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Offline Jamesh_sussex

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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2018, 08:04:00 PM »
Finished the carbs this evening. Completely rebuilt / plated from top to bottom. Very happy with the results. These are one of the most time consuming tasks on these bikes but very therapeutic when done right.












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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #46 on: June 11, 2018, 08:20:22 PM »
Beautiful James. I always think a newly refurbed set of carbs are worthy of a place in a display cabinet, better than any ornament.
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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #47 on: June 11, 2018, 09:02:36 PM »
Nice looking plate James.!!
Seriously, great job
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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2018, 09:13:31 PM »
Nice looking plate James.!!
Seriously, great job
Made by the best in the business Rich . Awesome work Rich. Perfect fit.

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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2018, 11:07:50 PM »
They look fantastic James - top job (as usual)
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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2018, 10:42:08 PM »
Carbs and pipes fitted this evening. Discovered a leak in float bowl #1 (miniscule crack in overflow pipe). Will sleeve/epoxy repair tomorrow.

Tank badges, cap, fuel tap and strips a job for tomorrow.

Should be ready for first fire early next week.










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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2018, 12:44:08 AM »
Lovely job as ever, while we’re talking attention to detail though, does it have a helmet lock, or did you just have a sticker left over?
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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2018, 08:17:03 AM »
In my eyes the carbs are a bit too good (bowls, upper top rings..)
Battery earth cable with plasic cover?

But thats complaining at a very high level.
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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2018, 08:51:51 AM »
Lovely job as ever, while we’re talking attention to detail though, does it have a helmet lock, or did you just have a sticker left over?
left over sticker Dave. Good spot. No idea why I put it there now ha ha..

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1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #54 on: June 13, 2018, 08:53:05 AM »
In my eyes the carbs are a bit too good (bowls, upper top rings..)
Battery earth cable with plasic cover?

But thats complaining at a very high level.
Uli, I’ve ordered some of these for you ....

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Both fair points though.

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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2018, 10:13:53 AM »
I thought the bare braided earth cable was just sandcast and 69 k0,s.is there a part no change lisyed5

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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #56 on: June 13, 2018, 10:15:11 AM »
I’ve got 1/70 bikes (original, unrestored) with both Braided and Plastic costed earths straps. I suspect the transition happened sometime in Jan/70.

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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #57 on: June 13, 2018, 10:16:49 AM »
Did we ever find a source for the braided

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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2018, 10:19:14 AM »
Did we ever find a source for the braided

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Re: 1970 (01/70) CB750 restoration
« Reply #59 on: June 17, 2018, 03:49:55 PM »
A beautiful job James and a nice set of useful pictures for a 'newbie' like me. I'll go through this piece a few times with a note pad, as the dates of production line mods is confusing on a good day. It's just that I've been in the garage to look at mine and now feel thoroughly depressed. I'm just off to a dark room now for a quiet cry. I may be some time.