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V7 Sport build the sequal SOLD
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:05:41 PM »
Here we go again. in the process of building my 73 V7 Sport over the past two years I accumulated a lot of spares, one thing led to another and now I have gathered up all I need to build a second 73 Sport.
All that I was missing was an original frame with title, Joe W. was kind enough to offer me a tired old 73 Sport frame with original title and that was the last key piece needed.
The Sport frame once hauled a sidecar as a race outfit, but this outfit was welded to the bike frame, took a little time to get the old brackets off.

Rusted and unloved



cleaned up and ready for finishing, a lot of deep pits on the lower cross members but they will not be too visible



made up some new tabs to replace those that were in missing or rusted away





back from the powder coater, along with a set of NOS lower frame rails Curtis Harper sourced along with a center stand and swing arm



Frame tag back on



The block is not original (but Joe knows where the original is and who knows maybe the ying will find the yang)

Surface plate ground the base of the block and oil pan





Reground crank, new mains and shells, balanced rods and NOS gears from Harpers













Nice used cam





and a good used oil pump from Moto Guzzi Classics







Polished lifters from Moto Guzzi Classics



New Giladorni kits







Rebuilt heads with new guides, valves and springs



Tore down the oil pressure release valve, checked and reassembled



New hardware



And a nice good used set of rocker assemblies with new washers



New clutch springs and bolts, relined clutch discs and a new steel center disc













New stator kit, rotor and rectifier



Pulled apart a good five speed



Replaced he main bearings, seals and gaskets and shimmed the drum (thanks for the tutorial Pete)



Carbs stripped, cleaned and internals replaced, new crankcase breather, distributor stripped and cleaned and a new starter



Tank and tool boxes painted



I got the tires mounted today on rebuilt rims

Many, many things to do, too much work these days and not enough quality garage time ;D



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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 11:12:14 PM »
Winter is coming, lots of time to fiddle! ;-T DonG

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 11:27:53 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 11:59:30 PM »
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Your clutch centering tool looks a million dollars  ;-T
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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 09:33:58 AM »

Rebuilt heads with new guides, valves and springs




This photo concerns me. Looks like the pistons are installed backwards. The "pocket" in the piston should be towards the rear/flywheel side of the engine. The SCA and arrow should point towards the front/timing side.
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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2014, 11:20:35 AM »
Oh Dear!!! :o
 I think I corrected that before I buttoned it up but now my dim memory can't be 100% certain, time to pull a head I guess and be certain. I had the pistons off a couple times and I know the big cut out is for the larger intake valve and the arrow point to the front (exhaust), can't say why the hell I took the picture with the piston backwards????

Thanks Charlie, you have a good eye

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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2014, 12:03:15 PM »
Oh Dear!!! :o
 I think I corrected that before I buttoned it up but now my dim memory can't be 100% certain, time to pull a head I guess and be certain. I had the pistons off a couple times and I know the big cut out is for the larger intake valve and the arrow point to the front (exhaust), can't say why the hell I took the picture with the piston backwards????

Thanks Charlie, you have a good eye

If you have access to a good quality borescope, perhaps that would help determine which way it's assembled without disassembly.
Charlie

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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 01:42:34 PM »
Hi Charlie, I was thinking the same thought, no access to a bore scope and I can't justify the cost of one.  I tried a micro light through the spark plug but couldn't tell for sure so I pulled the heads, assembled correct, better safe than sorry!



Cheers

Jim
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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 03:45:29 PM »
Installed fresh swing arm bearings today, 1st to get the old ones out

Blind bearing puller is the only sure way to get the tight fitting races out, these removal kits are available from Harbour Freight or Princess Auto for a reasonable price and are very handy tools for transmissions, swing arms etc.





Then in with the new parts



Pressing in the new races



Then the U joint carrier bearing, I machined up this aluminum driver for an earlier build






This little Harbour Freight bench top press is just right for a small work space and is very handy for all kinds of jobs



Properly seated with no drama



New snap ring



grease the tapered swing arm bearings, the old fashioned by hand way my dad taught me 40 years ago



new seal



In goes the zinc plated shaft and coupler



Bolted on the rear drive and protected the fresh powder with old blue jean strips.

Mark Ethrdige sold me a nice rear drive off a 850T with cush drive, he went through it and installed new seals, should be nice and quiet, came with a good used U joint as well. Mark is the best for sourcing good used and reconditioned parts.

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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2014, 06:40:06 PM »
Nice work Jim.  I can only imagine teaming up you, Charlie, and Joe W. into one restoration shop.  When I win the lottery, you'll all be based in NJ - huge shop, unlimited budget.  It'll Spank Cycle Garden.
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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2014, 08:16:42 PM »
Nice work Jim.  I can ony imagine teaming up you, Charlie, and Joe W. into one restoration shop.  When I win the lottery, you'll all be based in NJ - huge shop, unlimited budget.  It'll Spank Cycle Garden.

