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Offline Paul LeClair

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« on: November 18, 2012, 17:56 »

 Get the frame dipped before blasting Rob, the tubes on the Motodd frame are fairly thin guage and blasting the shit out of them with iron oxide which is what the blaster will use to remove the powder coat will not do them any favours, careless technique can lead to localised thinning of the tubes as the blaster hammers away at them trying to get the old powder off, it is tricky to remove because the blast media tends to bounce off it rather than cutting into it. A caustic dip will lift the coating no bother leaving bare metal then only a light blast is required to give a key before you put on what ever you want to put on, I would recomend powder coat but you got to find someone that does it properly. Speak slowly and take biscuits  ;)
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Hi Rob and Keith

I have no idea how thick or thin Motodd frame rails are, but two weeks ago I tried to bead blast my Triumph Spitfire car seat frames in my bead blasting cabinet without success, so I took them and rented time at the commerical sandblaster I sometime take stuff to. Long story short, turned out the seat frame rails were made out of VERY thin tubing, I went right through the tubing on the passenger seat frame in a couple of spots before I realized what was going on...... I have had to weld in a few new sections of tubing, now I am at the stage of re webbing them, new foams, etc, but if I wasn't paying attention I would have been hunting for new seat frames.... be careful with high powered blasting...

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 18:50 »
Have you seen the give me a squadron of Spitfires thread Paul? I think you bought the wrong type  :D

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 19:40 »
today I had some friends round to help move the frame engine out of my workshop onto the hydraulic bench ,then after fitting the wheels and a battery it burst into life, just need to buy a new battery as the original is no good  and a pair of new tyres as the old ones are 10 years old.body work off to the painters next after cleaning the inside of the tank and putting it in primer.cant wait to see it all back together
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 06:57 »
Big day out at redax while nursing a mild hangover. Towed the rooters champagne mirage up the hill and got to work pulling it apart in an attempt to have it firing by the end of the day. Red put the final touches on wilfreds barrels while we swung spanners around trying to make it look like we knew what we were doing. Stripped the dellortos and threw them in the ultrasonic while red and rooter went over the engine. Hail storm and a few hours later got them all back together and no bits left over. (That is a win for me). Started putting some polished covers back on Wilfred's engine but realized I left half the shit I needed at home so abandoned that. I took too long on the carbs so red bolted in some mikunis (temporary of course) and the old spat and farted a little then roared to life. Great result. Nobody knows the last time the engine was turned over. Good compression. Bit of extra ventilation in the exhaust that needs to be sorted but a good day out all in all.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 10:11 »
4 hours later! used a methylene Chloride base stripper. Easy but tedious. Glad I didn't take it to the sand blaster, Thanks Keith :-*
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 14:44 »
today I had some friends round to help move the frame engine out of my workshop onto the hydraulic bench ,then after fitting the wheels and a battery it burst into life, just need to buy a new battery as the original is no good  and a pair of new tyres as the old ones are 10 years old.body work off to the painters next after cleaning the inside of the tank and putting it in primer.cant wait to see it all back together
dave

Looking forward to pics and seeing and hearing it Dave.

Had the solenoid fail yesterday on the TS,sealed units and me !Fitted another and sorted.

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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 16:59 »
I bought the green SF in Chatham last Monday for a Peter lamb, who I have only met once, went to see it, advised Peter, who then bought it, the mext day I went and paid for it and collected it, brought it back home ,looked at it a few tmes, chained it up,looked at at it few more times (found two bolts that DID NOT have Laverda logo's) and peter came to to collect it on Saturday and pay me back, all very amicable and very easy,although he paid a bit more than i wanted him to,it is so very pleasant to work with a gentleman who does as he says he will (unlike the seller) Peter is chuffed and probably already getting to it,so here and gone in 6 days, the shortest ever that I have had a Laverda.
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 23:19 »
4 hours later! used a methylene Chloride base stripper. Easy but tedious. Glad I didn't take it to the sand blaster, Thanks Keith :-*

I know you guys are hard like rock and accustomed to dusting Agent Orange on your driveways to get rid of the weed, but do yourself a favor and wear serious(!) gloves, long sleeves, eye protection and a breath mask or at least work outside when splashing around with methylene chloride. Thanks!

BTT: Checked engine to frame bolts on the 3C and rode it a couple of k's, comparatively mild and dry autumn evening over here. Wet leaves on the road needed some attention, still a great joy.

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Thanks for your concern there Stefan, it is nasty stuff. Did wear eye protection, long sleeves but the latex gloves, might have kept the stuff off my skin but I could still feel it burning my fingers in places where the stripper was. Had to constantly wash my gloved hands in a bucket of water. I did it out side so didn't bother with a mask as I couldn't smell it. I've had a tub of Methylene Chloride under my nose on my work bench for over 35 years working as a model maker. Use to slosh that stuff around and never gave it a 2nd thought until recently :o
Anyway I'm real happy it's coming off, saved me a couple of hundred bucks to sand blast for the price of $21 for the stripper.

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2012, 04:10 »
Big day out at redax while nursing a mild hangover. Towed the rooters champagne mirage up the hill and got to work pulling it apart in an attempt to have it firing by the end of the day. Red put the final touches on wilfreds barrels while we swung spanners around trying to make it look like we knew what we were doing. Stripped the dellortos and threw them in the ultrasonic while red and rooter went over the engine. Hail storm and a few hours later got them all back together and no bits left over. (That is a win for me). Started putting some polished covers back on Wilfred's engine but realized I left half the shit I needed at home so abandoned that. I took too long on the carbs so red bolted in some mikunis (temporary of course) and the old spat and farted a little then roared to life. Great result. Nobody knows the last time the engine was turned over. Good compression. Bit of extra ventilation in the exhaust that needs to be sorted but a good day out all in all.

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2012, 05:40 »
.....but I could still feel it burning my fingers in places where the stripper was......

I know exactly what you mean.... oh sorry, wrong forum, I thought this was Embarrassing Bodies for a minute....
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2012, 07:00 »
Miss J always attracts attention !!
ho-pharkin-hum    ::)

but it was worth the 2,154 k run to watch Drmsby the Great take the mighty 917SLC to victory in the Australian Historic Championships.
congratulations to all the ICR team !
  and,,  help me old mate Ian put the Monty on the grid.
ya gotta luv ya Lav.
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2012, 07:54 »
hey mark-that the cunt that patrols between casino and grafton?-territory looks familiar
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2012, 08:27 »
ay Paul,  no.
this bloke was parked in an ideal location just 6k's south of Walcha.  reckon it's a favourite spot for the bloke.
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2012, 10:47 »
Bet you upset him taking a photo, maybe we should make that part of the constitution, ye get booked ye take a pic, bad luck fella
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2012, 11:36 »
Sorry to see the Yellow disco on your tail chap, makes for a nice pic though and V pleased it wasn't a one shot n your gone episode.

Peter
ps: I second the photo opportunity option - definitely pushing the envelope though - i will temper it with, if they're winding the clock back -
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