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Reply #1305 on: March 29, 2021, 06:49:23 am
Following the debacle of the Enfield touch up can incident, I tried painting the tail hump and side panel with some red Rattle can paint from the toy aeroplane building cupboard. It's $10 a can at the Supercheap, no specific colour just generic red. But damned if it's not almost an exact match! Couple of coats of colour and a couple of clear and it's looking presentable. Once the paint's had time to fully harden I might flat it back and polish but looks good for now. The panel alongside the hump is the original colour undamaged panel.
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Reply #1306 on: March 29, 2021, 01:18:03 pm
Following the debacle of the Enfield touch up can incident, I tried painting the tail hump and side panel with some red Rattle can paint from the toy aeroplane building cupboard. It's $10 a can at the Supercheap, no specific colour just generic red. But damned if it's not almost an exact match! Couple of coats of colour and a couple of clear and it's looking presentable. Once the paint's had time to fully harden I might flat it back and polish but looks good for now. The panel alongside the hump is the original colour undamaged panel.
Looks like a perfect match to me. I doubt anyone will detect it.
Nice job!
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Reply #1307 on: March 30, 2021, 12:14:02 am
Thanks Tom.
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Reply #1308 on: March 30, 2021, 01:07:19 am
Looks damn good from my house! Just try to avoid those tetrachromatic folks...  :o

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Reply #1309 on: March 30, 2021, 02:24:52 pm
Following the debacle of the Enfield touch up can incident, I tried painting the tail hump and side panel with some red Rattle can paint from the toy aeroplane building cupboard. It's $10 a can at the Supercheap, no specific colour just generic red. But damned if it's not almost an exact match! Couple of coats of colour and a couple of clear and it's looking presentable. Once the paint's had time to fully harden I might flat it back and polish but looks good for now. The panel alongside the hump is the original colour undamaged panel.
  You can write the manual on the how to paint a CGT now!
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Reply #1310 on: March 30, 2021, 08:39:16 pm
A casualty  after my high speed test last Sunday and a good 160 Km ride on small bumpy roads  ???
The wiring is extremely durable as the horn was dangling against the cylinder for I don't know how many kilometres ;D
The horn is quite heavy at 350g and only held in place by 2 thin iron strips.




I replaced it with a slightly lighter horn (250g) held in place by 3 iron strips. I installed it at the same place under the tank to hide it as much as possible.




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Reply #1311 on: March 30, 2021, 09:45:17 pm
That's funny. One of my horns broke off after about 2000km, the other had hung in there for 50,000.
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Reply #1312 on: April 05, 2021, 01:16:00 pm
Weather it not good outside so today I cut a pipe !



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Reply #1313 on: April 05, 2021, 01:50:29 pm
Weather it not good outside so today I cut a pipe !


Looks like 1.57 inches.
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Reply #1314 on: April 05, 2021, 02:05:47 pm
Did you measure twice before cutting once?   ;)
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Reply #1315 on: April 05, 2021, 03:17:01 pm
I finally finished screwing my GT back together enough to take it for a spin around the suburb today. I'm still waiting for a few little bits to finish off but it's working again! Thank goodness, it rode straight and true, no crabbing so I'm confident nothing's bent. It's smoking like a train though. It spent an hour or so upside down and a lot of oil made it's way down the breather and flooded the airbox. I cleaned it out but I suppose there's still plenty coating various surfaces that'll take a while to burn out. Plus the guy who fixed my muffler repacked it with new lagging so maybe that's smoking too. I needed to add a pint of oil to top it off.
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