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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #15 on: 09.03. 2010 08:18 »
Sell your children, explain how you would save heaps as well as get bits. Get that head !
 Are you going to chrome or paint the frame ? Looks like fun, not enough f's in fun.
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #16 on: 10.03. 2010 00:36 »
as rigs often take a beating (lots of twisting forces), I'm thinking a quick sand of the bare metal and a clear coat might be the answer. Easy to touch up if welding required and look a bit different to black.
the twin carb head may not actually offer any performance gain, but would be ffffun!
appreciate the encouragement...
 
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #17 on: 10.03. 2010 01:54 »
That will look different. Can I have a dollar for every time someone asks "whenya paintin'it"
Twin carbs are harder to set up but offer the possibility of altering jetting for individual cylinders. You may notice with siamese pipes one pot a little richer than the other. Induction bias is eliminated.
Just trying to justify my use of twin carbs to me !
For a bit more grunt try a 1" spacer between the manifold and carb.
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #18 on: 24.06. 2010 10:04 »
another image from its debut, painting progressing and have got the parts for the engine. Hope to have it all back together for August.
The tank photographed is a loaner, mines at the chromers, all panel beaten.
Note the font brake, leading axle and fork brace, but still a BSA front end and brakes.
Sadly the B50 had to be sacrificed to help fund the growing pile of A10 parts in the barn...
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #19 on: 24.06. 2010 17:38 »
That is really awesome, man.  Congrats on getting that together.
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #20 on: 24.06. 2010 17:43 »
Great work, mate! Looks mean.
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #21 on: 27.06. 2010 10:09 »
painting progress  *smile*
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #22 on: 27.06. 2010 11:37 »
Great paint job.

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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #23 on: 27.06. 2010 11:45 »
This just keeps getting better
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #24 on: 17.08. 2010 09:26 »
shiny shiny
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #25 on: 17.08. 2010 10:57 »
If you can't beat'm, BLIND'M  *smile*
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #26 on: 10.09. 2010 08:58 »
now sporting a pair of 10TT9 racing carbs, a suzuki based clutch, rod operated rear brakes as well as a few other goodies. Still a few loose ends to tie up, race no's, pillion pad, coil mounts and sourcing some fresh alcohol so... should be able to fire up soon.
Still running the stock zorst, but have plans for replacing this...
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #27 on: 10.09. 2010 09:38 »
I'm blinded. A real credit to you mate. If she goes as well as she looks (and I recon she will) the rest will only smell the meths.
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #28 on: 10.09. 2010 10:08 »
Nice one! I see you have an (electronic) BTH magneto fitted.
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Re: The road rocket racing sidecar project
« Reply #29 on: 11.09. 2010 06:34 »
Thanks guys, this forum and its encouragement has been a real help. I'm also really thrilled with the way this project has come together.
The only catch with the bt-h (other than cost) is that its not possible to retain the extended long nut on the third stud underneath as the body is slightly larger, so a normal nut must be used which is a bugger to do up.
The BT-H would have cost $1500nzd to get landed last year with all the taxes but then is at least new. I have had too many problems with old magneto's in the past and not having a decent one to start with came to the conclusion a good ignition was money well spent. Time will tell...
I was really thrilled to be able to source a matched pair of amal race carbs, one is currently on loan until I'm a bit more financial! The cables are the nylon insert type which fit very neatly under the tank and the throttle is a quick action tomaselli. 
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