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Adrian II

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on: April 16, 2019, 03:58:55 pm
OK, so my Not A Fury big head special is done and has turned out fine, so now what?

Back to the madness, I fear, let's start with an Electra-X 500 AVL barrel:



No, not that one, it's too nice. Fortunately I have a reasonable used one off my old Electra, which might clean up with a good hone (I have a + 0.020" piston for it if not).

Pass me the angle grinder!  :o





Yes that will do, but why on earth chop a still half-decent barrel about?
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If you guessed another hybrid engine, well done, but as some of you will know I've already got one, with its barrel fins intact, what gives?
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Yep, this one is getting a Lucas SR1 magneto, just like the '56 - '59 Redditch Bullets, and it bolts right onto a set of iron barrel Indian Bullet cases. For the crank I'm using a Hitchcocks' Electra-X item which should not do what my Electra's OEM crank did at under 18,000 miles. The cases will need minor modification for the AVL timing cover, and of course, just like the Redditch Bullets, this one will need a fairly thick spacer for the carb to clear the magneto.



For this, a 20mm thick chunk of Tufnol suitably drilled and shaped will do. Otherwise I end up with a slight air leak between the carb and the head.



To be continued.

A.

Grumpy Brit still seeking 500 AVL Bullet perfection! Will let you know if I get anywhere near...


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Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 07:19:25 am
Very cool, keep us posted!


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Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 07:22:28 am
Looks cool, Adrian!
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Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 07:41:29 pm
Hmmm. Looks very cool! Keep the popcorn coming!
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'06 Electra X AVL w/32mm Mikuni and Gold Star system.