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Offline 60 blue flash

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Alloy head fin replacement
« on: 31.10. 2010 14:29 »
Hi Guys,

I have a very sad looking alloy head from a 650 A10, there are several fins that are missing, i have no spare head to pinch the fins from so i am going to have to make them from scratch. Can i use any alloy sheet of the correct gauge? or do i have to use something of the correct spec?

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Trev

1960  Golden Flash
1957  B33
1963  Velocette Metisse
1961  Velocette Venom
1960  Velocette Venom (my dads bike since 1962)
1959  Velocette Venom
1953  Matchless G3LC
1949  Triumph  5T
1949  Matchless  G80
1946  Matchless  G3
1936  AJS 36/26
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Offline bonny

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Re: Alloy head fin replacement
« Reply #1 on: 31.10. 2010 16:58 »
any time i have had to reweld a fin i have been lucky enough to have the broken piece to reattach , it might work using alloy sheet but the colours mightn't match .

Offline wilko

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Re: Alloy head fin replacement
« Reply #2 on: 31.10. 2010 20:08 »
Have a fish around some riceburner wrecker from some old butchered barrels or heads as a donor.

Offline iansoady

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Re: Alloy head fin replacement
« Reply #3 on: 01.11. 2010 10:23 »
That's what I did for my Venom. Found a nice matching barrel for a quid.
Ian.
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