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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by johnu » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:05 am

Tank is progressing, welded with o/a. Still a way to go. Welding the gas tap bungs and the filler neck in is sketching me out. Still learning the tig so I need practice to weld thick to thin.
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by johnu » Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:43 am

I have now welded in the tank bottom and cut out for the tunnel which is giving me a better idea of how it's going to look. If I could start again I would have made the tank 40mm shorter as the front interferes with the oil tank return pipe. I can modify to accomodate that though.
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by beat » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:24 pm

:thumb :thumb

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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by FranktheWelder » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:01 am

Looking good! I love the drag bars! The tank is looking great!
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by johnu » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:53 pm

Well the fab work is pretty much done on the tank now finally, just have to weld some locators on the front inside the tunnel. Some of the welding came out very good and some not so good. I actually impressed myself with the welding around the tunnel/oil filler cutaway area, it was nigh impossible to get at :shock: Most of the tank will be painted black with a polish alloy panel on either side with a gold pinstripe around the edge of the polished area. Next on the list is making the seat.
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by FranktheWelder » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:09 pm

All the welding looks great. I pressure tested at 10 psi with Windex! :laugh
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by johnu » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:17 pm

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All the welding looks great. I pressure tested at 10 psi with Windex! :laugh
Honestly that's how you did it? I thought 5lb would be sufficient :)
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by johnu » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:00 pm

I made a styrofoam pattern for my seat, now the hard part is making it reality. Never made a seat before. Thinking of making the base from 0.125' ally sheet then covered with 1" thick foam on top an 1/4" on the sides. Not sure how I would attach the vinyl cover to the underside though.
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by beat » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:31 pm

johnu wrote:
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Not sure how I would attach the vinyl cover to the underside though.
glue it ore use rivets ?

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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by johnu » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:26 pm

Drained the fork oil today, someone experimenting with a different option by the look of it. ATF in one fork leg and who knows what in the other :roll:
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by johnu » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:34 pm

Started to strip the engine while I wait for the frame to be powder coated. Actually looks very decent inside.
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by johnu » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:59 am

Engine rebuild coming along nicely, although it's my first four stroke venture :mrgreen:
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by SteveS » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:25 am

Hi Johnu

Coming along :thumb

What black finish have you used on the crankcases and rocker box?
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by johnu » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:07 pm

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Hi Johnu

Coming along :thumb

What black finish have you used on the crankcases and rocker box?
It is VHT engine paint black semi gloss.
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by johnu » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:33 pm

Engine rebuild at a standstill as I wait for parts. Frame back from powdercoat though so i can push forward with the rolling chassis reassembly :smile:
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Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

Post by johnu » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:32 am

New steering stem made, fatbar adapters fitted. Will build up forks this week with the progressive springs.
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