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 Post subject: I’m back...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:45 pm 
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As the title states, I’m back, I know Facebook was the demise of Facebook but I’ve taken myself off Facebook as it’s not a gealthy platform for me to be on, my brother killed himself a couple month ago which was the final factor in me realising what a shit place it is.
Anyway my last bike when I was on here would have been the gpx

I went on to build this
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In various guises including a sidecar but I sold it to a guy in the Netherlands and that was the last project I had for a while, then I got an itch to build something again so I bought an engine
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And went to town on it a little ...

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Got a chassis
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And started building

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It will be Matt black with rust and old skill pinstripes and one of my brothers tattoos airbrushed on the front

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 Post subject: Re: I’m back...
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:03 pm 
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Air receiver will become fuel tank after I stretch it a few more inch

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 Post subject: Re: I’m back...
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:47 pm 
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Sorry to hear about your brother, my condolences!

Love the work


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 Post subject: Re: I’m back...
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:57 am 
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Fuel tank is an old air receiver from one of my old air compressors, it fits nicely, i might stretch it a few inch yet, the fuel cap I’ve cut off an old Jerry can, it isn’t vented, but I’ll add a vent to the tank itself,

Wheel wise I have a set of 14 inch Dunlop wire wheels for the frontbthat I need to get ana dapper made so they’ll fit the ldv axle,
Rear I’m still undecided on getting 21 inch skinny laced wheels
Or some wise drag radial type slot mag wheels

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The drag looks cool but it’s what everyone would and does do

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The skinny cross plys give it a period vintage look, which i really like, if I can find some spoked wheels off an old Bentley, they should do the trick, again I’ll need adapter for the hub as the old bentleys had the one big nut in the centre rather than 4/5 bolts like conventional wheels

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 Post subject: Re: I’m back...
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:17 am 
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Rear wheels sorted, lagonda 1936 wire wheels , 18 inch

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Fronts 14 inch Dunlop’s

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 Post subject: Re: I’m back...
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:12 pm 
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sorry to hear about yor bro , my condolences
love how the bike looked
the project looks the nuts, look forward to seeing it progress :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:01 pm 
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Quick mock up ... should have the front suspension next week

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 pm 
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This is the manifold I was gonna use, it had a big block that held two stromberg carbs, plan was to cut it off and weld on an adapter to mount the blower but I had a brainstorm ...
I bought the EFI manifold
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Once you remove the plenum and remove the stacks inside you are left with a perfect mounting point and a direct flow to each cylinder

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Also got the transverse spring mounted to the front end

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And scored this aluminium fuel tank

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Starting to sit pretty now

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 Post subject: Re: I’m back...
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like that very much. well done


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