Black Knight..Brake upgrade

trek97

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Re: The Black Knight, A 1975 400-four

Now, you know, I couldn't not try the headers..







 

Luugo86

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Re: The Black Knight, A 1975 400-four

Looks great man.. are you going to powdercoat the frame?
 

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farmer92 said:
Oh i so love those headers!
They starting to grow on me.””

CrabsAndCylinders said:
Fantastic work! Thanks for the tips. :)
Thanks so much bro. And you’re sure welcome.

Luugo86 said:
Looks great man.. are you going to powdercoat the frame?
Thanks dude. and no not gonna powder. Scroll back a few pages .
I worked hard to make a nice frame look crappy like that. ;D
 

Luugo86

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Haha... ya I need to start from the beginning of the thread lol
 

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Luugo86 said:
Haha... ya I need to start from the beginning of the thread lol
Or halfway...here ya go...
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75640.msg908773#msg908773
 

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JustinLonghorn said:
My man, you are doing this thing right.
Thanks bro, Im doing the best I can w what I got.
 

irk miller

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That is a pretty incredible motor and exhaust you have there, my friend. Amazing.
 

trek97

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irk miller said:
That is a pretty incredible motor and exhaust you have there, my friend. Amazing.
Thanks brother, and thanks for turning me onto the Marbles paint.
 

farmer92

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Re: The Black Knight, A 1975 400-four

Just some O-rings, can’t those be replaced by some generic ones of the same approximate size? Or are they some special material?
 

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farmer92 said:
Just some O-rings, can’t those be replaced by some generic ones of the same approximate size? Or are they some special material?
Probably me being too particular, as usual. ::)

Honda O-rings are probably Buna-N. ;)

I prefer to stay away from Buna-N, only good up to 200-250 degrees.

I ordered a couple packs/sizes Viton Flouroelastomer super resilient, 400 degrees, from McMaster-Carr (thanks IRK :D )

they are a "close" fit for the Bastard sized, 16.5x2mm Honda discontinued Oil Pickup O-ring. Of course.

I will just have to fit the best one, (and pray it dont suck air).

They run $5-$10 a pack. And that will add up fast to replace them all.
 

trek97

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Anyways, while I patiently wait for Honda dealer parts dept to pull off another miracle.

I got plenty to do.

Ready for some new seals, O-rings, gaskets, clean up threads, re-torque head, adjust valves, static timing

And I got all three engine bolt kits to install.



 

trek97

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Things may slow up a tad, as Rachel and I just discovered "Americas Got Talent" on Hulu. ;D
 

trek97

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Twixed Honda parts miracle and McMasters I now have ALL the O-rings needed.

 

trek97

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Read a couple horror stories about 400-fours old starter O-rings breaking and dumping oil everywhere...

Fresh.



And this is going to speed up the plan of re-building the spare engine.

This morning I pulled the kickstarter out for inspection and found the support cracked. :p

I then checked the spare engine and found its good. :)

Rather than mess around swapping cases I will start the rebuild on the spare asap this spring.

Then, If I cant find a suitable replacement, send this one to Hurco for repairs next winter.

Ill bump start the thing before I kick it anyways. As my old knees cant take kickstarting anything more than Piglet anyways. :(


 

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Re: The Black Knight, Do it right or dont do it.

OK the thought of HALF ASSING a project (even temporarily) drove me nuts all day...

So now this matched pair is on its way.

"Do it KINDA right or Dont do it at all". Only if I have too. ;)

Ill pull the engine back out of the frame tomorrow and prep for the swap.

 
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