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by RichieP
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 249
Views: 81836
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Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

For those who are interested, there's a few nice vids that Angus has put up on his YouTube channel, this one focusing on his 'show' Fury. Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSfSl6NukaI
by RichieP
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Possible Fury/Bandit frame
Replies: 18
Views: 3379
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Re: Possible Fury/Bandit frame

Certainly looks like a Fury to me - the rear footrest mounts are there but used to hang the silencers
by RichieP
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Possible Fury/Bandit frame
Replies: 18
Views: 3379
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Re: Possible Fury/Bandit frame

...don't know if I'm missing something but I can't see a picture.
I concur that I've yet to see a factory stamped frame
by RichieP
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 249
Views: 81836
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Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

FYI - this part was also used on the 200 BSA badged/Triumph engined T65's and is (relatively) available
by RichieP
Fri May 05, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: A Treatise on the Importance of Smoke
Replies: 4
Views: 1603
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Re: A Treatise on the Importance of Smoke

A fine example of impeccable use of logic.
It brings to mind the study suggesting that holding a pitbull terrier on a straining leash may be a cause of tattoos
R
by RichieP
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: BSA R3 A75 ( Solved )
Replies: 5
Views: 1312
Flag: Great Britain

Re: BSA R3 A75

I'm afraid they look like Mk2 side panels. Quite a different beast than the Mk1 I'm afraid
Cheers
by RichieP
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: BSA R3 A75 ( Solved )
Replies: 5
Views: 1312
Flag: Great Britain

Re: BSA R3 A75

I'm afraid they look like Mk2 side panels. Quite a different beast than the Mk1 I'm afraid
Cheers
by RichieP
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Vapour blasting
Replies: 7
Views: 2051
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Re: Vapour blasting

Jack - I didn't ask. There was minimal residue on the parts but what there was looked like a fine aluminium oxide powder. I was warned to clean thoroughly before use. Mark, the shipping they used was really reasonable ('My Hermes'), only a couple of quid for about 2Kg and back within 2 days - don't ...
by RichieP
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Vapour blasting
Replies: 7
Views: 2051
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Vapour blasting

Just for information I've had a small batch of parts vapour blasted by this guy and was very impressed: http://www.jrvapourblasting.co.uk/ Sounds like he works from home. Very quick turn around, did a good job and was very reasonably priced. Charges at £20 an hour - he said my job took about 20 minu...
by RichieP
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: I am all SCREWED up.
Replies: 10
Views: 2173
Flag: Great Britain

Re: I am all SCREWED up.

They're usually specified in the parts books - the one for the '70 B44 on this site suggests UNC. A correct parts book's probably not a bad idea regardless.
Cheers
by RichieP
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 249
Views: 81836
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

minetymenace wrote:the length of the lens on the camera makes it look like everything is wobbly!

RichieP, some projects take longer than others :oops:
Indeed - it's note quite as bleak as the photo suggests though. At least I actually have the majority of the bits to go in the engine :grin:
by RichieP
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 249
Views: 81836
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

Several quantum leaps behind Angus, and only very loosely put together to double check the lengths on some fuel lines I'm making, but sometimes morale needs a little boost.... My bike progressing by seemingly infinitesimally small increments, but progressing nonetheless. (Mark, if you're out there, ...
by RichieP
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Modified fork top nut
Replies: 1
Views: 1413
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Modified fork top nut

Just saw these linked from the triples forum - seems almost too obvious + could save an awful lot of faff topping up or changing oil

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-TR5-6 ... SwZQRYh8VS
by RichieP
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Speedo
Replies: 14
Views: 2787
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Re: Speedo

Very impressive!
by RichieP
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: getting a bike registered
Replies: 19
Views: 4795
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Re: getting a bike registered

Lights only have to work if they're fitted (according to the chap I go to)
by RichieP
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: getting a bike registered
Replies: 19
Views: 4795
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Re: getting a bike registered

Last time I did one a few years ago it involved getting an MOT using the frame and engine numbers then taking it to a DVLA centre for inspection/approval, which I had to make a prior appointment for. After this it was a couple of forms and handing over cash then a V5 with age related number appeared...
by RichieP
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 249
Views: 81836
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

I think they started out with an asking price of £500.
They look like drawings for the original Turner bike that never went past prototype stage, the Bandit/Fury being a completely different machine
by RichieP
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Many parts, some NOS
Replies: 3
Views: 1661
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Many parts, some NOS

Nacho kit sounds tasty....
by RichieP
Tue May 17, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The Jangos Saga, 1971 B50SS
Replies: 40
Views: 7813
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The Jangos Saga, 1971 B50SS

What about this sort of stuff?

http://www.camcoat.com/main/coatings3.html
by RichieP
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Buyers Beware
Replies: 9
Views: 2541
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Buyers Beware

Easy things to check if you suspect a scam are - how many 'feedbacks' a seller has (low numbers or zero then beware) - poor use of English/grammar and inaccurate information can be a sign - if in doubt send technical questions and see what sort of response (if any) you get. You can also do searches ...
by RichieP
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Buyers Beware
Replies: 9
Views: 2541
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Buyers Beware

