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Author: RAYZ1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Any update on this Ray :roll: no stopped for the summer to enjoy some bike time for a change between the shed load of a work project I had on till early august , winter is looming so staring to look at it again , can you PM me your address and I will send the braking system if your still ok , I hav...
Author: RAYZ1
Wed May 29, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Big Fluff wrote:
RAYZ1 wrote:Will
Do fancy the dirty job of brakes overhaul, I’ve no experience of these Lockheed’s ?


No problem Ray, give us a call in the week mate.


G8 , I will box up . Can you sort out the lines as well , s/s braid is fine ? Old lines will be attached

Ray
Author: RAYZ1
Sun May 26, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Loving the paint. Nothing says 70's more than Metal flake. :the colour and if it doesn't go right they can sit proud causing a rough finish. Yes this is what would worry me about giving it a coat of laquer, to get a key you have to flatten the surface, and you might end up in the flakes, if you don...
Author: RAYZ1
Sat May 25, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Will Yes the shocks are to be fitted what looks upside down , that’s also how they were on #oo8. Didn’t see those stickers anywhere so bought 4 of the small Girling stickers, I will maybe get a couple of sets from the guy on the link - is that your Saxon (my) with Girlings in the photo? - the bike i...
Author: RAYZ1
Sat May 25, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Neil I will digest that in more detail once I have the engine in place , thank you for that level of detail as it’s very helpful, currently (no pun) going some spindles and nuts in the zinc and nickel jam jar , I would normally send stuff away but for this amount I don’t mind having a go , all the g...
Author: RAYZ1
Thu May 23, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Loving the paint. Nothing says 70's more than Metal flake. :luv Yes it has to remain , it’s far from today’s perfect acrylic jobs but it’s genuine and original as S&S wanted it , I think it will polish up well , I never liked it at first but the rest of the bike looked so crap it didn’t help so...
Author: RAYZ1
Thu May 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Ray Just a few lines to say how impressed I am with your restoration on this old girl.,, Best regards, Will Thanks Will , words of encouragement to get off the sofa after a days work is welcome, stuck up in Aberdeen there is not the same level of cottage industry around , firms are not interested u...
Author: RAYZ1
Thu May 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: locking bolt on rotor
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: locking bolt on rotor

The mini discs supplied with the dremel 3000 cut a perfect gap of about 1mm between the bolt and face , sacrificing the bolt , but pennies , I also had an engine sprocket nut which was in place for 30 yrs and a 3ft tourque bar wouldn’t shift , even with a little local heat , had to watch oilseal, ju...
Author: RAYZ1
Thu May 23, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: locking bolt on rotor
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: locking bolt on rotor

z1000j locking bolt on rotor left hand thread? If it really won’t move what I have done successfully is to put a mini thin grind disc on a dremel and cut a groove 360 deg between the face of the nut /bolt and the part that’s held on, this realeases the tension and stress on the threads as there is ...
Author: RAYZ1
Mon May 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

The original Girling shocks refinished , dampers still fine , springs powder coated , were painted black originally, nickel plated the collets in a jam jar with 5v
Author: RAYZ1
Fri May 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

My wife laughed and said I looked like the coalman, yes it was a dirty long job , but satisfying
Author: RAYZ1
Sun May 12, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Next stage , I was going to put the frame over the engine but think I will complete rolling chassis next , a lot of fasteners and plates to sort out first so will take a minute or 2 Put the original paint work on the frame just to see contrast with polished work , the frame certainly brings it back ...
Author: RAYZ1
Wed May 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Ray, It's taking shape very nicely :D I'm looking forward to seeing the finished bike. Gary. Yip your not the only one , this one fights at every turn ! , got a nice simple 76 jota and gt 380 to do next Update , frame finished , it’s amazing how well it’s come on , a lot of it was oxidised, give it...
Author: RAYZ1
Tue May 07, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Brilliant job, its looking superb, question-are the brake discs new or have you just cleaned them up mine have been stood for 27 years and have a rust coating on and was wandering how you got yours to look like new . cheers , it will not be perfect but really nice ,and retain all the lovely brazing...
Author: RAYZ1
Tue May 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

, Bit of a break in work , but stole some time , after 4 paint strips and 7 hours machine polishing is now helping to return the frame to a decent state, there are a couple of areas I will touch up the nickel with a wand plate kit , notably where the hole from the side stand has been plated over I t...

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