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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #120 on: November 27, 2020, 08:45:48 AM »
Thank you for your support everyone. Operation went as planned. I'm in step-down ward at present. Not feeling any worse than I anticipated so far so good. Also there are others here much worse so I count my blessings.
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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #121 on: November 27, 2020, 03:38:19 PM »
Speedy recovery Ted - you'll soon be back to the project
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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #122 on: December 06, 2020, 12:34:59 PM »
Speedy recovery Ted - you'll soon be back to the project

Thanks I'm back home now clips coming out tomorrow life is starting to return to normal.
I have had verbal death threats from Wendy that if I as much as linger near the bike stand before March 2021 I'm as good as dead.
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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #123 on: January 20, 2021, 10:21:53 AM »
Here is my restoration update - there is no restoration update since November 24th 2020. March 1st 2021 still seems light year away!
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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #124 on: January 20, 2021, 10:35:28 AM »
Here is my restoration update - there is no restoration update since November 24th 2020. March 1st 2021 still seems light year away!
Thinking time is the most important part of a restoration Ted. If you're anything like me, I can spend 6 weeks thinking about doing something, that in the end turns out to be less than a 5 minute job when I eventually get around to it😁😁😁😁
Im a Nurse, trust me, this won't hurt.....much !!!

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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #125 on: January 20, 2021, 10:56:09 AM »
I'm like that with decorating... :)
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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #126 on: January 20, 2021, 11:05:15 AM »
> Thinking time is the most important part of a restoration...I can spend 6 weeks thinking
> about doing something, that in the end turns out to be less than a 5 minute job

snap!

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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #127 on: January 20, 2021, 12:06:46 PM »
Here is my restoration update - there is no restoration update since November 24th 2020. March 1st 2021 still seems light year away!
Thinking time is the most important part of a restoration Ted. If you're anything like me, I can spend 6 weeks thinking about doing something, that in the end turns out to be less than a 5 minute job when I eventually get around to it😁😁😁😁

It's never a 5 minute job when I do it! 😂😂😂
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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #128 on: January 20, 2021, 12:20:16 PM »
Speedy recovery Ted - you'll soon be back to the project

Thanks I'm back home now clips coming out tomorrow life is starting to return to normal.
I have had verbal death threats from Wendy that if I as much as linger near the bike stand before March 2021 I'm as good as dead.

 Great you are on the mend. Remember a verbal death threat never hurt anyone. :)

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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #129 on: January 20, 2021, 01:21:35 PM »
Get well soon.

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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #130 on: January 20, 2021, 03:22:59 PM »
Anything your'e not opening up or not looking at won't be broken or knackered. Or at least you won't know it is. Just like Schrodinger's cat.
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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #131 on: January 20, 2021, 05:51:36 PM »
Thanks for the various ideas .....Presently draught proofing the garage eaves with glass wool type insulation. Nice brush seals for the top of the up & over door.
Presently costing ceiling insulation in 50 mm Kingspan type material. Then its the multi layered insulation on the double door.
Dehumidifier is doing it's stuff during the presently humid & rainy weather.

Entry is only by the side door via my office annexe at present.
As our large upright garage fridge plays up when the ambient temperature drops below 50 F I can justify the cost as it will make the fridge work all winter Wendy!

I'm easing my way into the garage by stealth. lol
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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #132 on: January 20, 2021, 08:09:00 PM »
> Thinking time is the most important part of a restoration...I can spend 6 weeks thinking
> about doing something, that in the end turns out to be less than a 5 minute job

snap!

If i charged 6 weeks labour for a 5 minute job, my customers would be in for a shock  :o

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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #133 on: January 21, 2021, 01:09:33 AM »
Thanks for the various ideas .....Presently draught proofing the garage eaves with glass wool type insulation. Nice brush seals for the top of the up & over door.
Presently costing ceiling insulation in 50 mm Kingspan type material. Then its the multi layered insulation on the double door.
Dehumidifier is doing it's stuff during the presently humid & rainy weather.

Entry is only by the side door via my office annexe at present.
As our large upright garage fridge plays up when the ambient temperature drops below 50 F I can justify the cost as it will make the fridge work all winter Wendy!

I'm easing my way into the garage by stealth. lol

I noticed that Kingspan is one of the companies threatened with legal action for falsifying tests on fireproof cladding and other materials.  May not be the best stuff to use right now.
Gareth

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Re: OAP Ted's CB400F2 rebuild - engine not run for about 12 years.
« Reply #134 on: January 21, 2021, 09:41:38 AM »
Thanks for the various ideas .....Presently draught proofing the garage eaves with glass wool type insulation. Nice brush seals for the top of the up & over door.
Presently costing ceiling insulation in 50 mm Kingspan type material. Then its the multi layered insulation on the double door.
Dehumidifier is doing it's stuff during the presently humid & rainy weather.

Entry is only by the side door via my office annexe at present.
As our large upright garage fridge plays up when the ambient temperature drops below 50 F I can justify the cost as it will make the fridge work all winter Wendy!

I'm easing my way into the garage by stealth. lol

I noticed that Kingspan is one of the companies threatened with legal action for falsifying tests on fireproof cladding and other materials.  May not be the best stuff to use right now.

I have used Celotex previously as it was cheaper locally at the time.
Honda CB400F2 under restoration
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Mercedes R129 SL500

 

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