Luca`s Winter Ducati Project – for the Summer!

With one successful restoration ‘under his belt’ Luca is looking for another project…

A Ducati 350 from the late 1970s/early 1980s.

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13.11.10 As it stood in the beginning…….just after a quick wash.

Ducati 350 Sport

Ducati 350 Sport

04.12.10 A craftsman at work. Thinking that the machine is a little too staid in design, Luca gives it a make-over in the Styling Dept with new accessories.

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Luca/ Ducati 350 sport restoration

15.01.11 All three brake discs custom-drilled to a fan pattern, including one with a reverse pattern (top) so all three will appear to ‘spin’ in a forward direction when fitted.

Ducati 350 Sport

22.01.11 Engine dissembly begins!

Ducati 350 Sport

Cylinder head during dissembly (with rocker arm spindle removal tool)

Ducati 350 Sport

05.02.11 Engine parts return from vapour blasting

Ducati 350 Sport

19.02.11 Engine part way through assembly (points side)

Ducati 350 Sport

Alternator/clutch side

Ducati 350 Sport

12.03.11 Cylinder head assembled (with rocker arm assembly tool)

Ducati 350 Sport

10.05.11 Engine Complete

Ducati 350 Sport

28.06.11 Exams over, work continues. Carburetter refurbished and new seals fitted

Ducati 350 Sport

Ducati 350 Sport

Surplus brackets cut off frame & fairing bracket mounted

Ducati 350 Sport

30.06.11 Frame & parts stripped for painting

Ducati 350 Sport

Roller bearing cups removed from headstock

Ducati 350 Sport

16.07.11 Frame, Wheels & Discs return from painting

Ducati 350 Sport

21.07.11 Engine Mounted in frame, swinging arm mounted, rear sets mounted.

Ducati 350 Sport

Ducati 350 Sport

Sorry Folks, 2012 simply flew by, studying formely A-levels took precedance and latterly university!

Some pictures from the final part of the build (Wheels, exhaust, yokes and forks, wiring loom mounted)

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Bodywork and controls mounted/connected.

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