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Author Topic: My! How time flies!  (Read 1158 times)

boggy

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Re: My! How time flies!
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2013, 02:23:10 PM »
Cool. Thanks for the info.  Such a nice bike. 
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Re: My! How time flies!
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013, 03:09:11 PM »
That's gold engine paint. Here's a link to some build photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/god_of_fireball/5244029942/in/set-72157625555963058
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Re: My! How time flies!
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2013, 03:17:21 PM »
Great photo cataloging.  I read his description of the painting technique.  Considering how casual he approached it (just spraying at an angle to not get the black inside the fins) it came out amazing.  Seems he's got the artistic touch, as well as the technical.  The black and gold is sharp.

And the shot of the engine in the oven warms my heart.  Better than chocolate chip cookies.

Thanks.
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Chuck D

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Re: My! How time flies!
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2013, 04:04:57 PM »
Great photo cataloging.  I read his description of the painting technique.  Considering how casual he approached it (just spraying at an angle to not get the black inside the fins) it came out amazing.  Seems he's got the artistic touch, as well as the technical.  The black and gold is sharp.

And the shot of the engine in the oven warms my heart.  Better than chocolate chip cookies.

Thanks.
Wait, there's more.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/god_of_fireball
And about that paint. It was a popular engine paint on hot rod Oldsmobiles back in the day and sort of an homage to the late Mr. Mondello himself who's head work made those race engines famous. Chumma called late one night (as he's prone to do) with the inspiration. He was so enthused I couldn't say no. He was right of course and I've learned not to question his instincts.
I don't have a recent photo but the shiny bits aren't nearly as blingy  as they were and have acquired a nice patina as the bike sees everyday hard use. And with the regular mundane care that we all show our Bullets, it's holding up quite nicely.
And as for the midnight-open-all-the-windows-oven-exploits, we've all done stuff like that.
Chuck.
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Re: My! How time flies!
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2013, 12:29:31 AM »
Chuck, thanks for the info--so the apparent header upsweep is from cocking the front of the pipe downward in the mounting bracket?

Or is the muffler just straight-back and I'm being decived by the photos?

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Re: My! How time flies!
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2013, 03:55:49 AM »
Chuck, thanks for the info--so the apparent header upsweep is from cocking the front of the pipe downward in the mounting bracket?

Or is the muffler just straight-back and I'm being decived by the photos?

There is some leeway there to set the angle because when the header was cut shorter, the bracket below the gearbox was eliminated. So now it is fixed only at the front and the back.

Regarding the header pipe itself, there are two shapes of Indian headers, which are the angular type, and the sweeping curve type which we see here.
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Re: My! How time flies!
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2013, 09:25:59 AM »
Awesome..Just looking through the pics of all the detail involved..Passion, desire and quality intergrated towards a final product...I think u guys are amazing and appreciate your love of this machine..Love the copper lines and what looks like a spin on oil adapter...Gonna look again later in the day..
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Re: My! How time flies!
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2013, 08:06:34 PM »
How did you restore your timing and primary covers?  Mine are anything but shiny these days and I was actually considering painting them.


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Re: My! How time flies!
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2013, 10:36:52 PM »
How did you restore your timing and primary covers?  Mine are anything but shiny these days and I was actually considering painting them.
Simichrome and elbow grease. :)
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Re: My! How time flies!
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2013, 11:02:56 PM »
I'm a fan of Flitz...
http://www.flitz.com/p-16-flitz-polish-paste.aspx
  or MAAS metal polish...
http://www.metalbrite.net/page/1017618
   A soft cotton cloth and a six-pack....
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Re: My! How time flies!
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2013, 12:18:51 AM »
I'm a fan of Flitz...
http://www.flitz.com/p-16-flitz-polish-paste.aspx
  or MAAS metal polish...
http://www.metalbrite.net/page/1017618
   A soft cotton cloth and a six-pack....
             - Mike
That'l work.
2006 Bullet Sixty-5 w/ Ace "Fireball 535" Kit (#10)
(Head  back at Mondello's for the "Raised Port" and ratio rocker upgrade. Stay tuned!)

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