Lord Gruntfuttock

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About Lord Gruntfuttock

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    Driving the wife mad by buying projects and tinkering in the shed at 5am...

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  1. Lord Gruntfuttock

    Lord Gruntfuttock’s 1975 Ironhead Café Racer…

    Cheers, spotted this sweet little GP at the drags, one of your crowd...?
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    Lord Gruntfuttock’s 1975 Ironhead Café Racer…

    Been riding this old girl for the last week during Munro challenge, and forgot how much I enjoyed it... Sadly the oil situation is getting out of hand, so might put rego on hold and start the work that needs done. After sitting for any length of time the primary case fills and needs draining before I can change gears, suspect a leaking main shaft seal. Primary should hold around 900mls from memory, this pan was half full when it finished draining to correct level, so a good 4-5 litres of frothy goop came out... Once drained however the old thing ran like a champ, and a good time was had talking bikes with the many visitors. I did have some starting issues due to failing pushbuttons, and the smoke and oil leaks are getting a tad embarrassing, so my list of tasks goes: Fix main seal leak Fix other oil leaks, stripped threads etc Replace starter motor contacts Replace starter rubber seals Replace horrible HD switchgear/master cylinder Re-lace front wheel with twin disc front hub Fabricate caliper brackets, fit and fettle brakes install electronic ignition Install kick starter Re-route oil lines Fabricate rear sets Change to RH shift (reverse pattern) and LH brake General tidy-up Snapshot of oil leaks, it's everywhere man... Before I parked her up I did a warm engine compression test, had a moment of panic as first test was only round 100psi, till I remembered to open the throttle, both cylinders were just over 150 psi, which was pleasantly surprising (has leaked down a bit before pic taken)... And plugs were a nice light brown... So seems there is nothing too wrong with it, only really concerned that once I start it'll sit in bits while I faff about get on with life. With decent brakes and switchgear, and not having to drain/get covered in oil I would probably use it much more however, so that's the incentive. Plus how cool would it be kicking this beast into life next to all the overly chromed, catalogue Hardleys... So that's the plan, as of Feb 2019. I already have most of the bits required, and have just bought an engine bench stand, so that'll help...
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    PAINT THREAD

    What's the deal with overspray on full face masks? Can you clean the clear ok with solvent? Using epoxy 2k it sticks to everything pretty well permanently, have lots of fecked clear plastic safety specs...
  4. Lord Gruntfuttock

    PAINT THREAD

    I see Ali offer 3M filters and masks? Not sure how legit...
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    Otago/Southland Meat discussion thread

    Mebbe..
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    Non cross-flow motors - what is out there ?

    I always prefer to keep engines 'in-house' if possible, ie ford in a ford (except when talking Barra's, they can go in anything). Just wondering, if you go with the old 'coon 200/250, are there bolt-on options from Mustang 6 origins? (thinking ignition, cams, heads etc for better breathing/reliability). Not sure just how similar the US and Aussie sixes are...
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    Otago/Southland Meat discussion thread

    I voted for this old thing, twice. #127 I think it was...
  8. Lord Gruntfuttock

    Unclejake's '95 Chev discusion

    Carpentry tools should be fine for an old Chebby...?
  9. Lord Gruntfuttock

    trade me sandblaster...worth it?

    Yeah mine was a budget job. Did fit a water trap but think 80% of issues down to air supply...
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    trade me sandblaster...worth it?

    I bought a cheaper version of these yrs ago, thinking it'd make it easy to do bits I couldn't fit in my cabinet. Lots of blockages, frustration and mess means I find it easier to take big things to the professionals. Prob largely related to my weeny compressor though. Have since upgraded that but haven't tried again...
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    Truenotch's Tiny Tracker - Yamaha MX100

    CRC Lectra-clean? Used to use heaps of that stuff. Melts some plastics but made for electrics.
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    Blakes raleigh 20 resto

    Pretty much what I'll be using mine for...
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    Blakes raleigh 20 resto

    Thread dredge cos I just bought a Twenny...
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    Space to do repairs near Invercargill?

    Can recommend the real fruit ice creams in Cromwell...
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    Space to do repairs near Invercargill?

    Glad you're sorted. Thought of offering my place if you were stuck, but garage & shed both full of crap that needs shifting before any tools can be found/work done...