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TOPIC: 1974 DT360 "Clover"

1974 DT360 "Clover" 09 Jun 2019 15:35 #31

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This sludge brought to you by BSA.
( Hey, it happens ! )



After all said and done...

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1974 DT360 "Clover" 13 Jun 2019 13:20 #32

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Rick C. wrote: This sludge brought to you by BSA.
( Hey, it happens ! )


That is about how much rust came out of my tank by the end of the second vinegar bath. Still no noticeable leaks though. It looks good now, although it flash rusts instantly as it dries. I'm going to toss in some acetone and drywall screws for one final shake before coating. Hopefully the acetone dries faster and doesn't let the rust develop as quickly.

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1974 DT360 "Clover" 13 Jun 2019 13:25 #33

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New Whoa Nellies combined with new wheel bearings front and rear for improved rolling and stopping.
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1974 DT360 "Clover" 13 Jun 2019 13:29 #34

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Make sure you get the same count of screws coming out as going in !
One could get stuck and cause further problems down the line.
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1974 DT360 "Clover" 14 Jun 2019 13:57 #35

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I'm excited to eventually start reassembling the engine. I'm going to clean up the cylinder jug and head, and see if I want to paint or let it show it's age. The parts are quite filthy. Is it advisable to power wash the fins?

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1974 DT360 "Clover" 14 Jun 2019 19:23 #36

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Your brake parts look really good! The fins will hold up to the pressure. I've had better luck with solvent and a brush. You might try applying some cleaning solvent or gunk and let it sit a bit before the pressure wash.
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1974 DT360 "Clover" 14 Jun 2019 19:28 #37

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You will only need 1/2 of the tank sealer to do that tank and you will still be pouring out the excess at the end (as you should). I know they caution you about running out but there is enough in a whole can to do a 6 gallon tank. I used a whole can to do a 5 gallon tank and poured out quite a bit a the end. I think enough to do another 3 gallon tank. (it went in the trash)

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1970 DT1-C Grand Prix race bike
1970 DT1-C Street tracker
1968 Honda CL90
1971 Honda Sl 125
1973 Honda CR250
1974 Honda MR-50
1966 Triumph Tiger Cub
1967 Moto Guzzi V700
1970 Suzuki TC90
1947 Mustang
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1974 DT360 "Clover" 16 Jun 2019 10:17 #38

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Pillsbury wrote: Your brake parts look really good! The fins will hold up to the pressure. I've had better luck with solvent and a brush. You might try applying some cleaning solvent or gunk and let it sit a bit before the pressure wash.


Power washing removed the worst of the dirt, but they parts still look pretty rough. I don't think I am going to paint them though, so will clean them up further by hand and go for the "artisanal distress" look. Sanding back the edges of the fins gives them a good look look.

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1974 DT360 "Clover" 16 Jun 2019 10:19 #39

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first time out of the shed in many months...

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1974 DT360 "Clover" 16 Jun 2019 10:27 #40

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I was on the fence about removing the clutch cover as I wasn't sure it was necessary right now, but curiosity got the better of me. I have a complete set of new gaskets, and a set of new crank seals on hand. I decided it would not hurt to get the sludge out and install both crank seals while I am at it. How does this clutch look? Anything I should be concerned with while I am in here?

I'm going to study up on replacing the cranks seals. Hopefully that will go smoothly and I can button it back up. I don't plan to crack the case unless it becomes absolutely necessary.
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