Ive been working on the wheels. I was going to paint them but decided that it was probably not a good idea since this bike will see only offroad use. I chose to polish them instead. I dont think I will take them to a mirrored finish though. Just a clean "brushed" look. The rear is pitted badly in one section, but I worked it out as much as possible. It wont be show quality, but it wont be an eyesore either. Here are some videos I found very helpful. Ill post some pics of the process of polishing the front rim.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Labels: Ty 175
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Cleaning up the rear wheel while the rust converter does it's thing. The frame should be ready for primer soon.
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Labels: Ty 175 trials
Friday, January 15, 2010
Well, new to the garage anyway. Yamaha DT175. Rusty, greasy, and in need of a lot of work as usual. Came with another DT tank, a seatpan, and a Husqvarna vintage tank. Hell yeah! Not to mention the possibility of another rolling frame. Ok, back to work on the TY.
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Labels: El Bastardo, I heart Husq tanks
Thursday, January 7, 2010
More Engine Porn
Allison liquid cooled V12. Developed by the Allison Division of General Motors Corp. The design is that of a modern engine featuring overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder, and single point fuel injection. It made at lest 1 HP for every pound it weighed. This particular engine coming from a P-38 produced 1,450 HP.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Engine porn #2
I was at the Aerospace Museum of California in Sacramento last week oogling various aircraft and engines. Should have been a pilot. Or at least an aircraft tech.
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Friday, January 1, 2010
Engine porn #1
28 cylinder air-cooled airplane engine at the Sacramento air and space museum. The pistons are bigger than my head!
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