very fragile and will chip like mad, use the 500* use a very light coat of primer, and then base coat it, i do not typically like to use the clear high temps as they just tend to flake, bleach, and chip... i did a full write up a while back on painting a motor if you want to search my name and that.  let me know if i can help.... i like to use an engine cleaner, then non clorine brake cleaner to clean up the motors for paint, super easy and really works great
Title: Re: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: quadracer351 on Jul 10, 2013, 13:05:01
quad do not use 1200 on these motors it simply does not get hot enough in operation to cure the paint to a final cure and it will always be very very fragile and will chip like mad, use the 500* use a very light coat of primer, and then base coat it, i do not typically like to use the clear high temps as they just tend to flake, bleach, and chip... i did a full write up a while back on painting a motor if you want to search my name and that.  let me know if i can help.... i like to use an engine cleaner, then non clorine brake cleaner to clean up the motors for paint, super easy and really works great

Yeah I knew it wouldn't cure from engine heat but I have a heat gun that reaches 1375F that I was going to go through the heat cycles with. I also choose the vht flameproof because the red they had plus the clear gave it just about the same red as my frame. I'll try looking more for a closer red in the engine enamel. I only used engine cleaner, brake cleaner, and a rifle bore cleaner brush along with the red scotch brite pads.

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Title: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: koonendez on Jul 10, 2013, 14:33:03
Love the gold engine scheme. Definitely inspired!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: duggyb on Jul 22, 2013, 20:22:48
Well this thread gave me inspiration to do my own motor hopefully mine can give someone else some more!

CJ360T Motor
Mikuni VM30s
Pods
CB360T Headers

(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/43/ke2g.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/ke2g.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/585/2kuc.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/585/2kuc.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/833/wx4l.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/wx4l.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/818/3lqm.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/3lqm.jpg/)
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/850/c0es.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/c0es.jpg/)

Title: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: neevo on Jul 24, 2013, 07:01:46
i did a full write up a while back on painting a motor if you want to search my name and that.

Anyone find that link? My iPhone isn't going far back enough on your posts to find the thread.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 24, 2013, 10:34:01
duggyb, I am really digging that engine stand!
You could degrease that bellhousing and use it for all kinds of things, unless you're going to connect a trans to an engine with it. ;)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: canyoncarver on Jul 24, 2013, 17:14:17
Anyone find that link? My iPhone isn't going far back enough on your posts to find the thread.


Ditto, still looking for it too.  JRK5982 - got a link?


Thanks in advance.  I've noticed quite a bit of your great work posted throughout the forum. 
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Jul 24, 2013, 17:20:25
here is how i do it...
spray with gunk foaming engine cleaner... scrub with simple green and scrub brush, hose off, by now all the major grime and oil should be gone, 3 cans of non clorinated brake cleaner, wipe down with denatured alchole, light coats of primer, then paint... done

here is the motor i did this weekend
motor clean waiting on paint
(http://oi55.tinypic.com/260bxaw.jpg)

i have a large oven but it is not needed just speeds the dry
(http://oi52.tinypic.com/2v8kfp0.jpg)

all done
(http://oi54.tinypic.com/2vb0kz6.jpg)

another motor i did
cleaned and prepped
(http://i46.tinypic.com/ic4gte.jpg)

light primer
(http://i47.tinypic.com/144aaol.jpg)

painted
(http://i48.tinypic.com/16igzg8.jpg)

done
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2u73j1l.jpg)[/QUOTE]

Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on Jul 24, 2013, 21:34:55
I was just reading back through some of this and realised aluminium melts around 11~1200f so 1300 VHT wont cure before you end up with a blob on the floor ;D
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Jul 25, 2013, 11:15:20
100% PJ i only use 500* paint for motors, if you go over that it will not cure and will chip and flake, also when motor paint cures it has much more resistance to chemicals like oil and gas. 500* is the way to go
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: cyclhed on Jul 25, 2013, 13:16:16
I like the bottle opener JRB5892 and duggybs motor too!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: LArzFroMArz on Jan 24, 2014, 11:04:13
Here are a couple of my engines using the Eastwood ceramic paint in universal Al. Sorry these aren't "haul the ton" engines~
The first and Aermacchi 350 the next CA160 engines. Hope you like em.
Larz
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JohnGoFast on Jan 24, 2014, 13:10:02
Very nice Sir.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: plyzo on Jan 26, 2014, 02:31:45
Here is a pic of my Honda CL350 engine.  Engine is painted but casing is powder coated.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: turbocity tom on Feb 18, 2014, 13:45:52
Hi, first post here

just finishing my build- ready to re install.

