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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #80 on: June 14, 2019, 18:28:22 »
I will let you know, if it starts  :smirk:
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #81 on: June 14, 2019, 18:36:58 »
A bit more playing around while the tank is bubbling away nicely. I pulled the Rad off and was interested to see that the pesky connectors we all know and love were a bit grubby but nothing that would be considered corrosion. I gave them all a good clean and hopefully they will be good for a few years.

There are new cobwebs all over the bike today  :icon_batterup:
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #82 on: June 14, 2019, 20:44:28 »
You are going great guns Andy looking good I bet you are enjoying it ? Keep the pictures coming  :thumb:

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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #83 on: June 14, 2019, 21:05:32 »
It is the most fun you can have with your clothes on  :smirk:
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #84 on: June 14, 2019, 21:09:58 »
Is spannering when naked more fun then?  :smirk:

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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #85 on: June 14, 2019, 21:15:12 »
I will let you know, stand by for photos  :thumb:
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #86 on: June 14, 2019, 21:16:50 »
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #87 on: June 14, 2019, 21:39:29 »
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #88 on: June 14, 2019, 21:42:29 »
Reminds me of summer in my workshop ..  lol

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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #89 on: June 14, 2019, 23:38:31 »
looking good that Fat Rat keep them pictures coming. :thumb:

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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #90 on: June 15, 2019, 03:28:05 »
Buy some spider detterent, you will get rid of unwanted tenants.
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #91 on: June 15, 2019, 07:46:24 »
 :eusa-doh: :eusa-doh:
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #92 on: June 15, 2019, 11:10:24 »
Hope the webs aren't holding the bike together
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #93 on: June 15, 2019, 15:40:32 »
I am trying to get bits done each day but work stops play  :bawl: I drained the vinegar from the tank, it had been in there doing its work for more than 24 hours. Then three tanks full of a bicarb mix to neutralise the acid from the vinegar.

It came up well. I was considering sealing the inside with Petseal but it is in much better condition than I expected with no flaking rust.;
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #94 on: June 15, 2019, 16:15:45 »
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #95 on: June 15, 2019, 16:40:56 »
Love reading this and seeing the progress, great work!

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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #96 on: June 15, 2019, 17:42:07 »
The inside of the tank looks great for all the years it as been stood, how is the pump? great to see it coming along. :fix:

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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #97 on: June 15, 2019, 17:48:16 »
With the tank now clean, I set about stripping the fuel pump assembly.

I think it's fair to say this was overdue.
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #98 on: June 15, 2019, 17:52:31 »
And breaking news!

After cleaning the filter assembly and fitting a new filter, I reassembled it back into the tank and fitted it to the bike.

I then added petrol.


I then turned on the ignition, and for the first time heard the bike turn over. No nasty noises, all sounds well.

But...

She wouldn't start.

There is a healthy spark but I don't think fuel is getting through. I will have to take the tank off again and remove the filter assembly to see if I have done anything daft. The battery is flat now so I may leave it until tomorrow.
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Re: The restoration of CJ
« Reply #99 on: June 15, 2019, 17:53:31 »
Well I now know the answer about the pump.