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Forum: The Board 02-14-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: More on the ‘71 BSA B50: Painting polished aluminum

without a keyed surface where the paint goes, or not using an etch primer will allow the paint to flake off,... key the surface being painted with wet & dry & use a quality etch primer & you should...
Forum: The Board 02-13-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 1971 BSA B50T 20" universal knobby

dunno where that side of the pond but if ya cant find them Stateside try This fella here in England, he advertises on ebay uk under vintage bsa tyres but I'm not allowed to post a link here for some...
Forum: The Board 02-05-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 885,339
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Home made workshop tools

why not make a set of starter rollers like these, a buddy made them for me & didn't cost much, biggest cost was 8 bearings, 2 on each end, the rest was old scrap iron.....they worked well....
Forum: The Board 01-21-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Flathead build "the white horse"

this is one I built when I was a punk assed 16 year old when ya THINK ya want an in ya face paint job,
& a pic of how it ended up painted blue,..... I prefered the more subtle paint, but I was...
Forum: The Board 01-15-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 150,152
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: The 10 most influential bikes of the last ten years

so the magneto sits inboard at the front where the stock dynamo would fit, safe from damage if the bike is dropped on it's side,....
Forum: The Board 01-14-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 150,152
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: The 10 most influential bikes of the last ten years

it's an ARD belt drive magneto cover......

http://www.britcycle.com/Products/334/33401.htm
Forum: The Board 01-08-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: What frame is this?

if you look up item number 254391727937 on ebay there are VIN plates for santee frames, dunno if one would be of use or help getting it registered
Forum: The Board 01-06-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 1977 ironhead battery??

this problem comes around time & time again,
It seems a lot of bikes are being built without the thought of what Battery is needed for reliable running, & then being sold on 1/2 finished & 1/2...
Forum: The Board 12-31-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 947
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: build thread number one - WM20

Now THATS something we all hope !!!.....
Forum: The Board 12-30-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 947
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: build thread number one - WM20

great quality pics, I had an M21 chop back in the 70's,a great old plodder.... my are never that good, what camera did ya use?
Forum: The Board 12-24-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,424
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 60 hours of wet sanding on Yosemite Sam survivor

Give that man a Kewpie Doll !!! thats amazing how you have saved that paint job, keep up the good work fella, & have a great Christmas everyone..
Forum: The Board 12-20-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 433,492
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Lets see some details and fabrication on your bike.....

morning people,
got me a set of 'Throwback Cycles' Rocker boxes for my shovel last month, got them in the raw as the polished ones were an extra $400 & a buddy has a polishing spindle, so after...
Forum: The Board 12-18-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Hi-4 ignition won't fit in the cone??

jP,
have you got a trigger cup that bolts to the cam with this ?
if you have, is it indexed to the cam with a small dimple that stops the cup from moving when running ?
if so, you can re-time the...
Forum: The Board 12-08-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,057
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Bsa A10 650 Chopper

Lovely bit of welding there,... very nicely done fella !!
Forum: The Board 12-03-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,718
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Cleaning tank sealer

just when ya got rid of a shit sealer ya go & do it again !!... WHY ??... all it does is rot & cause more trouble than it saves.... should have repaired any leaks by welding, then treated with...
Forum: The Board 11-07-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: su eliminater2 carb

my bad, for some reason I had it in my head you were fititing a webber twin throat !...no idea why I thout that??...
Forum: The Board 11-07-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Shovelhead Engine Identification

they are NOT Harley cases, they are by the company STD,... other than that I know nothing, contact STD with the number for them to give any details they may have
Forum: The Board 11-06-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: su eliminater2 carb

do the two throats on your SU run individually to each cylinder or does it run in 2 stages & feed through a stock type common manifold with the second venturi opening later for top end feed ?..... ...
Forum: The Board 11-04-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Swinging arm oil tank

what bike, what frame, pictures will help a hell of a lot,... we need more information,..... you could be talking about a moped or anything ...
Forum: The Board 11-04-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 74 XLCH-1000 chopper

i have noticed that quite a few nowdays seem to call any Harley a 'Softail' if it has rear end suspension as opposed to a rigid,...
I know they are wrong, as a 'Softail' is a registered trademark...
Forum: The Board 11-01-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Problems

I have heard from a lot of friends......

'DO NOT FIT AN OIL PRESSURE GUAGE, they will fuck ya head up worrying about it, just fit a pressure switch & light, it's all ya need'',

I think there...
Forum: The Board 10-31-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,082
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 46 U Bullneck Frame Question

& as you can see here the joints all look very tidy at the factory...
Forum: The Board 10-31-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,082
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 46 U Bullneck Frame Question

Braze cannot be welded over,...
Forum: The Board 10-31-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,082
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 46 U Bullneck Frame Question

your dead right, Brazing leaves a real neat finish on the joints,.. I have had a few 45 frames which were all but the odd tab or bracket brazed & needed no filling or grinding to clean up before...
Forum: The Board 10-30-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,082
Posted By magnum45pete
Re: 46 U Bullneck Frame Question

a fella I bought an FXS from 4 years ago had this sitting in his garage,
it came out of South Africa & was fitted with a sidecar when he got it, but he stupidly let a 'buddy' talk him out of it for...
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