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by droopydawg
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Engine clear coat?
Replies: 2
Views: 3680

Engine clear coat?

Just had the '67 250 engine vapor-media blasted.
Is there anything that I should do to maintain it? Engine clear?
Thx
-Drew
by droopydawg
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Media blasting engine
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Re: Media blasting engine

or perhaps just vapor blasting is best?
by droopydawg
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Media blasting engine
Replies: 4
Views: 1989

Media blasting engine

According to the bike documentation, the engines for the '60s bevel engines are made of a "light alloy" Not really helpful. I guess Aluminum Alloy? I want to media blast my 250 single engine, for appearance sake. What is the best media for this that wont damage the engine cases? Baking Soda? Walnut ...
by droopydawg
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Photo Gallery
Topic: What am I? 1967 250
Replies: 0
Views: 4422

What am I? 1967 250

Not real sure what it is. Last tagged in 1972. The label on the neck of the frame says MKII Seat does not have the buttons along the side. The headlight (havnt see it on any other Ducati) Obnoxiously large fork brace. Rear fender looks like Monza or GT. Bend in handle bars doesnt quite look like Mon...
by droopydawg
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 6 years gone
Replies: 1
Views: 1548

6 years gone

It has been 6 years since I have logged in here. What have I missed? I have cleaned out the garage of some things with the intention of finally really starting the '67 Ducati 250 build. I have been resleeved, honed, valve seats cut, new guides, have a new piston and rings. Taking it out of the boxes...
by droopydawg
Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New valve guide install
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

DONE. It is amazing what you can do with the household oven (shhhhh, dont tell the wife). Baked the head at 300F and used 12mm deep well socket, short extension and hammer and tapped it gently in.
by droopydawg
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Chicago neophite
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Sears Sabre was made by Puch, along with a lot of other SEARS motorbikes from the late 50s to early 70s. That 124 was a Gilera. Mine was a 50cc, 2stroke, 4speed/clutch transmission. About 45mph max. I fixed it up and donated it to a private school for their yearly auction. The winner has put 1 mile ...
by droopydawg
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New valve guide install
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

New valve guide install

'67 Ducati 250 Monza spring valve (non-desmo) I am installing new bronze valve guides. Heating the head enough so that I will be able to slide the new guides in. Wife has given me the permission to use the crappy household oven. What temperature should I heat it to? 300 degrees to much? Should I or ...
by droopydawg
Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Chicago neophite
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Chicago neophite

I think I intro'd myself years ago, and only have a few messages to my credit, so I thought I would reintroduce myself and sort-a start over. My name is Drew and I just moved to Chicago from Atlanta. I have been riding for 20+ years and a certified motorcycle tech and nut. Have owned and restored a ...
by droopydawg
Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: 196x Bevel 250 valve spring compression help
Replies: 7
Views: 2580

196x Bevel 250 valve spring compression help

I posted to BevelHead message board, and got some good advice, but I just can not picture how it is done with the suggestions given. I replied with an attachment of what I was looking at, but I think the picture size was too large and will be rejected by moderator, so I am asking you dudes for help....
by droopydawg
Wed May 23, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: cylinder sleeve sources
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

cylinder sleeve sources

It has been a long time.....a really long time since i was in here. I bought a '66 250 scrambler for $200 a few months back and I want to 'cafe' it. Piston was locked up due to surface rust. Drilled and chiseled it out. As a result, I boogered up the sleeve. I have a new 74.5 piston. Where can i fin...
by droopydawg
Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: teach me about a ducati 250 monza
Replies: 11
Views: 4054

Glad I found this original posting. I am a newbie on here as I just acquired a 1960-something, Bevel 250 scarmbler barn find in Georgia for $200.00. 1. How can I tell what year it is? The lable on the steeering stem says 196, bit the last digit is not there. 2. Also, I have the oil drain bolt out to...
by droopydawg
Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Bevel Drive Engines > 250, 350 & 450
Topic: Engine numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 1896

Engine numbers

Hi. New guy in here. Just getting started with Duc experience, but I prefer the old vintage stuff. I live in Atlanta and ride a Yamaha SRX 600. Presently building a racer out of Benelli, Ducati, Gilera and race spec parts from the 60's. Engine number DU 112M2 Can anyone tell me what type of Ducati t...

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