Uh, yeah..it would be done right.  ;D Nice work, but is it Winter already?? I mean.. what are you going to do when it gets nasty out?  ;D
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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2014, 10:13:17 PM »
 I may have 6 weeks of riding left, hopefully enough time to ring some hard miles out of the V7 Sport! Then it's just a short 6 or 7 months of winter ;D
I have lots of projects to keep me busy for a long time, refresh the 750 S3 and build the 750S clone, it's the S clone I am most interested in, parts getting
Painted this fall and the list of needed things to build it is down to a few parts

I keep telling my wife I am selling this 74 Sport, I hope it lessens the disapproval of bringing the S3 home ::)
Cheers
Jim
 Ps a dream shop in retirement is my goal ;D

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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2014, 07:27:38 AM »
Nice to see the Myford being used as a 'bits' rack in someone elses workshop, A real multipurpose bit of engineering :)


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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2014, 05:02:38 PM »
Jim, Here's a picture of that bike/frame from 1979...
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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2014, 05:40:52 PM »
 Wow, what a great picture ;-T
Thanks Joe

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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2014, 08:27:44 PM »
Jim, Here's a picture of that bike/frame from 1979...


That thing looks bad ass for sure!!

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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2014, 09:50:27 PM »
A little bit of progress, got some garage time in between days of business travel. Quiet time in the garage is the best therapy I know.

I cleaned up the fork sliders, good used dampers and springs, the fork tubes are not 100% but they are acceptable.



New seals and dust covers, new steering bearings, powder coated the triple clamps, replated lock plate.



Powder coated the headlight ears, repro swan necks. New rubber tank bumpers and stainless fasteners.





Jim

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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2014, 09:52:56 PM »
This is the easy part, assembling pre-finished parts onto a fresh chassis.



Replated the front crash bars, zinc plated the foot rest brackets and new rubber foot pgs





The build will sit for a week while work once again intrudes.
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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2014, 07:19:51 AM »
Looking good Canuck. Is there a source that has the headlight brackets in stock?
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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2014, 08:21:10 AM »
I don't think anyone is stocking the head light brackets at this time.

Jim

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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2014, 09:43:25 PM »
A little bit of progress, I rebuilt a set of original Koni Shocks, stripped them, powder coated the bodies, replated the chrome, repro decals.



replated the grab bars, original inner fender, all new rubber bits, bolts, nuts and washers



Lots of little rubber washers and bumpers around the battery tray



I found a new electrical terminal box from TLM in the Netherlands



Original set of gauges, new bezels and glass





Installed the Euro version signal lights Aprillia units (same as on early Ducati's)



Replated the stock CEV headlight



New ignition cylinder



Polished up shifter



And brake pedal

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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2014, 09:44:38 PM »
Dug into a couple more boxes this evening.

Stuchi headers, P brackets, horns from MG Cycle.



Replated a set of original fender brackets



Original Lucas reflectors



I got an original used fender from TLM, had a few dents to pound out, file and polish

The fender is stamped INOX, does that stamp designate the front or the back?






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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2014, 09:51:16 PM »
Inox = stainless.
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2014, 09:56:34 PM »
Thanks Charlie but does the stamp go the front or back

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« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2014, 05:55:59 AM »
Thanks Charlie but does the stamp go the front or back

I would expect the back.

Phil

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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2014, 06:16:26 AM »
Mine only goes one way as it has holes drilled for the rubber brake cable holders.

I don't remember I see INOX at the forward lip of the mudguard.

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« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2014, 03:15:16 PM »
I am in awe!!!!   ;-T ;-T ;-T :drool

Looking absolutely fantastic, and thanks so much for the  :PICS!: of all the detailing.
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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2014, 08:26:48 PM »
Mine only goes one way as it has holes drilled for the rubber brake cable holders.

I don't remember I see INOX at the forward lip of the mudguard.




Thanks for the pictures Phang, I think I have the fender on backwards, same as on my 73 Sport :o

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« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2014, 10:10:11 PM »
Amazing stuff.

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Re: V7 Sport build the sequal
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2014, 10:55:15 PM »
The new coils I bought are a smaller diameter than the original frame brackets. I found some aluminum pipe and turned down a pair of sleeves to slide over the coils and fit the inner diameter of the clamps. I cut a lit down the length of the sleeves to allow them to clamp the coil body.



They almost look like they belonged all along



One more little task done



Now to tackle the wire harness and fuse panel

 

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