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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2020, 03:50:50 PM »
Are familar with Cone Engineering? They make quality exhaust parts for reasonable money. There's a chance they migh have something...  https://www.coneeng.com

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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2020, 04:38:11 PM »
Yes, I am familiar with them.
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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2020, 09:11:57 PM »
I was looking at 2-1 exhaust systems and damn that stuff is expensive, even used.

The factory pieces are lovely.
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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2020, 08:13:31 PM »
My order from Stein-Dinse arrived today, ordered it on Thursday, so very quick service. This is what $269 (including shipping) worth of Pantah parts looks like.  :wink: Every rubber part on the bike, all but one cable, air and oil filters, exhaust and left engine case gaskets.


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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2020, 08:13:31 PM »

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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2021, 08:11:18 PM »
Any progress?
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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2021, 08:37:22 PM »
Nope. Tucked away in my office, awaiting it's turn. I need to finish the Morini before I start on the Pantah. It's hard enough juggling five customer projects and one of my own, without adding another.  :wink:
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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2022, 08:57:17 PM »
Since the Morini is nearly finished (waiting on the painter and seat upholstery guy), I decided to switch it places with the Pantah.

Pantah off to the side in the front of the shop.






Morini tucked away in the office with a big, fat Convert to keep it warm.  :grin:






Made a list of all the bits and pieces I need and started ordering some. I hope to remove and strip down the wheels for powder coating sometime next week.
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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2022, 09:52:38 PM »
Morini looking good! Looking forward to following your Ducati progress.
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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2022, 08:08:54 AM »
Moving on up, looking forward to this one.  :thumb:
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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2022, 08:55:35 PM »
Are you looking for a v50ii electronic ignition system Charlie?  I have one bagged that came off the bike I just sold. Ben
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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2022, 09:08:14 AM »
Are you looking for a v50ii electronic ignition system Charlie?  I have one bagged that came off the bike I just sold. Ben

No, not really. I already have a spare pair of amplifier boxes and the pickups have been rewired, so I should be good to go.
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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2022, 11:12:26 AM »
Starting to dig in. Removed the bodywork.




I'll probably have the fairing brackets rechromed.




The tail section was made in two halves...




...you can see where the rivets are for the joining strip.




A big gob of the Italian equivalent of Bondo was used to stick the bottom of the "glove box" fast.




I have my work cut out for me on the electrics.



The previous owner installed this regulator/rectifier, mounting it to the frame where it interfered with the fairing.


Melted Molex and wiring bypassing it. This will all be corrected and a main power relay installed to prevent it from happening again.


Removed the warning light cluster to replace the ignition switch. Wrote down all wire colors and positions as I removed them. The warning light with the hole in it was for the sidestand which never existed. A replacement STAND light costs $57.


I have a replacement ignition switch, the key lock portion of this one has been tampered with.

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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2022, 08:48:46 AM »
I think that goop stuff under glove box us used as a weld type thing between car panels used in old italian cars and I think it's actually white. I feel like I've seen it look just like that before. I'd say it seems factory to me.
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Re: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah resurrection
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2022, 04:10:28 PM »
Yesterday.

The gas tank is rusted inside.



Gas stains on lower inside tunnel area of the tank is never a good sign. 


Neither are bubbles in the paint on the underside.


Will definitely need to seal the tank.


Roughed out the tab for the rear signal mount.


Nearly there, already better than it would been originally.



This evening. Removed the two lower fairing brackets from the Evaporust they'd been soaking in overnight and rinsed them off. They look much better, so I won't rechrome them after all.  :azn:






These new fork dust boot clamps/clips arrived from Guzzino today.


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