You can send a report to Ebay using the 'report item' button (rhs, half way down) to flag up a 'fraudulent listing' (which I've done). Personally I do this if I ever see a dodgy looking listing - loads of listings I've seen have been pulled.
Caveat emptor
by RichieP
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B50 / B25 - Center Stand
Replies: 9
Views: 2936
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Re: B50 / B25 - Center Stand

If anyone's interested I have a few spare '72 type OIF twin type centre stands going spare - some were made with the strange curved side arm destined for a certain 350 twin, so I bought the stands to 'harvest' these. There are now holes where the side arms once were (with a few grinding marks) - the...
by RichieP
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B50 / B25 - Center Stand
Replies: 9
Views: 2936
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Re: B50 / B25 - Center Stand

Anyone know exactly what the difference is between the B50/B25 and the A65 OIF stands - I've some A65 ones knocking around I could modify if it's not too big a piece of work
by RichieP
Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 249
Views: 81836
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

Interesting article here for those interested:

http://www.shannons.com.au/club/news/ol ... ned-bandit
by RichieP
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: The appliance of science
Replies: 22
Views: 4522
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The appliance of science

It's cast in EN8 steel then heat-treated. Centre tube is seamless mild steel.
It's not designed to fit a BSA single though I'm afraid (it's for a certain hard to find twin) - I thought OIF centre stands (83-3170?) were available? Infinitely less hassle to buy one than make one.
Cheers
by RichieP
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: The appliance of science
Replies: 22
Views: 4522
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Re: The appliance of science

After much faffing about and being side tracked with other fettling, here, for those vaguely interested, is the finished product (tacked up,pending official approval) of one of my endeavours. The tricky part is trying to copy the authentic snotty (but effective) BSA weld-finish using TIG. IMG_3453.J...
by RichieP
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: LF Harris Conrods.
Replies: 52
Views: 8944
Flag: Great Britain

Re: LF Harris Conrods.

Ever thought of getting your original rod shot-peened (or re-shot peened - weren't some late ones already done?)?
by RichieP
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 249
Views: 81836
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

Mick - welcome to the forum. The tank you sold is still part of a work in progress in Lancashire.
How's the Ariel 3 coming along?
Regards
Richard
by RichieP
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: The appliance of science
Replies: 22
Views: 4522
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The appliance of science

in comparison it is arguably very good value....
by RichieP
Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: The appliance of science
Replies: 22
Views: 4522
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The appliance of science

Cheers Malc
I've made some spares so drop me a line some time when you're re-settled
Richard
by RichieP
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: The appliance of science
Replies: 22
Views: 4522
Flag: Great Britain

Re: The appliance of science

er, no. That's why I got it finished with high build primer as per the middle part on the photo
by RichieP
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: The appliance of science
Replies: 22
Views: 4522
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Re: The appliance of science

Mark - case looks interesting - are you doing moulds from print as well? Indeed forgot to mention man-hours. I'm fortunately not working on a commercial basis and having fun playing around with all of this - mould making took about 3-4 hours (not counting countless hours learning how to do this/nume...
by RichieP
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: The appliance of science
Replies: 22
Views: 4522
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Re: The appliance of science

Print price is on shape ways, I paid about £20 to get it finished and painted (due to being too rubbish with that sort of thing), something like £30 in moulding materials then moulding wax is £1 or so per kilo. Casting price depends on quantity etc. PM if you want more details - i found wax moulding...
by RichieP
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: The appliance of science
Replies: 22
Views: 4522
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The appliance of science

I thought I'd do a brief post on my latest endeavours to solve part-sourcing problems, partly because I'm pleased with recent outcomes and partly because not many people I know find this sort of thing of any interest (fairly sure that's not an issue here?). The question is, what do you do if you nee...
by RichieP
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Engine builder
Replies: 17
Views: 4004
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Re: Engine builder

That's them, or more to the point, him. No internet but he does have a nice wood burner that heats his workshop though. Proper old school.
by RichieP
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Engine builder
Replies: 17
Views: 4004
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Engine builder

If you want someone local I've had very good service from Bannister Engineering in Bamber Bridge. Excellent workmanship but would probably only do machining work rather than a rebuild. I'd say it'd be time well spent to carefully strip everything down yourself then carefully reassemble re-machined p...
by RichieP
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: 97-4023
Replies: 3
Views: 2488
Flag: Great Britain

97-4023

For those looking for the elusive speedo bracket:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141796529828? ... EBIDX%3AIT

..... 8 left and counting!
by RichieP
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Bad day?
Replies: 13
Views: 2640
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Re: Bad day?

You'll be pleased to know we've actually got until October 25th before the clocks go back. Small silver lining if you were expecting it next weekend.
Alternatively, you could start getting up an hour late just to get into practice?
by RichieP
Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Airbox/Carb hose
Replies: 14
Views: 2951
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B50 Airbox/Carb hose

The stuff I cast this with is a pre-coloured black polyurethane resin. I don't have any specific data on any additives etc. I didn't know about PU going milky when wet - how long does this take to happen? I've had a piece of the stuff I'm using sat in water for the an hour or so now to test and as y...
by RichieP
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Airbox/Carb hose
Replies: 14
Views: 2951
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B50 Airbox/Carb hose

This thread makes me think it an opportune time to share some successes I've had recently (after an awful lot of failures) tackling a similar problem ie needing an elusive rubber part. Not sure if this is the right bit of the forum for this, but I'll press on anyway. Having borrowed an original of t...