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Author Topic: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not  (Read 29460 times)

Offline Jimbonaut

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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #630 on: Jul 15, 2019, 19:33:00 »
As anyone who's ever painted an engine knows (and as I'm finding out the hard way), preparation is nine-tenths of the chore...





But after (sporadic) months, it's starting to look like something.  No internals at this point, just a mock-up -





Side covers still need deciding on, but liking how it's looking.  I used DupliColor low gloss black engine enamel and polished some details on the cases.

Now to take everything apart and make the thing work.  How hard can that be... 
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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #631 on: Jul 15, 2019, 19:55:21 »
I do not paint engines.  I just clean them and make them run well.  LOL

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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #632 on: Jul 15, 2019, 21:29:57 »
Thats some crazy masking.

I just loosely half ass em all together w minimal bolts, (1 or 2 per cover)

Spray, let dry, disassemble, wipe paint off off un-painted parts w cleaner.  done

« Last Edit: Jul 15, 2019, 21:33:39 by trek97 »

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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #633 on: Jul 15, 2019, 23:35:42 »
Super work.  It looks nice   8)

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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #634 on: Jul 15, 2019, 23:38:19 »
That sure is pretty.


I'm going to buy stock in green masking tape.

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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #635 on: Jul 16, 2019, 08:33:20 »
Damn nice work Jim.
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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #636 on: Jul 16, 2019, 10:53:46 »
Cheers gents, work on this bike has been pretty geologically slow since the summer started but thankfully I'm in no hurry to get it done.  Which is a good thing - hit the year-in mark and still looking at a pile of parts  8) 
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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #637 on: Jul 19, 2019, 07:57:28 »
Can't rush perfection, you can't force it either I've tried to do both and failed
first cafe build was an incomplete learning experience, more of a test run for the real thing FRANKENHONDA II

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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #638 on: Jul 19, 2019, 22:41:29 »
Got the rest of the side covers etc painted, and a few details more details polished up as well.  And, as I have zero restraint, couldn't help buttoning it all up (minus internals) with some new shiny hardware -





Few more details to finish up but it's almost done.  Now that I've replaced all the old hardware with new stainless bolts, I'm on the lookout for a set of new stainless upper and lower crankcase bolts as well. Anyone know where I can get some? They absolutely don't need to be OEM.

Have some new cam chains in the mail. Also arriving soon are a set of yellow crank bearings, oil seals and primary shaft dampeners. Then the fun begins.
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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #639 on: Jul 20, 2019, 03:50:22 »
Looks great. I mask my engines the same way,its worth the results.
« Last Edit: Jul 20, 2019, 03:52:17 by doc_rot »