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  1. ChopSauce

    Tappets fit inside the block: how tight is too tight?

    Thank you very much for all the details but machining is way out of my league. I feel very lucky I can TIG/DC weld steel at home but there's very little I can do beyond that. I should have thought about that on my own. Thanks again! I may try polishing.
  2. ChopSauce

    Tappets fit inside the block: how tight is too tight?

    Thank you gentlemen! I fear the tappets are over-sized, yes. I am not very confident into my second or third (or even more) hand measuring instruments but I remained these were very close (to say the least) to the upper bound. So far I won't do any machining into the block, yet it is not so...
  3. ChopSauce

    Tappets fit inside the block: how tight is too tight?

    Yes, afterwards I realized that the block is likely to expand more but ... so, I was able to insert them with oil but that was not "greasy" and no, they didn't rotate at all inside the "tube" - if rotating along their axis is well what you meant by spining - :(
  4. ChopSauce

    Tappets fit inside the block: how tight is too tight?

    Hi! I am having a long - yet enjoyable - journey rebuilding one Guzzi from the seventies. I bought replacement parts from Stein Dinse back in the days they did not seem to stand much behind their products (example given : valve springs of too small diameter) and I am puzzled by the tappets...
  5. ChopSauce

    On board racing

    Thanks for the onboard trip!
  6. ChopSauce

    transforming a 1998 EV 11 Touring...

    I like it much more now!
  7. ChopSauce

    The Guzzi 850 T5 Cafe Racer Project

    Some great stuff here!
  8. ChopSauce

    Custom Racer Rep Build

    Sounds like a very nice project ... :cool: Thanks for the link! The website showing no price at all makes me think it's too expensive for me, though ... :worried:
  9. ChopSauce

    850-T Brat Custom Build

    I can't wait to see her profile ... :cool:
  10. ChopSauce

    Main bearing material?

    I don't know what "main( bearing)" is, but I believe no manufacturer uses non standard bearings, those days. So should you, I'd say: - I can't see any good reason why you should resign to machining one bearing yourself. As (I hope I caught that) you wrote, machining an adaptor - as a "Z" plan...
  11. ChopSauce

    Main bearing material?

    What for / do you intend to machine it yourself ?
  12. ChopSauce

    Le Mans IV 1985 Side cover paint

    I'd say the primer makes it all, when it is about painting plastics. See your local paint shop for a fix.
  13. ChopSauce

    '76 V7Sport (750-S3) resto-mod project

    Finally, the engine will be a 950 square fins one, from a California II. The engine shows excellent compressions and was trustily (by TLM, NL) claimed having only 50 000 km, approximately. It was fairly unexpensive, but it doesn't look nice at all. I'm going to revamp it, somewhat. The...
  14. ChopSauce

    Engine swap idea - "Toyota Guzzi"

    Well ... that sounds even better, but you should take the whole harness and especially any part connected around the ignition key, when in doubt - to enforce your chances of success. I don't know much about Toyota practices, but I know for sure that anti-theft devices can be hidden close to...
  15. ChopSauce

    Engine swap idea - "Toyota Guzzi"

    A Moto Toy ? Sounds like a great project, but did you ever thought about all the mess, er ... sorry : wiring required to fire a modern Toy engine ? From my point of view, all that sounds feasible but if I were to do that, I would start by building a frame jig, buy a donor car - with a working...
  16. ChopSauce

    '76 V7Sport (750-S3) resto-mod project

    Now that I can make the images appear, a few more details about the back. Short rear fender with stainless steel hinge and matching (pie cut, reweld) rear light / license plate holder - to accomodate the new fender slope I can hardly wait to see how it looks - but I'll have to -
  17. ChopSauce

    '76 V7Sport (750-S3) resto-mod project

    Slightly reworked an Agostini repro seat I wasn't very happy with The cordura on the back because I had it handy and couldn't find a matching vinyl fabric. I wasn't sure but yes, I'll do that! I would have done this is anyway, and had checked everything at least twice but this was worth...
  18. ChopSauce

    GTM Monster Builds

    Congrats! This is a truely awesome bike :cool:
  19. ChopSauce

    '76 V7Sport (750-S3) resto-mod project

    Er, sorry. I'm not sure I got it, but I have a kind of P3 (with an updated / more modern profile) so I'll check more than carefully, thanks! OK: the images on my homepage have an uppercase extension prefix, which doesn't seem to be recognised. One last thing. Speaking about the gauges...
  20. ChopSauce

    '76 V7Sport (750-S3) resto-mod project

    Thanks for your reply and the clutch tip! I saw I have many options, yes - including keeping the Bosch charging system(1) but I'm still not sure at which engine I would be better buying. I found a cheaper 1000 Calif engine with a lower mileage. Less fun but it better fits my budget. A 1000...
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