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#707611 - 09/07/17 4:11 pm Re: 66 Victor up on the bench [Re: wadeschields]  
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So as you could read on the original thread , there were some questions about how bad the rear fender mounts looked on my frame and now here are some better photos of that area after the frame was stripped.

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At first I thought maybe my frame was brazed by the new guy on the line but I can see a line of braze were the original brackets were or so it seems..... No idea what may have happened here .....

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Although the rest of the brazing isnt that pretty either

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Now I am anxious to see how the painter prepped this area before paint.... I was on his ass for the last year to fix this so I could see it before he painted it but he didnt do anything until he did it all at once frown


I will be continuing this thread in the project forum....
http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=707608#Post707608


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#708268 - 09/13/17 3:56 pm Re: 66 Victor up on the bench [Re: wadeschields]  
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So I went to pick up the Victor from the shop and was pretty happy with the job that they did. They dumped out a couple 5 gallon buckets of whitworth hardware for me to go through and find some replacement for my either missing or nasty looking or just completely wrong hardware on my frame.... Pinch bolts and shock mounting bolts and stuff like that. Mine had home depot bolts for pinch bolt and even nastier mismatched bolts on the shocks... A few hours searching through hardware and I was golden.... Or as golden as I could be I suppose .....

Things I will need as I put this beast back together are becoming apparent as well.
Bent shock so I'll be looking for a pair of those.
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I'll be looking for a rear fender as well. But here are a few photos of how the fender brackets turned out. It is not the nice clean factory job but short of that its a lot better then it was.
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My fork caps were in bad shape so he put these on. Mine were more round on top so I will keep an eye out for correct ones but these will do for now
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The new pinch bolt I sourced from the buckets look to be somewhat correct
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Ill be needing these oil tank rubbers as these are just sitting on there with the bottoms broken off
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A better photo showing the sweep at the end of my fender. This seems to be correct for the 66 model. And maybe only that model?
Correct me if I am wrong before I go searching for a fender
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This image shows the pinch bolt I sourced which fits but I dont think its correct so I will look for a correct one
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Another problem I am having is getting the axle all the way in. I think the thread are full of 3 layers of paint. Anyone have a reversed thread tap for the fork leg on a 66 Victor??????? Does that exist.... Other tips on cleaning out the threads?

Also it seems to be pulling the wheel over to the left . I dont see a spacer on the workshop manual but I need to no more before I proceed
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Over all though I am pretty happy with the results and I am anxious to get started on polishing , rebuilding and learning more about this bike. All tips and suggestions are welcome. As if I wont have enough suggestions from Ruppert Ratio smirk
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#708284 - 09/13/17 6:14 pm Re: 66 Victor up on the bench [Re: wadeschields]  
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Wade,
I have been using NJB shocks on my bike and have been quite satisfied. They look the part, fit, work a whole lot better than Emgo knockoffs, and are a lot less expensive than Hagons or Ikons. Walridge's carries them and frequently has a discount on them during their Christmas sale.

Ed from NJ

#708290 - 09/13/17 7:29 pm Re: 66 Victor up on the bench [Re: wadeschields]  
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Good to know Ed ----Thanks !!!


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#711290 - 10/12/17 3:51 am Re: 66 Victor up on the bench [Re: wadeschields]  
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Thanks for the photobucket fix Daryl D .... I can see photos again


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#711378 - 10/12/17 10:30 pm Re: 66 Victor up on the bench [Re: wadeschields]  
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Hi,
Cheap Chinese 9/16 x 20 LH taps are available on eBay
It will be fine to clean out the paint from the fork leg
http://www.eBay.co.uk/itm/2X-Right-Left-Hand-9-16-20-TPI-Unified-USA-Standard-Threads-HSS-Right-Hand-Tap-/302309574258?hash=item46630e0672:g:7-YAAOSwsjRZiCGl

or a set of carbon steel taps
http://www.eBay.co.uk/itm/RDGTOOLS-9-16-x-20-tpi-left-hand-CLASSIC-CAR-taps-MYFORD-/290687222865?epid=1456172734&hash=item43ae4f0451:g:x6UAAMXQPatTKATt


John

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