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Author Topic: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not  (Read 33614 times)

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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #190 on: Jan 08, 2019, 10:07:29 »
I'll check out what Canadian Tire has in terms of high heat paint and weigh up the options.  Wasn't planning on using an engine stand as, well, I don't have one.  But, thinking about it, my wife bought me a one day welding course for Christmas so maybe I could have a go at making one for my first project.  Would have to make painting the engine a lot easier - presumably with the engine on the stand there's no need to rotate the engine in order to paint it?  Hit the thing all in one go?

I'm not painting the covers, they'll get a different treatment.  I do have a small toaster oven in the garage I picked up for $5 - used it for baking Rhonda's calipers.  I'll cure the engine paint once the engine is running, but yeah I've heard that it's not much cop against oil and gas until it's cured.  Duplicolor is better in that dept?
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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #191 on: Jan 08, 2019, 10:14:41 »
I'll check out what Canadian Tire has in terms of high heat paint and weigh up the options.  Wasn't planning on using an engine stand as, well, I don't have one.  But, thinking about it, my wife bought me a one day welding course for Christmas so maybe I could have a go at making one for my first project.  Would have to make painting the engine a lot easier - presumably with the engine on the stand there's no need to rotate the engine in order to paint it?  Hit the thing all in one go?

I'm not painting the covers, they'll get a different treatment.  I do have a small toaster oven in the garage I picked up for $5 - used it for baking Rhonda's calipers.  I'll cure the engine paint once the engine is running, but yeah I've heard that it's not much cop against oil and gas until it's cured.  Duplicolor is better in that dept?

Jim, I cant remember but I think I used Duplicolor on the XL and VHT on the Van Van. Neither had a problem holding up to gas or oil. They had off gassed at least 1 month prior to being exposed to any fluids.

I thought I had a pic of the stand I used for the XL. Basically I made some 2x4 bases with a vertical board on either side of the engine. Just ran a threaded rod right through. Kept it about 8-10" off the bench which was just enough to be able to spray the underside.


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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #192 on: Jan 08, 2019, 10:19:56 »
That's good to know Nick - as long as they gas off before coming into contact with oil/gas then the paint should be ok?  I'm looking online for plans for an engine stand - may have a go at building one.  Otherwise I'll probably end up painting the engine as it sits on my bench, with a bit of finagling hopefully I won't have to move to around too much.  Damn thing weighs a ton.

If I was to make the frame out of wood, think 2x4's will be strong enough to hold this thing up?
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2019, 10:22:01 by The Jimbonaut »
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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #193 on: Jan 08, 2019, 10:27:48 »
Here is my stand.  I think I paid $30 for it.  Could be made for much cheaper, but I don't mind throwing $30 at my own laziness now and then.


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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #194 on: Jan 08, 2019, 10:31:07 »
I saw that exact stand Irk on amazon just now.  It's for the SOHC motor though, not sure it'll fit the DOHC and can't find an off-the-shelf version for it.

And damn that's one clean looking engine by the way. 
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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #195 on: Jan 08, 2019, 10:55:44 »
That's good to know Nick - as long as they gas off before coming into contact with oil/gas then the paint should be ok?

From my experience, I haven't run into any issues. I still think you should avoid getting any gas on the paint until its cured but sometimes floats stick ya know?

2x4 should be fine, just put a brace in between the uprights because they'll want to bend inward with the weight. So you'll basically have an H with a 2x or 1x base on front and back, with a threaded rod or steel rod to hang it. Space the pieces wide enough that you can get the engine in and out.

Alternatively you could hang it from the ceiling of your shop. Lol.

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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #196 on: Jan 08, 2019, 11:44:41 »
Alternatively you could hang it from the ceiling of your shop. Lol.

I would, but I'm worried the chains would interfere with the duct tape that's holding the ceiling together   ;D
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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #197 on: Jan 12, 2019, 18:18:31 »
Cleaning engines...the enthusiasm is hard to maintain.  Still, it's pretty much a wrap - an indeed that's exactly where it's at now - tucked under a bin bag until I decide what I'm going to do next.  With the mercury plummeting in my garage I pulled out the grinder and chopped off the old seat mounting bracket -



- once I've welded in a locknut or something for the tank mount bracket then I think I'm good.  This worked well on Rhonda so I made the same bracket between the frame rails for the seat and fender mount -



- and then called it day.  Colder than a polar bear's toenail today, minus 20 or some shit.  Brrr.
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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #198 on: Jan 12, 2019, 19:20:41 »
minus 20 or some shit.  Brrr.

Your work looks good.  Where you at, up in the north east?

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Re: 1982 CB750F... The resto-not
« Reply #199 on: Jan 12, 2019, 19:24:31 »
Yeah - up that way and beyond. Montreal...where you can’t feel your face for four months of the year, and spend the other eight slowly defrosting. Madness.


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