Pics from a newbie/amateur. G80.

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Pics from a newbie/amateur. G80.

Postby Matt Durkin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:21 am

Having recently re-introduced myself this week by becoming a member here, I'd like to share some random pictures, in no particular order of the project I took over from my late father in 2015.
I still have some way to go, and have only been able to afford a few hours a month to 'potter' on it with limited motorcycle knowledge.
The bike was barely started before Dad became ill, I took it over from the bare frame and engine mounted stage, here's where I'm at so far.
I've yet to have it running, it that is next on the list.
I hope you like the pics.

I do have to say, and hopefully not without reprisal, that it's a labour of love working with what we've got, and not meant to be a on exact concourse correct model and is done to taste rather than originality of the year, that said, I still hope you like what I have done so far based on lots of 'Googling' so far.

I'm not so good with uploading pics. I hope these first 2 come through. I believe I might need to upload them through Photo Bucket? Will see how we go. 👍

But I'm here now, and look forward to making contact with you guys and respectfully asking for help and advice when required.

Thank you very, very much.

Matt.
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Re: Pics from a newbie/amateur. G80.

Postby Matt Durkin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:24 am

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Re: Pics from a newbie/amateur. G80.

Postby Matt Durkin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:25 am

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Postby Matt Durkin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:26 am

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Re: Pics from a newbie/amateur. G80.

Postby GOLDSTAR » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:04 am

be wary of 'primer filler' I used it on my comp tank prior to two pack top coating, beutiful until Belgium ethenol petrol got onto the tank leeched under the top coat and just bubbled the primer, it also removed the 'petseal' not por15 by the way, and then allowed fuel to again seep through the pin holes again bubbling and stripping the paint, I accept the tank may have become porous again with any ethenol petrol in it disolving the sealant but the primer filler just seemed to act like a sponge. The tank had been lined and'badged' in gold leaf so I was and still am not best pleased with shite fuel! :headbang: kind regards

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Re: Pics from a newbie/amateur. G80.

Postby Matt Durkin » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:21 am

Thanks.
I will be extremely careful and appreciate your warning.
I'm hoping that the sealer does it's job. It's been in a set for a few months now, yet to put fuel in.
The tank has certainly had some work. It came in 2 parts as part if the 'basket case' project. The bottom had been neatly cut out to facilitate some extreme panel beating by the previous 'project starter' before Dad bought it.
I called in a favour and had it professionally welded and tested.
Fingers crossed. 👌

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Re: Pics from a newbie/amateur. G80.

Postby Johnobirches » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:57 pm

Great looking bike.

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Re: Pics from a newbie/amateur. G80.

Postby Group Leader » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:19 pm

Looks like a very nice project to me - keep the updates coming!

Alan
1953 AJS 16MS and a 1/3 scale Sopwith Triplane but that's another story ..... :lol:

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