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    Default Engine Rebuild Underway

    So I have taken the plunge to get the engine pulled apart and going to get the engine recoated with Cerakote. Pete at Pro Twins has been starting the strip down on the engine and all looking good apart from the clutch push rod that had a rather impressive roller bearing failure, that hadn't been diagnosed.

    Going to keep adding to my site http://www.ducati888.co.uk if you are interested following my slow and steady progress.

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    A fair bit of time and efforts gone into your site mate, Pretty impressive, Keep up the good work, Something worth following for sure

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    Cheers Jack. Just about to head to the man shed for some more therapy.
    Torque is NOT cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridgland View Post
    Cheers Jack. Just about to head to the man shed for some more therapy.
    Chris

    What an impressive site mate.. not to mention your custom Build Shed... Wow !
    Keep up that quality work... and share your learnings and findings..

    Cheers Stig

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    Default The casings are back

    Quick update. Wesley at Hi-Spec Coatings spent ages getting the parts masked, blasted, masked and recoated, but the results are really very good. The silver is a little brighter, but I think is makes the parts pop, plus I also did the heads in silver, instead of the clear lacquer, as it helped give a nice uniform finish.

    Cerakote is described as very hard wearing and also extremely resistant to chemicals, so hope to have a coating that will stand the test of time.

    I am also adding an oil cooler so have the additional valve cover (thanks to Pete at Pro Twins for finding an original) with the lugs.

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    Looks fantastic, got to be pleased with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    Looks fantastic, got to be pleased with that!
    Very pleased.
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