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o199/turbocity_tom/cb750kengweb1_zps9284ca35.jpg) (http://s120.photobucket.com/user/turbocity_tom/media/cb750kengweb1_zps9284ca35.jpg.html)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o199/turbocity_tom/cb750kengweb3_zps15ef4d8e.jpg) (http://s120.photobucket.com/user/turbocity_tom/media/cb750kengweb3_zps15ef4d8e.jpg.html)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o199/turbocity_tom/cb750kengweb2_zpsf11cefd2.jpg) (http://s120.photobucket.com/user/turbocity_tom/media/cb750kengweb2_zpsf11cefd2.jpg.html)

I hand built everything.

Thanks for looking   Tom
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: LArzFroMArz on Feb 18, 2014, 14:17:41
Needs a bigger turbo...;)
L
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Brodie on Feb 18, 2014, 18:53:09
Damn that is cool. What does the frame look like to handle the power out of that thing?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: turbocity tom on Feb 18, 2014, 20:09:40
The engine is going in my 79 CB750K with a lot of little custom stuff done.  It is a street bike- I mainly wanted something different to cruise locally. should only be around 90-105 HP- low boost- pump gas - no problems- lot's of WOW factor.

I ride a 2010 Kawasaki C14 Concours everyday (rain or shine) so this is just for fun.


Thanks    Tom
Title: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: plagrone on Feb 19, 2014, 21:01:56

The engine is going in my 79 CB750K with a lot of little custom stuff done.  It is a street bike- I mainly wanted something different to cruise locally. should only be around 90-105 HP- low boost- pump gas - no problems- lot's of WOW factor.

I ride a 2010 Kawasaki C14 Concours everyday (rain or shine) so this is just for fun.


Thanks    Tom

Would love to see pictures of this bike, sir. That engine is immaculate, and I can only assume the bike it sits in is similarly neat


Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: turbocity tom on Mar 24, 2014, 21:16:26
Would love to see pictures of this bike, sir. That engine is immaculate, and I can only assume the bike it sits in is similarly neat


Still needs a lot of cosmetic stuff.

here is a video of the engine running.

http://s120.photobucket.com/user/turbocity_tom/media/P3240001_zpsfad12fe9.mp4.html

Thanks for looking.

Tom
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: billyp on Apr 09, 2014, 15:54:48
Here's my '81 XS650. Main color is Dupli Color Spray Cast Iron with Spraymax 2k matte clear, silver is powder coat Super Chrome with a matte clear.

(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad248/pwizl/xs/89bf081a-e75f-4e1a-9fba-5d65391fe880_zps2e777f78.jpg)

(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad248/pwizl/xs/0330141242_zps1fa21cf4.jpg)

(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad248/pwizl/xs/ba220db7-3530-4c3b-a478-bec43a749805_zpsa06cb0e6.jpg)

(http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad248/pwizl/xs/b3233b34-0c30-4f12-ac1f-6ee08bae2138_zps59ea66f1.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: m511y on Apr 09, 2014, 16:52:13
Now thats a good looking engin. What are you doing with the side covers? Powder? Polish?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: billyp on Apr 10, 2014, 13:37:40
Thank you m511y. Side covers will be the same silver powder w/matte clear. Still working on the design of some cutouts that will be backed by metal screen on the non oil side cover, then I'll get them done.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: mannydantyla on Apr 18, 2014, 01:40:56
billpy, that's gorgeous! I'm painting my engine soon and I've chosen VHT cast iron, and all the covers will be polished bare aluminum. Bought a can of the vht cast iron from autozone but now have been second guessing it. But after seeing yours, I know that it looks great! Would love to see pics with the case covers on, or on the bike even would be even better.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: JRK5892 on Apr 18, 2014, 10:55:57
Well i figured i would share a motor we just did for a customer.  was a 96" now it is a 107" stroker with head work, welded and trued crank, adj pushrods, SE lifters, lefty main, new brass valve guides and bee hives, flat top pistons and a lil NOS for that ass... bit more but that is a general idea what it has on the inside... outside we did a custom 2 tone powder on the heads and jugs, tied in the color and some gloss though the rest of the motor... his frame shot to match the fins... looks sick

