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Title: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Greybeard on 07.11. 2018 09:08
https://youtu.be/zAkrsHHpJjw
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: edboy on 07.11. 2018 19:53
why no kickstart? you can get home running on only an alternator or start with a flat battery with this amazing invention of ancient technology. what?
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: duTch on 07.11. 2018 22:08

 Not so sure about having the oily chain so close to the brake  *eek*
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: cyclobutch on 08.11. 2018 15:14
why no kickstart? you can get home running on only an alternator or start with a flat battery with this amazing invention of ancient technology. what?

Because it would make it cost more to engineer that in. Modern electrics and starters should be well up to the job.
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: edboy on 08.11. 2018 18:50
the electrical package must have improved then.i once had a gsx1100 that had a minute to crank the engine before it went slow then flat. it ate batteries for christmas.
kick starts for me.
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Greybeard on 08.11. 2018 19:40
the electrical package must have improved then.i once had a gsx1100 that had a minute to crank the engine before it went slow then flat. it ate batteries for christmas.
kick starts for me.
Good luck buying a car with a starting handle!  ;)
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: berger on 08.11. 2018 20:04
haha greybeard I bought one with a starting handle *smile* ;) ;)
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Greybeard on 08.11. 2018 20:24
haha greybeard I bought one with a starting handle *smile* ;) ;)
I've owned a few in the past. I guess you have a classic or vintage motor car.
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Angus on 08.11. 2018 22:00
Started one with a cranking handle for the first time today
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: berger on 08.11. 2018 22:31
yes greybeard 1948 morris eight series E that unfortunately will have to go to pastures new in the near future to finance the BSA featherybed project carn't hang on to them all *cry*
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Greybeard on 08.11. 2018 22:54
Started one with a cranking handle for the first time today
Now, there is a lot of detail to explain in that photo. Over to you.
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Greybeard on 08.11. 2018 22:58
yes greybeard 1948 morris eight series E that unfortunately will have to go to pastures new in the near future to finance the BSA featherybed project carn't hang on to them all *cry*
I bought a 1948 Series E in the early '70's. I paid £40 for it and sold it a couple of years later for £180. It would be funny, but unlikely, if it was the same vehicle you own. I know there are photographs somewhere; they may well show the reg number.
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: berger on 09.11. 2018 01:35
greybeard I do know the number  is non transferable ,it says so on the V5C all the paper work I got with it from the morris register says it was the last of the 2 door--- a mistake I think as  the log book says 4 door which it is. it is now all roadworthy but was last on the road in 1975 owned by a mrs singh gill  of surrey who passed away and her garage owner husband put it at the back of the garage. it was rescued in 2008 by a chap in kent called mr russell who was morris register national rally organiser .then a year later it was bought by the late mr harris a colleague of mr russell . mr  harris ' widow sold it to a mr childs in 2014, then my mate keith got it then I got it. I think the reg had to be claimed from the old buff log book because there is a letter from DVLA dated 2015 referring to a request to register it under the old number and they have sent his £25 fee back saying they have registered it under the original number having been satisfied with all the old paper work and correspondence from the  morris register people , so reg is its first one retained----HDG 317
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Angus on 09.11. 2018 08:00
Now, there is a lot of detail to explain in that photo. Over to you.

A bit of a tail. I joined a newly formed Mensshed group in the hope of learning some new skills (mainly to help with the bikes so lathes etc.) Anyway, we have a ‘workshop’ in a local small museum but most of the initial work is going to be woodwork. So I looked for something to do within the group and had seen this 1938 James van but not noticed it was a three wheeler, It’s a motorcycle and I like motorcycles. I asked the museum about it and it had not been run for two years and they had nobody to maintain it. So despite having projects of my own I offered (damik). Have shown a few people what things are and checked her over and yesterday started her for the first time. Started third swing and ran very nicely. In the picture I am draining the petrol as she will not be 'used' till the spring.
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Greybeard on 09.11. 2018 08:48
Now, there is a lot of detail to explain in that photo. Over to you.

A bit of a tail. I joined a newly formed Mensshed group in the hope of learning some new skills (mainly to help with the bikes so lathes etc.) Anyway, we have a ‘workshop’ in a local small museum but most of the initial work is going to be woodwork. So I looked for something to do within the group and had seen this 1938 James van but not noticed it was a three wheeler, It’s a motorcycle and I like motorcycles. I asked the museum about it and it had not been run for two years and they had nobody to maintain it. So despite having projects of my own I offered (damik). Have shown a few people what things are and checked her over and yesterday started her for the first time. Started third swing and ran very nicely. In the picture I am draining the petrol as she will not be 'used' till the spring.

Cool. What engine does the van have?

What about the other little Focker in the picture?
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: cyclobutch on 09.11. 2018 08:54
Damn you GB - I was looking to get a Fokker joke in at about this point.

Point of interest - the Fokker Triplane actually isn't , it is a quadplane. There is a lifting surface between the wheels that provides enough lift to counteract the weight of the undercarriage.
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: duTch on 09.11. 2018 09:14

 
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.....Damn you GB - I was looking to get a Fokker joke in at about this point....

