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General Category => Bike Builds, Rebuilds And Restorations Only => Topic started by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 10, 2018, 09:32:28 PM

Title: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 10, 2018, 09:32:28 PM
Doing this restoration for a customer in Massachusetts. The bike was purchased at a J. Woods auction and was then in storage for several years. It was bought to me in April, and I started work on it last week. Some "patina" will be left - probably none of the chromed parts will be replated and will show some age.

Here's what I have to start with.


(https://thumb.ibb.co/eik498/Paul_s_V7_Sport_001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/eik498) (https://thumb.ibb.co/fz8P98/Paul_s_V7_Sport_002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fz8P98) (https://thumb.ibb.co/hGnUbo/Paul_s_V7_Sport_003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hGnUbo) (https://thumb.ibb.co/b3B0hT/Paul_s_V7_Sport_004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/b3B0hT) (https://thumb.ibb.co/hXE32T/Paul_s_V7_Sport_005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hXE32T) (https://thumb.ibb.co/ctoKbo/Paul_s_V7_Sport_006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ctoKbo)

Toolbox lid has a shallow dent right behind the V7 Sport decal.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cG2qhT/Paul_s_V7_Sport_007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cG2qhT)

(https://thumb.ibb.co/cJjgp8/Paul_s_V7_Sport_008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cJjgp8) (https://thumb.ibb.co/bDvnU8/Paul_s_V7_Sport_009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bDvnU8) (https://thumb.ibb.co/nHLXwo/Paul_s_V7_Sport_010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nHLXwo)

Tank has a shallow dent on the back and one on each side at the front from the clip-ons hitting it.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/i215Go/Paul_s_V7_Sport_011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/i215Go) (https://thumb.ibb.co/eezgp8/Paul_s_V7_Sport_012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/eezgp8) (https://thumb.ibb.co/jeCZ98/Paul_s_V7_Sport_013.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jeCZ98)

Why did the clip-ons hit the tank? Because the steering stop is broken off.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/nh9QGo/Paul_s_V7_Sport_014.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nh9QGo)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/mWMGNT/Paul_s_V7_Sport_015.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mWMGNT) (https://thumb.ibb.co/hHpaGo/Paul_s_V7_Sport_016.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hHpaGo) (https://thumb.ibb.co/mPo2wo/Paul_s_V7_Sport_017.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mPo2wo) (https://thumb.ibb.co/f3UaGo/Paul_s_V7_Sport_018.jpg) (https://ibb.co/f3UaGo) (https://thumb.ibb.co/bBJ2wo/Paul_s_V7_Sport_019.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bBJ2wo) (https://thumb.ibb.co/nGjmNT/Paul_s_V7_Sport_020.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nGjmNT)
 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on July 11, 2018, 07:00:03 PM
Looks to be complete and in pretty decent shape from ten feet away I bet it will give up a few secrets as you tear into it. Please keep us posted with pictures

Thanks

Jim
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: siabeid on July 11, 2018, 07:08:56 PM
I wish that I had those pictures when I was putting mine back together. Mine had enough parts missing or jerry rigged that it took quite a bit of studying sometimes to get it put back correctly. ( I hope!)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 11, 2018, 08:08:03 PM
Looks to be complete and in pretty decent shape from ten feet away I bet it will give up a few secrets as you tear into it. Please keep us posted with pictures

Thanks

Jim

It definitely gave up a few "secrets". The shit hits the fan in my next installment.  :sad:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 12, 2018, 12:37:34 PM
Tear-down photos:

(https://thumb.ibb.co/khHwbo/V7_Sport_project_1_001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/khHwbo)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/cFWNGo/V7_Sport_project_1_002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cFWNGo)

(https://thumb.ibb.co/izyr98/V7_Sport_project_1_003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/izyr98)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/gVJPU8/V7_Sport_project_1_004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gVJPU8)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/jQXJp8/V7_Sport_project_1_005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jQXJp8)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/fGPg98/V7_Sport_project_1_006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fGPg98)

(https://thumb.ibb.co/bwHCGo/V7_Sport_project_1_007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bwHCGo)

(https://thumb.ibb.co/jJ9pU8/V7_Sport_project_1_008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jJ9pU8)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/ga9ChT/V7_Sport_project_1_009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ga9ChT)

(https://thumb.ibb.co/kocMbo/V7_Sport_project_1_010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kocMbo)


Here's where it gets ugly. The battery tray has a weird "kink" in it and it's deformed around the large hole.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/nEw3p8/V7_Sport_battery_tray_001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nEw3p8)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/mw07Go/V7_Sport_battery_tray_002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mw07Go)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/eGcyNT/V7_Sport_battery_tray_003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/eGcyNT)


Once the frame was almost completely bare and laying on the shop floor, it became readily apparent that it's twisted. Not only that, but the left frame frame rail rearward of the top shock mount is bent down as well.

Level back above the shock mount pivot area.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/iAuv2T/V7_Sport_frame_001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iAuv2T)


Resting flat on the floor at the swingarm area...

(https://thumb.ibb.co/kzhhhT/V7_Sport_frame_002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kzhhhT)

...but the left front engine mount is approx. 8mm off of the floor.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/dHXF2T/V7_Sport_frame_003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dHXF2T)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: TRw1 on July 12, 2018, 01:20:28 PM
Yikes!!!

Looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 14, 2018, 09:34:02 PM
Bin filling up with new parts:

(https://thumb.ibb.co/gmjfP8/V7_Sport_Morini_004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gmjfP8)


"Sharks" in bubble wrap (new Silentium "shark gill" mufflers).

(https://thumb.ibb.co/joqbxT/V7_Sport_Morini_005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/joqbxT)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on July 15, 2018, 09:58:00 AM
It gave up a big secret, ouch! There is a local shop that can straighten frames hers, I know you will figure out how to do it.

Jim
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 15, 2018, 03:27:19 PM
It gave up a big secret, ouch! There is a local shop that can straighten frames hers, I know you will figure out how to do it.

Jim

I've sourced a replacement frame for a fraction of what it would cost to have the original straightened (especially once shipping both ways was figured in). Hope to pick it up Wednesday.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Devildog on July 16, 2018, 02:47:02 PM
Charlie,
Are you usually backed up with two to three months work, or was the owner not in any hurry for you to get started on the rebuild?
Bill
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 16, 2018, 04:57:39 PM
Charlie,
Are you usually backed up with two to three months work, or was the owner not in any hurry for you to get started on the rebuild?
Bill

My backlog is more like a year plus. I didn't get started immediately after the bike was delivered because another project ended up taking two months instead of the two weeks it should have. No surprise when you work on old, worn-out machinery...
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: SED on July 18, 2018, 11:15:54 PM
Cool project and great post.  But why is the frame bent and the rest of the bike intact?  Did a crashed bike get rebuilt on a bent frame so thoroughly that there's no evidence of the crash except the frame?
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 19, 2018, 07:56:20 AM
Cool project and great post.  But why is the frame bent and the rest of the bike intact?  Did a crashed bike get rebuilt on a bent frame so thoroughly that there's no evidence of the crash except the frame?

Good question and one I've pondered myself. "The rest of the bike" is hardly intact though - the tank has dents at the front and rear and has a crease just above the emblem on the left. The left toolbox has a dent in the lid. Mufflers aren't original, right crashbar was bent back against the cylinder head. Then there's that oddly kinked battery tray.

I might find more damage as I clean parts and prepare them for reassembly. I'll definitely be looking carefully at the lower frame rails and swingarm.

Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Groover on July 19, 2018, 04:13:29 PM
I need to stop taking long naps --- just noticed this awesome thread. How is the title going to be dealt with on the replacement frame? Is this one of the ones that only has the number on the plate, or is it stamped also on the frame?
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 19, 2018, 05:09:23 PM
I need to stop taking long naps --- just noticed this awesome thread. How is the title going to be dealt with on the replacement frame? Is this one of the ones that only has the number on the plate, or is it stamped also on the frame?

Numbers stamped on the VIN tag, no numbers on the frame, so no problem.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 19, 2018, 05:16:09 PM
Picked up the replacement frame yesterday. Yes, it's dirty and a bit rusted, but it's straight and relatively unmolested.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/mE89By/Framed_001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mE89By)


Matches exactly.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/hW8WPJ/Framed_002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hW8WPJ)


Replacement frame on right. Steering stop intact, outer races of the steering head bearings fit tightly into the frame.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/fjrUBy/Framed_003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fjrUBy)


Why somebody drilled holes through the frame I'll never understand. Once the frame is blasted clean, I'll machine some plugs, have them welded into place, then grind down and smooth out the ends so that you won't even know the holes were ever there.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/bV6UBy/Framed_004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bV6UBy)


This the most important part: it sits perfectly level on the floor and the level shows both ends are in line.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/mieGry/Framed_005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mieGry)
 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Groover on July 20, 2018, 09:34:28 AM
Good deal, great find!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 20, 2018, 02:52:51 PM
Dropped the frame off at the powdercoater today to be blasted down to bare metal. Should have it back Tuesday evening.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 23, 2018, 04:22:30 PM
Engine teardown time.

