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Offline Spitfire

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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2016, 07:58:40 PM »
This might help finding a caliper.
http://www.sohc.co.uk/index.php/topic,1562.0.html

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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2016, 08:09:57 PM »
Bought a CB750 with a CB550 disc fitted once from DK, loads of fun trying to work that one out.

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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2016, 09:17:44 PM »
The seat key is very rarely the same as the ignition.
Is the key number likely to be marked on the ignition switch, and if so where should our friend be looking?

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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2016, 09:30:52 PM »
If it is a original ignition, it will be on the face and start with T and then 4 numbers. If a later or repro it will be on the barrel 

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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2016, 10:33:37 PM »
Let the fun begin  ::) Not all SOHC calipers are the same, don't rush as you will need to get the old girl running before worrying about getting her to stop.
The seat key is very rarely the same as the ignition.

Ahh. Well I've ordered one from eBay, it was only £6 so worth a shot I suppose. Will get the ignition barrel out tomorrow and have a deeper look

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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2016, 10:04:15 AM »
Hi.
Have a look on Youtube for vids by 'hackaweek' called
"73 honda CB750 cafe racer rebuild "
I am enjoying watching all thirty odd episodes and I don't even own a CB750.

Enjoy Rob.

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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2016, 06:59:36 PM »
I build all SOHC engines for a living and the guy is a muppet, build a engine hanging up side down ???

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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2016, 07:52:28 PM »
I build all SOHC engines for a living and the guy is a muppet, build a engine hanging up side down ???

He is 'Dino'  ... He's a member on the US site and receives quite a bit of praise from members there. Certainly has a wide diversity of projects inc electronics bikes etc.
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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2016, 08:17:25 PM »
I build all SOHC engines for a living and the guy is a muppet, build a engine hanging up side down ???

He is 'Dino'  ... He's a member on the US site and receives quite a bit of praise from members there. Certainly has a wide diversity of projects inc electronics bikes etc.
 

Electric bike  ??? that explains everything. So, are you going to take his advise and replace all the con rod nuts and bolts ;) ;)

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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2016, 08:23:18 PM »
I build all SOHC engines for a living and the guy is a muppet, build a engine hanging up side down ???

He is 'Dino'  ... He's a member on the US site and receives quite a bit of praise from members there. Certainly has a wide diversity of projects inc electronics bikes etc.
 

Electric bike  ??? that explains everything. So, are you going to take his advise and replace all the con rod nuts and bolts ;) ;)

No 'cos 3 people on here told me I don't need too. Yea  some of the things he does make me cringe a lot but  until you do your video teach-in Graham, it's about the best we have !  Sorry I meant electronic projects & bike projects etc.
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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2016, 08:41:33 PM »
I build all SOHC engines for a living and the guy is a muppet, build a engine hanging up side down ???

He is 'Dino'  ... He's a member on the US site and receives quite a bit of praise from members there. Certainly has a wide diversity of projects inc electronics bikes etc.
 

Electric bike  ??? that explains everything. So, are you going to take his advise and replace all the con rod nuts and bolts ;) ;)

No 'cos 3 people on here told me I don't need too. Yea  some of the things he does make me cringe a lot but  until you do your video teach-in Graham, it's about the best we have !  Sorry I meant electronic projects & bike projects etc.
I have just watched Part 14 of that series. I'm sure he is a very nice man but, what a plank. If it took Graham that long to build his SOHC engines, he would go out of business. And what's the idea of building it upside down?, surely gravity is working against him, how weird 😃😃😃
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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2016, 09:06:13 PM »
Hi.
Have a look on Youtube for vids by 'hackaweek' called
"73 honda CB750 cafe racer rebuild "
I am enjoying watching all thirty odd episodes and I don't even own a CB750.

Enjoy Rob.


Underdog,  I'm so sorry,  I seem to have inadvertently thrown a metaphorical spanner into your thread, now it's all about that fella on Youtube. Is he Australian Perhaps; and could that be why he builds engines upside down.  8)

I'm new here myself, but from what I've read.on this excellent forum I feel sure that you are eventually going to find all the information and help you could ever want.

Rob

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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2016, 09:18:16 PM »
Rob. Threads go off track all the time on this forum, it's all part of the fun of it but, eventually all questions are answered and problems solved just via a somewhat convoluted route.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2016, 09:20:47 PM by Nurse Julie »
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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2016, 09:47:10 PM »
Rob. Threads go off track all the time on this forum, it's all part of the fun of it but, eventually all questions are answered and problems solved just via a somewhat convoluted route.

Hello Julie,  yeah I know, I've spent ages reading this site since I joined it's GR8.

Now I'm going to have to jump to part 14 to see just why he builds engines upside down. Cos right now I can't even understand how it's even possible, does he keep everything in place with Honda bond  just before he 'sungs it up'.  Ho ho

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Re: CB750 Barn find project - Where do i even start!?
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2016, 09:52:47 PM »
More like fingers crossed and a prayer by the looks of it Rob  ;D ;D
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