Kirby's YouTube How-to Videos.

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  1. kirrbby

    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    You would think so, but I'm not sure. How much do you figure? I'm thinkin 900-$1000 after I spend 3-400 on parts. Plus the L case has damage that would need some weld repairs and then metal-finished. Plus it needs a new crank. So maybe I'd make 500 or so for my troubles.

    If I list these parts on ebay, for what I think I could get for them.
    $25 left case half
    30 right half
    50 for the head.
    60 clutch
    90 clutch side cover
    10 bent shift shaft
    40 H kick shaft
    175 trans
    150 stator
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    $630 -15% for fudge and fees=
    $535 in my pocket for about 3-4 hours of my time. No parts to order, no money spent/invested, no parts to clean, no worries about my work.

    Plus, I probably have enough H engine parts kickin around here to build 3 nice engines, and 4 or 5 more nice complete H engines that are more worthy of a rebuild.
    The piece of this engine that makes it special, the L case that says CT70HE- on the side, is damaged in 4-5 spots that would need for someone to put some careful work into repairing. I think it would have to be someone who loves that L case to put the kind of time into it that it needs, or someone who has the talent to do it easily. I'm not that guy. I'm the parts guy.
     
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    500 for your troubles would be great, I thought you have a good used crank and you should have something to test it with to ensure it runs good. I want to see you do it because you can. It will be much better than just tearing engines down. No harm leaving the chain damage, smooth em out with a dremmel. It's covered by the flywheel cover and wont look all gnarly when the cases are clean . The rebuild is more fun when you hear it run and know you did it. I am happy doing one for 150 for a friend.
     
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    You both make really good cases. $500 profit on a rebuilt engine is a pretty healthy hourly rate of return. With a new crank, shift forks and shifter shaft assembly, the parts total can easily exceed $500 for a first-rate rebuild. That's the sad reality of the vintage collector world, machines are usually worth more parted-out...and the hourly pay is better, selling them that way.

    Not to throw more shit into the game but, there's a third issue worth mentioning/considering...time. H-model parts aren't getting any more plentiful, so it won't be long before demand outstrips supply and prices spike. It's already happened, I just don't see the trend reversing with these machines, they're too iconic. When this board was launched, I was buying rebuildable H-motors for as little as $50 a pop...and they were decent motors. NOS speedometers could be had for that money, too. Non-running bikes and bare frames were dirt-cheap, too. I paid $10 for the frame of my candy-purple, Dax custom, for example. Storage space isn't free and not everyone has the time and motivation to do as Pat suggested. If one isn't careful to strike & maintain an acceptable balance, they could end up with "too much crap".:whistle:

    Ultimately, I reckon it's up to the guy who owns the item up for bid/sale.
     
  4. kirrbby

    kirrbby Well-Known Member

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    One thing I forgot to subtract from the money for my pocket. Before I took this engine apart I peeled a piece of tape off of it that was marked "160". My initial investment...it was a bargain IMO

    535
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    $375
     
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    I think it would get a lot of attention here and would be great entertainment for this board documenting it. I like looking at shiny complete engines here rather than boxes with parts in em! Either way you want to go Kirb, but really think you should consider doing it as it is fun to re assemble too! Nice winter project, I would go for a new hi vol oil pump also. Either way works for me. just wanted to see you do a rebuild vid and have some fun.
     
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    I'm with you on all of that. I'd definitely enjoy doing a rebuild video of a nice stock 70H engine. Just not this one. If I'm gonna build one, for all to see, trying to do my very best work, I want to go for the very best finished product.

    The best thing about having too much crap, is having the luxury of keeping the best parts for myself.
    I wouldn't put the time and money into building a motor with a crappy L side case...when I have options. Unless...I had the matching frame # to go with it.
    I'll put together a box of keepers to use for my video.
    I'll probably start that video from scratch. Disassemble, clean, inspect, rebuild, reassemble, test run?

    But what I reassemble will be my hand picked parts.
    Then I'll have something...a VERY nice motor that I can keep, or sell, for...ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

    A good winter project...goal.

    But the next vid might come this weekend.
    "How to bore CT Z engine cases with a router."
    My friend red69 wanted to see that one. I think maybe a lot of people will be interested to see it. The first round of vids we're just practice, before making this one.
     
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    Well my case boring video is uploading.
    I've been thinking, and worrying about this for a long time. Seems like I could have done a better job of it. Funny how I kinda panic as soon as the camera comes on. But, it's done, and I'm VERY happy about that. Hope y'all like it.
    This was done on my cell phone, and it LOOKS really good. The sound is questionable tho. We'll see how it sounds on YouTube.
    I kinda ran out of time...it ends abruptly, but it IS all there. Would have liked a few more minutes to end it properly, but all done in one vid is good.

    DON'T try this at home. lol

    Still a couple hours to go to get it uploaded. I'll post it when it's done.
     
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    Wow, that took a while to upload compared to the others.

     
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    You rock kirrbby!!! I enjoyed the vid. Would like to see footage of the top end going together.

    Btw, there were a few instances where the sound went down low for a couple seconds, but the rest was just fine. That loud router REALLY came through.lol
     
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    Thanks CJ. I'm happy with the vid. This was recorded with my cell phone. The volume is a little low, but not too bad. I don't hear very well on a good day, but I can hear this well enough. My phone will only give me about 30 minutes of video...I barely made it before it blinked off. It worked out well tho...no part 2.
    I was feeling my router bit flexing...or something as I was making my last pass. I was worried something was moving, or loose, or wrong. It was ok, but turns out the collet in the router was dirty, it shows in the finished product...not quite as nice as the other cases that I did. Its fine as is, but I might clean the cases up a little before I use them.

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    I'm bumping up my case boring video. Over on PM, a member posted, saying that he did this on a KLX engine.
    I'm kinda proud of this vid, and of how well it works. Check it out, if you haven't yet.
     
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    I like your vids kirrbby. You should do more. I wanted to do a step by step on a clutch rebuild and add it to the spinner cleaning thread, but the new format we have now wont let me edit it. :(
     
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    Cool vid Kirrbby. It will come in handy. Only question is can you ID the bit you used?
     
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    Thanks, I snatched 1 from Amazon. Making the jig is next.....your process makes sense so hope with a little common sense I can make that happen. BTW. How much clearance is needed I think you used 2+”.
     
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    2-1/4" I was aiming for 58mm. I used a 2.25 hole saw and then sanded it smooth inside by hand.
     
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