Off with the top-end

(https://thumb.ibb.co/i1BHMy/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/i1BHMy)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/dvhP1y/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dvhP1y)

Heads not too dirty up top, plenty of carbon in the combustion chamber though.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/iTeF8d/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iTeF8d) (https://thumb.ibb.co/dxd8Td/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_4.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dxd8Td)

Heads disassembled. Valve guides are very worn.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/mHosod/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_5.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mHosod)

Pistons show quite a bit of wear and are rather scored.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/coC7My/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/coC7My) (https://thumb.ibb.co/g1NwEJ/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/g1NwEJ) (https://thumb.ibb.co/cfZnMy/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_8.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cfZnMy)

Lots of chrome worn away.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/kQLu1y/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_9.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kQLu1y) (https://thumb.ibb.co/iT7UZJ/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_10.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iT7UZJ)

Rods rock side-to-side ~ 4 mm so there's definitely some wear on the bottom end.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/ipwdTd/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_11.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ipwdTd)

There was a bill for a clutch replacement in the binder that came with the bike.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/dNx7My/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_12.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dNx7My)

My used clutch hub/compressor in place
(https://thumb.ibb.co/c6L58d/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_13.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c6L58d)

Clutch hub should have been replaced as well
(https://thumb.ibb.co/bBrOuJ/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_14.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bBrOuJ)

Sureflex plates and oily ones at that. Should have replaced the clutch pushrod o-rings too.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/ePq58d/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_15.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ePq58d)

Back of the engine is covered in oil residue mixed with clutch dust. No surprise there.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/ei11gy/V7_Sport_engine_teardown_16.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ei11gy)


Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: SED on July 23, 2018, 10:47:36 PM
 :thumb: Appreciate your photos and judgement on condition (e.g. piston wear).  Very helpful to those of us who have only seen a few.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on July 27, 2018, 09:18:25 PM
Stripping the engine down completely.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/j6ftoo/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/j6ftoo) (https://thumb.ibb.co/dz4VZT/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_013.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dz4VZT) (https://thumb.ibb.co/evhTM8/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_014.jpg) (https://ibb.co/evhTM8)

The oil pump still looks serviceable, but I'll need to do some measuring to be sure.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/e9SjuT/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_015.jpg) (https://ibb.co/e9SjuT)

Some gritty residue in one corner of the sump.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/mgja18/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_016.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mgja18)

Notice anything odd in this photo?
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cA04uT/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_017.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cA04uT)

No pitting on the lifter faces.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/bQKVZT/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_018.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bQKVZT)

Camshaft retainer has very little to no wear.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/mzUa18/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_019.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mzUa18) (https://thumb.ibb.co/dxOeTo/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_020.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dxOeTo)

Camshaft itself is in excellent condition.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/h58PuT/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_021.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h58PuT)

Here's another view of what was "odd" in the earlier photo.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/jB0nET/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_022.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jB0nET)

The oil pipe gasket was installed incorrectly, presumably at the factory!
(https://thumb.ibb.co/jEEEuT/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_023.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jEEEuT)

You can see where the gasket was (and wasn't) imprinted on the engine case.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/iACdM8/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_024.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iACdM8)

At least the oil pick-up gasket was installed correctly.  :wink:
(https://thumb.ibb.co/k9AXg8/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_025.jpg) (https://ibb.co/k9AXg8)

Rod bearings are showing some wear, but not as much as I expected, really.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/hf9sg8/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_026.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hf9sg8) (https://thumb.ibb.co/k9LnET/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_028.jpg) (https://ibb.co/k9LnET) (https://thumb.ibb.co/dUxdM8/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_029.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dUxdM8)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cuRoM8/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_033.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cuRoM8)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/hP9fZT/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_043.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hP9fZT)

Removing the rear main bearing.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/mBzKTo/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_035.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mBzKTo)

Rear main wear.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/e3yJM8/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_031.jpg) (https://ibb.co/e3yJM8) (https://thumb.ibb.co/iHzVZT/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_032.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iHzVZT)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/bZ43oo/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_044.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bZ43oo)

Crankshaft looks better than expected, but again, it will need to be measured carefully.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/nCnTM8/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_034.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nCnTM8)  (https://thumb.ibb.co/cLC68o/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_036.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cLC68o) (https://thumb.ibb.co/bXWzTo/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_037.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bXWzTo)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/fzYk18/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_038.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fzYk18)

Front main bearing wear.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/kvJ7ET/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_042.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kvJ7ET)   (https://thumb.ibb.co/gSf4uT/V7_Sport_engine_disassembly_046.jpg)
 (https://ibb.co/gSf4uT)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on August 15, 2018, 03:26:47 PM
The first of the engine parts have returned from the machine shop:

(https://thumb.ibb.co/crFfO9/V7_Sport_DKW_Morini_001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/crFfO9)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/g4LrVp/V7_Sport_DKW_Morini_002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/g4LrVp)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/mtvfO9/V7_Sport_DKW_Morini_003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mtvfO9)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Dave Swanson on August 18, 2018, 06:43:25 AM
The motor bits that came back look great.  Vapor blast?
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on August 18, 2018, 08:57:44 AM
The motor bits that came back look great.  Vapor blast?

High-Volume, Low-Pressure media blasted. Only 15 psi air pressure.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 02, 2018, 04:43:56 PM
Forgot that I hadn't updated this in a while.

Replacement frame blasted to bare metal.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/iwjBOe/V7_Sport_frame_1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iwjBOe)

I machined up some steel plugs for the non-original holes somebody drilled.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/nLcWOe/V7_Sport_frame_2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nLcWOe)

My friend Curtis welded them in and smoothed everything out. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/jBHbpK/V7_Sport_frame_3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jBHbpK)

All of the frame parts are collected together and off to the powder coater. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/krP0Gz/V7_Sport_frame_4.jpg) (https://ibb.co/krP0Gz)

Crankshaft was polished. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/f5DhUK/V7_Sport_crank_1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/f5DhUK)

Comparing piston assembly weights. Both with rings and pins, no circlips. Old pistons:
(https://thumb.ibb.co/ee7y3e/V7_Sport_pistons_1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ee7y3e)

And the new ones that came in the Gilardoni kits:
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cVCnwz/V7_Sport_pistons_2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cVCnwz)

Good to go!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: rutgery on October 05, 2018, 02:37:14 AM
That's looking really good so far! What advantage does the polished crankshaft have?
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 07, 2018, 06:21:48 PM
That's looking really good so far! What advantage does the polished crankshaft have?

Only the bearing journals were polished. 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 13, 2018, 09:01:40 PM
Chassis parts have returned from the powdercoater.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/giCc4U/Shop-misc-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/giCc4U)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 25, 2018, 09:33:08 PM
Engine building time.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/h6fmqq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h6fmqq)

Cleaned and tested the oil pressure relief valve - it failed. Popped off at 50 psi.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/bQO6qq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bQO6qq)

Remove one washer, improved to 65 psi. Done.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/hnDHwV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hnDHwV)

Some assembly required.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/jQP1OA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jQP1OA) (https://thumb.ibb.co/hGmFiA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hGmFiA)

The cam plug has already been sealed with JB Weld.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/faHcwV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/faHcwV)

Studly.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/eD3HwV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/eD3HwV)

Cam and retainer are first.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/ezAxwV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ezAxwV)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/mN41OA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mN41OA)

Front main bearing is next.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/exr4bV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/exr4bV)

New sludge trap plug installed, crank lubed up.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cHPwqq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cHPwqq)

Slipped into place.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/mPhhVq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mPhhVq)

Breather pipe and oil return line were previously installed.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/gRwy3A/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-1-013.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gRwy3A)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Rod on October 26, 2018, 07:15:17 AM
This is going to be good
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 26, 2018, 09:20:10 PM
Continuing...

Installing the rear main bearing.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/jtVdMV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-2-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jtVdMV)

It's in there.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cyNEvq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-2-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cyNEvq)

Connecting rods installed.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/mQoMaq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-2-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mQoMaq)

Oil pipe and pickup done...
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cJVZvq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-2-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cJVZvq)

...and oil pump...
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cjYXgV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-2-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cjYXgV)

...timing gears...
(https://thumb.ibb.co/dn89TA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-2-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dn89TA)

...and finally the engine sump and timing cover.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/n551aq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-2-010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n551aq)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: v7john on October 27, 2018, 05:36:56 AM
The best part of a rebuild for me is assembling the engine and gearbox. All those nice clean parts laid out and methodically installed. I've got a LeMans to refurb for a friend this winter but sadly it needs no engine work so I'll have to just watch this instead!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 29, 2018, 09:33:27 AM
Sorting out bits and pieces that need to be refinished. Parts to be zinc plated:

(https://thumb.ibb.co/m2cLqq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-project-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/m2cLqq)

Painted black:
(https://thumb.ibb.co/jZavOA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-project-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jZavOA)

Chromed:
(https://thumb.ibb.co/i6mPGV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-project-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/i6mPGV)

Wrinkle black:
(https://thumb.ibb.co/k4qjGV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-project-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/k4qjGV)

Okay, back to engine assembly. Alternator rotor and stator on:
(https://thumb.ibb.co/mhitAq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-project-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mhitAq)

Oil pressure sender.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cCmfqq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-project-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cCmfqq)

Lifters inserted into their bores:
(https://thumb.ibb.co/icSLqq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-project-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/icSLqq)

Base gasket and o-rings on the short studs.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/mDpdbV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-project-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mDpdbV)

Pistons and cylinder installed.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cpr8bV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-project-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cpr8bV)

Uh oh. The head gaskets I pulled from stock are for the later engines, pushrod holes are farther away from the bore. Need to order the correct ones. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/kPRKiA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-project-012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kPRKiA)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on October 29, 2018, 05:50:02 PM
Sure looks familiar, I see we both use plastic tubs to sort parts for finishing  :thumb:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Rick4003 on November 01, 2018, 03:47:57 PM
Looks good! It will be a like new bike when it is back together.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 01, 2018, 04:20:18 PM
Looks good! It will be a like new bike when it is back together.

Almost, but not quite. There are a few items (all chrome plated) that will be left "as-is", not rechromed. Headlight shell and rim, headpipes, crossover, clip-ons, etc. The customer is already into this bike for considerably more than market value, so we're trying to save a few $$. If in the future he wants to do all of the chrome, it's fairly easy to remove.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 02, 2018, 08:59:13 PM
Correct head gaskets arrived Wednesday.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/na8OoL/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/na8OoL)


So did the oil line to the heads.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/mSe7F0/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mSe7F0)


Assembled and installed the heads...

(https://thumb.ibb.co/idFQ2f/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/idFQ2f)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/hHQQ2f/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hHQQ2f)


...and the oil line.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/fuzw8L/Paul-s-V7-Sport-engine-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fuzw8L)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Dave Swanson on November 03, 2018, 05:16:25 PM
The engine build is always my favorite part.  My V7 Sport a number of years ago

(https://i.postimg.cc/zf9sWvpT/Scan-20180815-5.png) (https://postimg.cc/gwHtbYC0)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 03, 2018, 09:08:34 PM
A little more progress today. Heads retorqued, pushrod and rockers installed.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/doVjDL/Misc-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/doVjDL)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/fd4pf0/Misc-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fd4pf0)


Sorting hardware for the intake manifolds and "distributor".

(https://thumb.ibb.co/i2m200/Misc-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/i2m200)


Rocker covers cleaned and set in place temporarily.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/neaHYL/Misc-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/neaHYL)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/nhk6Sf/Misc-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nhk6Sf)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on November 04, 2018, 10:42:53 AM
The engine build is always my favorite part.  My V7 Sport a number of years ago

(https://i.postimg.cc/zf9sWvpT/Scan-20180815-5.png) (https://postimg.cc/gwHtbYC0)

Pretty  :thumb:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 07, 2018, 09:34:40 PM
A little progress.

