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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2020, 09:21:26 AM »
Wow, were these on eBay?

Got them from a friend in the Netherlands
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2020, 04:21:02 PM »
Super stoked.  I picked up the tank and side panels today. 

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2020, 04:35:02 PM »
Fantastic  :thumb:  (1970 Bonneville ?)
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2020, 05:55:21 PM »
Fantastic  :thumb:  (1970 Bonneville ?)

He said 69.
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2020, 05:55:21 PM »

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2020, 08:41:43 PM »
Nice! Who did the paint?
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2020, 10:33:06 PM »
Nice! Who did the paint?

My go to painter for all my bikes, Craig the owner of Paintworks in Loves Park, IL.  I am blessed to have him 5 minutes away from my house. 
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2020, 10:35:15 PM »
He said 69.

The non silver fenders / guards threw me off but that might have been an option.  :thumb:
Donor 16/17/18/19/20 maybe more.

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2020, 03:55:04 PM »
Zinc plating is back.  I combined the Lemans and the California in one batch.  It still met the $75 minimum charge. 

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2020, 07:20:49 AM »
All looks great, loving that pile of freshly zinc plated hardware. Some of those parts were originally chromed, right? How do they handle all that, you take them the rust and dirty hardware and they ?(sandblast)? then zinc coat them, or did you have to take it them in clean? The reason I ask is because my powder-coated charged me an extra 50 because my center stand was oily/crudded and he had to give it to another place where they dipped it to clean it first as he wouldn't run gunky stuff in his sandblaster setup - fair enough I guess..
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2020, 03:28:32 PM »
None of the parts I sent for zinc plating were chromed.   I set those to the side. 
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2020, 04:43:27 PM »
Emblems and trim pieces on!  WOW! Are these nice!  If I do say so myself.   :grin:





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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2020, 08:04:03 PM »
Agreed, great paint job!
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2020, 08:05:22 PM »
A small but satisfying task completed.   The fuel "door" had been destroyed by forcing it off of the tank.  I assume because the key was not present. 

I found a new door, the locksmith was able to cut a key based on the numbers on the tumbler, the door was painted with the rest of the tins. 

Nice to have this complete!

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2020, 10:23:40 AM »
Looking really nice!

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2020, 04:48:00 PM »
The wheels are some of the grimiest I have seen in awhile.  It will make the before and after shots more impressive. 



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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2020, 08:05:47 PM »
It still has the manual chain tensioner.  I am ordering a new chain.  I have a new spring loaded "automatic" tensioner left over that I will use. 

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2020, 08:01:47 AM »
I have made contact with the Brit owner!  He still lives in San Francisco and has a successful business in home renovation. 

This is what I have learned about the bike so far.

He bought it in (late) 1980, he remembers it to be a used bike about 1 year old when he bought it.

The bike was ridden about 2 years England before moving to the States. 

The speedo has turned over once, so there is 112K miles on it.  He had the engine overhauled at 80,000 miles. 

More to come during our planned phone conversations. 
« Last Edit: September 12, 2020, 08:02:18 AM by Dave Swanson »
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2020, 07:21:10 AM »
Before



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The whole engine will have this appearance eventually.
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2020, 11:13:46 AM »
A very nice step to have complete.  I picked up the frame and other black bits today after blast and paint.  Another great job performed by Paintworks!



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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2020, 05:15:59 PM »
Fantabulous Dave.  :thumb: :thumb:

RD bits on the shelf ?
Donor 16/17/18/19/20 maybe more.

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2020, 06:03:10 PM »


RD bits on the shelf ?

RZ bits.   



Craig is also working on this 70 Bonneville tank.

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2020, 06:36:28 AM »
I sprung for a set of NOS fork lowers from Harpers.  The old ones are quite beat up.  These new ones have some shelf wear but will be much easier to deal with than the old.

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #52 on: October 24, 2020, 11:55:32 AM »
Now that the Lemans is about as far as I can go until I can ride it I am looking forward to tearing into this filthy beast to see what I have.

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #53 on: October 24, 2020, 12:17:00 PM »
What's going on where the studs thread into the crankcase? It almost looks like Helicoils or maybe just o-rings?
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #54 on: October 24, 2020, 01:18:36 PM »
What's going on where the studs thread into the crankcase? It almost looks like Helicoils or maybe just o-rings?

Orings.  It seems as though whoever last assembled this went overboard with orings!!
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #55 on: October 24, 2020, 05:02:36 PM »
Engine teardown and inspection complete.   Pleased to report that the crank is on it's original grind and still in good shape - all dimensions within spec.  All the front/rear and shell bearings are in fine shape.  Camshaft lobes look excellent. 



This engine was overhauled when it had about 100k+ miles by Moss Machine in San Francisco.  The rings and main bearings were replaced.   After conferring with Charlie it seems like these  barrels were Nigusil plated by Moto Guzzi.  1980 was the timeframe that Nigusil began.  The barrels have a slight magnetic pull.

It appears that the shop used a coarse ball hone when they gave it new rings.  The crosshatch is pretty heavy!  This also implies that the barrels and pistons have 130k miles on them.  I will replace them.

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2020, 09:45:45 PM »
Hi Dave,

What type of paint was used on the frame?  It looks very good.

Thanks

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2020, 07:36:09 AM »
Hi Dave,

What type of paint was used on the frame?  It looks very good.

Thanks

Mike

Mike, I would have to ask the painter.  I know he uses a clear topcoat also, but it is not the typical basecoat/clearcoat paint. 
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1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
1993 1000S - Sparklehorse
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2015 Norge GT8V - Beetle-ized
2016 Griso SE - Beetle-ized
2021 V7-850 Stone Centenario

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2020, 06:08:03 PM »
Now this looks a bit better!!



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1977 Lemans 1.2
1980 T3 California
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #59 on: October 28, 2020, 08:39:02 PM »
Nice!
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