Author Topic: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction  (Read 24324 times)

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2014, 04:59:22 AM »
Little update: parts arrived from painter. ;D I'm very satisfied with the job.



Except that, game with wiring is almost done, yesterday I have put new tires on rims, put the front fork on the frame...so..everyth ing is coming to it's end...










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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2014, 05:00:48 AM »
And....finally on wheels..... ;-T


Everything ran its course, the only thing, I have a little free time...Electrical installation is 90% complete and now I decide not to put the original instrument console, I'd rather made something like this:



I think it's much more elegant than the old one...

Well...for now, this is it...


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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2014, 07:11:27 PM »
Thanks for the update.
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2014, 07:16:16 PM »
Very nice work, sir..  ;-T
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2014, 01:48:56 AM »
Thank you  ;-T

I would ask for a little help with brake control valve assembling...On the picture is the parts that I have and I don't know how goes what...maybe I'm missing some parts, don't know, this is the way that I get this...Please help...



One of the rubber ring goes on top of the valve, so the cap does not fall...(the one in the middle) other two don't make any sense....help is still needed.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 01:49:51 AM by lemans1000 »

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #65 on: April 07, 2014, 02:52:54 AM »
"My doesn't have circlip....or I don't see one...."

If this is the case, I would be inclined to try an air line through the other end like you do with callipers using bleed nipple holes?
But as I have never had to rebuild my master cylinder I might be completely wrong?

By putting the tubing from the master cylinder back on you will reduce the orifice or hole size to inject the high pressure air line.
Ensure master cylinder cap is on tight enough to make it air tight or as good as.
Fire piston out into card board box so as not to damage it as it will come out at the speed of a bullet.

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2014, 10:09:12 AM »
It hase circlip...on the top, where the red cap goes...didn't look good enough. I'm speaking about this brake valve.
But I don't know how and where these two o-ring goes.... ???
« Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 10:10:17 AM by lemans1000 »

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #67 on: April 07, 2014, 11:45:09 AM »
That's great work!  Love to see builds as it inspires!  Congrats on being so close to the finish line.
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #68 on: April 25, 2014, 01:41:52 AM »
Here is some more updates:

My friend finally make me a Guzzi decals...I must admit that I am very satisfied.  ;D


Instrument cups are here; I am very pleased with the quality and price; for 38 euro (pair) is not worth to make them...



I also managed to get the aluminum plate for console; This weekend I hope to have time to cut the console and place it on the bike, so I could finish the wires...


So far...this is it...

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #69 on: April 25, 2014, 02:16:08 AM »
Good work. ;-T
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #70 on: April 25, 2014, 05:41:13 PM »
I made an aluminium console like that for my bike out of 2mm plate. It worked and looked great. A friend said:'That'll snap off eventually'.'Nah' I said. Sure enough he was right, it snapped off, the whole thing is still there but held together with cable ties until I get it sorted out.

I didn't want to use more than 2mm because I was worried that the handlebar clamps would not clamp onto the handlebars properly if they have to bite onto this as well, also, and importantly, I had a piece of 2mm plate knocking around.

Looks like what you have there is a bit thicker so I guess you'll be alright and judging by the quality of your work so far on this project I'm sure you'll do a far better job than I did. I can't wait to see the finished article. Love that tank and the badge by the way.

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #71 on: April 26, 2014, 12:35:22 AM »
Thanks ;-T

My plate is 6mm...you can't see very well in the picture. Think that I should have no problems with this..
I even thinking that somehow, connect the console with bracket light, just in case...So that all looks elegant and solid.

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #72 on: April 26, 2014, 01:27:15 AM »
Excellent work, that is going to be one beautiful bike!

I was in Croatia last year on my Guzzi, stayed with some lovely people very near to Plitvice (Plitvička). You live in a beautiful country and the roads are motorcycle heaven. Only problem was I saw no other guzzi's, just like Italy   ???

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #73 on: April 26, 2014, 02:31:24 AM »
Yes, unfortunately, there's not much Guzzi's on our roads...
Most people I talked to, they have a fear of the Italian bikes, especially MG's. Apparently they are not good and reliable... ;D ;D People have more faith in the Japanese technology...
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 02:34:09 AM by lemans1000 »

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #74 on: April 26, 2014, 03:58:53 PM »
Have to agree with low amount of Mg's on road.
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #75 on: April 27, 2014, 09:04:55 AM »
Splendid workmanship ;-T Its a real nice looking (and I am sure running) bike.

 :PICS!:

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #76 on: April 28, 2014, 09:45:15 AM »
Looking great ;-T. Love to see pics of the bike when its finished. On the subject of Guzzi's in Croatia there's a bar in Dubrovnik called Roxy that has an old small capacity 2 stroke Guzzi (a Dingo?) hanging from the ceiling.

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #77 on: April 28, 2014, 09:56:00 AM »
Yes, I know the place and owner.  ;-T

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #78 on: April 28, 2014, 10:16:40 AM »
Its a great bar, I go there whenever I'm in Dubrovnik. The first time I visited I had to ask for directions from the staff working on reception at the hotel I was staying at, at first they were reluctant to tell me because they were worried about my safety! ;D

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #79 on: April 28, 2014, 03:19:30 PM »

Update....

On Saturday I had the best intentions to end up console work....but....my friends come to my workshop with 5kg of meat and two crates of beer... :D ...So, any work was out of the question...

Today I managed to make a paper version; ready for transfer to the aluminum plate:






Here's how it looks now when the fuel tank is on the bike:





Cheers for now...

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #80 on: April 29, 2014, 01:38:57 AM »
Good idea doing a paper cutout first.  ;-T

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #81 on: April 29, 2014, 08:45:47 AM »
Bob Marley, Marshall Tucker, a gorgeous Guzzi and a very cool workshop.  Plus friends that bring over meat and beverage.  Very nice.

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #82 on: April 29, 2014, 08:58:20 AM »
I have those albums too.  Nice set up!!
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #83 on: April 29, 2014, 09:19:11 AM »
Frank Zappa and Allman Brothers Band are still my favorites... ;D

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2014, 09:31:15 AM »
Zappa was an original for sure. Wasn't one of his kids named moon unit?  Sheesh, the trivia that collects in your brain...
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #85 on: April 29, 2014, 09:36:01 AM »
Moon Unit,Dweezil,Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen.... ;D

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #86 on: April 29, 2014, 12:12:39 PM »
Very nice work!

Here's an alternative clockboard for a LM V1000, a friend's bike.

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #87 on: April 29, 2014, 12:16:40 PM »
How is fixed? Is there any problems while driving?

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #88 on: April 29, 2014, 01:24:21 PM »
Can't tell you, it's a friend's bike, not mine. The simplest way is to let the clocks rest by the rim on the board. To lock it down  use cups like yours, held by the hand nuts on the bottom of the clocks.
If you're interested in more info I can send you my friend's email.

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #89 on: April 29, 2014, 02:02:37 PM »
For now, I'm ok, I know how to handle this with my console, but thanks anyway.

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