Stripped and repainted the breather box.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/i0Wyhq/Misc-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/i0Wyhq)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cheUoV/Misc-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cheUoV)

Rocker covers and manifolds have been media blasted. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/mks4Nq/Misc-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mks4Nq)

I had already drilled and tapped them (on the underside) for vacuum ports.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/e61W2q/Misc-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/e61W2q)

Installed. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/krwyhq/Misc-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/krwyhq)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/n674Nq/Misc-010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n674Nq)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/gWFzNq/Misc-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gWFzNq)

Slipped the breather box on temporarily.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/hgHqTV/Misc-012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hgHqTV)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/fzj4oV/Misc-013.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fzj4oV)

Working on the distributor. Disassembled.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/kWNPoV/Misc-014.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kWNPoV)

The main body cleaned and reassembled with new o-rings. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/ch38FA/Misc-015.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ch38FA)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 08, 2018, 09:05:30 PM
Got a late start on work today, not much accomplished. Breather hoses run.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/cWR7Cq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cWR7Cq)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/f3RUQA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/f3RUQA)


Alternator cover cleaned and given a quickie polish.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/jHbJJV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jHbJJV)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/hhaOkA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hhaOkA)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on November 09, 2018, 09:37:46 AM
Got a late start on work today, not much accomplished. Breather hoses run.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/cWR7Cq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cWR7Cq)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/f3RUQA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/f3RUQA)


Alternator cover cleaned and given a quickie polish.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/jHbJJV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jHbJJV)


(https://thumb.ibb.co/hhaOkA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hhaOkA)


That high volume low pressure glass bead process you use sure leaves a nice finish, very 'stock' appearance. I think the vapour blast leaves more of a shine but your finish is probably closer to the natural fresh casting.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 09, 2018, 11:09:51 AM
That high volume low pressure glass bead process you use sure leaves a nice finish, very 'stock' appearance. I think the vapour blast leaves more of a shine but your finish is probably closer to the natural fresh casting.

It sure does, especially when they've just put fresh media in. These are the parts for my V700:

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45707305_1787021224753334_4636425803146461184_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=0a12e4ddd135f947290d1340793419bb&oe=5C7945FC)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45569200_1788211447967645_3791741873601642496_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=71933b3e739dca439422aee84068a115&oe=5C7F3A81)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45758176_1788210884634368_4720944600548638720_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=311c82474c50a8ebaf2e5a9e3914391e&oe=5C3DC25B)

I took them moderately dirty, slightly corroded bits and for $140 I got shiny, clean parts back. Jamie, at the machine shop, is meticulous in his prep: all of the threaded holes are plugged, critical areas masked off, parts cleaned before and twice after. Makes no sense for me to do it myself. 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on November 09, 2018, 07:12:46 PM
Wow that's a lot of work for $140! looks great
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 10, 2018, 06:41:04 PM
More done today, still not as much as I'd hoped.

Painted the coil mounting bands...

(https://thumb.ibb.co/ctt2Xq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ctt2Xq)

...and the coils.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/ehS7yV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ehS7yV)

Prepped the shift and brake shaft supports for paint, but ran out of paint on the coils. Need to get some more.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/kOrjdV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-013.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kOrjdV)

Put the distributor hardware on. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/kfnwsq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kfnwsq)

New springs are ordered, more progress here will have to wait until they arrive. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/jzyrQA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jzyrQA)

cleaned and installed the flywheel...
(https://thumb.ibb.co/cutEdV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cutEdV)

...pressure plate is next...
(https://thumb.ibb.co/jfWNXq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jfWNXq)

...compressed with a tool made from an old clutch hub.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/fuWBQA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fuWBQA)

First friction plate slipped on...
(https://thumb.ibb.co/kBxJ5A/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kBxJ5A)

...then the intermediate plate...
(https://thumb.ibb.co/exZWQA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/exZWQA)

...second friction plate...
(https://thumb.ibb.co/eXbBQA/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/eXbBQA)

...and finally the cover/ring gear. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/fOcqJV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fOcqJV)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 20, 2018, 09:20:18 AM
The support plates are painted.

(https://thumb.ibb.co/jOO070/Paul-s-V7-Sport-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jOO070)

And all of the wrinkle black pieces have returned from the powdercoater.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/b5XA70/Paul-s-V7-Sport-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/b5XA70)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/d38BEf/Paul-s-V7-Sport-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/d38BEf)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/n11L70/Paul-s-V7-Sport-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n11L70)

Distributor springs, condensers and the electronic voltage regulator have arrived from MG Cycle. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/iRuwfL/Paul-s-V7-Sport-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iRuwfL)

Springs installed.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/g0Jp0L/Paul-s-V7-Sport-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/g0Jp0L)

Same with the condensers. 
(https://thumb.ibb.co/fZ9tuf/Paul-s-V7-Sport-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fZ9tuf)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Rick4003 on November 20, 2018, 11:01:42 PM
 :thumb:
looks good!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: SED on November 20, 2018, 11:26:29 PM
Great work Charlie - I'll be referencing this when I go into my LMIII engine.  Thanks!  :thumb:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: jmee54 on November 27, 2018, 02:38:33 PM
I'd be worried that such a beautiful job would be spoilt by some manky chrome. Unlike my Ambassador, that is getting there, will all look a bit manky!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 27, 2018, 09:27:35 PM
Points plate back on, static timing set.

(https://i.ibb.co/JRpdZTc/Work-photos-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/JRpdZTc)

Disassembled the transmission. The output shaft nut put up quite a fight - I think it was (red) Loctited into place.
(https://i.ibb.co/jb9nDP3/Paul-s-V7-Sport-transmission-1-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jb9nDP3)

Bearings feel good and gears all look excellent. 
(https://i.ibb.co/71MK4Gw/Paul-s-V7-Sport-transmission-1-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/71MK4Gw)
(https://i.ibb.co/0VNLyrZ/Paul-s-V7-Sport-transmission-1-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0VNLyrZ)
(https://i.ibb.co/2kN1J6X/Paul-s-V7-Sport-transmission-1-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2kN1J6X)

This bearing isn't supposed to fall out out of the case though. 
(https://i.ibb.co/FW10Xwf/Paul-s-V7-Sport-transmission-1-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FW10Xwf)

I've never seen a shift return spring like this one. Looks like some sort of generic spring. 
(https://i.ibb.co/sszwPJv/Paul-s-V7-Sport-transmission-1-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sszwPJv)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 28, 2018, 08:50:18 PM
Heating the case and rear cover to remove the bearings.

(https://i.ibb.co/sKj8DCf/Paul-s-V7-Sport-transmission-2-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sKj8DCf)


(https://i.ibb.co/VCnkLM9/Paul-s-V7-Sport-transmission-2-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VCnkLM9)


While most of the transmission looks great, there are some issues. The driven gear of the speedometer drive is a bit boogered up. I'm guessing that the missing hardened washer was in there being ground to pieces.

(https://i.ibb.co/QbRQGZ5/Paul-s-V7-Sport-transmission-2-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QbRQGZ5)


You can see there's damage to the bearing cage as well.

(https://i.ibb.co/tQQ0ky0/Paul-s-V7-Sport-transmission-2-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tQQ0ky0)


The rear cover shows some minor damage too.

(https://i.ibb.co/dKZHyM6/Paul-s-V7-Sport-transmission-2-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dKZHyM6)


Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 29, 2018, 09:16:49 PM
The parts I sent out to be zinc plated have returned. Parker Metal Finishing did an excellent job.

(https://i.ibb.co/6BhbWDX/Paul-s-V7-Sport-chassis-1-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6BhbWDX)
(https://i.ibb.co/zfgqgnf/Paul-s-V7-Sport-chassis-1-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/zfgqgnf)
(https://i.ibb.co/t4DQF38/Paul-s-V7-Sport-chassis-1-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/t4DQF38)

I snuck in a few Loop parts too.
(https://i.ibb.co/Vm87jW8/Paul-s-V7-Sport-chassis-1-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Vm87jW8)

While the transmission cases are off being cleaned, I'm starting on the chassis. Removing powder from ground areas and chasing threads. 
(https://i.ibb.co/qJ4nPJc/Paul-s-V7-Sport-chassis-1-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qJ4nPJc)
(https://i.ibb.co/Kh5j5wG/Paul-s-V7-Sport-chassis-1-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Kh5j5wG)
(https://i.ibb.co/yWVgKLK/Paul-s-V7-Sport-chassis-1-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yWVgKLK)

Installed the outer races of the steering head bearings... 
(https://i.ibb.co/RBXcy7t/Paul-s-V7-Sport-chassis-1-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RBXcy7t)

...and reattached the VIN plate.
(https://i.ibb.co/JQBnmTL/Paul-s-V7-Sport-chassis-1-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/JQBnmTL)

Working on the voltage regulator and diode board next. 
(https://i.ibb.co/D9Wrk4b/Paul-s-V7-Sport-chassis-1-010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/D9Wrk4b)

Diode board needs a good cleaning, before assembly. 
(https://i.ibb.co/VYzCkxr/Paul-s-V7-Sport-chassis-1-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VYzCkxr)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Groover on November 30, 2018, 10:31:55 AM
Really liking the zinc plating. I don't recall coming across anyone else doing that during their restorations that I've seen in the past few years. What's the process? Does the zinc add thickness? Looking great as usual!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 30, 2018, 06:01:53 PM
Really liking the zinc plating. I don't recall coming across anyone else doing that during their restorations that I've seen in the past few years. What's the process? Does the zinc add thickness? Looking great as usual!

Jim/canuck750 has parts zinc-plated too. I'm only redoing what was already there - Guzzi zinc-plated all of these bits originally. Done correctly, it doesn't add thickness. Parker has done it right, I can thread nuts onto the bolts without having to chase the threads. Previous vendors got it a bit too thick.

The process on my end is degrease and derust everything, plus I went over all of it with the wire wheel of my bench grinder. What Parker does? I'm guessing a stripping bath, rinse, plate, dry, box for shipment. http://www.parkermetalfinishing.com/our-services/
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on November 30, 2018, 09:37:47 PM
Jim/canuck750 has parts zinc-plated too. I'm only redoing what was already there - Guzzi zinc-plated all of these bits originally. Done correctly, it doesn't add thickness. Parker has done it right, I can thread nuts onto the bolts without having to chase the threads. Previous vendors got it a bit too thick.

The process on my end is degrease and derust everything, plus I went over all of it with the wire wheel of my bench grinder. What Parker does? I'm guessing a stripping bath, rinse, plate, dry, box for shipment. http://www.parkermetalfinishing.com/our-services/

Beautiful plating work there Charlie, it's down the prep work you do to get that nice a finish.

