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Title: Where do spend my money first
Post by: pato08 on 22.12. 2012 08:22
The new year will see my rebuild start in ernest, but I have a question for the brains trust.
Do I start on the motor, I'm talking full rebuild.
Or do I start on the frame and tins ?
I am looking at probably 12 month start to finish, fingers crossed. If I finish motor and have it sitting for an extended period, will that be detramental ?
Title: Re: Where do spend my money first
Post by: Stephen Foster on 22.12. 2012 08:32
If that was Me I would send out the fuel tank for restoration /Chrome plating / enamelling / pressure testing , etc . Wheels for rebuilding & brake surface skimming (if required)
These are the most long-winded & expensive items .

Decide if the frame & bracketry are to be stove enamelled or powder coated .
tinware also would need enamelling , straightening , etc .

The engine , gearbox , magneto & dynamo could be tackled whilst You wait for the above .

Best Wishes,
Steve ..
Title: Re: Where do spend my money first
Post by: bsa-bill on 22.12. 2012 11:30
I agree with Steve

a plan is good just don't get hung up about following it to the letter, there will be waiting times for some stuff
Title: Re: Where do spend my money first
Post by: cotterpinkid on 22.12. 2012 11:39
For me it's Frame, Rolling Chasis, Tinware, Engine. Depending on what cash I've got determines if I can get some bits done concurrently, but definitely frame first (you need a christmas tree first before you can start hanging your baubles).

Brian
Title: Re: Where do spend my money first
Post by: metalflake11 on 22.12. 2012 13:13
Steve's right, rolling chassis then engine. While you are waiting for the chromers/painters/stove enamelers/powder coaters to remove their digits from a place the sun never shines you will have plenty of spare time for the motor.
I find nothing more frustrating than knowing everything is ready to bolt together once you get it all back, only to be told to 'ring back in a couple of weeks'. I've just waited 9 weeks for some chroming  for my Bonnie, top job when it came back, but I would not be happy waiting that length of time if I had nothing else to get on with.
Title: Re: Where do spend my money first
Post by: duTch on 22.12. 2012 13:31

 Um Geez, what all the others said, but ensure all the nuts and bolts are right, it's often the most 'insignificant' bits that can stuff you the most..
 I pulled mine apart 2-1/2 years ago for what I though would be a clean-up and throw back together, but have realized recurringly(?), that I have to do 'this' before I find out if 'that'or 'them' is gunna fit or not *conf*
  Just poke away and keep evertyhing somewhere you can find it (HDIK)
 Cheers and good luck.duTch
Title: Re: Where do spend my money first
Post by: metalflake11 on 22.12. 2012 14:02
Good advice Dutch....... If you watch a pro do it, they build the bike first to make sure everything is as it should be, then strip and chrome/paint/stove. After that it is a fairly straight forward job to re-assemble. I've never got to that level, every build has its own "Oh Sh*t!" moment(s) with me.
Title: Re: Where do spend my money first
Post by: bsa-bill on 22.12. 2012 14:12
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every build has its own "Oh Sh*t!" moment(s) with me.

nice to know I'm not the only one  ;)

Also helps (when grey cells become endangered species ) to keep small bits from any one bit of the machine together, little mites like washers might look the same but are not as universal as you may think

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Title: Re: Where do spend my money first
Post by: pato08 on 22.12. 2012 22:49
Fantastic replies, the tank looks good, but as Steve surgests it may need more work than meets the eye, so I will start there, all the tins need to be stripped for repair, so Iwill make that job two.
I have found a very good engineer to assist with the motor, and am changing the timing side bush for a roller bearing, the rest will stay as per manufacture.
The original colour is "Gold" so she will stay that way. I have a couple of mate here that are spray painters and pannel beaters.

You are dead right Dutch, Nut and bots will be an issue as i bought the bike as a basket case (old wood crate) as per my avitar, but do have a list courtesy of this forum,
thats all 192 (that's not counting the double ups) nuts bolt and washers.
Photos and trials/tribulations to follow

Pato