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  1. cardinal

    CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project

    Good thought, unfortunately the old seal is still stuck in the rusty old caliper. It was so bad that I just bought a new caliper. The piston is new too. I ended up ordering a new seal just to make sure I've got the right one. Should be here in a few days and we'll see how it compares.
  2. cardinal

    CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project

    Yes I did use DOT fluid on the seal, and after taking it off there was residual fluid on everything. The piston does slide freely in the caliper without the seal. I think I may just order a new seal and see if it’s any better.
  3. cardinal

    CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project

    Thanks for the idea. When I was bleeding the brake I could see that both holes in the MC were not plugged, is there another hole that you are referring to? I am pretty sure this is related to the amount of pressure needed to push the piston into the caliper though. I just pulled it off again...
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    CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project

    I got the linkage sorted. I did need to shorten the rod a bit. Used a tube as a sleeve to brass braze it back together. Now I'm having an issue with my front brake. I bought a new caliper and have a new caliper piston and seal, the piston does not want to slide very easily in the caliper. I had...
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    CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project

    I bit the bullet and ordered the part from cmsnl. And now I have a clutch! Another step closer. As I'm assembling the rear drum brake I've noticed that the engagement rod seems like it is too long. Does anyone here have a measurement for the stock rod length? Looking at the side of my bike the...
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    CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project

    Replacement bowl came in and the overflow didn't leak, but I could not get a good seal on the face of the bowl. After playing in gas for a while, I decided to try the one in the pic above and it's working fine (for now) I'll report back if leaks develop. In other news I somehow lost the clutch...
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    CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project

    I found a cheap replacement on ebay, but thought while I'm waiting for that to arrive, I'll try to seal the one I have with the POR tank sealant. It takes 4 days to dry, so I might get to try it this weekend to see if I stopped the leak.
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    Anyone else watching Paul Brodie build his Aermacchi race bike?

    Paul has been putting this bike together over the last year-ish and the YouTube series is full of incredible fabrication. In the event that you haven't seen it: Paul's YouTube videos
  9. cardinal

    CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project

    Thanks for the response. I was wondering if maybe it was the tube, but just thought there is nothing creating any stress on it, so figured if anything it must be the connection between the brass and aluminum. I'm curious about the epoxy route, do you remember what was tried and failed? I had a...
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    CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project

    I am sorting out all the little things, so far the biggest problem I've had has been fuel delivery. I had the carbs cleaned, bought new floats and thought I had a bad float needle in one that kept leaking, so bought the OEM needle and seat. Installed it and it's still leaking! So with the bowl...
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    Can anyone help me get a pair of CB 450 carb main jets?

    And now I feel like a moron. Mine were just stuck in the carb. False alarm!
  12. cardinal

    Can anyone help me get a pair of CB 450 carb main jets?

    I am in need of a pair of main jets. I seem to have completely lost the ones purchased and after tearing the garage apart, I have no idea what happened to them. I'd rather not have to drop another $50 on rebuild kits. Happy to pay a reasonable price for a pair, I don't care if they are used and...
  13. cardinal

    How would you caption this advert?

    You find the coolest stuff on FB Marketplace. 85 Honda goldwing?
  14. cardinal

    Anyone know how to imbed an instagram post?

    Thanks Irk, I follow ya up till you say click on the <div class... The line in my inspector isn't clickable. Then I'm not sure what you mean by "hit the image box the post formatting and use the "link" option" Also, it looks like this would work for an image, have you been able to embed video...
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    CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project

    First start! It finally decided to turn over and fire and I am so pumped! I never thought this day would come. It's been years and a lot of hours trying to make things work and now I have an engine that starts!! On the negative side, I'm getting nothing on the left cylinder and I think my...
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    Anyone know how to imbed an instagram post?

    Just for reference, when you grab the embed link from instagram it looks like this: <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CKND61ylg4m/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13" style=" background:#FFF; border:0...
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    Anyone know how to imbed an instagram post?

    I try to embed a link from Instagram and I can't get it to work. Anyone care to share a success story? Will this allow posting video as well as photo content?
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