Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Before: Yamaha YBB - 641
As you can see, I am missing the number four lever. The replacement part is discontinued, so I will have to retro-fit a modern equivalent. I still have the original linkage bar, so I will try to use the existing piece.
A previous owner had attempted to repair the mouth pipe, which has been ripped in half. It looks like the bell to mouth pipe brace broke and the some torque was applied to the mouth pipe. Whoops...
So somebody put binding wire to hold the parts together, and then put globs of what looks like JB Weld on the pieces to hold them together. It is good news for me that I was going to replace this mouth pipe anyway.
There are some pretty nasty dents on the back of this horn, but I think I can make a significant improvement. I will check back in with my progress. I should be starting this horn soon. I am going to finish a 20K (listed below) and this horn is next. Time to roll up my sleeves!