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.
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.
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.
22.01.11 Engine dissembly begins!
Cylinder head during dissembly (with rocker arm spindle removal tool)
05.02.11 Engine parts return from vapour blasting
19.02.11 Engine part way through assembly (points side)
12.03.11 Cylinder head assembled (with rocker arm assembly tool)
10.05.11 Engine Complete
28.06.11 Exams over, work continues. Carburetter refurbished and new seals fitted
Surplus brackets cut off frame & fairing bracket mounted
30.06.11 Frame & parts stripped for painting
Roller bearing cups removed from headstock
16.07.11 Frame, Wheels & Discs return from painting
21.07.11 Engine Mounted in frame, swinging arm mounted, rear sets mounted.
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)
Bodywork and controls mounted/connected.