1974 Ducati 750 GT Restoration - 2018.11.19
Took a little bit of time today to attempt cleaning the engine. The vintage guys say that you can make a lot of progress with WD-40 and a ScotchBrite pad. This actually proved to be reasonably effective on the more coarse aluminum case parts, I.e. the crank case.
Forgot to take a "before" picture, but this cleaned up quite well with just WD-40 and a ScotchBrite pad.
Discovered engine markings/numbers after cleaning away some of the grime.
One very cool thing with this motor is that the bottom end has never been opened. The lead seal from the factory, melted on the wire that goes through two of the crank case bolts, is still intact. If you look closely, you can see "DUCATI" stamped into the lead seal.
Crank case lead seal.
That's all for today. Didn't have a lot of time to work on the bike, but it was neat discovering some markings and seeing the lead seal.