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Old 01-25-2020, 08:17 AM   #121
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Got some good lines there, looks nice! And it even looks like it has some ground clearance. B.Z!
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Old 01-25-2020, 08:59 AM   #122
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"Hell yeah that looks good."

I like that the headlight mounts have a profile somewhat similar to the stock BSA ones. Nice detail for the in crowd to admire.
LoL thanks man. I am liking how its coming out so far. I think the headlight mounts might be the first piece that came out right the first time.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:01 AM   #123
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Got some good lines there, looks nice! And it even looks like it has some ground clearance. B.Z!
Thank you. The stretch is just a little longer than i planned on -2" would have been perfect in my opinion but im still happy and excited to get th rebuilt motor in.
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Old 01-25-2020, 10:28 AM   #124
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This photograph, in the background, on the floor: Looks like your shop is under attack by the Worm Creatures of Saturn.
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Old 01-26-2020, 02:27 AM   #125
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🤣 space worms must enjoy the Florida winters i guess.
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Old 01-30-2020, 08:31 AM   #126
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Now i know why these cost as much as they do. This set of brass risers took a total of 3.25 hours. The first pic is the raw materials i got for free from a couple of destroyed air cylinders from a local dairy farm. My buddy at work cut them on the water jet on his lunch break then i machined the rest.
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Old 01-30-2020, 08:33 AM   #127
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Forgot to take any progress pics for the coil mount but i knocked it out quick on my lunch break
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Old 01-30-2020, 08:39 AM   #128
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+1 for the easiest way to load a motorcycle. Headed home for disassembling and finish welding everything. Drop the rebuilt motor in and start wiring it up.
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Old 01-30-2020, 04:56 PM   #129
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Like the way you are making your own stuff...especially using re-purposed stock. I keep a huge pile of scrap metal under my lathe for this sort of stuff, it's the best kind of recycling!
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:40 PM   #130
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Like the way you are making your own stuff...especially using re-purposed stock. I keep a huge pile of scrap metal under my lathe for this sort of stuff, it's the best kind of recycling!
Haha i know i get so excited when i find a piece of brass that will work for something id like to make. Its like finding gold. The brass plates are actuall scrap brass tubes from the dairy farm that i cut and unroll with a lot of heat and a lot of hammering.
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Old 01-30-2020, 09:06 PM   #131
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Amazing. You wouldn't have more interim pics of the process, would you?

There's a salvage yard in Oakland that used to be a great source of really unusual scrap. Nonferrous metals only, meaning they had, for instance, a 30-foot, multishelf rack stuffed with crushed trombones and saxophones. Lot of brass & bronze takeouts from fine old hotels that had gone bust, et cetera. That was thirty to twenty years ago, now the owners seem to have little patience for customers who don't buy in bulk. Understandable but sad.
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Old 02-05-2020, 05:41 AM   #132
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I'm posting all the pics I take. Im always working solo so not may photo ops when im actually doing something and im usually in a rush to get things done because i make these things on my breaks at work. So i try to get steps done in 15 minute increments
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Old 02-05-2020, 05:45 AM   #133
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Im thinking of making a 2 into 1 intake manifold for the engine. Its a dual carb head and i have a single 932 amal off of a single carb bsa. Could i jet this carb up and put the dual fuel feed fitting on the bottom and make a manifold for single carb? Ive done this with old dirt bikes when i was younger and never had any issues. Id rather have one carb to tune and i dont want to buy another carb.
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Old 02-16-2020, 01:49 AM   #134
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I made my 2 into 1 intake manifold and did some silicon bronze brazing on it to add a better look. I have an amal off a single carb 650 triumph im going to try out and see how it runs. I also machined my foot pegs out of brass and knurled them. Ill hopefully make a set of matching grips the same way. The project has slowed down a bit but i plan on getting back on it soon to get it ready for paint.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:20 AM   #135
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The manifold is beautiful, great job
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:40 AM   #136
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That's some very pretty work. The single Amal ought to work perfectly. Jet it for a Thunderbolt and it ought to put you right in the ballpark.
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Old 02-16-2020, 02:38 PM   #137
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Thanks bigguy, and any idea what size that is Goldy? I see lowbrow customs sells different size jets for amals that are good quality replacements but i havent dug in too much to see what size i should be running.
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...230 main jet, 106 needle jet and 3 1/2 slide cutaway ought to be a good place to start.

Be careful with the needle and needle jet...they changed them in the late sixties. The earlier ones had no air bleed hole in the jet and used the shorter needle. You can't mix and match, or you go super rich, or super lean. The earlier type also had a removable pilot jet, the later ones have the jet hidden away in the dark recesses of the carburetor drillways across from the air screw. I hope this helps.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:08 PM   #139
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Thanks Goldy. I am pretty sure my carb is early 70s but ill make sure and start where u suggest instead of shooting in the dark. I am REALLY starting to get excited about this build. I have hit the point where im going over the minor details though which seems to take forever and is boring in general. Most of my projects get sold around this point because people offer me a decent amount and i am already thinking about a new one.
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Old 02-21-2020, 01:29 AM   #140
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What was your reasoning in running a single carb? Anything beyond "simple to tune"?

Sorry if you've explained this already. I'm too slothful to root around in this thread's early pages right now.

Manifold is a thing of beauty.
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