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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #75 on: May 06, 2018, 09:50:58 PM »
Managed to get some paint onto the engine yesterday..... its not perfect but will have to do.... looks very silvery and hopefully will dull off a little once its been cured and used a bit... stuck the cases on just to see the overall effect





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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #76 on: May 09, 2018, 07:22:31 PM »
A couple of weeks ago i contacted Sean of Agbrigg chrome....i have a few parts that need sorting... I was thinking that the winter restorations might be slowing down a bit and he may be able to get my stuff done pretty quickly. Unfortunately the forecast was between 5 and 10 weeks depending on the amount i have... So i decided to contact the local plater Castleford Chrome to see if he was also busy. Sadly I discovered that they were closed down, the poor chap had ended his own life, very sad. So I then decided to try Allenchrome, widely promoted on here.... unfortunately they have a 16 to 20 week turnaround!... So, last Thursday i dropped my stuff off with Sean, he looked at it and told me 2 weeks, I was more than happy with that.. This morning, less than a week later, i get a text from Sean “your bits are ready”.... Sean managed to turn it round in record time. Here it is, very happy, I can def recommend Agbrigg Chrome!



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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2018, 12:29:44 AM »
Looks like he’s done a lovely job there Rob. Those exhaust clamps are usually a nightmare. Good job.

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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2018, 06:31:08 AM »
You had a lucky escape.
I once used Castleford Chrome. After the mess they made of my stuff. Then tried to rectify the mess by making more mess.
I felt like doing myself in!
Your project is looking good.
Sean.

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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #79 on: May 10, 2018, 10:12:55 AM »
They look great, nothing beats getting nice shiny bits back from the platers.

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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #80 on: May 10, 2018, 10:32:06 PM »
Thanks chaps.....hopefully i will be starting to put it all back together soon.... :o

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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #81 on: May 15, 2018, 09:53:25 PM »
Moving in the right direction at last...... still plenty to do though

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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #82 on: May 16, 2018, 10:51:48 PM »
Hi Rob,

You are doing beautiful job there, great see the progress.

Out of interest what method did you use to get the engine back in the frame? I have this to do soon and rather apprehensive of the job.

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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #83 on: May 17, 2018, 07:44:28 AM »
Lovely chroming there, always nice to get some bling back and the encouragement it brings to crack on with the restoration. Engine looks good in the frame, just the indicators, petrol tank and seat to fit and it's finished  :).
Keep the photos coming.

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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2018, 01:27:43 PM »
Hi Rob,

You are doing beautiful job there, great see the progress.

Out of interest what method did you use to get the engine back in the frame? I have this to do soon and rather apprehensive of the job.

Cheers

Kevin


Thanks  :) !

regarding fitting the engine, I placed the engine on the floor (still in the engine frame as supplied by Nurse Julie) carefully laid it over onto the right side and propped with blocks of wood covered in an old towel. Be careful to avoid damaging the points cover or shaft if  the cover is already removed... Then with the rocker breather cover removed carefully lower the frame onto the engine and fit the two bottom mounting spindles. I had the exhaust stubs removed also, but the sump was fitted... Its a 2-man job to ensure you don't damage the paint on the frame.. I also wrapped the frame tubes with old magazines to protect them.. Its then a 2-man job to lift the frame back upright and onto the stand.... that engine is a heavy lump..



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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #85 on: May 17, 2018, 02:10:50 PM »
Did you cure the paint on the engine Rob, if so how. ?

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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #86 on: May 17, 2018, 09:52:28 PM »
Hi Rob,

You are doing beautiful job there, great see the progress.

Out of interest what method did you use to get the engine back in the frame? I have this to do soon and rather apprehensive of the job.

Cheers

Kevin


Thanks  :) !

regarding fitting the engine, I placed the engine on the floor (still in the engine frame as supplied by Nurse Julie) carefully laid it over onto the right side and propped with blocks of wood covered in an old towel. Be careful to avoid damaging the points cover or shaft if  the cover is already removed... Then with the rocker breather cover removed carefully lower the frame onto the engine and fit the two bottom mounting spindles. I had the exhaust stubs removed also, but the sump was fitted... Its a 2-man job to ensure you don't damage the paint on the frame.. I also wrapped the frame tubes with old magazines to protect them.. Its then a 2-man job to lift the frame back upright and onto the stand.... that engine is a heavy lump..

Thanks Rob, good to know. Seems to be the favoured method.

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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #87 on: May 17, 2018, 09:57:47 PM »
Did you cure the paint on the engine Rob, if so how. ?

No I havent run the engine yet Moorey.. im hoping it will be ok when I get round to it. The paint leaves a silvery mark on your fingers at the moment, I was careful not to touch it when fitting the frame... It does say on the tin thats its ideal for engine blocks and the best way to cure it is by running the engine..... we will see.

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Re: CB750K4 New project
« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2018, 10:15:21 PM »
A few more shiny bits arrived today.... Hopefully thats just about the end of the spending except for a new pair of tyres.




Made a bit more progress assembly wise too..... starting to realise I didn’t take enough photo’s, but its coming together slowly..