The biginning of the heap of crap

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Re: The biginning of the heap of crap

Postby touchwoodsden » Fri May 19, 2017 7:49 am

the grinch wrote:I have started filling up the gaps in the tank it is going well so far just need to make a paper template cut 2 pieces check fit get it as close as posible and thats it. This is the first time I have used the plywood form like this. The last time I made a tank for my son’s bike I just made a form for both sides and filled in the middle. But this is a far better approach so far. I hope to get it all done by the end of the month. I have to make the tunnel and work out the mountings. I have a sender unit and will be putting some fittings for banjo bolts for the fuel lines. I will be welding it up with MIG using 0.6mm wire as this seems to be better for tanks. I have an old Cebora 130 for this special occasion. I prefer this for tanks as it gets into all the tight spots.:D


I am WELL impressed with the tank build. This is a LOT of work. Well done.
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Re: The biginning of the heap of crap

Postby Diesel Dave » Fri May 19, 2017 12:48 pm

I like MIG brazing for the same reason - easier to use and you get more certainty of filling all the gaps so it won't leak.

Mind you I've only used it on Sluggy's old tank to patch the rather colander like bottom - worked a treat 'till the other side fell out of it and it cracked in half. :roll:
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Re: The biginning of the heap of crap

Postby the grinch » Sat May 20, 2017 6:56 am

Getting there.
I have almost done the outside of the tank it is tacked up and I have started the underneath I may have to scrap the sender idea and put a clear pipe on the outside. I expect to start welding on Tuesday if I can finish of the fabrication in time. :D
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Re: The biginning of the heap of crap

Postby the grinch » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:37 am

The tank is done now not the best welding but it is completely leak free all pressure tested hence the rust. I just used some washing up liquid and water mix and a coolant pressure tester attachment with a car tyre valve bodged on to the end. I use between 4 and 8 psi of air( much more and as I found out the the hard way on the first tank I ever built the tunnel will try to turn inside out :lol: ). The tank mounts are made and tacked to the frame. I need to find some banjo fittings but that is not the end of the world I have made the points for the level hose. Although it is not the best welding I like the way it looks. The plan was that I would give the whole thing a skim of filler to smooth it out but I’m going for rough and ready so I think I will just clean it and leave it as it is give it a coat of rust converter and red lead it for now. I think I need to look at the foot rests and controls next shouldn’t be that difficult. I think that I will be near making a list of jobs to do soon all the big jobs are getting done. :D
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Re: The biginning of the heap of crap

Postby the grinch » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:14 pm

Gears
It been a while since my last update I have not worked on the bike now for a month now. I have been really busy at work and to top it off I now have to go away for 3 months. But I did make a bit of progress before the work got in the way. I have done my gear selector I had 3 attempts to get it sorted but I got pissed off ended up getting some inspiration from the horse’s stable of all places. A simple door bolt. Took 30 minutes to make a selector from a bit of scrap box and some 16mm round bar I made 2 pivots I have not finished them yet but even with the extra play I have got good gears. Foot rests I have made a start just a simple bit of tubing I had lying around and I made a couple of braces to go from the frame to the engine.
But that will be it for a while as I’m off to Suffield Canada for a few months at really short notice. Now my deadline is blown I won’t be here but I will hopefully have a bit of extra cash when I get back I may be able to make a bit more progress. I will have to get it ready for the RBLR 1000 perhaps or something similar.
some of the pictures are a bit crap :(
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Re: The biginning of the heap of crap

Postby the grinch » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:08 am

Back soon few more weeks to push and I will be getting back on track with the build. I will have to get the other piece of crap going when I get home as I have got to have something to ride. I am hoping to be back on the build by the middle of November it will be a year then but I would hope that I can get it mocked up properly before the end of January. Ready for the side car build. :D
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Re: The biginning of the heap of crap

Postby the grinch » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:18 am

Back again :D :D

Not done much but i have had a good think about things. I have re-profiled the seat as it was a bit hard around the edge when putting my feet down. I have started thinking about the clutch. I have managed to find Vauxhall clutch flexi hose with the quick connector on one end and threaded on the other so it can use an old Lucas master cylinder and being able to use the thread means I can just make up a bit of brake pipe and it will give me more flexibility for master cylinder location i am not sure how it is all going to go yet i think that a foot clutch would be good for a outfit but if i do ride without the sidecar then its not so practicle. So i am still thinking about it i have got the brake servo from the car but it is quite a big lump maybe i can get a hand clutch working somehow.
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