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Jim's 1980 SG Restoration

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JimD54, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. JimD54

    JimD54 Mechanic, 1968-Present.

    Yeah, was actually feelin' kinda bad for the guy. Then I got to thinking.... 'bout 6 months ago I put some Cessna airplane parts on Ebay that should have got me about 3 grand. "One" guy bid 500 and got em' :(
    What goes around comes around... :D
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  2. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS

    Dammit, Jim! I've been saving up for a benchtop mill, but I think my cash stash just took a hit.
    Gets pretty good reviews on Amazon and if Captain OCD likes it...

    Question: Do you have an air dryer in the line and if so which one?
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  3. Nicely done Jim, the stand & the carbs.;)
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  4. JimD54

    JimD54 Mechanic, 1968-Present.

    It comes with it's own water separator/regulator and I have a separator in the basement air line.
    Thanks Mick.
  5. JimD54

    JimD54 Mechanic, 1968-Present.

    So.... I just spent the better part of two hrs. looking for the lower (long) engine mount bolt... no joy. :umm:
    Back to Home Depot to get two more 3/8" bolts.
    My beer carton cardboard template was dead on.... and the stand went on like it was made for it...;) (it was)


    Rolled it 90deg.... (still resting on the bench)


    Removed the wooden "upside down" stand and rotated another 90deg....



    Start to finish took less than two minutes and required no lifting whatsoever.:D I'm happy!!
    Um.... Gary.... don't suppose ya got an extra lower mount bolt, do ya?
  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru

    Very nice, I was wondering if all those nice radius corners weren’t made for rolling. Appears it was! :geek:
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  7. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru

    The stock lower long bolt is actually a little long. It passes through about a good inch of frame at each end of the bolt. I also ran short of them what with all the stands I've built. I use all-thread or just plain steel rod now.
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  8. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before parked

    Damn, Jim, your engine stand looks like your engine was made for it. What a great job. Color me 'impressed' :)
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