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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2015, 02:28:35 PM »
Hi Ian could you please tell us how you got such a good finish on those corroded ali parts thanks. ;)
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2015, 09:38:44 PM »
Hi Ian

I am very interested in your work you are doing in restoring.I have been working on some stuff myself.
I am very keen to know your thoughts on the frame/swingarm.
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2015, 09:46:48 AM »
Hi Ian could you please tell us how you got such a good finish on those corroded ali parts thanks. ;)
Steve
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Hi Steve, most of the parts have just gone through the parts washer and then are hydro-blasted.  With the top clamp, after the parts washer, I sanded it with various grades up to 600 grit to get rid of a load of marks and then used a maroon scotchbrite pad to get the brushed look.  It then had the hydro-blast treatment too.

Hi Ian

I am very interested in your work you are doing in restoring.I have been working on some stuff myself.
I am very keen to know your thoughts on the frame/swingarm.
Sorry but i have no cat unless i pinch the next door neighbors.

Hi Francoe, the parts you have been doing look great. My frame and swingarm are still a work in progress but I'll let you know what I end up doing.  Definitely recommend borrowing the neighbors cat!


Spent a bit of time today looking at the fuel system.  The tap is not looking that great.



The carbs aren't looking good either.  I've never ridden the bike as I disassembled it on receipt and so I have no idea how it was running but I'm guessing not well.  The other thing is that it seems to have small main jets; both left and right carbs have a 170 main.  The rest of the bike looks standard with the VAJ still connected, the airbox snorkels still present and the restrictor rings in the exhausts still present.

Cheers,

Ian
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2015, 02:57:48 AM »
A bit more progress, this time on the swingarm.

The doglegs cleaned up well just with scotchbrite.



The swingarm itself got dipped to remove the old faded and pitted anodise and them got the same scotchbrite finish.  It's not finished but it's starting to get there.





The swingarm decal seems to be NLA and so I draw one using OpenOffice Draw and printed it locally.  It's not perfect but seems to pass the blink test.  I've got some spares if anyone is interested.



Cheers,

Ian   

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2015, 07:47:58 AM »
This is one bike Id like to see when it's finished.
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2015, 11:51:36 AM »
Looking very good !
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2015, 09:39:51 PM »
Great restoring, you making it like new :)

Don't count the money you spend this project.
Just enjoy the fun building the 3MA, and the thrills when you will be driving it 8)
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2015, 02:22:30 AM »
Thanks for the comments guys.

Great restoring, you making it like new :)

Don't count the money you spend this project.
Just enjoy the fun building the 3MA, and the thrills when you will be driving it 8)

You are right Louis, I had started to track the spend on the project and it was taking the enjoyment out of it and so I've stopped and just have fun doing the build.

A couple more pieces of the 3MA puzzle came together this week.  I bought a single seat unit from RC46 on here a while back and got it painted when the rest of the panels were being done.  It came out really well but I needed to get the small seat pad to go with it and it has taken forever to find one. 

I found an FZR1000 seat unit (below) in Japan that had what appeared to be an FZR400RR seat pad on it and so I took a gamble and bought it through buyee.jp.  It arrived this week and after a bit of fettling and cleaning turned out pretty well.

The FZR1000 cowl:



The 3MA cowl with the pad:





I also got some Samco hose connectors to do the cut on the airbox tubes:



It's taking a long time but things are coming together slowly.

Cheers,

Ian


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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2015, 09:03:03 PM »
All looking great as usual Ian the best way to speed up the project is to get Hector more involved  ;) ;D

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2015, 05:01:24 AM »
All looking great as usual Ian the best way to speed up the project is to get Hector more involved  ;) ;D

You are right Steve, Hector hasn't been helping enough although he did do some stuff today.

The clocks didn't look too bad to start with, just a bit tired especially the worn decals for the lights and the corroded terminals on the back.




It was a bit of a different story when they were taken off as I found a lot of damage to the cases.





I've used FZR1000 and FZR600 parts to refresh the clocks.  I cleaned the white reflective parts with caesarstone benchtop cleaner because (a) it's very gentle and (b) it smells nice.



The dials just needed a clean and came up nicely.



The wiring had a clean and scotchbrite on the fasteners and terminal lugs.



The lens also cleaned up ok with novus plastic cleaner.



Another step closer.

Cheers,

Ian
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2015, 06:16:25 AM »
and a little bit more progress this long weekend.

The switchgear was pretty rough when the bike arrived.









They have cleaned up ok.  The decals are a different font but it doesn't bother me and it's only a rattle can paint job but it's certainly better than it was.



Cheers,

Ian
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2015, 10:02:24 AM »
Pretty slow progress over the last few months but I finally got a bit of time in the garage.

Rear sub-frame tidy up:













And some work on the ancillaries too:



Slowly getting there.

Cheers,

Ian
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2015, 08:19:08 AM »
Things are starting to come together.  Both the front and rear wheels were pretty rough to begin with but are looking fresher now.







Cheers,

Ian
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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2015, 12:15:28 PM »
Looking very good there Ian.

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Re: 3ma1 Tidy Up
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2015, 04:29:38 PM »
Man it's like new!!!
Good work.
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