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« Reply #11010 on: May 06, 2019, 07:45:55 PM »

Smiley I tried several brands of brush-on paint before going back to aerosols, but couldn't get that glassy smooth finish I'm after. At some point fairly soon I'll have to admit defeat & just accept "good enough" or it'll never get back on the road.
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« Reply #11011 on: May 08, 2019, 09:38:58 PM »

Doesn't look any different does it.
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« Reply #11012 on: May 08, 2019, 09:46:26 PM »

The new rear fuel tank needs a breather. The cap's unvented, so I bought a quad bike breather from a mate, but it didn't really work out -needed gluing into the cap & the vent hole would be partially blocked. So I bought another from Car Builder Solutions. They only sell them in red anodised finish though. Do you know how long it takes to sand anodising off? All afternoon Sad
I'm sure you can dip it in something to remove the coating, (not petrol obviously as it's a fuel breather), but the valve has a little plastic ball inside that I didn't want to damage, so I sanded & polished it, then filed out the hole Loony's Dad drilled for the previous breather in the cap to suit.
I also attached the Royal Enfield retaining chain. A whole afternoon for that?!
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« Reply #11013 on: May 08, 2019, 09:50:23 PM »

A FaceBook friend got in touch this evening to see if I'd finished the rebuild on the Pop yet
Umm, not quite, no.
He's a photographer & wants to have a go at making a video, so we agreed a few months ago to make a short film of the Pop. Yeah, I'll get back to him when it's done
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« Reply #11014 on: May 09, 2019, 08:54:47 AM »


A FaceBook friend got in touch this evening to see if I'd finished the rebuild on the Pop yet
Umm, not quite, no.
He's a photographer & wants to have a go at making a video, so we agreed a few months ago to make a short film of the Pop. Yeah, I'll get back to him when it's done

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« Reply #11015 on: May 09, 2019, 03:26:16 PM »

Smiley An epic saga of one man's struggle to finish his truck before it finishes him. Smiley
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« Reply #11016 on: May 15, 2019, 09:26:34 PM »

Fuel tank back from the powder coaters. Cap fitted with breather valve from Car Builder Solutions & Royal Enfield retaining chain.
The coaters managed to put a ding in one of the edges, which, of course, is on the top where it'll show, but I can probably fill it with brush-on paint or something.
I've got a screw-in spigot for the outlet pipe underneath. It's a tapered thread -should I need to seal that with anything? PTFE tape's no good cos it dissolves in petrol. Will the taper be enough to stop fuel seepage?
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« Reply #11017 on: May 15, 2019, 09:26:57 PM »

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« Reply #11018 on: May 15, 2019, 09:27:20 PM »

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« Reply #11019 on: May 16, 2019, 09:33:58 AM »

I've got some fuel resistant thread sealant - recently used it on the harley tank and no leaks so far! Happy to drop it round one evening  Smiley
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« Reply #11020 on: May 16, 2019, 02:23:35 PM »

That sounds like the very thing. Smiley
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« Reply #11021 on: May 16, 2019, 06:36:51 PM »

It's going to get plenty of road Rash  so I wouldn't worry too much Andy
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« Reply #11022 on: May 16, 2019, 08:56:38 PM »

I'm just starting to plan a trip to Scotland in October. I'd really like to take the Pop cos there's some fantastic driving roads in the Highlands. Friends from the motorcycle club I belonged to as a teenager live up there too, so it'd be great to visit them in it.
I'm really struggling to get motivated at the moment, so hopefully that'll be the push I need.
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