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TOPIC: My RT fix'n up project.

My RT fix'n up project. 12 Dec 2018 07:24 #21

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I ordered a new 2.8mm six pin connector kit from Vintage Connections. The kit comes with the plastic housing and the new individual connector pins. It was really nice and easy to be able insert the original pin connectors into the new plastic housings. YAY! Like new again!


Can't say enough about how good, and quality Vintage Connections stuff is. Eyelets are tough, tough to crimp, even with their crimper. And the dual-bullet silver terminals are a bit thin. But, EVERYTHING else is so quality, so well made, makes me feel like a complete pro when adding new terminals, and making old new again.


Yes, I agree. I discovered Vintage Connections many years ago during my first old bike project. I learned to keep a supply of 4mm bullet terminals on hand and you can be confident things like the six pin connector will be just like the original. I kept a supply of the 3.5mm bullet terminals on hand to put my CB550K wiring back to original after a PO had butchered it.

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My RT fix'n up project. 12 Dec 2018 16:59 #22

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Today's project was cleaning and preping the fork legs for clear coat.



I use a sctochbrite wheel from Sears that leaves a nice finish I like. I bought several of these years ago and I'm down to my last one. I need to make a trip to a Sears store and hopefully they still sell them.



For the the hard to get to places I like to use a little sctochbrite wheel on a Dremel tool.

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My RT fix'n up project. 12 Dec 2018 17:21 #23

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Fork legs look good, I like that brushed look.
I also saw the old toys on the shelf, any story behind them.

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My RT fix'n up project. 12 Dec 2018 17:43 #24

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mdscott wrote: Fork legs look good, I like that brushed look.
I also saw the old toys on the shelf, any story behind them.


They were, are mine and my brothers. I found them when I had to clean out my parents home when they had to move to an assisted living facility.

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My RT fix'n up project. 13 Dec 2018 13:44 #25

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mdscott wrote: Fork legs look good, I like that brushed look.
I also saw the old toys on the shelf, any story behind them.


They were, are mine and my brothers. I found them when I had to clean out my parents home when they had to move to an assisted living facility.


Very nice, I still have my American Flyer set my Dad bought used in 1958 when I was 5, still runs.
1947 Hudson 4-6-4 Locomotive and cars. Not sure this will ring a bell, he bought it from the TV kids show guy Bill" Stulla of the Engineer Bill show.
It was broadcasted in SoCal, 1954 to 1966, not sure anywhere else
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My RT fix'n up project. 14 Dec 2018 01:18 #26

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After seeing those forks I now know what I'm doing this weekend lol they look awesome so awesome I need a matching pair for my dt250 great job
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My RT fix'n up project. 14 Dec 2018 04:48 #27

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For buffing aluminum back to factory finish the 2 speed bench mount buffer with # 8455-87 medium buff and blend wheel from tptools.com works very well.
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My RT fix'n up project. 14 Dec 2018 05:05 #28

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Delcowizzid wrote: After seeing those forks I now know what I'm doing this weekend lol they look awesome so awesome I need a matching pair for my dt250 great job


Thanks!

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My RT fix'n up project. 14 Dec 2018 05:11 #29

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mdscott wrote:

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mdscott wrote: Fork legs look good, I like that brushed look.
I also saw the old toys on the shelf, any story behind them.


They were, are mine and my brothers. I found them when I had to clean out my parents home when they had to move to an assisted living facility.


Very nice, I still have my American Flyer set my Dad bought used in 1958 when I was 5, still runs.
1947 Hudson 4-6-4 Locomotive and cars. Not sure this will ring a bell, he bought it from the TV kids show guy Bill" Stulla of the Engineer Bill show.
It was broadcasted in SoCal, 1954 to 1966, not sure anywhere else


I also found the HO gauge slot cars and complete track that my dad, brother and I used to have races when we stuck inside during the winter. It's all in a box. I thought about setting it up to see if everything still works.

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My RT fix'n up project. 15 Dec 2018 09:31 #30

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It's good to see the foot pegs are holding up ok.



Several years ago the PO wanted to replace original rubber foot pegs with the cleated type pegs and found the whole assembly on ebay. As expected, the pins and pin holes were worn and foot pegs were drooping like an old hound dogs ears. No problem! I told him, that can be fixed. I drilled the holes out to have good clean round holes and made stainless steel pin / bushings with a close fit to the holes.



Once the pins / bushings and holes were good, I added a bead of weld were the pegs contact and stop when pivoting down. I then worked the bead down so pegs stopped where they should.

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