Silver Tag Z50

Discussion in 'Honda CT70/Z50 Registry' started by Texan, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Tripod

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    Looks like your making great progress. What method works for removing those handlebar dents on the front of the tank?
     
  2. Gary

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    Looking good,cabinet looks good too. I ended up getting plastic media for mine,my guess is that it works much like the walnut shell but might not disintegrate in use. Curious about your new gas tank is it from that guy in Tampa? Been thinking of getting one to paint up for an extra. How did it fit,the front mounts look to be at too vertical compared to the original.
     
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    I have a tank from the guy in Tampa. Bought the unpainted ones. They come with alot of early stages of rust. Whatever coating it has on it doesnt do a good job of rust prevention. The bottom seam of the tank is very wavy and rough. The tank needs alot of work and filler to make it smooth.
     
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  5. Texan

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    It wasnt from the familiar ebay seller in Tampa, but it was from Tampa. It was under a different ebay seller and got thru an auction instead of a BIN. I suspect and am pretty sure it is the same guy, as he listed multiple and they were sold with a little rust inside in the description.

    The rust really wasn't too bad. I'll post some pics of it soon.
     
  6. Gary

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    Great thanks
     
  7. Texan

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    Here is some pics of the tank, I don't remember having any trouble with it going onto the rubber mounts, but they do look longer than my stock tank. The rubber strap Pin is butted up to the tank, which has a bigger flange than the original. I never fully mounted it, so I see didn't how the rubber strap fit. As Tripod said, it is a bit wavy at the bottom.
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  8. Gary

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    Thanks. That 3rd picture shows the angle of the mounts I was talking about,the oem tank the mounts are not as great an angle. All these things ie the pin and those mounts could be easily changed before any finishing work done. Better than an old beat up one for sure.
     
  9. Texan

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    Thanks RacerX, the missing Stud threads are still good. Should I attempt to remove the Stud still there, or is best to leave it be and just replace the missing one? I'd hate for the Stud still there to break while attempting to remove it.

    Also I'm gonna eventually gonna send out the Head to get the valves re-cut. I know I need new Valves, but what else is usually replaced/reused during a Head rebuild?
     

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