 There was a joke ?    *conf2*     *smile*      saw the Red Baron bits, but just as intrigued by the container cranes behind
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Angus on 09.11. 2018 14:49
Ok a long way from an Enfield
Cranes
Felixstowe Museum is on the site of Landguard Fort, which is at the mouth of the river Orwell, this also being the site of the port of Felixstowe the UK’s largest container port.

Tri/Quad Plane
Its one of the museum exhibits. The fort site was used in both wars from mine deployment ( the water kind) though to Sea planes which were on site until the end of WWII, lots of history from the old Napoleonic fort though to WWII gun emplacements. The fort itself and the museum are separate. The fort run by English heritage, the museum by local volunteers. It’s a really good little museum with lot of interesting stuff and cheap as chips to visit.

The James van
Has a 1096CC V twin engine from what I have read so far although the ‘Famous James’ motorcycle website implies these were 750cc. It’s a nice little thing and should create some fun next year as the plan is to take it out and about. It has girder forks at the front which I still need to check over and I have not yet checked the gearbox and clutch, will wait till its going to be used a bit so that anything I fix stays fixed for the season. More info http://www.3wheelers.com/james.html (http://www.3wheelers.com/james.html) or http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/james.htm (http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/james.htm)


The Joke
Yes the old Focker is me  *smile*
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Greybeard on 09.11. 2018 16:06
'Handy van was introduced powered by an air-cooled, v-twin  1,096cc engine'

I can remember this type of light commercial vehicle with motorcycle style girder forks sticking out the front, from my childhood.

I also recall these Scammell three wheeler tractor units: https://goo.gl/jStkmn
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Angus on 09.11. 2018 17:15
Hi Grey beard

Actually the early ones were 247cc I am glad I am not looking after one of those. My confusion on the engine size is that the James site states the largest engine made by James was a 750cc V twin. They put that into a 2 wheeler and pictures of that engine look identical to the one in the van, could just be a big bore kit though  *smile*.

edit
Yep I remember those Scammells at railway stations
Now is that a motorcycle  *fight*
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: RDfella on 09.11. 2018 17:30
Remember those Scammells. Could turn around in the same lane. Like today's cars, there's no character to trucks these days. Loved those LWB chinese sixes and eights. Those old trucks were a bugger to drive, though - no pas and the only creature comfort was that you had a windscreen. These days with sprung cabs, air con, curtains, gps, etc etc trucks are more comfortable than a car.
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: edboy on 09.11. 2018 19:01
i remember seeing at a car show a 3 wheeler car , 2 wheels at front with a royal enfield engine that also had a kickstart. cant remember the make of car though.
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Rex on 09.11. 2018 21:39
Berkeley T60 was a three wheeler, and the delightful B105 was a four wheeler. A common mod in the 1970s was to fit a Mini engine in place of the old Connie lump.
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: duTch on 10.11. 2018 10:17

 So- crazily enough today, I had an early call to fill in on a job, and about ~11:00ish-am I looked up and saw a Snoopy Bi-plane with a Red Baron tri chasing (following) it......they circled around about 500metres  or so away for a while before the Snoopy disappeared
and Red-B. did a few circles overhead, and then flew off into the sun out to sea....was impressive.....tried to take some pics, but phone is 'up-the-driveway- material'.......bugga they probably doing a dry-run for some local gig for remembrance day tomorrow.....there's a Airplane paddock about 10 miles or so away...that has a lot of histerical planes and do jumpy-out of good ones.....

 
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......Cranes
Felixstowe Museum is on the site of Landguard Fort, which is at the mouth of the river Orwell, this also being the site of the port of Felixstowe the UK’s largest container port.

 How big ? Can't see many there-maybe about 5 ? but probably the camera angle, I counted 17 at Fishermans Island as I came back today over the bridge....first time I saw those was about 15 years ago, half a dozen coming in on a boat to be installed at a new wharf near there where I was working at the time, they looked like big ostriches


 
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Swarfcut on 10.11. 2018 11:34
 DuTch... Head over to Google Earth. The port of Felixstowe in indeed the UK's largest container port. It is on the East Coast, you should be able to get a fair idea of its size. A large portion of  Chinese Industrial output passes through there and it's just down the road from me.

 

Swarfy
 
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Angus on 10.11. 2018 11:38
yes it is big 29 cranes, 1.4 miles of quay, 3000 ships per year, 4 million containers handled
see here is you want more
https://www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk/ (https://www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk/)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Felixstowe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Felixstowe)

Oh yes and the odd old motorcycle imported from the USA  *smile*
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: bsa-bill on 10.11. 2018 11:56
Angus - tell Mr Rabb
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Rex on 10.11. 2018 12:07
Yes, Felixstowe....living proof that there needn't and won't be "lorries backed up for miles in Kent" post Brexit. *smile*
Title: Re: Concept Royal Enfield
Post by: Greybeard on 10.11. 2018 18:52
Felixstowe was key during the UK change to containerisation in the 1960' and 70's.