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  1. The cars looking good mate. You've had a few box issues now haven't you? or is it them same one that didn't get resolved?
  2. One of the problems was i didnt have a log book or reg for the bike but after i received the new frame the guy looked through his box of bits and he found the old tax discs from 83-85 for the bike, and these had the reg on. he was good enough to send me these. Tax by Bean Beano, on Flickr So i filled out a v62 form and sent to the DVLA with £25 postal order. about 3 weeks later i got a log book back woo. A quick check on the dvla site shows it was last taxed in 85 and had 3 owners. Next i took pics of all the stickers on the frame and sizes and a guy on ebay has drawn them all up for me to reproduce them and they look spot on. dfbhdd by Bean Beano, on Flickr dfhdsf by Bean Beano, on Flickr Stripping the engine down. Update on the express by Bean Beano, on Flickr Update on the express by Bean Beano, on Flickr Update on the express by Bean Beano, on Flickr That lump on the side of the head is for the auto choke. im running a manual hand one on this so i removed it. Around this point i decided to get the frame powder coated, but there wasnt a decent match for the original colour, so i peeled off the original decals and took the frame to a paint place in carlisle, they scanned the colour with a laser/scanner thing and found out a match for the paint. I then got the frame blasted Express updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr I then did a little more prep work and also finished off one of the welds on that round bit in the middle of the frame. Then i mixed up some 2k epoxy primer and sprayed it Express updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr I had a few issues with the gun pressure and the water trap and my arse fell out. i asked the guy who did the paint work on the gt4 to spray it for me and he did me a favour. Express updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Express updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Express updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr He also clear coated it as he didnt think the paint was that good. I couldnt believe how good it looks, really happy with how it came out. This then set the standard high for the rest of the bike though! i carried on stripping the bike down Updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Next i started cleaning the barrel up it was really rusty i soaked it boiling water with bilt hamber deox c and after a few goes and a little wire brushing and scrapping ti came out great. Updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr i got some high temp engine gloss black enamel paint and painted it with a small brush and also some of those ear bud things. its a bad pic in the sun but it looks pretty good. Updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Next was the ignition side of the engine, this looked really bad and maybe had water sat in it at some point. Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr I couldnt find a whole new stator to repalce it all so i just had to clean it up a bit. Updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr I cleaned up the casing and fitted a new extreme crank seal but cant find any pics of that. I finally managed to find a site to order parts from and came across some nos bits and bobs. i got these new and my mate was good enough to spray them again for me. they came out perfect. Updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Now im just waiting for some new fork lowers, the other crank seal, new piston rings and random bits and bobs. Also got a genuine honda basket coming from Japan for it at some point. Ive also done my CBT for when its back on the road, that was great fun and a really good laugh.
  3. A little thread for my NC50 rebuild. To start off ive never owned a road going motorbike, just a couple of suzuki RM125's Starting with this one, something like an 84-86 i think it was, basically it was a pile of shite with the wrong engine and welded frame, never ran but had fuel spark and compression and i sold it on. Then i bought this 99 rm125 about 13 years ago. it ran ok but not quite right but was all there and in not bad condition and was a decent price. I still own this one but the engine is in bits. So after never been interested in a road bike i spot this little honda no on facebook just a few miles from my house. Advert by Bean Beano, on Flickr I went to see it with a mate and a trailer, it wouldnt start and looked a bit rough so i left it. then over the weekend the old guy messaged me a video of it running. So i went back and got it. he wouldnt budge on the price but he did give me loads of other spares from another older nc50 he had stripped for parts. I got all the electrics working on it, and starrted taking it out at night on private roads, it was good fun but mega slow, but each time i went out it seemed to get a little faster. top speed after i fixed the speedo seemed to be 24mph uphill. a few more pics Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr This turned into a project between projects as i was sick of working on the integra and shitty jobs, i enjoyed messing with the scooter as it was so easy to work on and hardly any parts make it up. i fitted a new bigger battery as the old one was dead and causing the healights to blow as there is no voltage regulator. I also refitted the airbox with a new filter i ordered from japan. Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr Managed to pick up a haynes manual for the beast Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr It was an ex scotish library book with stamps starting from 1982 Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr under the dials was someones love of bullet connectors. Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr new parts, the speedo cable was seized and so was the front brake cable, they got fixed early on with a new speedo drive gear Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr out on a night time ride Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr and back home. Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr i took the side casing off and stripped it down as it had been painted gold and when petrol spilled on it the paint washed off and looked a right mess. Express updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Express updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Under the bike you can see the little tool i made to pull the clutch off. Express updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr I picked up another frame as i decided the one i had wasnt good enough as it had been welded and messed about with a little bit. Express updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr This frame came from a guy and he stripped the bike to make a bit of a custom bike using its engine. It was used as a pit bike at Silverstone i believe.
