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Knucles

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More parts ready
 

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Finally after a few months I can get back on my project.
I took my cylinders , to be bored andthe head for new guides , seats and valve work .
this shop was recommended by a friend that had good luck there , but it was his first time there .
I showed them the parts and they said no problem and will be ready in 7-10 days .
Two months later , it was done.
I picked them up and discovered some damage to the bottom of one cylinder .
Their motto is ,not only are we slow but expensive likely damage your stuff .
I should have checked Yelp before .
page after page of how incompetent they are.
talked to a buddy that’s has been in the racing scene her fire ever .
he said they are the worst ever.
live and learn ?
I cleaned the outside of the cylinders and head , repainted them and one ready to go to my engine builder.
will get parts to him this week , he said he will get on them .
hehas already rebuilt my front forks and transmission .
he is semi retired and does work on bikes. He was one of the mechanics at a norton dealership in the 70’s . Does good work and reasonable.
I have all the parts ready to reassemble here . Frame is ready and waiting .
I was building this norton for my wife as a gift and a surprise.
I added CNW electric start.
last night see asked me how many bikes I have .?
i said a few , she said why didn’t you tell me you hadanother Norton ?
yikes !
she saw the title come in a few months ago , but never said a word , till now .
I told her the story of the surprise and she was happy.
Now she was trying to get me to change the color of the seat and tank/side covers .
I said I had all that thought out and was sticking to it .
getting the clear title was another story .
 

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I took my cylinders , to be bored andthe head for new guides , seats and valve work .
this shop was recommended by a friend that had good luck there , but it was his first time there .
I showed them the parts and they said no problem and will be ready in 7-10 days .
Two months later , it was done.
I picked them up and discovered some damage to the bottom of one cylinder .
Their motto is ,not only are we slow but expensive likely damage your stuff .
What damage was done, and how did you fix it?

I would check over everything before re-assembly...
 

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here are a few pictures
one is before the machine shop got it
two are after they broke it . I assume when clampingto fixture to machine.
 

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The man responsible for that work should have been a butcher. Shame on him.....
 

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What was bad
the fact that they did not say a thing about doing it.
I did not notice until I went to shop to clean it up .
 

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What was bad
the fact that they did not say a thing about doing it.
I did not notice until I went to shop to clean it up .
And that plausible deniability is why they didn't front up to doing it.
 

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get my engine and transmission back tomorrow .
they are done , just need to pick them up .
complete rebuild of everything except the new amal carb set I bought from Marsh Ent. (On this site )
I can finally start the reassembly .
I may not start the assembly until the fall.
I have 3 longer trips planned for the next 3 months .
I have to go to Oshkosh , best flying event in the world.
then camping with my wife in her vintage trailer up to Idaho, very nice there.
then fishing in Kodiak for a few weeks.
I know , it’s terrible , but someone has to do it.
when I get my motor tomorrow , I am going to drop a BSA engine to him for a complete rebuild.
 

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I know , I forgot the pictures
 

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That looks awfully spiffy. Make sure to wrap it in a sheet and leave it in a climate-controlled environment or it won't look the same when your trippin' is done...
 

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it is climate controlled here .
105 degrees and only a hint of humidity.
all natural from nature
 
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