Like you I strip all zinc plated parts, wire wheel, acid wash, rinse and send the whole lot off, washers, nuts, bolts, pins, axles etc... I believe the original fasteners are better quality than anything new.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 01, 2018, 09:18:22 PM
Jumping ahead a bit. Diode board attached to the brackets, charging harness hooked up, assembly installed. Terminal block mounted.

(https://i.ibb.co/jRFrfCQ/Transmission-shipping-Paul-s-V7-Sport-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jRFrfCQ)
(https://i.ibb.co/pQ4LvFq/Transmission-shipping-Paul-s-V7-Sport-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pQ4LvFq)
(https://i.ibb.co/vLqHx1j/Transmission-shipping-Paul-s-V7-Sport-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vLqHx1j)

Made a new ground wire to go between the diode board and frame.
(https://i.ibb.co/8rP7j7Y/Transmission-shipping-Paul-s-V7-Sport-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8rP7j7Y)

Mounted the coils. Couldn't quite finish, ran out of the rubber cushioning washers.
(https://i.ibb.co/54Gtf1J/Transmission-shipping-Paul-s-V7-Sport-010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/54Gtf1J)
(https://i.ibb.co/kBf4GdJ/Transmission-shipping-Paul-s-V7-Sport-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kBf4GdJ)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Groover on December 03, 2018, 08:14:12 AM
Good deal, thanks for the link. Looks like they also do Black Chromate, which is what I'll really need for the SE Le Mans stuff. All is looking great!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 04, 2018, 09:20:07 PM
The rubber washers arrived from McMaster-Carr, so I finished up the coil mounting.

(https://i.ibb.co/VtnSDHr/V700-V7-Sport-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VtnSDHr)

Installed the lower yoke and rubber tank bumpers. 
(https://i.ibb.co/MRk1FGF/V700-V7-Sport-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/MRk1FGF)

Removed the powdercoating from the pivot areas and loosely assembled the sidestand. 
(https://i.ibb.co/Pr0jy0z/V700-V7-Sport-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Pr0jy0z)

Same with the centerstand. Missing one spring.
(https://i.ibb.co/CQpyTYs/V700-V7-Sport-010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CQpyTYs)

Chased the threads in the top clamp and installed new hardware. 
(https://i.ibb.co/HXLhMfc/V700-V7-Sport-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HXLhMfc)

Installed the rubber tank mounts.
(https://i.ibb.co/DrdtT9W/V700-V7-Sport-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/DrdtT9W)
(https://i.ibb.co/5kHPcnh/V700-V7-Sport-012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5kHPcnh)

Assembled the footpegs to the brackets. Missing a jam nut. I know I sent four to be replated, only three came back.  :angry:
(https://i.ibb.co/fCcrybC/V700-V7-Sport-014.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fCcrybC)

Applied the decal and installed the warning lights.
(https://i.ibb.co/hsP3SsM/V700-V7-Sport-015.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hsP3SsM)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 05, 2018, 09:05:32 PM
More "busy work" while I await the return of the transmission case and cover.

Cleaned the gauges and their rubber boots, loosely assembled the instrument cluster.

(https://i.ibb.co/wLKJZmZ/V7-Sport-misc-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wLKJZmZ)


(https://i.ibb.co/Hrtqh17/V7-Sport-misc-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Hrtqh17)


The headlight bucket was in surprisingly good condition to start with, looked even better with a little cleaning.

(https://i.ibb.co/J5MbqPb/V7-Sport-misc-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/J5MbqPb)


(https://i.ibb.co/yFSX6Vb/V7-Sport-misc-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yFSX6Vb)


It even still has the original CEV 45/40 watt sealed beam.

(https://i.ibb.co/1nvFXbt/V7-Sport-misc-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1nvFXbt)


All cleaned up, new hardware, ready to go back on.

(https://i.ibb.co/KxJ2CDY/V7-Sport-misc-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KxJ2CDY)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on December 06, 2018, 07:43:55 PM
Nice detail work!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 07, 2018, 09:24:37 PM
More miscellaneous cleaning and sub-assembly.

Cleaned and polished the brake pedal and the clamp that goes on the opposite end of the brake shaft. Cleaned the rubber cups and washers that go on the shaft as well. Slipped everything together.

(https://i.ibb.co/KV1850h/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KV1850h)
(https://i.ibb.co/8x6T2km/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8x6T2km)

Cleaned the starter button and installed it into the bracket.
(https://i.ibb.co/4KWsbWp/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4KWsbWp)

Cleaned all of the pieces to the steering damper assembly. Sprayed the knob with S100 Engine Brightener to make it black again. Replaced the steering damper with a new one. 
(https://i.ibb.co/LPbRszL/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/LPbRszL)

Working on the swingarm next.
(https://i.ibb.co/nmMWWnj/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nmMWWnj)

New swingarm pivot bearings and seals.
(https://i.ibb.co/HxrHTzH/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HxrHTzH)
(https://i.ibb.co/68Sh2xN/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/68Sh2xN)

New carrier bearing...
(https://i.ibb.co/KDsg9pn/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KDsg9pn)

...u-joint...
(https://i.ibb.co/nkJDH6M/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nkJDH6M)
...boot and clamp. 
(https://i.ibb.co/pLLNSFq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pLLNSFq)

All finished and ready to be installed.
(https://i.ibb.co/vZdFKVf/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-013.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vZdFKVf)

Cleaned the "mudguards". Haven't polished the stainless any, not sure I'll need to. 
(https://i.ibb.co/q1F9rL5/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-014.jpg) (https://ibb.co/q1F9rL5)

These knobs aren't original, but do the job and are 1/3rd the cost of the o.e. type reproductions. 
(https://i.ibb.co/5RZKGV5/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-015.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5RZKGV5)

Axles. The front one cleaned up very well, the rear one - not so much. 
(https://i.ibb.co/MkXqJ4r/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-016.jpg) (https://ibb.co/MkXqJ4r)

It really needs to be rechromed.
(https://i.ibb.co/j65BDk8/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-017.jpg) (https://ibb.co/j65BDk8)

The washers look good, the nuts will be replaced with stainless steel ones. 
(https://i.ibb.co/Y0dDLHT/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-018.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Y0dDLHT)

Disassembled the rear shocks. The dampers themselves are in good condition - no leaks and nice damping. The retainers and adjusters will clean up well, the springs? I'm soaking them in EvapoRust to see if that makes any difference. 
(https://i.ibb.co/vmWX3Ws/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-019.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vmWX3Ws)

I've had a pair of NOS springs for years and hoped that maybe they would fit. Close but no cigar.  :sad: Not sure what the springs fit. 
(https://i.ibb.co/kg9TKqw/Paul-s-V7-Sport-misc-020.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kg9TKqw)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 08, 2018, 08:33:08 PM
After soaking overnight in the EvapoRust, all of the rust is gone and the springs look 100% better!

(https://i.ibb.co/Wsv0JFN/Paul-s-V7-Sport-shocks-and-taillight-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Wsv0JFN)


Stripped the paint from the dampers.

(https://i.ibb.co/gFGLLgg/Paul-s-V7-Sport-shocks-and-taillight-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gFGLLgg)


Cleaned the adjusters and retainers.

(https://i.ibb.co/93N62qz/Paul-s-V7-Sport-shocks-and-taillight-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/93N62qz)


Quickie polish has them looking better.

(https://i.ibb.co/tHMn331/Paul-s-V7-Sport-shocks-and-taillight-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tHMn331)


Painted the dampers.

(https://i.ibb.co/djhpC4y/Paul-s-V7-Sport-shocks-and-taillight-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/djhpC4y)


To finish out the evening, I disassembled and cleaned the taillight. The bracket needs to be painted, but the taillight is ready to go back together.

(https://i.ibb.co/q52RbnN/Paul-s-V7-Sport-shocks-and-taillight-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/q52RbnN)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: brider on December 12, 2018, 07:55:23 AM




Rod bearings are showing some wear, but not as much as I expected, really.

Rear main wear.

Crankshaft looks better than expected, but again, it will need to be measured carefully.

Front main bearing wear.

Charlie:  Maybe I missed it, but how did the rod and main bearings measure out? Did you replace them (sorry if that's a dumb question)? I have only taken a similar engine apart once, and the photos you showed looked more alarming to me than you indicated. How much of the wear do you think could be attributed to the chrome flaking off the cylinders?
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 12, 2018, 09:17:05 AM
Charlie:  Maybe I missed it, but how did the rod and main bearings measure out? Did you replace them (sorry if that's a dumb question)? I have only taken a similar engine apart once, and the photos you showed looked more alarming to me than you indicated. How much of the wear do you think could be attributed to the chrome flaking off the cylinders?

Main bearings had very minimal wear (consistent with the mileage) and were reused, rod bearings were replaced. Most of what you see in the photos was superficial or was made worse looking by the camera flash. There was no evidence of any embedded chrome flakes.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on January 29, 2019, 09:52:45 PM
It's been a while since I've posted an update.

Transmission case back from being cleaned.
(https://i.ibb.co/xsWjkM2/V-Sport-V700-12182018-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/xsWjkM2)
(https://i.ibb.co/fFp5Vp3/V-Sport-V700-12182018-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fFp5Vp3)

Case and rear cover heated, chilled bearings installed.
(https://i.ibb.co/hB05zjB/Transmissions-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hB05zjB)
(https://i.ibb.co/xYjfNng/Transmissions-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/xYjfNng)

Starting assembly.
(https://i.ibb.co/tC1LqX3/Transmissions-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tC1LqX3)
 
Assembled.
(https://i.ibb.co/pXTtrwP/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01242019-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pXTtrwP)
(https://i.ibb.co/KqxQt2g/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01242019-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KqxQt2g)
(https://i.ibb.co/c3jhcbt/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01242019-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c3jhcbt)

Mated to the engine.
(https://i.ibb.co/YLh5DpX/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01242019-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YLh5DpX)
(https://i.ibb.co/HrJRrNk/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01242019-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HrJRrNk)

Assembling the lower frame rails and centerstand to the engine and trans.
(https://i.ibb.co/G7ZxJqY/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01242019-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/G7ZxJqY)

Up on it's "feet" again.
(https://i.ibb.co/3TzSKy3/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01242019-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3TzSKy3)

Going to need a helper at this point
(https://i.ibb.co/2PhqzPc/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01242019-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2PhqzPc)

Working on the rear drive. Completely disassembled, heating the case in the oven so the outer race of the needle bearing will drop out.
(https://i.ibb.co/kHTVJt7/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kHTVJt7)

Most of the cleaned internal bits. Seal surfaces of the carrier have been polished.
(https://i.ibb.co/WVwj0Kb/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WVwj0Kb)

