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Author Topic: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride  (Read 62738 times)

Offline irk miller

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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #150 on: Sep 23, 2016, 08:29:43 »
Is that the thickness of the stock gaskets?
The aftermarket replacement that I set it with in the pic above is .025".  .042" is that number plus the distance that I had to make up.  Lani lists .042" gasket for the 69mm on eBay, too. http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-CB360-COPPER-HEAD-GASKET-69MM-X-042-1-06MM-THICK-/162066426976

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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #151 on: Sep 23, 2016, 14:21:24 »
You can contact Lani direct at
http://www.coppergaskets.us/. I think it saves a couple of bucks?
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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #152 on: Sep 23, 2016, 14:31:25 »
You can contact Lani direct at
http://www.coppergaskets.us/. I think it saves a couple of bucks?
This is true.  It's actually what I did.  I just noticed that listing this morning.  I had no idea he was listing them on eBay now.

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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #153 on: Sep 23, 2016, 14:33:13 »
I didn't know either. I guess it's a lot easier for people to find stuff they didn't know existed if they just put 'gasket' into ebay search?
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline Hurco550

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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #154 on: Sep 23, 2016, 14:35:15 »
maybe there has been a recent influx of ppl doing these 378 mods again? IDK, it just seems like there are a lot of them on here at the moment, and maybe lani has been getting enough interest that he figured he would put them up on ebay?
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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #155 on: Sep 23, 2016, 20:03:47 »
When I ordered mine from Lani I first contacted him through eBay and then ended up ordering directly from him.   He wanted to talk w/ me, insisted actually, and then after we had everything worked out and agreed to, he asked that I send him an email stating everything we had agreed to.  No problem, I figure it's better to make sure everything was correct the first time.  I recommend you stress the 69.5mm bore, though, because even after we discussed that and it was in the confirmation email I sent, Levi and I found the bore of the gasket I got had to be filed a little to insure a good fit w/ no piston interference.  All of my dealings w/ him were easy and professional and he was friendly and polite.  The gasket arrived very quickly.
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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #156 on: Sep 23, 2016, 23:41:57 »
Lani hasn't changed, he really likes talking with customers.
 I know for a fact he did a 'run' of CB360 to 378cc head gasketts about 6~7 yrs ago, I think it was 8 or 10 at one time? (I bought 2 as it's 'cheaper' and more accurate than cutting them from copper sheet (sheet was $17.00 then several hours cutting, drilling, filing)
May not sound like much but for a bike that's been out of production almost 40 yrs and was never very popular............................
 Pretty sure he's done a lot more since then.
 I forgot I sold some cylinder blocks bored for 69mm (with GS850 pistons) about 7+yrs ago, No idea where they are now though or even if they got built into complete bikes?
I never thought there would be more than 3~4 'in the wild' plus what I built for myself  but pretty sure there are at least a few dozen by now? ;D
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"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #157 on: Sep 24, 2016, 00:25:53 »
I never thought there would be more than 3~4 'in the wild' plus what I built for myself  but pretty sure there are at least a few dozen by now? ;D

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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #158 on: Sep 24, 2016, 09:52:08 »
The aftermarket replacement that I set it with in the pic above is .025".  .042" is that number plus the distance that I had to make up.  Lani lists .042" gasket for the 69mm on eBay, too. http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-CB360-COPPER-HEAD-GASKET-69MM-X-042-1-06MM-THICK-/162066426976

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1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #159 on: Sep 24, 2016, 11:13:48 »


With .042" copper base gasket

Squish is .040"
Basically, the thickness of the head gasket .


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