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Hope someone here got this
« on: 31.07. 2010 14:55 »
G'day all,
               I saw this 350375846021 on fleabay a few days ago. Seemed seller didn't know what he had so snuck in a snipe bid. Then someone told him (and the rest of the world) what it was. The price jumped, I missed out by a few $. They still got a bargain. Hope it was one of us.
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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #1 on: 31.07. 2010 15:25 »
Isn't the RGS and Super Rocket heads one and the same?, and if it were advertised as SR would the price have been the same?
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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #2 on: 31.07. 2010 15:33 »
Yes, but it is a twin port '54 '55. there is another on fleabay at moment started at $750 with 1 bid. Too much for me.
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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #3 on: 31.07. 2010 15:43 »
Showing my ignorance I didn't notice the separate manifold  *problem*, so is it just a Road Rocket head or did they make a Road Rocket Gold Star?
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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #4 on: 31.07. 2010 22:22 »
I think it was only the SS and RR in '54/'55 that had the bolt on manifold.
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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #5 on: 31.07. 2010 23:40 »
Correct, Musky.
                         The same head was offered with the separate "manifolds" as part of the speed kit.
For the Yanks only, I think.
The speed kit heads are a later casting, I think, as they don't seem to have the date code cast into them.
Hopefully I have attached a copy of the relevant brochure.
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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #6 on: 31.07. 2010 23:45 »
Trev,

Thank you for the kind offer. I'll take two kits at $158.05/each, please. ;) *smile*

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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #7 on: 01.08. 2010 00:33 »
Only two?
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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #8 on: 01.08. 2010 01:36 »
Imagine what that kit would be worth now. At least 20 times original price.
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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #9 on: 01.08. 2010 07:04 »
I didn't want to be greedy. One for the current bike, one for an imagnary bike of the future.

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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #10 on: 01.08. 2010 09:06 »
Looking at the kit in Trevs photo... Interesting to note the two different carb float chambers I've not seen any like that before. I would think the left one could be starved at full throttles.
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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #11 on: 01.08. 2010 12:57 »
Hi LJ,
THe chopped monobloc didnt have a float in it and was linked to the RH one wich did,
Some times when used for racing the 2 carbs were "chopped" and a TT type float chamber was mounted separately
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Re: Hope someone here got this
« Reply #12 on: 01.08. 2010 22:50 »
LJ,
        That set-up was standard on Norton 650SS and Atlas.
I think the first Bonnevilles used two chopped carbys with a remote float bowl.
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