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post #61 of 66 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 08:33 PM
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Goldwing motors donít run worth a crap with open headers,they need back pressure.



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post #62 of 66 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Finished dismantling the "parts" '79 that I brought home several weeks ago. You know a GL1000 is just a lump if you have to use crowbars, oak 2x's and a sledge hammer to split the cases! Surprisingly, the main and rod bearings looked good - no copper showing so I pulled the mains and labeled them including labeling the box with the code from the engine cases. Crank looked Ok. Gears rusty so they will be tossed along with the cases.

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Been having a lot of fun taking the Hunley to nearby shows this year. Yesterday, we took her to the "Moonshiner's Run" car show in Stearns, Kentucky. Great turn-out of machines and people (check their Facebook page). I always like getting snapshots of the pinup girls on the bike.
BTW, the blonde is headed for Afganistan in 2 weeks for 9 months.
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I finally pulled the '79 out of the family room side of the basement and into the garage. Took some photos as I swapped the bikes around. Headlight was removed to permit removal of the Vetter umbilical and will stay off until I can heal all of the wounds caused by the Scotch-Loks. After getting it in the garage, I pulled the cam belt covers and installed new timing belts. The old ones were stiff and the vendor info worn off the outside, so they were definitely due. Pulled the plugs and hooked up the battery (I had charged and stored it in a plastic battery box). Checked compression, and Yahoo! all 180 +/- 5 psi! The bottom of the engine is covered with oil and there is no obvious source, so I'll clean it well and watch. Although, the '77 that I had back in 2004 had the same oil coverage and it turned out to be from leaky fork seals. The cap over the rotor bolt was jammed and rounded so I had to chisel it off but luckily I had a spare from the junker engine. I think tomorrow I might just hook up the external fuel cell and see if it will fire.
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After once again pulling the rack from the Hunley to try and find why #2 plug fouls in less than 20 miles, I finally found it. The needle jet (holder?) was wallowed out seriously. Replaced it with one from the junker '79 and then took her for ~40 miles shake-down ride over Norris Dam. Result: no fouling! Then, pulled the project '79 out, hooked up fuel, and fired it up. Only static-timed and carbs not balance, but sounded pretty good. Today I registered it and will add it to my Dairyland policy.
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awesome.
love it when a project comes together!

it is hard to find those small, minor irregularities like that.

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