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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Guzzi Cafe Special - Square Barrels round.....ish

The cylinder head fins are repaired and the square fins rounded off a little. I had the barrels fine grit blasted at a powder coaters and my friend Martin very kindly took my heads and rocker covers into work and grit / bead blasted those. Last week I gave them all a good clean out with a air line,a cleaning solution and then the airline again. I have also started to clean up the piston crowns and combustion chamber / valves
I first rounded the edges of some square barrels 12 - 13 years ago and that engine
is in my touring bike (languishing in the garage and not been anywhere for too many years)


I am not trying to make it look like a early round barrel Guzzi but just something that looks
a little different


Finally it's out of the Living room
(Madelyn's Happy.......at least until I get my other frame back !)

Before I got them blasted, Martin (my Saviour) drilled and tapped these in the heads for a breather.
 No idea why Guzzi stopped putting this in on the 1100 Sport
It certainly won't do any harm

I also have these in my collection acquired a number of years ago.
Standard 950cc Square barrels properly machined down unlike my filed down ones

2 comments:

  1. The rolling chassis looks very sexy. Shame to put anything else on it apart from the engine!

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  2. Yes,it's not until you start putting all the necessary items on that it starts detracting from the look,number plates,batteries, lights and indicators. Just take a look at professional bike builders publicity shots and try and spot in particular the battery and number plate...................Certainly not going to get very far without them !

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