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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2016, 05:17:22 PM »
That's lovely. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2016, 04:17:01 PM »
That looks amazing 👍

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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2016, 10:54:14 AM »
love it stunning build, if I am honest the shock would look better black.
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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2016, 11:32:22 AM »
love it stunning build, if I am honest the shock would look better black.

Cheers guys for all the replies!

I agree with you fozzy, although after fitting the show and the amount visible I'm going to leave it for now. It's a small job to change when the bike is done!

On a separate note, I've a few questions..

1) PV's NLA?

I need one complete PV, is Fleabay and this forum this only option I have?

2) Barrel repairing & replating

Anyone recommend a place to get this done

3) Pistons - I assume I can obtain from the same place which replates?

Thanks!

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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2016, 12:27:25 PM »
Beautiful bike. Beautiful restoration. Love the attention to detail !
I still have a lot to learn  :-[ Keep the pictures comming
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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2016, 10:38:38 AM »
Some slow progress to report..

The original PV's were in a sorry state, held together with nails, one even looked as though it has been filed at some stage to reshape it.. I managed to acquire a set of decent barrels complete with PV's from a member on Fleabay. I'll get these parts off the the Aqua blaster shortly and get the top end compete - then I can get the engine re-mounted in the frame.







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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2016, 10:42:34 AM »
Loving this project. Some great work and results are shown here. Wow.

Do you replace the old bolts or did you get new ones too?

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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2016, 12:26:10 PM »
Loving this project. Some great work and results are shown here. Wow.

Do you replace the old bolts or did you get new ones too?

Hi, thanks for your comments. Most have been cleaned lightly on a bench grinder with a mop wheel but some are new.

More photos to follow soon!
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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2016, 08:31:45 PM »
very good work. your 3ma will look brill .

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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2016, 11:38:34 AM »
Managed to source a few more parts which were beyond repair, thanks again to members on here and also from Ebay..

PV linking bracket



Calipers stripped and cleaned, to be painted and rebuilt with new seals



Engine mounts in place



Dropping this lot off to F&J Vapour Blasting today

Carbs - to be ultrasonically cleaned
Brake master cylinder
Clutch level bracket
Horn bracket
Rear brake fluid tank bracket
Rear caliper anti rotation bracket
2 X barrels with PV assemblies
And a few other little bits & pieces








I've also managed to get the headstock/clocks wiring in order as per the service manual, and have fitted the rear pegs etc..












That's about all for now - more to follow!

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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2016, 05:18:44 PM »
Looking good

Who did the powder coating of the frame and swing arm and what colour/finish is that ?
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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2016, 10:37:40 AM »
Looking good

Who did the powder coating of the frame and swing arm and what colour/finish is that ?

A guy near Southport (http://www.apowdercoating.co.uk/)
To be honest the finish on the alloy in the shiny silver colour is not the best & he somehow managed to "misplace" half of my rear caliper and one of my rear foot pegs..

To put it mildly I was pissed, managed to get a heavy discount so the majority of the powdering work cost a small amount. The finish looks like polished alloy, or what you would see on old school American cars with chrome rims.
I'm not sure of the exact colour as when I arrived he showed me some previous work in that colour and I just agreed. It's quite a thick coat and the frame number is now a little hard to read (hopefully it will be OK for the MOT). Also they didn't mask hardly any of the holes in the frame so I've spent hours sanding/filing/reaming.

Since my experience with the above I've used a place in called Triple S (http://www.triple-s.co.uk/) near Huddersfield. Much, much better quality and amazingly they haven't lost any parts as of yet.

Moral of the story - use a company with a good reputation..
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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2016, 10:13:58 PM »
Used these a few times , not bike exclusive but know there stuff  http://www.midastouchgb.co.uk

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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2016, 06:35:24 PM »
love it stunning build, if I am honest the shock would look better black.


1) PV's NLA?

I need one complete PV, is Fleabay and this forum this only option I have?

2) Barrel repairing & replating

Anyone recommend a place to get this done

3) Pistons - I assume I can obtain from the same place which replates?

Thanks!

Aptec is who u want for replating in case you haven't sorted that one yet. Believe it's cheaper but probably slightly longer if u go thru Sean at the tuning works though.

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Re: 3MA Restoration
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2016, 10:35:58 AM »
love it stunning build, if I am honest the shock would look better black.


1) PV's NLA?

I need one complete PV, is Fleabay and this forum this only option I have?

2) Barrel repairing & replating

Anyone recommend a place to get this done

3) Pistons - I assume I can obtain from the same place which replates?

Thanks!

Aptec is who u want for replating in case you haven't sorted that one yet. Believe it's cheaper but probably slightly longer if u go thru Sean at the tuning works though.

Cheers thanks.
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