Armstrong CMT 320
In a sorry state but pretty much complete
Hope mine will look as good as these !
Thats the plan anyway !
If you look at the clutch cover you will see a crack/hole near the kickstart lever, a very good reason for this the kick start shaft had broken in two !
Replaced the shaft and cleaned the carb out, started really easy and the engine is free from any rattles or knocking infact it runs really nice .
Always a risk when you buy a non runner, so from here its a cosmetic restoration and a load of new parts, nothing hard just the time required to do it to a high standard.
Bike stripped and parts away for painting, notice the tank around the rear shock mounts ?
Got another tank coming this looks like it could be off a Rotax engined version, New footrests came today .
Having a play with head and barrel, just a quick go for now , Once painted thinking of having the fin edges brushed alloy finish
The bike above look really good for it
Frame and yokes stripped to bare metal , etch primed and two pack primed ready for colour then painted with two pack colour , new bolts make a hugh difference on any rebuild , I would always recomend chainging what nuts and bolts etc you can well worth the extra money.
Engine painted and put back in , bash plate cleaned and polished, front mudguard saved and bracket fit to forks, electrics and carb to clean and check then add to bike, please so far with how its going
Made a rear silencer lower mounting bush, air box repaired and fitted , best air box i could find was a CMT 310 so you will notice a small alloy spacer on the lower mounting. Bottom right image shows a cleaned intake tube and for the eagle eyed an extended clutch arm.
I had two sets of wheels, these are the better so I decided to clean and polish them
The idea in my madness is you can keep poloshing them when they get scratched from use
New set of stainless steel sspokes from Dave at In Motion Trials' Worth the extra cost for stainless spokes in my opinion, Hubs painted, so thats the easy bit now to build the wheels !
Tank repaired and ready for the paint process
and below all painted turned out better than I thought it would
Paul at Anglia Vinyl Art , check out Ebay, produces top quality replacement decals , original new red cables from John at Armstrong Trials
Almost finished now , tried to keep this bike original , stand to make , straps for tank and a final fettle and check, will be ready to ride then
Stand now made , tank rear straps here soon , had the tank lined out with a product called Slosh made in the Isle Of Man , really easy to do but you have to be patient takes over 3 weeks from start to finish !
Reusable cable ties for the rear tank mounting
Pictures below prove it can be ridden and not just for show, It rides great I was most pleased with the steering
A big thank you to John Halfpenny at Armstrong Trials for all his advise and help with this project , click the link to see his dedicated Armstrong website