The outer race has been spinning in the case - not much, but any is too much.
(https://i.ibb.co/VNLRBzx/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VNLRBzx)
(https://i.ibb.co/v30k5t9/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/v30k5t9)

Case ready to go off for media blasting.
(https://i.ibb.co/3kcK6JR/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3kcK6JR)

Friends Travis and Martin helped me lower the upper frame onto the lower assembly.
(https://i.ibb.co/RymbnGD/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01282019-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RymbnGD)

Hooked the plug wires to the coils.
(https://i.ibb.co/Kwr3NBn/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01282019-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Kwr3NBn)

Installed the ignition switch.
(https://i.ibb.co/Fzq3tnD/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01282019-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Fzq3tnD)

Peeled the hard, old tires off of the rims.
(https://i.ibb.co/3WB6DsV/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01282019-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3WB6DsV)

The front one is pretty nasty under the rim strip.
(https://i.ibb.co/c8r7W3L/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01282019-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c8r7W3L)

The rear one has one bent spoke. How did that happen and how did only one get bent? Darned if I know.
(https://i.ibb.co/1dkVv2z/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01282019-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1dkVv2z)

Pretty good kink in it once removed.
(https://i.ibb.co/D5FB75T/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01282019-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/D5FB75T)

Replaced with a good used one from my stash.
(https://i.ibb.co/1vjgKHt/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01282019-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/1vjgKHt)

Both wheels completely stripped now.
(https://i.ibb.co/23ZB7DM/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01282019-010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/23ZB7DM)

Rear one wasn't quite as nasty under the rim strip. 
(https://i.ibb.co/GHLyh8N/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01282019-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GHLyh8N)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on January 30, 2019, 12:24:57 PM
Looking good Charlie,

how does one spoke get bent so bad and the rest remain OK?, wheels cleaned up good.

Jim
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on January 30, 2019, 03:25:41 PM
Looking good Charlie,

how does one spoke get bent so bad and the rest remain OK?, wheels cleaned up good.

Jim

Still some photos missing. Gotta' find and add them. Found 'em. Added.

Good question and one I've been asking myself. Wheels still need to be cleaned yet. Hubs are corroded, rims are dirty and dull.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on February 01, 2019, 12:11:46 PM
Working on the forks. Completely disassembled, sliders and top plugs cleaned.
(https://i.ibb.co/2N2spB9/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2N2spB9)

Someone in the past has been none too careful when removing the seals from the right slider. Lots of gouges. May need to apply a little sealer to prevent leakage.
(https://i.ibb.co/jRj0QBF/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jRj0QBF)
(https://i.ibb.co/2dXTMSH/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2dXTMSH)
(https://i.ibb.co/jfXtmYH/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jfXtmYH)

Both fork tubes have rust spots, on the left one they're above the seal travel, but on the right one the seal would be going right over it. Plus, due to an almost complete lack of oil in the right fork, the chrome is worn through on the tube.
(https://i.ibb.co/nnRCvd5/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nnRCvd5)
(https://i.ibb.co/grNwJG3/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/grNwJG3)
(https://i.ibb.co/7X0tjBd/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7X0tjBd)

The dampers still work well and aren't leaking, the springs are still within length spec., so both will be reused. Everything cleaned and reassembled, ready to go together once the new tubes arrive.
(https://i.ibb.co/xYCbGsx/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/xYCbGsx)

Sliders polished, new seals and hardware. 
(https://i.ibb.co/njcCBc1/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-013.jpg) (https://ibb.co/njcCBc1)

Assessing condition of the wiring. The fuse block has seen better days. You can see it got hot enough to melt the plastic in the top right corner.
(https://i.ibb.co/qg8Drdv/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-014.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qg8Drdv)
(https://i.ibb.co/9rfgRG6/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-015.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9rfgRG6)

Hot enough to melt the clear plastic cover even. I'll be sourcing a replacement fuse block. 
(https://i.ibb.co/xjJVb56/Paul-s-V7-Sport-01312019-016.jpg) (https://ibb.co/xjJVb56)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: twowings on February 01, 2019, 02:15:25 PM
 SO, one can ride AND make toast at the same time!  :bow:  :laugh:

What a labor of love and professionalism...k udos!  :thumb:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Frenchfrog on February 01, 2019, 02:30:43 PM
Looking good Charlie,

how does one spoke get bent so bad and the rest remain OK?, wheels cleaned up good.

Jim

Forgetting to undo the chain you locked the bike with would do that..
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on February 05, 2019, 04:19:07 PM
Rear drive housing has returned from being media blasted.
(https://i.ibb.co/JqR46dT/Blasted-parts-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/JqR46dT)

Reassembled.

(https://i.ibb.co/VWyg4yc/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-forks-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VWyg4yc)


(https://i.ibb.co/Z11PQfy/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-forks-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Z11PQfy)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on February 06, 2019, 09:30:54 PM
The new forks tubes and dust wipers arrived today, so I assembled the forks and started reassembling the front end.

(https://i.ibb.co/PN5qBTW/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-forks-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PN5qBTW)
(https://i.ibb.co/jk8SyDL/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-forks-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jk8SyDL)
(https://i.ibb.co/P1gTdBC/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-forks-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/P1gTdBC)
(https://i.ibb.co/t8d16Tk/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-forks-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/t8d16Tk)
(https://i.ibb.co/DDrNg5F/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-forks-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/DDrNg5F)
(https://i.ibb.co/rQqpPZ6/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-forks-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rQqpPZ6)
(https://i.ibb.co/6s6X7TL/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-forks-010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6s6X7TL)
(https://i.ibb.co/zX4js89/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-forks-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/zX4js89)
(https://i.ibb.co/Fb7LzCN/Paul-s-V7-Sport-rear-drive-forks-012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Fb7LzCN)

Now, if the chrome would just return from St. Louis Plating...  :sad:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on February 09, 2019, 05:17:45 PM
Installed the plug caps...
(https://i.ibb.co/JzHXxPM/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/JzHXxPM)

...and breather hose.
(https://i.ibb.co/h8PxfQP/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h8PxfQP)

The lower end of the hose fits through this bracket. 
(https://i.ibb.co/pv3YXsN/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pv3YXsN)

Slipped the shift linkage arm onto the transmission. This linkage is worn and sloppy, I'll be using ball joint rod ends. 
(https://i.ibb.co/c3WDS2h/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c3WDS2h)

Preparing to install the swingarm. Boot clamped into place and rolled up over itself, splines greased.   
(https://i.ibb.co/JFKck44/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/JFKck44)

Swingarm installed.
(https://i.ibb.co/ZTKMv1s/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-013.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ZTKMv1s)
(https://i.ibb.co/5F37QhZ/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-014.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5F37QhZ)

Rear drive mounted up.
(https://i.ibb.co/jJVYsm1/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-015.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jJVYsm1)
(https://i.ibb.co/108BKbX/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-016.jpg) (https://ibb.co/108BKbX)

Cleaned up the rear brake light switch. It was quite rusty, but cleaned up pretty well. It even works! Amazing. 
(https://i.ibb.co/BfnYC3y/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-017.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BfnYC3y)

Painted the bracket, formed the spring back into (almost) the original shape and shot it with a little silver paint.
(https://i.ibb.co/34Nrd8B/Paul-s-V7-Sport-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/34Nrd8B)

Test fitting the battery tray.
(https://i.ibb.co/ZNTtkLF/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-018.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ZNTtkLF)

To end the evening, working on how best to route the tach cable.
(https://i.ibb.co/t4hb7Y1/Steering-stop-Paul-s-V7-Sport-019.jpg) (https://ibb.co/t4hb7Y1)

Next day. Bolted down the battery tray with brake switch in position. 
(https://i.ibb.co/gjqLCGq/Paul-s-V7-Sport-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gjqLCGq)

New rubber tray and straps.
(https://i.ibb.co/kh19CHR/Paul-s-V7-Sport-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kh19CHR)

Installed the inner rear fender. 
(https://i.ibb.co/4mWbYb7/Paul-s-V7-Sport-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4mWbYb7)
(https://i.ibb.co/7yXpmHv/Paul-s-V7-Sport-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7yXpmHv)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: SED on February 10, 2019, 11:11:47 PM
Beautiful work Charlie - thanks for the details.   :thumb:

BTW how did you make sure the new bearing would not spin in the rear drive casing again?
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on February 11, 2019, 08:17:44 AM
Beautiful work Charlie - thanks for the details.   :thumb:

BTW how did you make sure the new bearing would not spin in the rear drive casing again?

Since there was absolutely nothing wrong with the original bearing, it was reused. A light application of Loctite 680 makes sure it won't spin in the case again.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on May 02, 2019, 10:56:56 PM
It's been a while...

Sent a "test batch" of bits that needed rechromed to a company that I'd never used before on Dec. 31st. They received the parcel on Jan. 7th and told me it would be 8 weeks. Okay, I know the Winter is the busy season for chromers, so no problem. At 10 weeks I checked the status and was told "soon", 14 weeks - same thing. By April I was getting worried that they'd lost my stuff. "April 19th" was the answer. It was finally done and shipped on Tuesday and arrived today.  :shocked: Okay job, reasonably priced. I sure do miss Brown's.

(https://i.ibb.co/vhYjb4q/V7-Sport-chrome-carbs-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vhYjb4q)


I've been slacking too, haven't gotten much done on the project since. Feb. Other projects have been "front burner" and this was relegated to "back burner" status. I did disassemble the wheels and send the hubs off for media blasting.

(https://i.ibb.co/Lp8RTCJ/V7-Sport-V700-misc-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Lp8RTCJ)


The brake backing plates were stripped and they too were media blasted.

Started on the carburetors today, doing the "lazy man's" way of cleaning the big parts. They're soaking in Pine-Sol while I do other things. The shop smells very nice right now. All of the small parts will go into my ultrasonic cleaner.

