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Author Topic: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread  (Read 97785 times)

Offline Bevelheadmhr

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #400 on: Mar 26, 2019, 04:50:10 »
Its a 79 XL1000 motor, didn't have a kickstart. Oh I see plenty of areas for improvement.. mainly brakes and suspension.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #401 on: Mar 30, 2019, 07:28:55 »
Beautiful build


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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #402 on: Mar 30, 2019, 08:04:56 »
Very nice!  Can't wait to see it fired up.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #403 on: Mar 30, 2019, 19:41:32 »
it does fill out the frame nicely.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #404 on: Apr 15, 2019, 08:32:03 »
Something I'd been putting off was fixing the Monza fuel cap to the tank. The last time I tried I managed to scratch the fresh paintwork on the tank.. just 2 hours after getting it home >:(. The problem is that the screw thread on the filler neck was damaged when the original Monza cap was removed. When screwing the new cap down onto the tank, the cap hit the tank (scratching the paint) before it got fastened down tight.   

I should've just left it alone and let the painter deal with spraying around it.

This time around, I did things differently. First the rubber seal inside the cap was removed, as it would only work with the cap screwed down tight.. no longer possible with the damaged threads, and even it did it'd still sit too low and once again scratch the paintwork.

Instead I made a 4mm thick alloy spacer to replace the rubber seal.. made thicker to lift the cap off the tank a little to save the paintwork from being damaged again. Next I used JB Weld to glue (and hopefully seal) the cap to the tank. Did that yesterday, and I'll have to wait until I add petrol before I know the cap is now petrol proof. If not, I can always add more eboxy to the inside of the filler neck. Still at least the lovely paintwork is still intact.


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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #405 on: Apr 16, 2019, 01:23:11 »
Do you mean that you used JB Weld to fasten the filler neck to the tank?
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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #406 on: Apr 17, 2019, 03:57:25 »
Do you mean that you used JB Weld to fasten the filler neck to the tank?

The thread of the filler neck of the tank itself is damaged, so couldn't just screw the Monza cap into place, hence the need for JB weld to attack the cap to the tank neck, the filler neck of the tank is welded to the tank.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #407 on: Apr 17, 2019, 20:37:07 »
Narley

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #408 on: Apr 18, 2019, 16:25:50 »
The thread of the filler neck of the tank itself is damaged, so couldn't just screw the Monza cap into place, hence the need for JB weld to attack the cap to the tank neck, the filler neck of the tank is welded to the tank.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #409 on: Apr 22, 2019, 04:45:58 »
Here's the last update video, since then I have started the engine briefly, but needs setting up (jetting / timing) next..