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by ducadini
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: 1974 750 GT carb question
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: 1974 750 GT carb question

It could be a leak in the intake between carb and manifold/head. Didn't You mention cracked rubbers between manifold and head ? Or on some of the newer type manifolds : the rubber ring between manifold and head. The plastic bushing between carb and manifold that is split and doens't seal properly. c...
by ducadini
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT rear wheel hub mystery piece
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: 860GT rear wheel hub mystery piece

Just a distancepiece between the bearings.
Grease to keep it relative in place, as is the ring.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Monza 4-speed versus 5-speed
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Monza 4-speed versus 5-speed

welcome in DucatiWonderLand.
The serial number look up CLEARLY stated ??
You mean like : info that came from Bologna ? where a lot of parts were mixed and matched ?
As long as the gearbox is working and correctly shimmed, enjoy it.
Nothing visible from the outside :-D

ciao
Ducadini
by ducadini
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Wheel surprises
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Wheel surprises

The rim of the frontwheel looks like a 4777 ;) ;)
If those are stainless steel spokes, they could be Original Moto Guzzi.
The 6bolt carriers are made by Grimeca to fit Guzzi and Ducati.
The discs are EBC floaters.
All in all a nice and working upgrade :-D :-D

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Frame material
Replies: 8
Views: 4178

Re: Frame material

You mean You want to replace the back downtube of a Darmah , the one that goes from the rear engineplate to the toprails ? WITH a dent, a bend AND the "modification" for a bigger battery ? Why not look for a old, damaged frame and cut out that part, so that You can use the engine (or a template) to ...
by ducadini
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Electrical and Wiring Shop
Topic: Neutral switch paradox
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

Re: Neutral switch paradox

Inner covers are interchangeable : singles (4 or 5 speed) and paralleltwins. The latter also have the neutralswitchlug. The moving parts are also the same BUT there is a difference in some diameters of the shaft of the gearpedal. And off course the part that controls the fixation of the gears : 4 or...
by ducadini
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Electrical and Wiring Shop
Topic: Neutral switch paradox
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

Re: Neutral switch paradox

If the 750 didn't have the hardware to fit a neutral switch, all parts of a 860 can be swapped and pronto : a 750 with neutral light that works.
Shouldn't be too difficult to come by ?

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Lower bevel gear spindle shimming - Darmah
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: Lower bevel gear spindle shimming - Darmah

Due to the helicoidal teeth, the connecting gears are pushed outward (and upward), hence only shims #24 on the outside. Since the gear to the crank is a straight-toothed (?) one, there is no need for additional shimming. Don't want to make the shimming harder than it already is :shock: :shock: ciao ...
by ducadini
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Helloooo - another UK Darmah joining in
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Helloooo - another UK Darmah joining in

Usually the beer gets opened when all shims fall on the ground and the drive to continue fades :( :(
Just one, otherwise You may develope a drinking problem on top of the Ducati problem :tisk:
Enjoy the rebuild, hope to give You some relevant info if needed.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Vee Two Hailwood Replica
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Vee Two Hailwood Replica

The engines that were used in the endurance-racers weren't entirely build by Ducati but by NCR. They got unofficial help from factory-employees and engineers, but because they were a governement-steered factory, they weren't allowed to spend money on such capitalist things as racing. Hence NCR-Ducat...
by ducadini
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: The Rumour Mill
Topic: Vee Two Hailwood Replica
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Vee Two Hailwood Replica

Did VeeTwo recreate the engine, or are those of Ioannoni ? He has been building them for years.
Seeing the tacho going more than once over the 10K, I suspect there is a plainbearing crank in it.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: head bracket factory numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: head bracket factory numbers

Not entirely correct, at least about the part number. Verlicchi stamped the frames with partnumber DGM 123 860 SS * *, sent them over to Ducati and Guido at Ducati entered the REAL framenumber between the stars. So in a few countries in Europe only the sixdigit number was used on the documents. ciao...
by ducadini
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Star stamp
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Star stamp

Found those for a lot less money on several mostra scambio in Italy. Usually from eastern europe sellers. Aftermarket frames are available and could be replicated. I found that the welder at Verlicchi couldn't quite finish a particular weld and had a little fault in it, talking about S and SS frames...
by ducadini
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: completely remove starter assembly flywheel etc...
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: completely remove starter assembly flywheel etc...

I took all that stuff out, spotwelded the three holes of the bush and pronto.
Bigends get that tiny faction more oil :-D :-D

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: GTL500 Los Angeles
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: GTL500 Los Angeles

I guess You're Lucky : seems likt it is the second generation engine with the flat head. Previous the cylinders stuck out and fitted into the head (like the singles and v-twins) and were very hard to get gastight. Some suggestions for the saving of the engine : #1 Make a more sensible wiring harness...

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