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Reply #300 on: February 28, 2019, 03:26:31 pm
On the front wheel that higher profile front tyre/tire will look better with the mudguard/fender!

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'08 Black AVL Classic.Extensive ACEhead work/manifold/canister. TM32.Small open bottle/hot tube removed.Pertronix Coil. Fed mandates removed.Gr.TCI.Bobber seat.Battery in right side case. Decomp&all doodads removed.'30s Lucas taillight/7" visored headlight. Much blackout & wire/electrical upgrades.


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Reply #301 on: March 08, 2019, 09:03:58 am
Didn't have much time lately, as my dog had it's tail amputated and needed a bit more attention than usual. But at least I managed to polish the speedo drive and mount the mudguard:




The tank has to come off again because I don't like the way the wiring and cables are routed at the moment, but it gives a nice picture for now :)




The finish line is coming closer!
Andreas


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Reply #302 on: March 08, 2019, 01:54:57 pm
I hope your Interceptor project turns out as well as that one.  8)

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Reply #303 on: March 15, 2019, 01:27:57 pm
Adrian, I hope so too! Though this one will still have to proof 8)

Here are some new details.
Washers punched out of a pice of goat leather, to protect the paint:






Made a bracket for the brake light switch spring from stainless steel:




Finished and painted the ignition switch plate. It's only fixed by double sided tape, I still need the right pins:




And yes, the light is working and the tail light finally mounted. I did it like you suggested, Adrian:






The to-do-list is shrinking ;)
So long,
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Reply #304 on: March 15, 2019, 05:23:09 pm
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And yes, the light is working and the tail light finally mounted. I did it like you suggested, Adrian:

I'm glad that worked!  ;)

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The to-do-list is shrinking

Then, one fine day, you cross off the last job.  :) - I think you could allow yourself a beer or two?

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Reply #305 on: March 17, 2019, 03:40:10 am
I'm working on it and beer is in the fridge! ;D

Yesterday I made a cover for the kick stand.
First I cut out a pice of stainless sheet metal:






Then I dented it a little with a round headed hammer:




Trimmed it one the lathe:






And after that mounted it. Unfortunately the paint chipped a little while doing this  >:(




The VIN wasn't recognizable anymore as my painter thought the cast in parts number was the VIN and painted over the real one generously  ::)
So I carved it out gain, covered the surroundings and painted it again.






I still need to polish the borders, besides that I think it's not too noticable :salute:
And now the tank can finally be mounted.
So long,
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Reply #306 on: March 17, 2019, 04:54:12 pm
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my painter thought the cast in parts number was the VIN

I know of at least one vehicle registration office in the UK that made the same mistake in the early 1960s...

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Reply #307 on: March 24, 2019, 06:53:27 am
Friday was the day! With the help of Sven and Fabian the Chief could do the first few laps on asphalt for the first time.

Of course the carb did flood in the beginning and with Fabian unable to identify the "strange" petcock, everything beneath got a gas shower! Naturally it didn't want to start after that and the spark plugs had to be dried and the cylinders vented. But then it started willingly after a few kicks.
The first impression was quite satisfying, it has charging, the gearbox shifts (remarkably) smooth, handling is a bit unfamiliar but even with the longer wheelbase and fat tyres beautifully neutral. At higher revs I noticed a snaring sound, that I believe to come from a loose drive chain. If not, I have to search a bit more... ::)

Next week I have an appointment for vehicle inspection.









Additional videos are to follow!
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Andreas


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Reply #308 on: March 24, 2019, 10:50:35 am
To see the whole thing gleaming in the winter sunshine must have brightened up your day, now go and dazzle the TUV inspector with it!  ;D

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Reply #309 on: March 25, 2019, 09:32:05 am
Man, that looks nice!!!   8)


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Reply #310 on: March 25, 2019, 01:02:42 pm
Man, that looks nice!!!   8)

           What mattsz sez + WoW! 8)
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Reply #311 on: March 26, 2019, 01:59:19 pm
Oh, you can believe I am happy!
Here's the video by the way ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZTHBw8vmUA&feature=youtu.be


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Reply #312 on: March 27, 2019, 05:00:45 am
Sounds as good as it looks.

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Reply #313 on: March 27, 2019, 08:20:29 pm
Frickin' BEAUTIFUL! Sounds great! Congrats!!!!!
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Reply #314 on: April 02, 2019, 04:00:17 am
SOOOOO NICE!!! Congrats. Your work is so worthwhile!
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