Realy tough color to photograph.  The orange is a candy with a gold flake, sick sick look


(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/1237499_10152032481923230_2085721729_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10157191_10152068458798230_1327802124_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10011454_10152068490303230_3574586_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/1545060_10152068510703230_2050861626_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/1979733_10152082118863230_2505616391724395849_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/10178022_10152097112078230_3246009630904109974_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Apr 22, 2014, 12:08:57
Brother JRK5892 your powder coating work is always Beautiful!

Here are some photos of the RD350 engine that I am building for Brother bluesmokey!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine_zps3101574b.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine_zps3101574b.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine2_zps4e00a4e0.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine2_zps4e00a4e0.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine3_zps1fdeb3ed.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine3_zps1fdeb3ed.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine4_zpsf80589d4.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/RD350%20Engine/RD350Engine4_zpsf80589d4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: mannydantyla on Apr 30, 2014, 11:58:18
Just finished buttoning up my engine. VHT engine enamel cast iron paint on the everything except the covers, which are semi-polished, bare aluminum.

(http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/members/10306-albums70-picture38195.jpg)
(http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/members/10306-albums70-picture38196.jpg)
(http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/members/10306-albums70-picture38023.jpg)

It really needs to be photographed in full sunlight, but the damn sun won't come out.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Scratcher09 on May 01, 2014, 02:54:39
(http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae315/Scratcher09/bikes/68D8D459-A2D7-4C09-896C-C1EDD18A3F22.jpg)

I used duplicolor and I powder coated the covers.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: hondaCB360 on May 08, 2014, 23:05:49
do you have any knowing about honda CB360s?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: hondaCB360 on May 08, 2014, 23:06:32
NICE BIKE!!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on May 10, 2014, 22:15:30
do you have any knowing about honda CB360s?

Strange question?
 There are 3 CB360's in this thread
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Jun 26, 2014, 23:03:43
I just finished this CL450 498cc big bore chopper engine so I thought I would share a photo of it for you all to enjoy!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CL450/CL450Engine011_zpsa434b69f.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CL450/CL450Engine011_zpsa434b69f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: onetruepunk87 on Sep 15, 2014, 19:11:27
'72 CB500 I'm working on.
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/Mobile%20Uploads/20140914_182044.jpg)
(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r636/tfrei550/Mobile%20Uploads/20140914_182024.jpg)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 21, 2015, 01:14:00
Yamaha XS1 XS650 before and after engine rebuild photos!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/XS1XS2009_zps1618c732.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/XS1XS2009_zps1618c732.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/10392288_653151571455941_1531088911915996007_n_zps1d8c0a7b.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/10392288_653151571455941_1531088911915996007_n_zps1d8c0a7b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 21, 2015, 01:16:46
Yamaha XS2 XS650 before and after engine rebuild photos!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/XS1XS2005_zps19868666.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/XS1XS2005_zps19868666.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/10881196_693710200749232_666400802_n_zpsd26b62a5.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/XS1%20And%20XS2%20Completed%20Engine%20Builds/10881196_693710200749232_666400802_n_zpsd26b62a5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 21, 2015, 01:18:16
Kawasaki KZ440 engine rebuild photos!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%204_zpsbquduimr.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%204_zpsbquduimr.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%203_zpsku74jz6o.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%203_zpsku74jz6o.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%202_zpsapqlwbta.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%202_zpsapqlwbta.jpg.html)

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%201_zps5sgdmlvr.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/1981%20KZ440/KZ440%201_zps5sgdmlvr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: joeyputt on Mar 21, 2015, 01:19:53
Honda CB350F engine rebuild photo!

(http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af284/joeyputt/CB350F/CB350F_zpsptixza8u.jpg) (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/joeyputt/media/CB350F/CB350F_zpsptixza8u.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Green199 on May 26, 2015, 13:02:15
Ill throw my motor in here!

Just had a respray in gloss black PJ1 engine paint, all stainless bolts and brass washers and rocker cover nuts.

Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on May 26, 2015, 19:37:51
Can you get head gasket torqued properly using brass nuts?
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Green199 on May 27, 2015, 15:54:29
I have had it torqued to spec for a few weeks and seen no relaxation, but will check again before and after first engine run. If in doubt, I have stainless replacements at hand and new gaskets as well.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: knitt31 on Dec 03, 2015, 12:14:23
This thread inspired me to do my engine up right on my rebuild, so here's the final product!
(http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg513/knitt31/IMG_0012_zpskluumiio.jpg) (http://s1241.photobucket.com/user/knitt31/media/IMG_0012_zpskluumiio.jpg.html)
(http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg513/knitt31/IMG_0009_zpsdhccaqia.jpg) (http://s1241.photobucket.com/user/knitt31/media/IMG_0009_zpsdhccaqia.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Dec 03, 2015, 16:56:06
For those that haven't seen already: CB750 modified.

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=64191.0;attach=154056;image)

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=64191.0;attach=154058;image)

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=64191.0;attach=154060;image)

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=64191.0;attach=154062;image)

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=64191.0;attach=154064;image)

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=64191.0;attach=154066;image)
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: ApexSpeed on Dec 04, 2015, 13:15:02
Quote from: Tune-A-Fish
For those that haven't seen already: CB750 modified.

Stellar.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: armourbl on Dec 08, 2015, 17:16:15
So, this is my first time doing this, but here is my CB750F engine repainted, but not fully back together yet. Used VHT 148 primer and 139 Satin Black.

ben
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: armourbl on Dec 08, 2015, 17:17:36
Nice work Tuna!

ben
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: kmcphee on Apr 05, 2016, 10:32:50
Just finished detailing my engine. Engine was rebuilt stock, soda blasted and painted with textured Harley Davidson black. This paint is expensive from the dealer but from what I've read on different forums its better than VHT wrinkle, must be the big HD logo on the can :). The stuff is easy to work with and works well on touch ups. I had an '09 Fat Bob with the same color engine, loved the look.

Hope you like it.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: kmcphee on Apr 05, 2016, 10:35:15
Nice little engine man!! you did a good job, love the cast color with the polished.



Just finished buttoning up my engine. VHT engine enamel cast iron paint on the everything except the covers, which are semi-polished, bare aluminum.

(http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/members/10306-albums70-picture38195.jpg)
(http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/members/10306-albums70-picture38196.jpg)
(http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/members/10306-albums70-picture38023.jpg)

It really needs to be photographed in full sunlight, but the damn sun won't come out.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 05, 2016, 14:01:35
Just finished detailing my engine. Engine was rebuilt stock, soda blasted and painted with textured Harley Davidson black. This paint is expensive from the dealer but from what I've read on different forums its better than VHT wrinkle, must be the big HD logo on the can :). The stuff is easy to work with and works well on touch ups. I had an '09 Fat Bob with the same color engine, loved the look.

Hope you like it.

Very nice!  The red Honda logo is a nice touch.
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 14, 2017, 22:37:44
Looking for inspiration and all I see is a bunch of broken pics or photobucket upgrade images...smh
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: crazypj on Jul 15, 2017, 18:09:37
Yep, Photobucket is holding everyone to 'ransom' and wants $400.00 a year to 'release' pics. I wasn't sure about the 1968 Suzuki T305 I did, 'copper' crankcases, barrels/heads with polished fins and covers It actually worked real well with the 'beige' paintwork. Ialso did centre's of hubs before fitting flanged alloy rims (one size up both ends) unfortunately I can't find just the engine pics so a 3/4 shot of bike will have to suffice
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jul 16, 2017, 09:13:23
That's beautiful!

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Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 19, 2017, 12:48:28
That looks great!
Title: Re: Engine inspiration thread!
Post by: Mr Bernzo on Aug 14, 2017, 22:30:55
Suzuki GT185. Painted with VHT satin black and aluminium. Still need to polish the sproket cover. Happy with the finish.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170815/2a850738d5c4ba56c9c45e0d50e19d23.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170815/5af8b97ee044cc2403b2dad111ece805.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170815/f8a88270bdf5f36083a217f0ce2aad8d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170815/c442a95f63930b835e27166471b716dc.jpg)

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