Restoration

Alloys are ready for rubber

It took 1 halfords referb kit (minus paint as there was not enough), 6 1200 grit wet and dry sheets, 2 cans of primer, 3 cans of Honda Nobel Silver and 2 cans of laquer + hours and hours and hours and hours of sanding!! But the alloys are finally ready to have some tyres added. A set of Bridgestone RE720 in 205/65/R15 are ready to go on these 15x7J rims.

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Restoration

Wheels

Sanding, sanding, sanding, sanding…. after find there is not enough paint in a halford repair kit to do a proper job it turns out you can’t buy the paint separately?!?! Ok plan B filler primer, sanding, primer, Honda Noble silver, lacquer! That should yield much better results than the paint in the kit. The stuff for filling the holes was good though.

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Restoration

Wheels

We’ve decided to use the stock 4 stud alloys to start with, but with larger tyres that we’ve got from and E36. The alloys have seen better days after a good 15 years on the car! So today we’ve had the old rubber taken off the rim and started the refurb process. None of the pro restores I called would touch the plastics caps and most wanted £55 per wheel. So as these are only until we’ve worn through the tyres we decided to try the Halford wheel restoration kit. The results are pretty good consider its DIY – only finished one of the three so far, it take a long, long time with lots and lots of sanding to get anywhere!



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Also a small job in the engine bay, mounting the coil and arranging the pipes. The Car Builder Solution pipe that I had custom made instead of the 3rd radiator cap is install with the pipe over to the header tank:



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Chassis

LSD Restored and fitted

New pictures in the gallery showing the cleaned up and de-rusted limited slip differential fitted to the Sportster.

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Engine Work

Shiny

3 new pictures today! One very shiny rocker cover, now polished and painted black. Inlet manifold slowly cleaning up. Not sure how much more I will do on this one. Click me