Painting Alloy Wheels Guide : Changing Front Wheel Bearing

Painting Alloy Wheels Guide

painting alloy wheels guide

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  • (Alloy Wheel) Car wheels made of aluminium, rather than steel. Main advantages include lighter weight and attractive styling. Mostly chosen for style reasons.

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1985 Masi 3v Volumetrica

1985 Masi 3v Volumetrica

Masi (Milano) 3v Volumetrica 1985
Purchased on eBay for $1,236 on 26 September 2008. Back on the road 8 October.

This was purchased as a complete machine with what are believed to be all original components comforming to factory specs of the time of build (November 1985). In remarkable, almost NOS condition, none of the components show even the slightest wear with the Regina-CX chain still coated with factory cosmoline, hubs packed with original Campagnolo grease and the stitching on the leather bar wrap still pristine white. The unmarked Mavic GP-4 rims still had what must have been the original, perished Clement Seta tubular tyres with almost no tread wear. The only flaws are paint chips on the frame more associated with storage than use.

The Ride
In advance of all the wild enthusiasm if not adoration of all things Masi, it was somewhat of a disappointment to find them all true. The first one-hour ride right out of the shop convinced me. The Masi 3v is pure sex on two wheels, a ride that's intoxicating in its responsiveness, stiffness and confident cornering, climbing and acceleration which one expects in a real racing bike and is achieved in this like no other. By no means the lightest machine of my collection or its era, it just rides like one or better. I like the stiff, almost harsh ride and shodding her with 10 BAR, 19mm Tufu tubulars chose to emphasize rather than mitigate the unique character of the machine. Assolumente perfetto.

Material: Special straight-gauge 0.7 mm Swedish chromoly oversize tubing made by Isidoro Rezze, Excell Tubes, Lyon, France. Top tube dia. 1 ?”, seat and down tube 1 ?”, fork blades and chain stays 24 mm and seat stays 16 mm
Finish: Red with yellow accents, chromed right chainstay, fork crown and dropouts, European market decals.
Size: seat tube 64 cm (c to t), 59.5 cm (c to c) top tube 58.5 cm (c to c)
Chainstay length: 40 cm (c to c) 16 ?”
Bottom bracket height: 7 cm 10 ?”
Wheelbase: 99 cm (39 ?” (c to c)
Angles: 75.5? head 74? seat
Fork offset: 1 ?”
Rear spacing: 126 mm
Lugs: Hi-Fi investment cast Masi internal
Fork Crown: investment cast flat crown Masi with chromed cap
Dropouts: Masi copies of Campagnolo 1010/B forged
Braze-ons: downtube shifter bosses, one pair water bottle bosses on down tube, brake and cable guides, front derailleur boss.
Serial nos: on underside of BB shell: 280 KR63 8511

Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record no pat. date
Front deralleur: Campagnolo Super Record braze-on
Gear levers: Campagnolo 1014 with Campagnolo clamp
Chainset: Campagnolo Super Record Strada, 42t x 53t, 172.5 cm cranks, stamped 4 in circle (1984)
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Nuovo Record 1046 Italian thread
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record Italian thread
Stem: Cinelli 1R, new logo, 120 mm
Handlebars: Cinelli no. 64 Giro d’Italia, new logo, satin anodised finish, 42 cm, Almarc leather ‘bar wrap, chrome bar plugs
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record side-pull short reach with script “Campagnolo”, recessed Allen bolt fitting
Brake levers: Campagnolo Super Record with original Campagnolo shield hoods
Seatpost: Campagnolo Super Record, 27.2 mm, single-bolt
Seat binder bolt: Campagnolo
Saddle: Concor Supercorsa
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggere with steel spindles
Toeclips and straps: Cinelli alloy clips, Christophe toe straps and Reg strap buttons.
Rims: Mavic GP-4 gris anthracite 36-hole sprints (700c x 18mm,395g)
Hubs: Campagnolo Record 36-hole low-flange with Campagnolo curved-lever quick release skewers
Spokes: 3x 15 gauge single-butted stainless steel
Freewheel: Campagnolo alloy 13-23t, six-speed
Chain: Regina CX
Tyres: Tufo Jet-Pro 19 mm sew-ups
Accessories: ALE black alloy bottle cage and Atox bottle
Weight: 22.4 lbs

Component update December 2008

Fancying something better and lighter than the original spec'd components especially in regards to the wheelset, I have substituted a lighter wheelset (originally from a similar date Colnago) comprising Nisi Sludi mod. 290 36-hole sprint rims (700c x 18mm, 290g)laced to Campagnolo low-flange Record hubs with 13-18 Campagnolo alloy freewheel. Original steel spindle Superleggere pedals replaced with Super Record titanium spindle pedals.

Rover SD1

Rover SD1

Rover SD1 is the code name given to a series of large executive cars made by British Leyland through its Specialist, Division from 1976 until 1986. David Bache was to head the design team, inspired by exotic machinery such as the Ferrari Daytona and the late 1960s design study by Pininfarina for the BMC 1800, which study also guided the design of the Citroen CX. Spen King was responsible for the engineering. The two had previously collaborated on the Range Rover.

The new car's design was done with simplicity of manufacture in mind, in contrast to the P6, whose design was rather complicated in areas such as the De Dion-type rear suspension. The SD1 used a well known live rear axle instead. This different approach was chosen because surveys showed that while the automotive press was impressed by sophisticated and revolutionary designs the general buying public was not, unless the results were good. However, with the live rear axle came another retrograde step — the car only used drum brakes at the rear.

The dashboard of the SD1 features an air vent, unusually, directly facing the passenger. The display binnacle sits on top of the dashboard in front of the driver. This was to aid production in left hand drive markets, the air vent doubled as a passage for the steering wheel column and the display binnacle easily sat on top of the dashboard on the left or right hand side of the car.[1]
While an estate body had been envisaged, it did not get past prototype stage. Two similar spec estates survive to this day and are exhibited at the Heritage Motor Centre and the Haynes International Motor Museum respectively. One of these prototypes was used by BL chairman Sir Michael Edwardes as personal transport in the late 1970s.

The car was never marketed as the "SD1". The models produced (throughout the life of the range, not all at once) were known by their engine size.

The initial May 1976 launch was for the 3500 only. A little over a year later the 2300 and 2600 were added; the V8-S was a short-lived model introduced later (remembered for its headlamp wipers, gold alloys and the option of metallic bottle green paint), and dropped before the first mild face-lift, after which the range was 2300, 2300 S, 2600 S, 3500 SE and 3500 Vanden Plas. The 2000 appeared at the time of the major facelift, with 2400 SD Turbo, 2600 SE, 2600 Vanden Plas, Vitesse and 3500 Vanden Plas EFi appearing at various times afterwards. At the very end of the life of the car the range was briefly reduced to 2300, 2600 Vanden Plas, and Vitesse (now with a flush chin spoiler, deleted front fog lights, 190 bhp (140 kW) and deleted side graphics as above).

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