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« on: 04.02. 2021 04:45 »
Hi Everyone
a brief introduction mainly spent my bike life around harleys and pre unit triumphs. Felt the urge to build something from scratch again (lets not mention obvious mental health issues here) decided to go with an a10 plunger. Started with an impulse buy of a set of cases off ebay so looking forward to chasing everything down and building it. First question will swingarm cases fit a plunger frame?
I am in Western Australia if anyone knows a good source of parts here
Thanks in advance
WA

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Re: new to the forum
« Reply #1 on: 04.02. 2021 05:56 »
Hi 865
Bad news; swing arm cases into plunger frame is a no go.
Try Pablo at Iron Horse Restorations; his prices for parts is usually cheaper than what you will pay from overseas.

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Re: new to the forum
« Reply #2 on: 04.02. 2021 06:21 »
Thanks Orabanda, will give him a try
WA

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« Reply #3 on: 04.02. 2021 07:58 »
Building from scratch....?  *eek* *eek* Abandon hope all ye who enter here.  And I should know  *pull hair out*. But good luck and if you find yourself stuck, these blokes will see you right. Cheers
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« Reply #4 on: 04.02. 2021 08:10 »
By the way, bloke over here in QLD has got a plunger frame for sale. About $500 I think. Britcycles is the place and I know he ships all over the place. Cheers Tony
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Re: new to the forum
« Reply #5 on: 04.02. 2021 10:14 »
 *welcome*
I'm lucky enough to own a 1955 Plungie. I love it!
You can see that there is not room to fit a swing-arm engine and gearbox in that frame. The plunger gearbox is bolted to the crankcase, hence semi-unit.

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« Reply #6 on: 04.02. 2021 10:27 »
I built a rigid Tr*umph from a bare frame in the very early days of Ebay and the costs even then were painful.
The thought of doing it now when even the smallest component has the "classic" price  multiplier applied is daunting.
Your cheapest and most likely quickest option is to buy something more complete as a starting point.

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« Reply #7 on: 05.02. 2021 01:39 »
865,

I take it you were born in August.

Welcome to the forum. Rex beat me to this advice, that is. buying something nearly complete. I will add, "...as cheap as possible and in the worst shape you can find,  then dissemble down to every nut and bolt. Then, randomly distribute the parts around the shed/garage, being sure to put some small bits in places you'll never remember." This will give you a real building-from-scratch experience for a lot less money.

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Re: new to the forum
« Reply #8 on: 05.02. 2021 07:20 »
By the way, bloke over here in QLD has got a plunger frame for sale. About $500 I think. Britcycles is the place and I know he ships all over the place. Cheers Tony

im talking to Luke now he is getting the freight cost for me scrored a set of plunger cases elsewhere so getting there
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Re: new to the forum
« Reply #9 on: 05.02. 2021 07:21 »
I built a rigid Tr*umph from a bare frame in the very early days of Ebay and the costs even then were painful.
The thought of doing it now when even the smallest component has the "classic" price  multiplier applied is daunting.
Your cheapest and most likely quickest option is to buy something more complete as a starting point.
First bike i built when i was 13 from parts was a 51 tbird had the bug for the last 40 years because of it
WA

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Re: new to the forum
« Reply #10 on: 05.02. 2021 07:23 »
865,

I take it you were born in August.

Welcome to the forum. Rex beat me to this advice, that is. buying something nearly complete. I will add, "...as cheap as possible and in the worst shape you can find,  then dissemble down to every nut and bolt. Then, randomly distribute the parts around the shed/garage, being sure to put some small bits in places you'll never remember." This will give you a real building-from-scratch experience for a lot less money.

Richard L.

Thanks Richard, i am a glutton for punishment,have a harley build in the shed at the moment as well have to get rid of it to finance this i think
WA

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« Reply #11 on: 05.02. 2021 08:08 »
Welcome to the forum.   *wave*
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« Reply #12 on: 05.02. 2021 10:41 »
Hi and welcome  *wave*
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« Reply #13 on: 05.02. 2021 10:44 »
Thanks for intro, welcome!

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Re: new to the forum
« Reply #14 on: 05.02. 2021 13:14 »
865,
I take it you were born in August.
We may never know!