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Reply #30 on: October 05, 2015, 05:20:01 pm
The sewing machine helps with assembly.  ERC
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Reply #31 on: October 06, 2015, 04:03:09 am
It's my girlfriends living room ;)


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Reply #32 on: October 08, 2015, 06:02:45 am
She's a keeper  ;)
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Reply #33 on: October 08, 2015, 09:19:00 am
She's a keeper  ;)

She sews and lets you work on your bike in the house? Most definetly a keeper.

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Reply #34 on: October 09, 2015, 05:39:01 am
 ;D

We like to work on our projects together, and since the motor is clean and I hand only to do some assembly work, it's ok to do it in the living room ;)
The table is mine, by the way, so no worries if I ruin it (well, that happened already before it was destined as a work bench, that's why it is used as such) ::)

"Keeping" her for over two years now, and built/customized her a bike, too :-*
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Reply #35 on: October 09, 2015, 07:45:18 am
... and built/customized her a bike, too :-*
Andreas

Sounds like you are a keeper too.  :)

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Reply #36 on: October 09, 2015, 04:06:41 pm
I'm sure she sees it the same way  ;)


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Reply #37 on: October 20, 2015, 12:47:59 am
The cam shaft caps were badly damaged, so I had to grind them. Since my lathe isn't in working order, I had to improvise. Uing a 12mm Allen bolt and some tape, the cap fits snuggly and you are free to work as you wish:






After some polishing:



P.S.: The Chief has two exhaust cams (thus symmetrical cam timing)!


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Reply #38 on: December 06, 2015, 06:09:14 am
Since I already had the TiG-welder built up for some cylinder repair, I fixed the primary case right away. Both sides will be out of sight once mounted, so no need to grind here. The beads look that rancid, because I had to "cook" out all the bubbles, that showed up right after the arc fired up. When that happens, you have no choice but to hold the arc and wait until all bubbles disappear.













Nobody knows what they put into the melting potback in the days, but it's not very nice to weld. :P
But the "Grüneck" paint remover ain't that bad at all:




Also, my tool box arrived! Quite a catch for only €35 including shipping from Austria:







The paint sucks, but in that case it's a "pro", because it's easier for me to get it clean.
Some minor dings, unnecessary holes but I can fix that!

And I glass blasted the heads:



Usually I am not that big a fan of that treatment, the finish seems just a bit too shiney. but in that case there was too much corrosion.
One tap is pulled and I'll have to weld that. And the heads are to be trued.
Let's see, how it turns out
Andreas


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Reply #39 on: December 06, 2015, 06:27:45 am
Thanks for the update - I've been wondering how it's been going...


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Reply #40 on: December 06, 2015, 07:26:49 am
Slow, but steady ::)


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Reply #41 on: December 06, 2015, 07:52:18 am
What model is the box you have off? The original Chiefs had the key switch in the box.  ERC
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Reply #42 on: December 06, 2015, 08:29:27 am
Right! The hole I still have to cut/drill. This was originally taken from an early '50s AJS/Matchless, like this one:



Good thing to know, since the posibillity to find one, that belonged to a Chief, should be close to zero.
Andreas


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Reply #43 on: December 06, 2015, 11:38:40 am
Nice choice to replace a very scarce item. ERC
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Reply #44 on: December 06, 2015, 01:43:12 pm
It's exactly the same, with exception of the hole pattern. Easy to modify to fit the Chief. Beware of the "cheap" (not very cheap, regarding the price) copies from India. I had one of these before I found that one and they do not match in looks an quality.
Oh dear, If my writing is any worse than usually, blame the whisky. I come directly from our (whisky-) clubs Christmas party ;D