Jago Jeep wheels

found a set of 15″ vw steelies in the shed of our new house, so it’d be rude not to slap the tyres onto the wellers and try to put the jeep on it’s legs.

No bothers getting the tyre to pop.

Not very stretched at all.

Bit of a difference in gearing huh?

have to find some way to pull the half shafts out of the axle to finish the rear brakes.

Feck all done to the Jago again

Well i got 8.2l/100km outa the runner, thats probably as good as it gets for now,fun as it is probably will have to go back to the cbr.

Got something done to the jago. The paint wasn’t so thick that the crossmember wouldn’t fit. however the paint didn’t like the rain or the ice .

Also someone nicked one of the bolts i got to put the crossmember in. it was probably me and i’ve forgotten. Got tca’s in with much lube and two big hammers. Fitted the arb then ran out of light for photos.

arb clamps need plenty of  paint, decided to call it a night then, next day i’ll find a few more parts the need painting and do a batch.

thinking of getting a gsxr750l and turning it into a gsxr750rk(l) rep

This is a great inspiration, also those three pics are now my desktop backround forever!


Some Jeep progress

Only thing really stopping me from starting the rebuild of the jago was the weld from old engine mounts that were blocking the crossmember from slipping on. I was just too lazy to get all the extension cord out and grind them off.

But yesterday i did it. It was a bit tight even with the extra welds ground off so some hammering widening the ‘ears’ out a bit.

then i painted the left over bit’s from last time, hope the paint isn’t so thick it won’t fit back on.

Sad News :(

Starting a full time CAD course next monday, 32 weeks of study means no work done. all projects moth balled. Might do something interesting in CAD and post that, clean finger nails for the next 8 months or as long as i can stay away from the shed.

Another surprise in the garage, streetfightered gsxr1100

Too cheap for proper bars? can’t imagine the brake/clutch reservoirs work very well either.

I’d have a standard one please, where the hell is he going with that rear brake pedal?.

I leave my bike at teds place for one night.

More jago jeep

But first i got me a haynes manual for an escort mk2 75-80, lot’s of small useful titbits in there like brake master cylinder bore sizes and most usefully a wiring diagram!

Gave the second coat to the crossmember, it’s coming out well. Also did a bit more to the chassis, really needs another coat.

Matching yellow & red bush’s, tre’s garish no?

Decided i’m gonna finish the bumpers in red too and then the body work and wheels shall be matt grey, the subtle red bits should stand out with out taking any body’s eyes out.

Jago Sandero?

But first have some (requested) pics of our own charley:

Right to the jeep, not calling it geep any more, maybe i should call it the sandero? hmm. These rear bush’s were not easy to get in.

Got some more paint and degreased the crossmember after i chopped off the engine mounts. finished article next time.

Straightened the plates at the rear, haven’t quite got a standard setup here no crush tube in the top bush so I’ll use and extra nut and lock the top bolt off, can tighten things up later if needs be.

Put the spring together, was wrong the other day about the lower cups being different, just the way/light i was looking at ’em.

Far spring hanger is quite stuck, so today I’ve got fetching red and yellow bush’s hanging out the rear.

Also did some playing with my busa’s idle, much better bike all round with it turned up to 1200rpm, was at 900rpm cutting out at the lights and making the throttle snatchy. cbr6 will be taken apart to have it’s carbs clean and sync’d.

Some paintin

But first some puppys!

The crossmember i got quite cheap had been mangled by my arch nemesis, the imperial system! i was quick to ream them back into shape with an m8 tap, will put and extra nut on the back to make sure nothing moves.

Went off and got some m10 bolts for the rest of the chassis, very little stopping me now apart from the burning sun making anything done outside a hot and sweaty affair.

Painted some more bits up.

While i painted the legs had a closer look, the bottom cups are different! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

More escort suspension

busy morning for me! tried the steering clamp and they don’t seem to fit just right thankfully there a little big so when i file them down a bit they’ll be quite snug, much better then loose.

Escort top spring cup

YEA! got it for free too, all the other bits from rally design should be turning up soon, and then when the tuk tuk is done we’ll have a rolling chassis.

cb1100r nekid

Found it in the shed today, one owner from new, hand made alloy tank, carbon imprenated fairings, magnesium engine covers, i offered him my busa.

still has the running in sticker on the clock. missing it’s idiot lights because of a crash years ago, I remember it back in garage way back then too.

The reason I went to the shed, put some shiny bits on my new rear brakes.

also I have a new haircut I now look like a cross between guile jedward and vanilla ice.

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