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Offline Redbird

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2011, 07:41:08 AM »
Beautiful... absolutely Beautiful :thumbsup:
Gotta love those Freebies  :mrgreen:


What's the skinny on the SS with the hole in the hood?

Offline 76RD400

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2011, 01:03:37 PM »
Beautiful... absolutely Beautiful :thumbsup:
Gotta love those Freebies  :mrgreen:


What's the skinny on the SS with the hole in the hood?

Skinny on the SS: Original 1968 SS bigblock 396, turbo 400, Color-Ermine white. Bought it in 1979 from second owner, he owned it ~1.5 yrs. 1st owner was lady from San Francisco. Of coarse, being 17 with an SS bigblock camaro back then meant build a hot rod!. So, 32 yrs later, it has full roller 427 that gobbles fuel. Plan is to restore it back to original as a retirement project.  I have all the original parts (engine, SS hood, rims/hubcaps, etc..)
 

Offline joey car

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2011, 07:26:37 AM »
fantastic build,  i love the green tins , and the rz's not bad either,   :thumbsup:

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2011, 08:38:36 PM »
sic.  botm for sure.  super clean.  Did you pull some extra foam outa the seat?  I want to say I have the same one but yours looks lower? 
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Offline Gr_smkr

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2011, 11:03:31 AM »
Nice, full resto!  Doesn't get any cleaner than this ! 
You got some nice toys!!!
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Wait-what?!

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Offline 76RD400

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2011, 12:43:00 PM »
sic.  botm for sure.  super clean.  Did you pull some extra foam outa the seat?  I want to say I have the same one but yours looks lower?

Yup, I cut it down ~1-1/4 inch using a electric carving knife (saved the foam just in case). Cut the bolts that attach the seat latch to the pan (too long, you can feel them)  The original height seemed high. Been on (2) 100 mile rides and didn't have any "comfort" issues. Felt good and I think it looked better




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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2011, 03:01:26 PM »
Well Done fellow Northern CA RD nut!!!!!
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Offline clem79

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2011, 10:23:15 PM »
The the bike!

And the garage... dang! 

What are the turn signals on this bike?  LED?  Where'd you get them?
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Offline 76RD400

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2011, 12:00:41 PM »
The the bike!

And the garage... dang! 

What are the turn signals on this bike?  LED?  Where'd you get them?

Aluminum turn signals from Economy Cycle in amber or smoke. Not LED. Tail light is from a Harley Fat Bob (LED)

http://www.economycycle.com/servlet/Detail?category=ALL&keyword=turn+signal+smoke&no=469&param_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.economycycle.com%2Fservlet%2FCategories

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2011, 03:48:06 PM »
How do you like the pipes on that beast? Been thinkin about picking up a set for my '76 400 but wanted to hear some feedback on them first.

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2011, 11:49:38 PM »
Thats a real credit to you mate, nice job.
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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2011, 11:32:46 PM »
In the picture of your garage do I spy a kawi 550 and a wave blaster?!?

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2011, 09:25:39 AM »
In the picture of your garage do I spy a kawi 550 and a wave blaster?!?

Yup, modified 550, ported, welded crank and 440 pump. The wave blaster is the closest thing you will get to a stand up as far as handling. You can lay then on their rail, its a motorcycle on the water. I's too bad they dont make that hull design anymore.....

i guess it's like RD's and old classic cars.....

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2011, 11:04:55 PM »
I've always wanted a wave blaster!! I have a 650, 750 sxi pro, and an 800 :thumbsup:
I love stand-ups they are a blast.

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Re: Free RD finally done, I think?
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2011, 10:12:01 PM »
Fantastic Job!!! The bike looks amazing!!! Love the Geneva Green with all of the goodies........
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