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Z1a Restoration

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#46 PostAuthor: neilbarrett » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:58 am

motor looks very nice.never new the z1a had a chain oiler

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#47 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:48 am

The Copex that I use is 32mm, it's a flexible hard plastic, the inner and outer sleeve can both be used as both are split along the length, the diameter is not really an exact science as masking tape could be used to stop rotation.
'O'Ring chain first used on the Z1b.
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#48 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:36 am

Well done Steve it looks awesome. MOT next and Stafford Show in October :D

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#49 PostAuthor: Wrigers » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:55 pm

Very nice, Buzzard is doing a head for me at the moment. Hope is turns out like that.

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Re: Z1a Restoration Latest

#50 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:58 pm

Carbs are now fitted, all went well :)
Spent a little time neatening the cable routings.
Plan to spend some time in the evening during the next week fitting the exhaust and hopefully ready for first start up next weekend :D
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1974 UK Z1a, Candy Tone Brown/Orange
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#51 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:22 pm

Looking sweet Steve

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#52 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:36 pm

Fitted the exhaust tonight.
The method I used was to ask Julie for a hand :oops:
Bit of grease on the copper washers to hold them in place.
Placed the connecting rubber on the inside (bottom) Exhaust.
Whilst I lifted the front of the inside pipe into place Julie lifted the rear and put a screwdriver through the mounting bracket on the exhaust and through the exhaust hanger,I then loosely fitted the clamp.
Outside exhaust exactly the same, I lifted the manifold end into place whilst julie held the rear of both exhausts removed the screwdriver made sure both exhaust were in the connecting rubber and then inserted the screwdriver back through both exhaust and the hanger.
WHAT A GAL :D
Again I loosely fitted the exhaust clamp.
I then removed the screwdriver and inserted the bolt.
Tightened up the clamps, tightened the connecting rubber, tightened the bolt.
Otherside repeat.
:D :D
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1974 UK Z1a, Candy Tone Brown/Orange
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1978 KZ1000a2, Luminous Green
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#53 PostAuthor: JamesH_Sussex » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:49 pm

That is looking superb mate. Top work.

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#54 PostAuthor: Philippe » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:57 am

Hi Steve
people who work on old Zeds should have an extra pair of hands when putting the exhausts on. Lucky you have Julie to lend you that extra pair!
Well done, she's looking stunning !
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#55 PostAuthor: Wrigers » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:27 pm

Looking good BigZ.

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#56 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:32 pm

So when are you starting the restoration? :lol:

Bloody nice job that Steve :drool :up

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#57 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:15 pm

Well it seems my first restoration is coming to an end ....
Hopefully I can get out tomorrow and get some fuel for start up.
Fit Mirrors.
Clean the ACF50 off all the Chrome and Polishing.
Start up :) :)
If all goes well I will get it outside and take some proper photo's
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1974 UK Z1a, Candy Tone Brown/Orange
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#58 PostAuthor: Pigford » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:01 pm

Crackin' bike - Best colours & model buy a mile :luv
And on the 7th day... Zeds were created!

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Re: Z1a Restoration

#59 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:18 am

Cracking job you've done there!
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Re: Z1a Restoration

#60 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:03 pm

Started first press :D :D
Turned it over a few times on the starter without petrol.
Re-checked oil and topped up as oil pump and filter had now been filled from engine turnover.
Added petrol, checked for leaks, pressed the button.......
AND SHE'S AWAY :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Would like to thank members -
Zedhead, Dave at Saisei for all his advise and contacts. (And Parts :) )
Buzzard at Buzzworkz for Engine Restoration.
DaveZ1 for the Carb Restoration
Zedman for Switches Restoration.
Al Marshall for Clocks Restoration.
And loads of other members on here who helped greatly along the way, could never have done it without the club. :)

No ride out today as weather sh*t, but will post pictures on a new thread once we get out :lol:
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1974 UK Z1a, Candy Tone Brown/Orange
1976 KZ900a4, Diamond Dark Green
1978 KZ1000a2, Luminous Green
1972 GT750J, Candy Lavender


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