Picture Intermission – Two Digit Sandcast Restoration

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Honda CB fans are well aware of the ‘Sandcast’ bikes – the first 7,414 CB750s were built with cheap/rough sandcast molds for the engine, before it became clear to Soichiro Honda that there was enough demand for these bikes to justify the expenditure on expensive metal molds. Bike-urious fans are well aware that I’m a big fan of good restoration threads, and this one was nice enough that the Petersen Museum came to him, asking the builder use this CB as part of their new motorcycle exhibit, post-renovation.

The short story is that this bike (the 97th built!) started like this…

ended up like…

Head over to this thread on Sandcast Only for the full story.

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