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The rebuild starts - 1935 Red Hunter

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:35 pm
by chrisf
Well, after Paul Jameson made such an awesome job of refurbishing my speedo the rest of the bike was really not going to do it justice so I decided to strip it right down and build it up nicely for the summer (not sure which summer yet!!).
I just got the frame back from Cheshire Powder Coating so I guess it's time to start thinking about the re-assembly... They seem to have done a nice job except for 2 things, they have coated the brake pedal spigot (trying to tell me something!!), but that should clean up ok and they have blasted the head-stock bearing tracks but I'm just planning to polish them smooth, apply a bit of Moly grease and not worry about that too much... :?:

Status so far:
Tank is away with Bronzecraft to have it's chrome put back on
Wheels gone to Black Cat Wheels in Dudley for rebuild
A couple of small parts away for chroming with Niphos in Crewe
Cylinder barrel with IMD re-bores in Beeston... for a re-bore
The rest is with me...

Engine is in as many pieces as it possibly could be... yikes!!
Gearbox is on the bench for hopefully just a strip and clean
Forks as yet untouched, as are the handlebars / controls etc.

Dog is ready to help...
Will keep you up-dated

Re: The rebuild starts - 1935 Red Hunter

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:17 pm
by ian.scott
Very smart , but what is the steel strip welded across the lower gearbox mounts ?

Ian

Re: The rebuild starts - 1935 Red Hunter

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:21 am
by chrisf
Hi Ian, the steel strip is the mounting for the modified trials bike footpegs which I am not going to re-fit. I didn't know it wasn't supposed to be there to be honest (although looks obvious now!!) so thanks for pointing it out... I recon it will be more trouble to remove than leave on now though?
Chris

Re: The rebuild starts - 1935 Red Hunter

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:15 pm
by chrisf
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A bit of Solvol brings the rear mudgaurd up very nicely
And I guess you could argue not a priority but might as well fit the mudgaurd while I'm waiting for other things to happen...

Re: The rebuild starts - 1935 Red Hunter

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:20 pm
by chrisf
Gosh don't these things take a long time... engine done (re-bore, piston, camshaft...) and ready to go back in (minus cylinder head), Magdyno all sorted and nice.
Couldn't win one of the valve seats to the required standard, plus a bit more play in the exhaust valve guide than I thought so the head is in Hammond's for new valve seats and guides...

Re: The rebuild starts - 1935 Red Hunter

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:50 pm
by chrisf
And the engine and re-built gearbox back in the frame... now we start to make progress.
I also have the wheels back from Black Cat, they have made a super job of them what a great workshop he has there, making crank cases from billet and all sorts going on... real engineering :geek:

Re: The rebuild starts - 1935 Red Hunter

Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 1:15 pm
by chrisf
Next phases complete... work and holidays got in the way a bit, but... forks now rebuilt, wheels back on, clutch done, tank chromed - awaiting paint (that's another story...) - rocker covers to be done, wiring (yikes!!), carburetor to do... and quite a few odds and ends to be found... decided to keep the 1970's renthal bars for the time being too you may have noticed...
Could do with a new clutch cover, mine was bent to fit the old foot pegs and brake pedal, I've knocked the lumps out but it's not good enough to re-chrome - if anyone can help? Also need the correct brake pedal if anyone has one hanging around :) ...also, how do I connect the wiring to the regulator, seems a bit of a mystery if anyone can point me in the direction of any useful articles / pictures - I know what wires go where (I think) but how do they physically connect :?
Will keep updating and asking daft questions as and when I can

Re: The rebuild starts - 1935 Red Hunter

Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 6:49 pm
by Vincent.vanGinneke
wires go into the regulator with connectors that I think are called bullet connectors, but not sure about the name.
But perhaps wiser would be to go for one of those trouble free electronic regulators.
With those regulators you simply use male/female connectors that you clamp to the wire.
I think I see that you have the regulator box 1/4 of a turn in the other direction (?)

Re: The rebuild starts - 1935 Red Hunter

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 8:04 am
by chrisf
Hi Vincent and thanks for your comments... you are correct, the regulator is turned through 90 degrees, it's because the original mudguard and bracket are not there so I've had to improvise how it is mounted, should be OK though I think :?:

Re: The rebuild starts - 1935 Red Hunter

Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 8:23 am
by Vincent.vanGinneke
Maybe check if the saddle does not hit it when on compression.
If so, you could make 2 small clamps that replace those missing tongs and get it out of the way.