Author Topic: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction  (Read 25826 times)

lemans1000

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #150 on: May 18, 2014, 06:09:46 AM »
who will buy a longer and thicker one.....and they not need them for a salad ...

lemans1000

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #151 on: May 18, 2014, 06:48:28 AM »
Rust never sleeps.... :)

Work on the seat:







I used a zinc spray as a primer:





And how it should look on the bike:







Ready for upholstery.... ;D


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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #152 on: May 18, 2014, 08:06:01 AM »
I likes it.. ;-T
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #153 on: May 18, 2014, 08:16:43 AM »
"I'd bet that is a custom CNC item.. it would be easy enough to do."

Chuck have you reamed out valve guides to provide extra lube and vital cooling to valve stems in the past on your Computer Numerical Control setup?
Do you use a Bosch controller or some other?
Nope. It's a 'Merican control.. Anilam.. but I have cad/cam now. Long gone are those days filled with calculating arc intersections, etc. I'm a firm believer of letting the machines do the math.. they're better at it. I'll go sit under a tree and drink a lemonade while they work.
And do you use what is referred to as G code programming for the movements.
I used to, back in the day. Like most of my tools, it's an antique.  ::) Bought it new in 86.
If memory serves, it is referred to as helical interpolation or spiralling down if you like, although in this case it is not just straight down as valve guides are in place at a specific angles in heads.
I can do helical interpolation.. thread milling, that sort of thing, but seldom do.
Used to program and operate a 6 headed CNC routing wood machine with an air table made by Rye, England.

 :)

Rob
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #154 on: May 18, 2014, 02:16:57 PM »
The build still looks good.
There are no stupid questions.  There are however stupid people asking questions.

Rob Morton

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #155 on: May 19, 2014, 01:11:53 AM »
Thanks Chuck.

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Rob

lemans1000

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #156 on: June 29, 2014, 12:08:44 PM »
Update....after a long break, again a bit of work on bike. Electric installation is complete. Last two days I'm fiddling with a rear light and license plate holder....here's what I did:







Next; valve clearance, check engine timing and try to start the bike...

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #157 on: June 29, 2014, 04:51:36 PM »
wow...  she's pretty
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #158 on: June 29, 2014, 05:26:47 PM »
Next; valve clearance, check engine timing and try to start the bike...

Wow,- those are great moments when starting up a bike that you`ve built up from ground !
If you`ve done it right and remembered all the small details, it will fire up right away when you hit the button !  ;-T
Good luck ! 
Any chance you`ll video it ?
Oh,- do remember to pour some oil in it!  :)

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #159 on: June 29, 2014, 05:40:05 PM »
Guys...take it easy....please make a comment about my new seat and my friend who gives his best to please me....Please don't behave like a two ladies on the market buying a cucumber....
lol!  Persmission to use that joke please  :BEER:
By the way, great job, can't wait to see more updates on the seat
« Last Edit: June 29, 2014, 05:41:22 PM by NCAmother »

lemans1000

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #160 on: July 30, 2014, 12:28:37 AM »
Done....  ;D
A little more playing with settings (I think that I've mess something up with the distributor, think that the bike is in advance, my friend will check this on sunday...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UE5_lvxe2A&feature=youtu.be

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #161 on: July 30, 2014, 04:43:42 AM »
Great build thread, I have started one here too and have taken some good advice from yours, so thanks very much. It's my first Guzzi build so I need all the help I can get.
Ron

lemans1000

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #162 on: September 07, 2014, 01:14:52 PM »
After a little more tuning, I'm almost there...still waiting for the seat...maybe next week and then MOT...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaZuHhr8CBE

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #163 on: September 07, 2014, 01:48:11 PM »
Like your work. Well done, looks great and no battle of material  ;-T

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #164 on: September 07, 2014, 02:16:39 PM »
I am very impressed with your workmanship :+1

What a great looking (and sounding) bike, congratulations.

Cheers
Jim
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lemans1000

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #165 on: September 07, 2014, 03:36:35 PM »
Thank you.

lemans1000

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #166 on: December 08, 2014, 12:14:24 PM »
Finally, the seat is done and in my hands....very good work. Worth the wait....Now, just MOT and go go.....

Installation for the weekend...








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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #167 on: December 08, 2014, 02:14:50 PM »
Looks a treat !  ;-T
That`s a very nice moped your`e building yourself there !
Looking forward to see it in whole figure !


lemans1000

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #168 on: December 14, 2014, 04:53:55 AM »
Job done....next please.... ;D



kidneb

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #169 on: December 14, 2014, 05:57:24 AM »
Congratulations !

You`ve created a Guzzi with a harmonious style of its own there! 

The tank and seat go very well together, and I like the simple styling of the side-covers, in spite of the right one had to move out a little to allow for the master brake cylinder.

   Nice job,- now you have a unique and sorted runner while you`re planning for the next project!  ;-T :BEER:


 Enjoy it !


 

lemans1000

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #170 on: December 14, 2014, 08:06:45 AM »
Thank you.

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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #171 on: December 14, 2014, 10:47:00 AM »
 ;-T



<<<<<<<<<<<<<  Nice color combo   ;D
« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 10:47:38 AM by LowRyter »
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #172 on: December 14, 2014, 11:20:11 AM »
Nice bike..  ;-T
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Re: MG Le Mans IV - Reconstruction
« Reply #173 on: January 02, 2015, 06:46:32 PM »
Beautiful bike. Love the tank/seat. The quality of the work you've done on the bike is obvious even in the pics, nice one! ;-T

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