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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #150 on: January 10, 2021, 07:09:15 PM »
The brakes are all hooked up and ready to be bled.  I trial fitted the exhaust this evening. 

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #151 on: January 18, 2021, 05:44:12 PM »
Almost all of the bric a brac is on now.   :grin:

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #152 on: January 18, 2021, 07:27:15 PM »
Looks amazing!
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #153 on: January 18, 2021, 07:46:33 PM »
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #153 on: January 18, 2021, 07:46:33 PM »

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #154 on: January 18, 2021, 08:10:08 PM »
Wow that is shiny!
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #155 on: January 18, 2021, 11:13:27 PM »
Daaaamn !
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #156 on: January 19, 2021, 03:46:57 PM »
Thanks guys!

 I spent a good part of today attaching the rear turn signals to my satisfaction.  It is amazing how some of these small tasks can eat up so much time!

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #157 on: January 20, 2021, 05:12:34 PM »
I think this will need to go to a Guzzi rally or 2 this year!  It's been about 25 years since it has been on the road at least.

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #158 on: January 22, 2021, 02:07:07 PM »
Front turn signals in and headlight test fitted.  Wiring is to begin in earnest now.

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #159 on: January 26, 2021, 03:29:44 PM »
Always a big day when the refurbished clocks can come out of hiding and see the light of day!



A bit of an improvement!

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #160 on: January 27, 2021, 04:30:38 AM »
You're doing a proper job on this bike Dave! My "refurbishment of clocks amounted to wiping them over with plastic restorer and touching up the white painted bits by hand...
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #161 on: January 27, 2021, 06:36:13 AM »
9 miles on the clock. Seems to be correct actually.
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #162 on: January 27, 2021, 07:57:30 AM »
9 miles on the clock. Seems to be correct actually.

Yes, for this bike it seemed appropriate to have the odometer reset, since so much has been renewed.   Most other bikes I have the instrument restorer leave the mileage as-is. 
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #163 on: January 27, 2021, 05:19:12 PM »
The carbs are looking a bit better!



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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #164 on: January 28, 2021, 05:13:19 PM »
We have carburetors!    Also I was wondering why the handlebar stuff didn't seem to look right installed on the reproduction handlebar I purchased.  I pulled the original handlebar out and found, as I was beginning to suspect, that the original bars were 3 inches shorter.  A quick disassembly and a trip to my small band saw and all is well. 





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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #165 on: January 31, 2021, 07:45:15 PM »
Electric is all done.  The perfection of Greg Bender's looms are always a delight.  Everything is working as it should.  Sparking away, so there will be a first start soon. 

I couldn't resist fitting the tins and the seat for effect.



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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #166 on: January 31, 2021, 08:37:25 PM »
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #167 on: January 31, 2021, 09:01:30 PM »
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #168 on: January 31, 2021, 10:46:07 PM »
Outstanding!!  Now the question, will you ride it or mount it on the wall as a piece of art.  Just beautiful.
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #169 on: January 31, 2021, 11:47:53 PM »
It looks great.  Better than new!  How did you clean up the plastic dash so well?
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #170 on: February 01, 2021, 08:13:24 AM »
 Wow is all I can say, you and Canuck750 and so many others do such amazing restorations. Now I'm learning how these threads run it's good to be able to see the timeline of the work. You seem to have such good people for your paint and plating. It's so easy to end up with someone who is so slow to do some of these things and nothing is worse than losing momentum while waiting on critical parts. Your before and after pictures are the best.
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #171 on: February 01, 2021, 08:19:37 AM »
  Your before and after pictures are the best.

Here's one for you.



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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #172 on: February 01, 2021, 10:07:45 AM »
  How did you clean up the plastic dash so well?

This stuff.

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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #173 on: February 02, 2021, 01:15:21 PM »
Lovely! Very inspirational!
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #174 on: February 02, 2021, 04:38:40 PM »
Installed the saddlebags today.  I lucked out finding these they are in great shape.  They are missing the locks though.  I have to figure that out.



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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #175 on: February 03, 2021, 09:33:40 AM »
Those lunch-boxes take me back to my old G5. 
Nice work, Dave!  Lovely looking bike.
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #176 on: February 05, 2021, 03:14:18 PM »
Windshield installed. 



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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #177 on: February 05, 2021, 03:19:47 PM »
Fantastic job once again.  :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #178 on: February 05, 2021, 04:14:44 PM »
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Re: T3 California Restoration
« Reply #179 on: February 05, 2021, 09:56:34 PM »
 :thumb:  its new again ................
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