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Forum: The Board 05-24-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,158
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: '55 panhead french build

i could live with that chocolate brown.
some say with the ethenol in fuel , plug appearance is not reliable indicator how motor is running but it's got to be better than ash white, crusty, burnt...
Forum: The Board 05-23-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,817
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: Norton Model 99

all the best.
Forum: The Board 05-19-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: Been busy... with the 68 and trimming!

you.ve found yerself a new revenue stream; that up holstery work is spot on likewise with the exhaust brackets, substantial, all running true and unobtrusive.
Forum: The Board 05-18-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: Triumph Box Mainshaft Oil Leak

I was thinking of something along the lines of the HD modification but that was with the 'super nut' with seal. It's that long main shaft bush that has always seemed a little hokey to me. Gotta think...
Forum: The Board 05-18-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,817
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: Norton Model 99

take care of business mate, that must have knocked your family for six. Sending positive vibes to you and yours.
m/c's can be a good therapy, keep up the good work.
Forum: The Board 05-17-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Thunderbird
Triumph Box Mainshaft Oil Leak

running open belt primary and oil is getting sprayed out around mainshaft, i'll go in and replace oil seal . but are there any engineered fixes like putting in an 'O' ring between main shaft and the...
Forum: The Board 04-17-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: triumph exhaust question

i had high level twin pipes on a 500, with baffles, damn loud. with home made collector box, damn loud. Not the look I wanted but ended up getting pattern mufflers. But then I've run 650 / 750's with...
Forum: The Board 04-16-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: triumph exhaust question

google exhaust reversion , it is more pertinent where you know at what revs you'll be running at. with regard to an off roader 2:1 is good for mid range and for practicality get the pipes out of the...
Forum: The Board 04-15-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: G15-CS lives!

tidy looking mo'sickle does you credit. not sure I would have gone to the lengths you did sleeving the mono block$$. some people get their panties bunched up regarding paint and chrome, I agree with...
Forum: The Board 04-14-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,113
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: 41 el

constant 15 -20 psi and spray with washing up liquid. The fella says it is sound at 100psi ! this is not a jet engine intake.

check, check, check again. Been there done that , there will be one...
Forum: The Board 04-12-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,113
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: 41 el

100psi in the carb manifold must be enough to lift
the valves!
all the timings been gone through taking note of lash, mag drive or case has no worn components.
you said mag was straight from no...
Forum: The Board 04-09-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,113
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: 41 el

pull the heads and check valve seats, it's one more thing to rule out?.
Forum: The Board 04-06-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: Nickel plating DIY mishaps and learning

better results than mine. Clean parts in mild hydrochloric acid (ali' wheel cleaner), wash off to avoid contamination of electrolyte. I went from a battery charger to a battery and now use an old...
Forum: The Board 04-04-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,158
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: '55 panhead french build

very nice build. liken the clean uncluttered sissy bar. But if it were me i'd lose the tank panel, just sayin'.
Forum: The Board 03-31-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: a little "shut in" work

neat piece of work.
Forum: The Board 03-29-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Thunderbird
Moderators

how about the 'Like' button idea?.
Forum: The Board 03-28-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,817
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: Norton Model 99

gotta say I agree in part wth fuel washing but then a properly tuned motor ought to start in one or two kicks ( Ha!, did I really just say that?) when I was a know nuthin sprog the amount of easy...
Forum: The Board 03-28-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,817
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: Norton Model 99

inspiring work Goldy and showing people are only limited by their imagination, in your case the reigns are off.
i'm not familiar with the Model 99 but like Ratso i'm curios as to the thinking behind...
Forum: The Board 03-18-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,817
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: Norton Model 99

I hadn't appreciated how high the neck was with no additional bracing.
that frame though, beautiful lines. if i was you Goldy i bet i could spend a good amount of time with my favourite beverage in...
Forum: The Board 03-15-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,688
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: 1966 Bsa 650 on a budget

these skills are kinda making mine feel distinctly...
Forum: The Board 03-11-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,113
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: 41 el

any progress/ideas on the tick over issue?.

i'm not sure the length of the fish tails or for that matter how many promo T shirts you own, what brand beard wax you use or rum you drink is the cause...
Forum: The Board 03-09-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: How I finally fixed Triumph pre unit chaincase oil leak

you shoulda had Goldy ship it to you as a family care package.
Forum: The Board 03-09-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,113
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: 41 el

you sure you're not looking at a jetting / float problem - blocked stuck . I checked the intake with a shady tree sealed blanking plate, tire valve, cheapo dash fed tyre inflator and usual soapy...
Forum: The Board 03-06-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: 45 harley/brit trans Victory Library books?

can't answer your question but I think the k model had triplex with ramp centre for shock absorber, the knuck had duplex with similar to WL key fitting on shaft.

Disclaimer: as with a lot of...
Forum: The Board 03-02-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By Thunderbird
Re: How I finally fixed Triumph pre unit chaincase oil leak

I made a very crude seal holder for the pre unit that is holding up reasonably well, if I ever split the cases i'll make a far better engineered seal holder as I think I saw on JJ or was it the gram...
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