(https://i.ibb.co/0B6k8V1/V7-Sport-chrome-carbs-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0B6k8V1)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on May 10, 2019, 09:52:52 PM
Major parts cleaned.
(https://i.ibb.co/gtcr56Z/V700-V7-Sport-fairing-010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gtcr56Z)

Almost finished.
(https://i.ibb.co/vxnvSf2/V7-Sport-misc-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vxnvSf2)

Done.
(https://i.ibb.co/CzyzdqC/V7-Sport-misc-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CzyzdqC)

Need different "velocity stacks" for the filter the customer chose.
(https://i.ibb.co/xHMcqHg/V7-Sport-misc-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/xHMcqHg)

Front fender mounted. 
(https://i.ibb.co/8Xnhn39/V700-V7-Sport-fairing-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8Xnhn39)

Foot controls, foot rests and linkage installed.
(https://i.ibb.co/GP9w70m/V700-V7-Sport-fairing-012.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GP9w70m)
(https://i.ibb.co/86S7z4D/V700-V7-Sport-fairing-013.jpg) (https://ibb.co/86S7z4D)
(https://i.ibb.co/zfLpwLG/V700-V7-Sport-fairing-014.jpg) (https://ibb.co/zfLpwLG)

The original brake switch spring broke, so I found this VW brake spring in my stash of "junk". With a little modification, it works perfectly.
(https://i.ibb.co/brQz2fQ/V7-Sport-misc-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/brQz2fQ)

Test fitting the axle.
(https://i.ibb.co/5nXYYjr/V7-Sport-misc-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5nXYYjr)
(https://i.ibb.co/p0HgXD8/V7-Sport-misc-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/p0HgXD8)

Installed the springs on the dampers, applied new Koni decals.
(https://i.ibb.co/HH6SwQc/V7-Sport-misc-008.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HH6SwQc)

Brake side lever assembly nearly finished. The lever needs to be polished yet.
(https://i.ibb.co/KK4V9W2/V7-Sport-misc-009.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KK4V9W2)

The clutch lever is bent even worse than the brake lever was. Hopefully I can straighten it without it breaking.
(https://i.ibb.co/6Z1bYTS/V7-Sport-misc-010.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6Z1bYTS)

The pivot screw is juuust a little worn.  :wink: I'll need to find another. 
(https://i.ibb.co/d56mTbm/V7-Sport-misc-011.jpg) (https://ibb.co/d56mTbm)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: wirespokes on May 12, 2019, 06:35:32 AM
Brake lever pivot only a little worn? Yeah, right!  :grin:

Better replace the pivot bushing also.

The lever shouldn't be a problem. I've straightened them worse than that. Clamp in a vise, heat the bend with a propane torch while putting pressure on the end of the lever, when it starts moving you've got it. Don't use a chunk of wood to push it with, the heat makes the wood slippery and when it slides off, your hand rubbing across the hot aluminum will be left with an ugly scar.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on May 12, 2019, 12:13:04 PM
The bushing in the lever is almost completely unworn, oddly enough.

Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: wirespokes on May 13, 2019, 08:25:49 PM
It must have been replaced - but why leave the old pivot???
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on May 13, 2019, 10:10:49 PM
In the photos I took of the parts before I sent them to be rechromed, the pivot screw wasn't worn like that. I wondered why I would have sent a worn screw to be rechromed, turns out I didn't. Looking at it closely shows that it was "worn" by a grinder/sander/polisher.  :angry:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on September 02, 2019, 08:32:20 PM
Thanks to Warren at Hagerstown Auto Interiors, the seat looks like new.  :thumb:

(https://i.ibb.co/yPrJq53/V7-Sport-chrome-finally-returns-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yPrJq53)


Amazingly enough, the second batch of chrome finally came back - it "only" took them three months this time.  :sad:

(https://i.ibb.co/LQ3gKNY/V7-Sport-chrome-finally-returns-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/LQ3gKNY)


Back to where I left off.

(https://i.ibb.co/3hqZpxT/V7-Sport-chrome-finally-returns-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3hqZpxT)


Moving on. Installed the crashbars...

(https://i.ibb.co/3kQzTCj/V7-Sport-chrome-finally-returns-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3kQzTCj)


...and headpipes with new exhaust nuts and "P" clamps.

(https://i.ibb.co/wpCNYSz/V7-Sport-chrome-finally-returns-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wpCNYSz)

(https://i.ibb.co/ZM4cwSY/V7-Sport-chrome-finally-returns-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ZM4cwSY)


Test fitting the crossover.

(https://i.ibb.co/SPvKLZF/V7-Sport-chrome-finally-returns-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SPvKLZF)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Motorad64 on September 03, 2019, 01:36:19 PM
Nice!  Finally getting some progress with that bike again...?
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on September 03, 2019, 03:56:33 PM
Nice!  Finally getting some progress with that bike again...?

Yes, finally!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on September 10, 2019, 05:50:20 AM
Just discovered this thread.  :thumb: I can't imagine a customer paying for this much work.  :shocked:
Really nice, Charlie.. this is way Moe better than.. oh never mind.  :wink:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on November 02, 2019, 09:22:59 PM
Drove up to Conowingo, MD yesterday and picked up the freshly painted bodywork.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/74209826_2367283466727104_7140505961369698304_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_eui2=AeHrpUh3Wh9_f99V4iXkT-mQJOqidO0sErnwYgYvveLnWXCoyBZfFPgD-tEE4MJq1vpqxkSDGvNzm6jRHo2IcKVe_7BSbZUxQegIlEaKngrHdw&_nc_oc=AQkwDXTvVkFIRQ8WBiD6r3of8kgV-dr_IxlqMNEC-_8aWnj7vMvWJ5QGeqU4CgKFJwQ&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=07cd945009b65976c6e0596834cebef9&oe=5E62377B)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/74476298_2367283380060446_5218586526807490560_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_eui2=AeGftDq5Qs40Xy5v3TKDv6crNfZSPyBb2hsdpHAiaNCJuBbl3mRkFhcR4VZDFtPDF4HHeuDs4_m2TdoVMEm-0n_keAecKASFHfi4pwCxRJXtSQ&_nc_oc=AQkKzxkkgkd4i_jg2OhFhz_cT-DnikjQphML_GlMpHEf2CfnIJ0sttvyvMpqYsmqqos&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=0aa378e1d0dd6d9ee330a1f488afa539&oe=5E4EEE6E)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: LesP on November 03, 2019, 02:33:37 AM
Excellence.   :thumb:  :thumb:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on November 03, 2019, 08:48:06 AM
 :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: radguzzi on November 03, 2019, 08:49:25 PM

What a beautiful job, wow...! 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Dave Swanson on November 04, 2019, 05:10:26 AM
The paint looks up to par with the rest of your work!  Excellent
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 10, 2019, 09:42:34 PM
Installed the clutch lever and cable.
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78995773_2442961665825950_8643321881597837312_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ohc=XaOl2ehjr54AQnE3Y81VZP8_ERvbFLyT-TU6g4hlXX7wAd138ntSvrCUQ&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=3771480c77729f5693be3fed61593adc&oe=5E65C885)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78756421_2442961442492639_9207305169790828544_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=fhfbumcMmpEAQmwI9SYM5tOSTdf2ujyvnniQvmZM3ggklfatErtq-mInw&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=ba2513af12322df3cb65eed3a5e2e2b5&oe=5E867F48)

Brake lever and throttle installed.
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78457052_2442961339159316_2923932414206017536_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ohc=mntlAC3Fu4kAQkooGA1U3HtMaCuYIqoA1c5d8lZ40-3fYrTfCCjDc5SmA&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=d8a19fc4fb33332bc8bf74efddad8b76&oe=5E771347)

Speedometer and tachometer cables installed.
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78843150_2442961825825934_3050440469751267328_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ohc=if0w0nK_G_oAQnsYJM-cr9Y50_dqOtKNS2DrIuodDkaaj2JEeDcx6WppA&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=ec03df5cac77ecdd580d7f1719b8bdfa&oe=5E71BCBC)

Working on the fuse block. Drilled the heads off of all the rivets and removed the fuseholders and terminals.
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78931938_2442961952492588_7915220905112895488_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=F-j667sRe1MAQkBuxlSgjGu_yzclK1f0SkFco1hgUgNBXgSDPidseGwQw&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=c5a65070ff3fc03a8e996a01d0231efe&oe=5E775CF8)

Rear brakes assembled.
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79081798_2449714888483961_6073682771337805824_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ohc=o3MYxOw4BF0AQk2cpSEK0pjECmA8dwHaNCVAyhwzqzew7qhVQDTj79uoQ&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=e171a53182f3fba1a6ad114cc7a7d131&oe=5E6E460A)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79403588_2449714855150631_8171174778128826368_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ohc=eLmMC103usgAQk7ibsgA0azM8bdSateGdKMmLjPJ7EjUVY7-Vuh7cdDrw&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=ec515a35f25fde27a69e709e2331ebfb&oe=5E7512CF)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 12, 2019, 08:25:49 AM
Front brake assemblies done.

(https://i.ibb.co/mRkVhZs/Front-brake-aseemblies-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mRkVhZs)

(https://i.ibb.co/SdpS7LR/Front-brake-aseemblies-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SdpS7LR)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 12, 2019, 06:56:17 PM
Working towards building the wheels. Polishing nipples and spokes. Bought this little grinder/buffer at Harbor Freight for $24 to do smaller pieces like this, seems to work pretty well.


(https://i.ibb.co/jLjGKNx/V7-Sport-spokes-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jLjGKNx)


Test spoke and nipple, looks pretty good.

(https://i.ibb.co/BKfHBHZ/V7-Sport-spokes-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BKfHBHZ)


40 done :azn: , 40 to go :sad: .

(https://i.ibb.co/T1tydVg/V7-Sport-spokes-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/T1tydVg)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on December 12, 2019, 09:35:06 PM
Polishing .. a thankless task, but it's details like this that makes all the difference :thumb:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: radguzzi on December 13, 2019, 06:24:08 PM

What a nice restoration here.  Wow. 

And I have only ever hired out wheel lacing, a friend here recently did both wheels on a Norton project that he did and it came out great, tempeted to try it one day.

Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 13, 2019, 06:35:53 PM
What a nice restoration here.  Wow. 

And I have only ever hired out wheel lacing, a friend here recently did both wheels on a Norton project that he did and it came out great, tempted to try it one day.

Guzzi wheels (with straight-pull spokes) are super simple to lace, but I do outsource truing.

I did a pair of wheels for a friend's Kawasaki KZ1000 - the rear wheel used four different spokes, the front two. Even though I took a bunch of photos before I delaced them, it was still a challenge to get them laced back up correctly.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 15, 2019, 08:21:05 PM
In anticipation of the replacement/donor fuseblock arriving, I experimented with different rivet materials to see which grips tightest without cracking the plastic. Stainless is perfect.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/80303470_2455363034585813_3531977170593251328_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=j5LembXD9IMAQncHP5fDNzN5ZTeGAeDvVjltMKValS9n3NUhFwdRVwxWw&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=8c2f405bd4236392b9735940a9b1e900&oe=5E70C454)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 16, 2019, 08:55:35 PM
The donor fuseblock arrived today, removed all of the terminals and fuse holders and cleaned it up.


(https://i.ibb.co/ZfpDXRb/V7-Sport-fuse-block-3-Morini-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ZfpDXRb)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 18, 2019, 08:25:03 PM
Finished up the fuseblock this afternoon.

