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Jan
31

Jota progress

So, project Jota is beginning to take shape, the resto would be going quicker but its not the only build going on in James’ workshop.

Rough cast wheels are stripped, prepped and treated to a coat of paintIMG_9420

Frame is dipped and a couple of minor repairs sorted before being primed and two packed

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The rear shock mounts are a known weak spot on these old frames, so Barry at Blue Haze engineering boxes and strengthens the original mountings

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Cast iron Brembo discs can look as if they should be chucked but some time on the wire wheel and a lick of paint and they’re soon sorted, these old discs have the advantage of bolting onto the carrier so are easily separated for cleaning.

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Cylinder head has been stripped, de greased and soda blasted.

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Exhaust studs are 7mm, an unusual size, two are drilled, tapped and heli coiled

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Philpotts sort out 26 years worth of neglected chrome, ground, re chromed and ground back to original size, with polished lowers ready to be re built

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Barrels have been soda blasted and honed and visual inspection shows them to be in good condidtion, original pistons are going back in with new rings to be on the safe side.

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Engine covers, polished to better than original finish.

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Bottom end is waiting for some attention, on the “to do” list!

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