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Author Topic: Ducati 500 GTL 1975 Resto  (Read 4606 times)

Offline stroker crazy

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Re: Ducati 500 GTL 1975 Resto
« Reply #40 on: Mar 11, 2019, 20:24:10 »
Good luck with the crank and rods!

Crazy
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Offline HansS

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Re: Ducati 500 GTL 1975 Resto
« Reply #41 on: Mar 12, 2019, 19:54:45 »
Well this sucks.
Looked a bit closer on the camshaft. 😤😱😵
I need a new one. It's completely worn down due to lack of lubrication.👎
And one piston is kaput.
Rings are broken and ring land is broken.👎😵
Guess am taking a break from this one and try to see if it's possible to get some more parts.

Good thing I have two other bikes that needs fixing.
😀

Note to myself:
STOP BUYING CRAP THAT DOESN'T WORK.

Let's see if I can.😁


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Re: Ducati 500 GTL 1975 Resto
« Reply #42 on: Mar 12, 2019, 20:17:38 »
Don't you wish you could go back through time, locate the PO that does stuff like that, and filter the gene pool?
"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"

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Re: Ducati 500 GTL 1975 Resto
« Reply #43 on: Mar 12, 2019, 20:31:05 »
Don't you wish you could go back through time, locate the PO that does stuff like that, and filter the gene pool?
YES.
I think I need an other hobby.
Maybe collecting stamps. But I bet that has other problems. Poisonous glue or you open a window and the wind reorganize them all.
😁

Well I'm not worried about the engine. I will solve it.
It will take some time, but it will be running again. Maybe not this year. But I will have it running.


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Re: Ducati 500 GTL 1975 Resto
« Reply #44 on: Mar 12, 2019, 23:04:23 »
Well I'm not worried about the engine. I will solve it.
It will take some time, but it will be running again. Maybe not this year. But I will have it running.
Right.  The F#ck.  On.   
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Offline HansS

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Re: Ducati 500 GTL 1975 Resto
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2019, 05:08:46 »
   Hi. Not long ago I mentioned that I was  restoring the wheels. Finaly yesterday I picked them up.
Cross-center in Habo Sweden is one of not to many companys in the world that makes spokes. Torbjörn who owns the company has made the machine that makes the spokes.
It's not cheap 3000sek a wheel not including the rims.
He laced the wheels for me. Less than 0.1mm runout.
As always I overcomplicated things and ended up with order 2 extra front rims because Borrani coulden't deliver a rim that was drilled for the correct front hub. So last rim I ordered was undrilled and I did it myself.
Some pictures.

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Re: Ducati 500 GTL 1975 Resto
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2019, 08:51:27 »
Wheels look great!

Hope you can solve your camshaft problems soon.

Crazy
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Re: Ducati 500 GTL 1975 Resto
« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2019, 09:11:14 »
Very nice! I would love to see that machine making the spokes in action.

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Re: Ducati 500 GTL 1975 Resto
« Reply #48 on: Jun 05, 2019, 04:53:04 »
Started cleaning engine parts. Engine case turned out really nice. Needs new bearings and gaskets. Head needs some welding. Camshaft is still headache. But all in all looks good.

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Re: Ducati 500 GTL 1975 Resto
« Reply #49 on: Jun 05, 2019, 12:09:05 »
Started cleaning engine parts. Engine case turned out really nice. Needs new bearings and gaskets. Head needs some welding. Camshaft is still headache. But all in all looks good.

you can get the cam hard-welded and reground. Not cheap but an option if you cant find a replacement....