(https://i.ibb.co/tmrq8NH/Fuseblock-done-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tmrq8NH)

(https://i.ibb.co/cx4kDh9/Fuseblock-done-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cx4kDh9)

(https://i.ibb.co/RYX7HHF/Fuseblock-done-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RYX7HHF)


The cover has a scorch mark on it and a few cracks from the screw being over-tightened, but it'll work fine.

Installed:

(https://i.ibb.co/wQgBNg8/Fuseblock-done-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/wQgBNg8)

(https://i.ibb.co/XFrX5qG/Fuseblock-done-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XFrX5qG)
 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on December 19, 2019, 01:25:48 PM
 :thumb: Nice work, definitely worth having the stock fuse box in a V7 Sport
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on December 31, 2019, 09:21:19 PM
For the last few hours of 2019 working in the shop, I started work on the parts I need to mount the turn signals. The rear brackets were still there, but nothing up front. So, I ordered up four stainless steel 7/16-14 threaded studs and some rod for the front mounts. Canuck750 had sent me a bunch of the tabs (and rear mounts) a while back, so that was one thing I didn't need to make.

First up was making the studs hollow. Slowed the lathe way down and took my time, and eventually got them done. I'll be using stainless steel jam nuts on them, so no chance of them rusting like the original.

(https://i.ibb.co/TMynN8j/V7-Sport-signal-mountings-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TMynN8j)


(https://i.ibb.co/m06HX34/V7-Sport-signal-mountings-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/m06HX34)


Then, I cut two sections of 15 mm mild steel rod, 63 mm long, drilled them through at 1/4" first, then with letter drill "U" for the proper i.d. to thread them to 7/16-14. All that's left is to tap them.

(https://i.ibb.co/xDw3cb5/V7-Sport-signal-mountings-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/xDw3cb5)

(https://i.ibb.co/s9RjNvX/V7-Sport-signal-mountings-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/s9RjNvX)


A little welding and then they'll go off to be chrome plated.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: canuck750 on January 01, 2020, 09:36:30 AM
 :thumb:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on January 03, 2020, 06:33:56 PM
More signal fun. Modifying the repro Lucas signals so that they mount like the originals. Genuine Lucas signals would need to be modified the same way.

The original. The body is threaded 7/16-14 to accept the hollow stud.

(https://i.ibb.co/Xk46dn6/V7-Sport-repro-signal-modification-006.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Xk46dn6)

(https://i.ibb.co/D1VVZtQ/V7-Sport-repro-signal-modification-007.jpg) (https://ibb.co/D1VVZtQ)


New one disassembled. The stem is a slip fit into the signal body.

(https://i.ibb.co/PYfxDcH/V7-Sport-repro-signal-modification-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PYfxDcH)


Getting ready to tap it.

(https://i.ibb.co/7zq0g5y/V7-Sport-repro-signal-modification-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7zq0g5y)


Done.

(https://i.ibb.co/6W94SqZ/V7-Sport-repro-signal-modification-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6W94SqZ)


Hollow stud in place.

(https://i.ibb.co/rvzvYMW/V7-Sport-repro-signal-modification-005.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rvzvYMW)


Front one goes like this.

(https://i.ibb.co/cx5C432/V7-Sport-repro-signal-modification-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cx5C432)


Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on January 16, 2020, 09:28:20 AM
Finished polished the other 40 spokes and nipples the other evening. Went much faster on my big polisher. Need to do the edge of the hubs next.

Last night I worked on the main wiring harness. It's in good condition over all, just needs to be cleaned and few terminals replaced.

(https://i.ibb.co/SPW9spW/V7-Sport-main-wiring-harness-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SPW9spW)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Dave Swanson on January 19, 2020, 09:05:30 AM
This is going to be one SUPER nice V7 Sport!  :bow:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on January 19, 2020, 06:14:01 PM
Installed the harness on Friday and Saturday. Still have a few connections to make - horn interconnect, signals and front brake switch. The rear main feed will need to be trimmed to length and the terminal crimped on once the battery is in place. The underseat light is dangling loose until the toolboxes are installed. The signal flasher is just a place-holder.

(https://i.ibb.co/PgCQ1n7/V7-Sport-wiring-001.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PgCQ1n7)


Blurry photo of the bundle up front.

(https://i.ibb.co/p43cVfY/V7-Sport-wiring-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/p43cVfY)


Headlight connected...

(https://i.ibb.co/ChLNJKt/V7-Sport-wiring-003.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ChLNJKt)


...and the warning and gauge illumination lights too.

(https://i.ibb.co/Hg76Nq4/V7-Sport-wiring-004.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Hg76Nq4)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on January 22, 2020, 06:35:13 PM
Working towards getting it back on wheels. All 80 spokes and nipples are now polished as are the edges of both hubs. My arms are aching from holding those big chunks up to the buffing wheel.


(https://i.ibb.co/ZS5VmGB/V7-Sport-hubs-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ZS5VmGB)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on August 30, 2020, 10:09:54 PM
I started polishing the rims myself, but the results were underwhelming. Decided to take them to a nearby company that does chrome plating and metal polishing. "Two weeks" they said. Unfortunately, "the $hit hit the fan" (COVID) about then and the shop had to close. A little over a month ago the rims were done, along with the signal mounts I had them chrome. I finally made time to install the bearings and seals, then lace up one wheel. One down, one to go.


(https://i.ibb.co/Hrwzxdz/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Hrwzxdz)

(https://i.ibb.co/0Q6TTsR/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0Q6TTsR)

(https://i.ibb.co/tsc55Kd/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tsc55Kd)


My customer Mark (with the three Morini 3 1/2 Sports) is bringing me engine number 3 to strip down sometime soon. While I'm doing that, he'll true the wheels up for me. Maybe I can finally finish this project before Winter! 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Groover on August 31, 2020, 07:21:37 AM
Those wheels are looking great, worth the unexpected wait time! Looks like you are definitely keeping busy and building some muscle  :evil: 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Dave Swanson on August 31, 2020, 08:00:49 PM
Beautiful wheel!!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on August 31, 2020, 08:57:19 PM
Thought I'd posted this over a month ago when it happened, but apparently not. Right after I got the parts back from the plater/polisher, I installed the signals. Still need to connect the front ones though.

(https://i.ibb.co/HY8S48b/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HY8S48b)

(https://i.ibb.co/7gBDFjZ/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7gBDFjZ)


Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Wildroamer on September 01, 2020, 07:43:50 AM
Wow. Just wow. Worked my way through this thread over coffee. To call your work and attention to detail impressive would be faint praise. You, sir, are inspirational.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on September 01, 2020, 08:25:44 PM
Front wheel laced up.

(https://i.ibb.co/qN2jXy1/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qN2jXy1)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: cliffrod on September 02, 2020, 05:14:32 PM
Very cool.  Those wheels look great, Charlie.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Groover on September 03, 2020, 08:56:46 AM
That does look great, on/off topic question, can those hubs be laced to say a tubeless rim off of say a 98 EV?
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on September 03, 2020, 05:15:39 PM
That does look great, on/off topic question, can those hubs be laced to say a tubeless rim off of say a 98 EV?

No, the spoke angle would be totally wrong.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on September 14, 2020, 08:41:33 PM
More progress! Customer Mark came over on Thursday for me to disassemble his Morini 3 1/2 Sport engine number 3. While I was doing that, he was busy truing the wheels. Labor exchange.  :azn: I'm stalled on another project, waiting for parts that are being held captive by the postal service.  :wink: So, today I sat the tires out in the (sort of) sun to warm them up, only it really didn't help. Then I realized that *someone* had used the front tube on another project and didn't replace it. Oh well, at least I got the rear tire mounted.

(https://i.ibb.co/C0b7nZ0/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/C0b7nZ0)


Checked the balance, no weight necessary.

(https://i.ibb.co/vhtcF3H/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vhtcF3H)


Greased the drive splines and installed the wheel. One down, one to go.

(https://i.ibb.co/2MKtdDm/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2MKtdDm)

(https://i.ibb.co/xChpq57/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/xChpq57)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on September 15, 2020, 08:17:19 PM
After a ride into Hagerstown to buy a tube, I got the front tire mounted, balanced and the wheel installed.

(https://i.ibb.co/qsCfkyB/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qsCfkyB)

(https://i.ibb.co/X23jvj7/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/X23jvj7)

(https://i.ibb.co/RYP5trn/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/RYP5trn)


Cleaned and lubed the brake cables and installed them, did the initial adjustment.

(https://i.ibb.co/10fG3hb/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/10fG3hb)

(https://i.ibb.co/vvZm08M/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vvZm08M)

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I'll need a helper to get it down off the blocks under the sump, but then it'll be on it's wheels again for the first time in a long time. 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on September 28, 2020, 08:53:36 PM
Test fitting the mufflers.

(https://i.ibb.co/yfPDstf/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yfPDstf)

(https://i.ibb.co/PggPs6P/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PggPs6P)


This was the first time I'd unwrapped the mufflers. Unfortunately, the left one has a pretty noticeable blemish.  :sad:

(https://i.ibb.co/sb9DjDV/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sb9DjDV)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Dave Swanson on September 30, 2020, 04:45:49 PM
Bummer about the blemish, but it wont detract from this awesome bike. 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on September 30, 2020, 08:28:52 PM
Reposting what was wiped out...

Yesterday, I installed the mufflers after giving them a good coat of wax.

(https://i.ibb.co/hXR5sr5/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hXR5sr5)

(https://i.ibb.co/0sxBb2t/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0sxBb2t)


Installed the transmission breather hose. The battery hasn't arrived yet, so I put in an old one I keep around to approximate the position of the terminals.

(https://i.ibb.co/6RVWNjh/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6RVWNjh)


Made up battery cables.

(https://i.ibb.co/Y3Mh26y/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Y3Mh26y)


Started off late today with finishing up the wiring at the front - hooked up the front brake light switch and signals.

(https://i.ibb.co/qjHqCcP/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qjHqCcP)


Then I spent way too much time getting the tool box locks to work - one was fine but I couldn't even get the key in the other one. I was convinced the one of the pins was jammed, so I slid the little covers off and even though I was being careful, springs flew everywhere. Found all of them thankfully, along with all of the tiny pins. But that wasn't the problem! A small piece of broken off key was stuck down in the slot. After a bit of cussing, I finally got the lock reassembled again. All of this was working up to installation of the tool boxes.

Left one installed.

(https://i.ibb.co/09hzwh7/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/09hzwh7)


Thanks to Jim, I have a tool kit pouch for in it. Unfortunately there's no tools to go in the pouch.

