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Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 02 Aug 2013 12:38
by mantaray
A few month's ago a had the opportunity to an early Strada

The A2 3202 with first series engine.
How to recognise those early strada's ? (Thanks to Werner from the German Morini-scene, he discribed it in the last Strega's)

Notice the full allu inlets and other valvecovers

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Gearlever is steel and no grip on the frame
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Bigger hole on the clutch side, previuos owner filled it up :shock:

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No ABC size on the beltpully
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For the moment is to hot to drive, so we could spend some time in the garage.
Did a compressiontest first and got 10 bar in front and 11 in the other cylinder
The engine is laying on the workbench ... time to investigatie what we bought ;-)
The odometer says 23.000 but .........
Removed the heads and cylinders and found the missing 1 bar, the pistonring of the front cylinder was stuck
With some WD40 and some patience the ring is free again.
The engine was very clean inside.... really 23.000 km's ????

Measured the pistonrings as discribed in the book.
Perfect 0.20 mm
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Pistons in great shape too;-)

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No complains about the valves so far (have to remove them) but this looks ok

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To be continued

Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 02 Aug 2013 18:38
by chirpy999
Good to see someone using this projects section, looks like a nice bike. looking forward to seeing further instalments.


Dave

Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 02 Aug 2013 18:57
by mantaray
The bike itself is missing some parts, frontwheel and brake is from a MV augusta 350, rear wheel and brakesystem unknown.
I have a second strada and can use that wheels till i have found another set
Front
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Rear.

Someone ???

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Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2013 06:25
by mantaray
some parts, ready to be rechromed
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Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2013 15:43
by EVguru
There wasn't a lifting handle on the 78 Strada that recently went through my workshop.

The crankcases look like 250 twin version. Roller bearing engines wouldn't have needed the plain bearing draw-in/press out screws.

Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2013 16:29
by mantaray
Yeah Paul,

It's an early engine, one off the first 250.
The parts off the housing d''ont have maching numbers.
Guess it had push rod damage.

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other side is damagefree

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Other pushrods , bolds too ?

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Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 29 Sep 2013 12:00
by mantaray
New legs for the lady ;-)

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And a polished a...

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Ready for the ...

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... Engine

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Fixed ;-)

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To be continued .....

Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 29 Sep 2013 18:02
by danomar
Looking nice!

So you are keeping the original wiring then? It would seem such a temptation to redo it all...

:D

Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 29 Sep 2013 18:20
by mantaray
Never had any problems with the morini wiring, so why renewing it ?

Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2013 16:13
by chirpy999
Thats looking very nice, I agree use the existing wiring. It would take hours to make a new loom ,unless you are an electrical wizard.

Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 01 Nov 2013 16:28
by mantaray
Still waiting for the chromed parts.

I't's time to open the marzocchies

Bought a set seals and rubbers in Italy http://www.suspensionzana.com

The job was very easy




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And got new rims and a golden chain ;-)

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Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 10 Nov 2013 10:54
by mantaray
And the paintwork arrived

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Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 24 Nov 2013 14:32
by mantaray
Bling bling arrived

Before

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After


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Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 30 Nov 2013 14:45
by mantaray
Almost finished



The start

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Today

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Re: Started another project Strada 1973

PostPosted: 30 Nov 2013 15:25
by Ralph
Very nice a credit to you