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Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #1 by pidjones » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:59 am

Actually this is my second neked (southern pronunciation) 'wing. I had a '77 back in '04, then an SEi. Bought a new 1800 in '06 and have close to 80k miles on the Black Pearl. This spring, I bought a sad looking '78 that I discovered had a '75 engine. More disassembly revealed water damage indicating partial submersion for an extended period, at least for the engine. Luckily, no water evidence inside, and only in one cylinder. That has been sorted, and the engine now sits on a dolly waiting for frame work and other items. The wife likes me to have projects, and this should keep me busy for a couple years! Since restoration is out of the picture, I'm working towards cafe-style. Due to her apparent past under water, I have named her "the Hunley" after the first successful operational military submarine, lost with all hands on a successful attack during the war of Northern Aggression off Charleston, SC and discovered/raised about a decade ago.
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
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Re: Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #2 by redwood » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:07 am

Welcome to NGW! You are going to fit right in here. Go Hunley!
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Re: Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #3 by Oldewing » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:08 am

Welcome to our little "Wingdom" sounds like your off to a great start.

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Re: Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #4 by Neil » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:15 am

Welcome and good luck to the Hunley, may she not suffer the same fate.

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Re: Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #5 by NewWinger » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:22 am

Welcome from Michigan.
I too have an engine (I call it my cadaver engine), that has one very rusty bore.
Once I finish dropping my good engine into the frame and get her running, I eventually plan on breaking the cadaver down. Just do not know what to expect when it comes to cracking the CCase open. Number 3 is quite rusted badly and 2 & four bores look pretty good. Engine had leaks from the freeze plugs on the rh side.

Best of luck on the Hunley. anim-cheers1

These fellas are very helpful round here.
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Post #6 by Recycled Roadkill » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:33 am

NewWinger wrote:Snip: I eventually plan on breaking the cadaver down. Just do not know what to expect when it comes to cracking the CCase open.
Have you ever disassembled a watch? Springs, gears and other parts pop out all over the place. :lol:

Okay, I'm just kidding!
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Re: Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #7 by Casper » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:05 pm

Howdy from Western Canada Mr. pidjones. Get some pictures loaded, when you can, and consider starting a new thread in the 'Members Restorations and Projects' section. Goodluck!

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Post #8 by CYBORG » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:50 pm

welcome from the west side of Mich. lie was said. pictures, pictures, pictures
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Re: Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #9 by Bert » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:09 pm

Welcome neighbor from Georgia
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Re: Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #10 by pidjones » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:20 pm

About as neked as you can get right now.

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Cases have a lot of the parts. Today it held off rain long enough for me to finally grind the center stand mount off and smooth the frame some. There is a lot of wiring to go over and replace connectors with new ones soldered and crimped. So much to do, but I'm having a blast doing it!
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"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped

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Re: Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #11 by Casper » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:32 pm

At least the front of the engine looks good and clean. I am sure a few of us have taken on 'boxes of parts' and made a bike from them.

Have fun.

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Re: Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #12 by oldwings 78 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:36 am

Welcome Jones! As a fan of the classic western "Lonesome Dove" I hope you understand when I say " I reckon I'm as American as anyone from Tennessee".
Terry
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Re: Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #13 by bulldawg » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:24 pm

welcome to the forum and ngw from okla city.
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Re: Greetings from East Tennessee!

Post #14 by RAT » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:55 pm

Another Jones Boy anim-cheers1

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Post #15 by pidjones » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:02 pm

A little taste of what some of it looked like when I started:

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I've cleaned the two starboard cylinders and now have good compression. The carbs have been cleaned and reassembled with new elastomers. It has come a long way in the past three months, but still has a long, long, long way to go.

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"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '75 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped


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