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Old 11-14-2011, 11:21 PM   #201
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:34 PM   #202
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Dude just watched your video at the SCTA event crossing the lake bed at 6,800 RPM and it sounded sweet. What kind of times did you post there?
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:11 AM   #203
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Dude just watched your video at the SCTA event crossing the lake bed at 6,800 RPM and it sounded sweet. What kind of times did you post there?

The one in the video was a practice run where I hit 122 mph, my best official run is 116 mph... I could have done much better but I could only shift up to the third gear and my gearbox gave up on me.. thanks,
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:48 PM   #205
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In order to continue i had to install the rear wheel, so I started to rebuild/clean the original drum/hub, the sprocket and got new bearings.



All was shipped to Buchanan, had them install stainless steel spokes and polish them.




I installed the sprocket/drum and chain the first time to see how the chain related to the frame/oil tank and other components. The whole wheel assembly will be taken apart later for paint/chrome.


I also trial/fit the fender that i've had build before.


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Old 11-29-2011, 07:21 PM   #207
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Nice update, and Great looking wheel!
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:07 PM   #208
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Buchanan's is worth every penny- beautiful wheel. That Firestone is Awesome too- did you shave it?
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:59 AM   #209
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RetroRob, bdavanza thanks a lot..

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Buchanan's is worth every penny- beautiful wheel. That Firestone is Awesome too- did you shave it?
I hope so, the amount spent on the two wheels is almost the same as the initial cost of the '56 pre-unit and they haven't even been painted or chromed yet. I guess the tire looks kind of shaved because of the skinny fender hugging it close, thanks Pete

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I had to position the oil tank according to the carbs, i designed the tank so i could have long velocity stacks. The top view was always important to me, so i wanted the intakes parallel to the front sides of the oil tank.


Got all this today, had to order supply and some hand tools to continue.
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:40 AM   #210
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Finished all oil tank mounting plates, here are some that hold the tank.

I haven't brazed the frame/slugs yet.


It wasn't simple to position the oil tank exactly the way i wanted, it took long hours to figure out the shape of the mounting plates and other stuff.

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Very nice start
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:08 PM   #212
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Those aluminum shouldered rims are pretty sweet !! That is what I have on my '47 Triumph. I would like more of them too !!

Buchanan's is the way to go and I don't look anywhere else for my spokes, etc.
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I am making this a general post as food for thought for guys.. I made a fender fit close to my back tire and i did have clearance. That was until the expanded under speed and rubbed the paint off the under side. Don't worry, i know this fender is not finished and mounted.
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Those aluminum shouldered rims are pretty sweet !! That is what I have on my '47 Triumph. I would like more of them too !!

Buchanan's is the way to go and I don't look anywhere else for my spokes, etc.
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I am making this a general post as food for thought for guys.. I made a fender fit close to my back tire and i did have clearance. That was until the expanded under speed and rubbed the paint off the under side. Don't worry, i know this fender is not finished and mounted.
thanks guys,
I started making the fender struts out of solid steel, feels like carving out a sculpture, lots of fun...



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Old 12-21-2011, 06:22 PM   #215
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Well Alp are you finished with the struts yet? I cant wait to see them! The wheels do look awesome as does the mounting of the oil tank. Your crazy attention to the small details is what makes this build so awesome.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:04 AM   #216
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Well Alp are you finished with the struts yet? I cant wait to see them! The wheels do look awesome as does the mounting of the oil tank. Your crazy attention to the small details is what makes this build so awesome.
Not yet, it's very time consuming working on these 1/2" thick steel plates, as soon as i finish it i will upload a picture. Thanks crawler07..
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:26 AM   #217
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I love this thread, every photo is a piece of art. Great stuff, always look forward to updates here.

Cheers Dan.
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Hey Dan, thanks a lot!
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crawler07, here is the strut..

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Thanks for the pic Alp!! It came out awesome!!
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