Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fuel tank done

Go ahead, say it, it is freaking awesome looking isn't?!!
The logo is an automotive grade decal from Harper's. The pinstriping is 3M automotive tape as recommended by Greg Bender (see "This old tractor" site)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Custom throttle cables, VM28 Mikuni rebuild, fenders back on

Not to give away the ending but I discovered that some of the oil passages on one of the heads required more cleaning. So I scrapped the idea of top end assembly and first start this weekend. Bummer.
I was however able to finish:
- headlight bucket de-rust, priming and painting
- rear fender and electrical pre-assembly
- Mikuni VM28 re-assembly
- custom made throttle cables
Here is the end result, with the tank and the seat gently dry-fitter for effect :-)