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Old 06-20-2018, 02:43 PM   #21
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Dropping off pistons, wrist pins, etc... tomorrow so they can finish balancing the flywheels and sticking it all back together. Gonna drop my heads off too and see if I can get them cleaned up a little bit. After that I'll put the motor back together, and hopefully run a new harness when funds allow. Getting closer.
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This project is far from dead, but has been stalled for a while. Good news is that the motor is almost finished.

Does anyone have any recommendations for stripping old powdercoat off of cast aluminum wheels? I was thinking naval jelly but not sure.
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:33 PM   #23
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Soda blasting. You can buy the media form McMaster Carr.
It won't erode/weaken the aluminum.
Make sure to wear a mask.
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This project is far from dead, but has been stalled for a while. Good news is that the motor is almost finished.

Does anyone have any recommendations for stripping old powdercoat off of cast aluminum wheels? I was thinking naval jelly but not sure.
I'd stay far away from that aluminum with phosphoric acid (naval jelly).
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Soda blasting. You can buy the media form McMaster Carr.
It won't erode/weaken the aluminum.
Make sure to wear a mask.
Not a bad idea. Don't know why I didn't think of that.
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I'd stay far away from that aluminum with phosphoric acid (naval jelly).
See? That's why I asked.

Used naval jelly in the past to remove blueing from firerams.
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Not a lot know, but the shop I had rebuild the crank on my sportster motor recommended that I have them check valve to piston clearance. The cams Iím running have about .222 thou of lift at overlap, which is getting close on an evo. I didnít have the proper tools to do this, so I let them. Somewhere along the way they interpreted that I said they should go ahead and assemble the thing too rather than giving me back all the parts and pieces, and letting me put the motor back together. I was a little mad about it and kind of put it out of my mind for a few months; I needed a while to think about what went from an $800 dollar bill to $1400. I went to go see it today and it looks pretty dang good. The thunder jet they purchased without my authorization (I needed it but I still have employee pricing at the dealership I worked at) wonít match the paint though; it's red, and I needed black or blue. They did a great job porting and cleaning up the SE heads as well, which by the way are NOT worth the money. If you'll look back thru this thread you'll see pictures of the intake and exhaust ports... absolutely atrocious. I didn't take pictures of the work they did because at this point I consider it my "secret weapon", but trust me... it's top notch work. They do build a load of fuel bikes for the local clubs and their race teams. Build is still months, if not over a year away from completion but a little bit of progress after a year is nice. I was going to powdercoat the rocker covers, cam cover, and primary cover but at this point I will save my money and just polish them. I will still powder coat the 9 spoke mags I have, and the fork sliders.
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What an incredible thread this is!!!
You are one meticulous mechanic I must say
Please keep us posted
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What an incredible thread this is!!!
You are one meticulous mechanic I must say
Please keep us posted
Thanks! Far from a mechanic though. Just a weekend warrior that can handle a wrench.
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