(https://i.ibb.co/M1TsTY6/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/M1TsTY6)


Right one installed, along with the under seat light.

(https://i.ibb.co/CPys9tK/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CPys9tK)


(https://i.ibb.co/vzLr6z0/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vzLr6z0)


Remembered I forgot to install the rubber battery bumpers, added those and called it a day. 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 01, 2020, 09:29:30 PM
I had lubed the throttle cables yesterday, so installed them today.

(https://i.ibb.co/xDznKqZ/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/xDznKqZ)

(https://i.ibb.co/S69CV88/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/S69CV88)


Prepped the seat for installation - new rubber bumpers and pivot bushings.

(https://i.ibb.co/kxw600S/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kxw600S)


Gave the rear fender a bit of a polish and attached it to the seat. Mounted the seat to the frame.

(https://i.ibb.co/6y27Jfn/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6y27Jfn)

(https://i.ibb.co/vCFXXqZ/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vCFXXqZ)


Mounted the taillight, connected the wires, fussed with the wiring to try and make it tidier looking.

(https://i.ibb.co/z7QLKj6/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/z7QLKj6)

(https://i.ibb.co/3vPNjMC/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3vPNjMC)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Groover on October 02, 2020, 08:01:16 AM
That looks great  :thumb:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Canuck750 on October 02, 2020, 07:43:14 PM
WOW!

looking really good, your client must be very pleased. :thumb:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 02, 2020, 08:55:06 PM
I haven't heard from the owner in several months, so I'm just pressing on to the end regardless.

No progress today, except the battery arrived. The "to do" list is getting short, the parts bins are getting empty. Starter, tank and battery are about it. 


(https://i.ibb.co/7vrb3Lw/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7vrb3Lw)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 07, 2020, 08:20:45 PM
Installed the starter relay bracket and relay, made up the wires to connect it to the battery and starter.

(https://i.ibb.co/J7nT6fp/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/J7nT6fp)


The reproduction rubber cover arrived yesterday and fits nicely.

(https://i.ibb.co/G0s2Dc3/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/G0s2Dc3)


Installed the signal flasher bracket...

(https://i.ibb.co/L514Fg0/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/L514Fg0)


... and the battery

(https://i.ibb.co/9ZT6tFF/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9ZT6tFF)


Disassembled and serviced the starter, removing the paint from it as I went. Ready for fresh paint. 

(https://i.ibb.co/zrmtQXm/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/zrmtQXm)
 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 08, 2020, 08:49:57 PM
Starter painted.

(https://i.ibb.co/TLQv4WK/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TLQv4WK)


And installed.

(https://i.ibb.co/yP2vLmW/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yP2vLmW)


Gripping!

(https://i.ibb.co/m8M1JtQ/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/m8M1JtQ)

(https://i.ibb.co/KGxJwkR/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KGxJwkR)
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 09, 2020, 06:42:19 PM
Petcocks and cap installed on the tank. The badges will wait until I've painted them.

(https://i.ibb.co/rHyq151/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rHyq151)

Mounted and plumbed.
(https://i.ibb.co/tX5W4Cs/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tX5W4Cs)

Ready to come off the lift.
(https://i.ibb.co/y86sJpT/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y86sJpT) (https://i.ibb.co/XySVDVt/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XySVDVt)

Out in the daylight for the first time since 2018.
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Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 09, 2020, 08:27:16 PM
https://flic.kr/p/2jRsJgB
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Dave Swanson on October 10, 2020, 07:50:42 AM
Sounds good!!  Great work!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 10, 2020, 08:15:42 AM
There are issues to overcome still. It's not charging, despite me testing each component during installation and replacing the v/r with new. The rear shocks are like pogo sticks - I made sure the dampers worked before I painted them, so I'm not sure why they seem to have zero damping now. The most irritating issue though, is the deployment tangs of the centerstand hit the underside of the mufflers, even after I bent them down/out straight. The indent in the repro Silentium mufflers is made totally wrong and won't allow them to clear no matter what.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Dave Swanson on October 10, 2020, 10:09:50 AM
All frustrating problems after taking all necessary precautions. 

Here is what my center stand looks like retracted with the prior gen repop mufflers.

(https://i.postimg.cc/jSXL6Nt8/IMG-7481.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/fVVzDV3X)

(https://i.postimg.cc/2yszmjmL/IMG-7479.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/n918GJXn)

Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Canuck750 on October 10, 2020, 10:15:26 AM
The V7 Sport looks fantastic. Your client will be very pleased
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 10, 2020, 11:13:49 AM
The V7 Sport looks fantastic. Your client will be very pleased

He's been watching the Flickr photo album and seems pleased except for the blemish on the left muffler. He wants me to have it rechromed, but then they may not match. Not to mention, that so far, all three platers I've checked with have quoted me about what a new one (if they were available) would cost. Should have bought the LaFranconis when we had the chance...
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 11, 2020, 03:55:32 PM
There are issues to overcome still. It's not charging, despite me testing each component during installation and replacing the v/r with new. The rear shocks are like pogo sticks - I made sure the dampers worked before I painted them, so I'm not sure why they seem to have zero damping now. The most irritating issue though, is the deployment tangs of the centerstand hit the underside of the mufflers, even after I bent them down/out straight. The indent in the repro Silentium mufflers is made totally wrong and won't allow them to clear no matter what.

Two down, one to go.

Charging issue was simply me mixing up the brown and black wire positions on the alternator. Swapped them to the correct positions and it charges fine now.

I pulled the shocks off one at a time, removed the spring, top mount, jam nut, and rubber bumper. Reinstalled the jam nut and top mount, compressed the damper the whole way while turning the rod until it clicked into the adjuster. Yes, 76 series Konis had an internal damping adjuster. Turned it to the softest position and cycled it up and down a few times, then to the firmest position and backed it off one turn. Very nice damping at that point. Repeat for the other one. I think maybe from sitting for so long, that the internal valving could have become stuck and needed to be broken loose. In any case, it's not bouncy now and if test rides reveal I went a bit too firm, I can do it over again and make them a bit softer.

For the centerstand issue, I plan to make some sort of spacers that will attach to the pivot plates and extend the stop slightly.

Retorqued the heads and adjusted the valves, retorqued the fasteners on the timing cover, sump and manifolds as well.


(https://i.ibb.co/LSWtDBS/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/LSWtDBS)
 

It's supposed to rain for the next two or three days (raining now), so the first test ride will have to wait.  :sad:  :bike-037:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Dave Swanson on October 12, 2020, 01:19:08 PM
Nice work overcoming the niggles!
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 16, 2020, 04:26:47 PM
Three heat/cool cycles and just under 70 miles on it so far. Two minor adjustments (toe of shift pedal lower, rear brake link) and that's all.
Very enjoyable to ride, feels like it's ready to ride cross country.


(https://i.ibb.co/f028Chc/Paul-s-V7-Sport-Dunkard-Church-002.jpg) (https://ibb.co/f028Chc)


New tank badges have arrived and will be installed later today. Replaced the faded original taillight lens with a new one. Raised the handlebars up another inch (two inches from the bottom now), keeping in mind the owner is older. Two more heat cycles and then I'll retorque the heads, adjust the valves again and change the oil.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Canuck750 on October 16, 2020, 05:44:49 PM
Another excellent restoration! :thumb:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Dave Swanson on October 17, 2020, 02:45:27 PM
 :thumb: :bow:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 17, 2020, 07:34:11 PM
Tank badges on.

(https://i.ibb.co/QpK0Mxh/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QpK0Mxh)


Put another 40 miles on it today. Riding it to brunch tomorrow.  :bike-037:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: s1120 on October 19, 2020, 09:18:50 AM
Looks amazing!!  Must be nice to get some miles on it after all that work. I would hate to see her go back home after it all.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 19, 2020, 11:58:45 AM
Looks amazing!!  Must be nice to get some miles on it after all that work. I would hate to see her go back home after it all.

It most definitely is nice to put the required break-in miles on it.  :azn: I'll hate to let this one go home, but it is nice to be paid.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: lcjohnny on October 19, 2020, 12:17:29 PM
Tank badges on.

(https://i.ibb.co/QpK0Mxh/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QpK0Mxh)



Achingly pretty  :drool:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Motorad64 on October 19, 2020, 09:43:44 PM
Bike turned out amazing!   Going to be weird to swing by your shop and not have it moving in time lapse on that lift. 
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 20, 2020, 08:51:56 AM
Bike turned out amazing!   Going to be weird to swing by your shop and not have it moving in time lapse on that lift.

It's been replaced by a very crusty Le Mans. Hopefully that won't be here long though.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 20, 2020, 08:34:34 PM
Head retorque and valve adjustment today, one last ride to warm up the oil, then that was changed and the header nuts tightened again. Other than cleaning it up, it's done and ready to go home.


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Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Turin on October 20, 2020, 09:44:33 PM
That is beautiful.  :thumb:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: berniebee on October 21, 2020, 01:10:38 PM
Reposting what was wiped out...

Yesterday, I installed the mufflers after giving them a good coat of wax.

(https://i.ibb.co/hXR5sr5/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hXR5sr5)

(https://i.ibb.co/0sxBb2t/OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0sxBb2t)



You've done (once again) an amazing job. Love reading and seeing the pics of your work and seeing the beautiful finished product.

 Doesn't the muffler wax melt or burn once the engine is warmed up? Is it a special "exhaust" (LOL) wax? Or are you just testing to see if we are paying attention?    :grin:
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 21, 2020, 03:55:10 PM
You've done (once again) an amazing job. Love reading and seeing the pics of your work and seeing the beautiful finished product.

 Doesn't the muffler wax melt or burn once the engine is warmed up? Is it a special "exhaust" (LOL) wax? Or are you just testing to see if we are paying attention?    :grin:

I used regular old Mother's California Gold paste wax, applied to protect the chrome and make removing smudgy fingerprints from them easier.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Canuck750 on October 21, 2020, 06:59:37 PM
One of the nicest V7 Sports out there!  :bow: :bow: :bow:

Do you have lots to keep you busy over the winter? I hope you get some time available for your own bikes.
Title: Re: '73 V7 Sport restoration
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on October 21, 2020, 08:19:01 PM
One of the nicest V7 Sports out there!  :bow: :bow: :bow:

Do you have lots to keep you busy over the winter? I hope you get some time available for your own bikes.

Yes, lots of work scheduled for Winter and possibly more added on soon. I at least hope to find time to finish the Morini. Ultimately, I'd like to have the Pantah ready for Spring '21, but that might be pushing it. A lot depends on how harsh the Winter is this year.