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by GeoffW
Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: what to use to treat painted bodywork to keep original patina
Replies: 2
Views: 4793

Re: what to use to treat painted bodywork to keep original patina

I'd go over it with a combination cutter & polish, then wax over it liberally. You'll be surprised how much of the silver paint look returns and the wax over protects it.
by GeoffW
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Waking up a Darmah
Replies: 6
Views: 5260

Re: Waking up a Darmah

Pulling the heads is really not difficult at all. By all means consult the service manual and don't rely on me alone, I hope somebody with more experience chimes in with a second opinion. On the Darmah after removing plugs, carbs, manifolds and exhaust (from memory here, it's been a long time since ...
by GeoffW
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Waking up a Darmah
Replies: 6
Views: 5260

Re: Waking up a Darmah

I dunno what Kroil is, but I'll assume it's like Penetrene, the idea being to free the pistons & rings in case they have stuck in a corroded bore, is that right? If yours is a 78 model then surely it has a kick starter which would be easy enough to turn the motor with. Still, if you suspect corroded...
by GeoffW
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Waking up a Darmah
Replies: 6
Views: 5260

Re: Waking up a Darmah

I'm no expert on reviving engines that sat for a long time but if it were mine and it sat for 15 years without being regularly turned over - I'd dump the old oil and put some fresh stuff in there, turn it over lots and lots to get the oil circulated thoroughly with the plugs out, then check for comp...
by GeoffW
Tue May 20, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: '78 900ss wheels - question.
Replies: 7
Views: 5281

Re: '78 900ss wheels - question.

It's 30 years since I did this on my 79 Darmah, but it ended up with '77 or '78 SS hubs and Akront rims - can't recall what spacers I needed but I don't recall any great hassle...i.e. no problem fitting them in.
by GeoffW
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Ducati
Topic: For Sale - 40mm manifold for 450 racer
Replies: 2
Views: 4697

Re: For Sale - 40mm manifold for 450 racer

Bump...now free plus postage!
by GeoffW
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: stuck cylinder head nuts
Replies: 7
Views: 3365

Re: stuck cylinder head nuts

Something else I've had success with is the combination of the oxy torch on a nut followed immediately by spraying the stud with 'nut freeze' or whatever that spray is called. It's a freeze spray combined with a penetrating lube, you aim that at the stud to cool it whilst the nut is still hot but it...
by GeoffW
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Low flying spaghetti jets
Replies: 10
Views: 4242

Re: Low flying spaghetti jets

Yeah welcome spagjet...BTW UR a f'n nut... but I see you realise this already so there's no saving you now!
by GeoffW
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF32A vs PHF32C
Replies: 6
Views: 5093

Re: PHF32A vs PHF32C

Thanks Kev, I must pull out all the bits and have a really good scrute!

Geoff
by GeoffW
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF32A vs PHF32C
Replies: 6
Views: 5093

Re: PHF32A vs PHF32C

Thanks Steve, I'll have a closer look at that bit of the carbs. These came off an SS but that will be the same as the SD.
by GeoffW
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF32A vs PHF32C
Replies: 6
Views: 5093

Re: PHF32A vs PHF32C

Thanks for trying to answer my question Steve, but both PHF32A and PHF32C types that I'm referring to have the female clamp type fitting (i.e. fitting type B).

See below:
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PHF32CS from 900SS or Darmah
by GeoffW
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: PHF32A vs PHF32C
Replies: 6
Views: 5093

PHF32A vs PHF32C

Can anybody tell me the difference between the PHF32A type and PHF32C type carby bodies? I don't see any difference visually apart from the internal parts such as jet sizes, slides etc. I know they put the PHF32C on some later 900SS models, so the reason I ask is if I put the same jets, slides needl...
by GeoffW
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Converting Right to Left PHM40
Replies: 17
Views: 9803

Re: Converting Right to Left PHM40

Before I start drilling and tapping to convert an AD to AS, does anybody out there have a PHM40AS (tickler type) they might let go in exchange for a PHM40AD plus cash?
by GeoffW
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Single Cylinder Ducati
Topic: For Sale - 40mm manifold for 450 racer
Replies: 2
Views: 4697

For Sale - 40mm manifold for 450 racer

Here's an inlet manifold for (I think) a Ducati 450 single race bike - that's what I was told it came from anyhow - inlet stud spacing is 52mm, inlet diameter 30mm at head, 40mm at carb. The angle looks right for a Ducati single that I used to have. $30 plus postage (I'm in Australia). http://users....
by GeoffW
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: Intake Port alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 3790

Re: Intake Port alignment

Thanks for the reply spagjet - interesting your Darmah has a little step there too. I'm gonna just clean the step out of the way on that front cylinder and not get too far into the porting of this thing right now, so long as the front cylinder is firing clean and strong up and down the rev range I'l...

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