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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2011, 07:18:10 PM »




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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2011, 07:27:44 PM »
Then there was this one at DD's

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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2011, 07:45:25 AM »
this bike has always intrigued me..... if you want the ultimate B50 powered racer

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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2011, 11:27:04 AM »
While all of this shiny British stuff is getting a run, why not an encore from my favourite Cheney Triumph

And in a bit of self indulgence, my own two stroke version.
'68 Yamaha DT1 enduro, '69 Yamaha 'DT1 from Hell' '69 DT1'Dunger from Hell, '69 Cheney Yamaha 360, 70 Maico 350 (2 off), '68 Hindall Ducati 250, Hindall RT2MX, Hindall YZ250a , Cycle Factory RT2MX flat tracker, Yamaha 1T250J, Maico 250 trials, '71, Boyd and Stellings TM400, Shell OW72,750 Yamaha

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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2011, 02:37:05 PM »
love the top one Firko one of my all time favorites....... I did my Cheney pretty close to those colors/ we used the colors off the side cover

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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2011, 03:16:34 PM »
I tossed up as to whether I should re-anodize my tank the original red but decided that because it'd flawlessly been repaired by GMC I was told by a number of different people, including my usual anodizer that the different alloy content of the weld material could cause the anodizing to show up a slightly different colour where it had been repaired. I went for the polished look instead.

Because the tank is as rare as shite I couldn't stand it being damaged so for racing I'm going to use a fibreglass BSA B44GP replica tank (currently being lined and methanol proofed by Matcho Mick Jones) which I've decided to paint candy apple red to match as close as possible the original anodized red.

I prefer my seat over that on the red Triumph. It's a bit like me....too fat ;D.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2011, 04:42:21 PM by firko »
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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2011, 08:26:18 PM »
Because the tank is as rare as shite I couldn't stand it being damaged so for racing I'm going to use a fibreglass BSA B44GP replica tank (currently being lined and methanol proofed by Matcho Mick Jones) which I've decided to paint candy apple red to match as close as possible the original anodized red.

Firko, why not get one of these from Terry? http://www.terryweedy.com/tanks.html

If you're running methanol, you should really go alloy.

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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2011, 12:30:11 AM »
currently being lined and methanol proofed by Matcho Mick Jones

Didn't he play lead guitar in the Sex Pistols ???

No freaking chance of getting color matched anodizing in Unzud .... you can get a list of excuses as to why it F^%ked up as long as your arm. We went 2 pack, Mike sprayed it up mint , it is a Peugeot color
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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2011, 06:04:17 AM »
No freaking chance of getting color matched anodizing in Unzud .... you can get a list of excuses as to why it F^%ked up as long as your arm. We went 2 pack, Mike sprayed it up mint , it is a Peugeot color

Likewise in the UK mate, especially if the item has been repaired in any way, even just knocking dents out  ???

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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2011, 09:20:12 AM »
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Firko, why not get one of these from Terry? http://www.terryweedy.com/tanks.html
It's tempting, the prices are pretty reasonable as well. I actually made a typo when I wrote methanol.
I mean't ethanol so the fibreglass will do....If it gets trashed I won't dive into tears of anguish.
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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2011, 10:20:01 AM »
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Firko, why not get one of these from Terry? http://www.terryweedy.com/tanks.html
It's tempting, the prices are pretty reasonable as well. I actually made a typo when I wrote methanol.
I mean't ethanol so the fibreglass will do....If it gets trashed I won't dive into tears of anguish.

Still, Ethanol eats away at the glass and turns it into syrup. Blocks yer carby and generally feks things up. Dig deep ya tight bugger  ;D

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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2011, 11:30:37 AM »
Likewise in the UK mate, especially if the item has been repaired in any way, even just knocking dents out  ???

With the various 2 pack paints being tough as shit there is probably no good reason to anodise except originality. It was one of Eric's quirks which is kind of nice to replicate. I am using B50 tank so it is not crazy original.
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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2011, 11:40:21 AM »
Keen to get this motor finished and in the Cheney, it has PES clutch and gearbox mainshaft and B50 liner and 10:1 piston. Just chasing Carillo rod and will do crank rebuild.

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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2011, 11:43:13 AM »
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Still, Ethanol eats away at the glass and turns it into syrup. Blocks yer carby and generally feks things up. Dig deep ya tight bugger 
That's why I'm getting Matcho Mick to treat three 'glass tanks with that coating shit (Kreem or whatever he uses) for me Cranky. ;)
I'd have done it myself but after Jonesy's disaster with his little Honda Metisse where the coating didn't......errr,coat properly and the methanol ate through the glass and his hi-zoot candy purple paint, I figured I'd get a professional 'glass man to do it. As far as using another alloy tank, I've got a B44GP tank which looks OK on the bike, if a tad short. I do like Terry Weedy's work though, so who knows what might evolve in the new year. 8)

« Last Edit: November 27, 2011, 09:54:22 PM by firko »
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Re: Best Of British
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2011, 11:49:00 AM »
One to drool over at Christmas,while the others drool over a turkey leg   :P
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