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Offline Dave Swanson

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #390 on: July 02, 2020, 09:45:51 AM »
Looking real good!
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Offline SED

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #391 on: July 03, 2020, 12:05:21 PM »
Start time!
https://youtu.be/k88yW8bYHFg

Back from the first ride in the rain (this is the Pacific Northwet).  Rain cleared later and did a 65 mile ride. Needs some fettling, but it's getting there.


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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #392 on: July 03, 2020, 01:27:56 PM »
Beauty! Sounds nice not clanky like some. :thumb:  DonG

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #393 on: July 03, 2020, 08:29:55 PM »
Congratulations! You have done an amazing restoration, it looks fantastic and it sounds great too. :thumb:

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #393 on: July 03, 2020, 08:29:55 PM »

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #394 on: July 03, 2020, 08:54:29 PM »
Thanks guys.  Yes the engine is quieter than it was.  Today solved the idle/progression mixture problem by making (ahem!) a new carb needle.  Idles sweetly now. 

I'd over tightened the suspension so it was a rough ride.  It's getting there.

Today has been too rainy for me...
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Offline SED

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #395 on: July 04, 2020, 08:26:43 PM »
OK - big problem.  It smokes way more than it should.  Smoke so bad I pulled the top end off to see if I'd broken a ring or failed to seat a pin clip. 

Someone scarred the ring lands when drilling oil holes in the ring grooves.  For each hole in the skirt there is shallow trough feeding oil past the scraper ring.  Any ideas on how to fix this???


   
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Offline Antietam Classic Cycle

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #396 on: July 04, 2020, 10:00:25 PM »
OK - big problem.  It smokes way more than it should.  Smoke so bad I pulled the top end off to see if I'd broken a ring or failed to seat a pin clip. 

Someone scarred the ring lands when drilling oil holes in the ring grooves.  For each hole in the skirt there is shallow trough feeding oil past the scraper ring.  Any ideas on how to fix this???


   


Doh! Short of a replacement piston, maybe machine the groove wider and fit a wider ring? Just "spitballing".
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Offline SED

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #397 on: July 04, 2020, 11:17:28 PM »
Doh! Short of a replacement piston, maybe machine the groove wider and fit a wider ring? Just "spitballing".

That's what I was thinking, but who cuts ring grooves any more?
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Offline Canuck750

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #398 on: July 05, 2020, 07:56:46 PM »
My two bits is a new piston and rings.

I would be reluctant to try wider rings, getting the gap / clearance / gas pressure correct to seal the rings is close to rocket science. My Morini 500 had custom rings fit from some kind of fork lift engine, previous owner meant well but the machining of the piston grooves / bigger rings resulted in 80 ~ 85 psi per cylinder. The rings fit the cylinder but the gap / clearance etc was all wrong. I had to get LA Sleeve to resleeve the cylinders and fit stock pistons and rings.
I read an article in Classic Bike Guide by Richard Rosenthal on the subject and it left me of the opinion that stock designs of pistons and rings is critical to good running.
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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #399 on: July 06, 2020, 11:59:17 AM »
Thanks Canuck!  The cylinder has already been sleeved and it is a standard bore running a new Falcone 4-ring piston. Problem is someone carelessly modified the piston.

I've polished the ring lands and it smokes much less - but still more than normal.  About like a 2-stroke :evil: 
If it won't bed in I'll be buying another piston...


   

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #400 on: July 06, 2020, 09:03:55 PM »
Ran about 30 miles today and it officially quit smoking!





Now to get an exhaust system and some decals.
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Offline Canuck750

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #401 on: July 07, 2020, 05:22:16 PM »
Ran about 30 miles today and it officially quit smoking!

Nice fix and clever use of a template to hold the sand paper!

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #402 on: July 08, 2020, 09:08:12 PM »
That's a great build Earl. Who did you get to do the painting? Was it someone in the Coleville area?
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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #403 on: July 10, 2020, 10:14:15 AM »
That's a great build Earl. Who did you get to do the painting? Was it someone in the Coleville area?
JD
Thanks JD.  (BTW my name's Shawn, Earl is my father)
Painting was done by a guy in Whatcom County that does it in his spare time.  He used to have a body and paint shop, but now mostly paints bike projects.  Pinstriping was done by a guy in the Seattle area - Dunn autographics.  https://www.dunnautographics.com/  Both did a great job.
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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #404 on: July 10, 2020, 06:46:25 PM »
Thanks Shawn, sorry about the name mix-up. Whatcom is just south of me. When I get a little more ready for painting an old bike I have I will maybe get hold of you and get the painters' name. No pin striping involved.
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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #405 on: July 10, 2020, 07:01:08 PM »
Thanks Shawn, sorry about the name mix-up. Whatcom is just south of me. When I get a little more ready for painting an old bike I have I will maybe get hold of you and get the painters' name. No pin striping involved.
JD
Perfect - I'm down in Bellingham.  Hope to meet you some time soon.  His name is Kevin and has an old airhead and some other funky things - mostly Japanese.  He's finishing up a Honda 305 Dream for himself now.
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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #406 on: July 28, 2020, 11:59:18 AM »
Finally got the correct decals (https://classictransfers.co.uk/) and put on a new exhaust so took some glamour shots.  Now I'm afraid to ride it!   :rolleyes:

      
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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #407 on: July 28, 2020, 03:59:17 PM »
Stunning...I've really enjoyed reading the whole thread too..A big thank you and congratulations!!!
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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #408 on: July 28, 2020, 04:02:48 PM »
Finally got the correct decals (https://classictransfers.co.uk/) and put on a new exhaust so took some glamour shots.  Now I'm afraid to ride it!   :rolleyes:

      


This is why someone like you needs to have this bike rather than someone like me who would have had no idea how to even start, much less finish, such a project.

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #409 on: July 28, 2020, 08:21:09 PM »
Thanks guys.  It's not perfect, and it still has some hiccups but getting there.  I couldn't have done it without the help of people on here - esp. Patrick, Charlie, Canuck and encouragement from all of you.  There are many helpful people on the Guzzi Single Cyl. forum too https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/guzzi-singles

This is why someone like you needs to have this bike...

I like fixing things but it was just about beyond me!  I have learned a LOT!


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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #410 on: August 04, 2020, 11:01:42 AM »
Stunning, your Bacon Slicer is a museum quality restoration  :bow:

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Re: Bacon Slicer project
« Reply #411 on: August 07, 2020, 06:29:16 PM »
Shawn, great job. A really beautiful bike.
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