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.
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.
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
The new pinch bolt I sourced from the buckets look to be somewhat correct
Ill be needing these oil tank rubbers as these are just sitting on there with the bottoms broken off
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
This image shows the pinch bolt I sourced which fits but I dont think its correct so I will look for a correct one
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
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