  4. Next job! One thing which has really annoyed me about the car for about 2-3 years now is that the fuel low light is on constantly. I decided to pull the fuel assembly out of the tank in the nice weather over tha bank holiday weekend. Fuel light fix by Bean Beano, on Flickr I dont think this had ever been removed since fitted at the factory as the protective rubber sticky strip was still over the fuel pump wiring, the bolts all looked untouched and the car was still running the stock fuel pump. I checked the filter and there was only this tiny little patch of debris on it. Nopt bad for 27 years of filtering. Fuel light fix by Bean Beano, on Flickr The tank was mint inside and i run the car low on fuel all the time so no issues there. So this little metal cyclinder is what causes the fuel light to come on when your running low. it works by containing a thermister inside it and the temperature changes or something when in and out of the fuel in the tank causing the light to come on. So i measured the resistance and compared it to another i had from when i rebuilt the gt4 fuel tank with all new hardware. The gt4 one looked right after a little google search of what it should be but the starlet one was obviously dead. So i desoldered the starlet and gt4 ones and swapped them over, then removed the ring terminal from the starlet one, soldered it on, heat shrinked it and connected it back up. Fuel light fix by Bean Beano, on Flickr Fuel light fix by Bean Beano, on Flickr and the replacement soldered back ontop the part which holds it in place. Fuel light fix by Bean Beano, on Flickr I also cleaned up the wires which are used to give the fuel level with some electrical contact cleaner. and connected everything back up. Fuel light fix by Bean Beano, on Flickr I also gave the top of the tank and fittings a good spray with some light grease just to protect it all as it was in really good condition. Fuel light fix by Bean Beano, on Flickr And now i can go back to playing my favourite game of fuel light roulette as the lights off. Fuel light fix by Bean Beano, on Flickr Really happy with this little fix as the fuel light has annoyed me that it didnt work but having not had the problem before i wasnt sure what it was. Im guessing all these cars are getting old now so these sorts of issues will likely become more popular. If your light doesnt come on at all it may also be this issue i think unless you have a damamged wire.
  5. Few little jobs ive done recentlyu on EMO. My distributor was leaking oil and slowly getting worse so i swapped over to another one i had spare. I then came to bridge the diagnostics pins to lock the timing to set it with the timing light but for some reason the revs didnt lower and sit at 750rpm like it should. I deceided to check the iacv incase it was full of crap. When i stripped it down i found this. Emo updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr The copper disc on the right was broken, i have no idea how long is had been like this but then it clicked in my head that when the car was sat at idle the electric windows were really slow. This was because of the extra load placed on the car but the idle control valve wasnt doing its job or raising up the revs to compensate for this. Luckily i had a spare iacv as well so i stripped that down and it was still intact. All these spares ive been saving over the years are slowly starting to come in handy! Emo updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr I got the other IACV fitted, fitted the better condition dizzy cap and rotor arm, adjusted the timing andi dont seem to have a leaky dizzy any more. I also fitted a new set of Mintex 1144 pads ive had for a while in the garage as i knew they were getting down. I fitted the old set 4 years ago so they have lasted well and i think they are a great setup for me for the roads i use. Emo updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr
  6. More rot cut out on passenger side Teg updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Teg updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr Not the best pic but behind the bumper bits. Teg updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr and the new arch in. Teg updates by Bean Beano, on Flickr
  7. Yeah hes doing a top job. Little update on the passenger side inner arch. Teg arch update by Bean Beano, on Flickr
  8. some pieces for underneath including the back of the sill. Teg arch update by Bean Beano, on Flickr and from underneath, you can see hes done a few more pieces including part of the end of the fllor pan, where the rta bush mounts, and that bit on the end of the fllor pan with the strenthener piece in it. Teg arch update by Bean Beano, on Flickr Also redone a bit down from the arch which i think the bumper rests against as it has a rubber bit that sticks out. Teg arch update by Bean Beano, on Flickr
  9. Heres some pics for you mate. Qt50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr Qt50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr Qt50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr Qt50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr
  10. Plenty like this mate, this is what they are like when you cut into them. Most would just get ground back on the arches then lump of filler then looks good for 6 months. One arch almost finished. Arches by Bean Beano, on Flickr Hes done a great job on this so far even the inner arch hes shaped and done it properly so it looks original.
  11. I will give the pics of it for you mate.
  12. hahaha yeah. I picked it up from an old guy locally for a good price. Never had a road bike before but it seems fun to fly about on. My dad had a c90 when i was a kid i remember taking it on the beach. My mate had a c70 when we were at 6th form we used to take it out in the fields after they had just been cut in summer, great fun! I can see the express turning into a full resto job! My mates got a mint qt 50 with under 1k miles on it, looks very similar to the express.
  13. I cant take credit for this my mates doing it now, ive seen my arse with it. Costing a few quid mind, but it will be great to get it back all solid without killing myself underneath it. Im on with this little project for now, a bit of a break from cars. Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr Nc50 by Bean Beano, on Flickr
  14. Bit more rust guys!!! new sill clamped in place and a start on the inner arch/ inner sill end inner arch made and mostly welded in. i think the inner arch is all finished now but no more updated pics.
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