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New starting handle
« on: 09.09. 2015 19:30 »
Made  a handy handle from offcuts.Will be useful in the upcoming build and once clamped on can't slip off like a spanner.

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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #1 on: 09.09. 2015 21:05 »
G'day Dan, long time no see on here.
Good tool. the old C spanner always slips off and the SRM nut is a little short so spanner often slips on it too.
Is this the motor in your 54 or a new one?
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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #2 on: 09.09. 2015 21:32 »
Hi.Muskrat.Yes been busy doing silly things and riding non Bsa.

The answer is both yes and no.The new motor is another set [of modified] cases with my old crank and timing stuff with A65 top end in the old chassis.

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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #3 on: 10.09. 2015 09:30 »
Sounds like a good mod. The A65 has a better rocker set up but a pain taking the shaft out to do the head bolts. So that'll take her up to 750cc.
Would you like to start a new topic and show us how?
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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #4 on: 10.09. 2015 09:41 »

 Geez- I was always warned about what would happen if I let go of the crank handle starting the Vanguard..>unpretty<...!!!
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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #5 on: 10.09. 2015 10:02 »
Is this a windup       --- ah it's the way I tell em
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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #6 on: 10.09. 2015 10:14 »
Now now Bill, even if this is a wind up there's no need to get cranky.......................

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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #7 on: 10.09. 2015 20:30 »
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Made  a handy handle from offcuts

danma that is one very neat and tidy bit of kit to have been made from offcuts, I think you do yourself some injustice describing it as such.
my home made bits tend to look like home made bits
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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #8 on: 11.09. 2015 19:08 »
It's pretty easy to make things like handles and such like with a mill ,but it's more fun to get adventurous and try something more challenging.

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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #9 on: 11.09. 2015 20:29 »
Is that a return path to drain excess oil from the cam housing or an extra oil feed for the cam on that bottom pic?
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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #10 on: 11.09. 2015 20:48 »
Oh you naughty boy. But I liiike it.
Definitely some thought and work has gone into that.
Makes my through bolted head and barrels look like a school kid job.
It would have to be called a Rocket Gold Lightning.
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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #11 on: 11.09. 2015 22:29 »
Morris- the cam is one of the most loaded and wear prone parts of any engine so I don't think it's ever possible to over lubricate it.My thinking here  was the std dribble past the followers seems to work ok for lobe lube so why not channel the over flow directly to the cam bushes rather than relying on splash for it to get there.I can't see it doing any harm.
 The barrel is an ally big bore job from john Hill.Bored to 79mm {823cc].

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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #12 on: 12.09. 2015 10:46 »
 *respect*
I need one of these to keep those big bore triumphs and nortons honest!
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Re: New starting handle
« Reply #13 on: 19.09. 2015 22:38 »
 Made a nice shiny stainless pointer thingy from another off-cut and was very pleased

   until I realised the handle would foul it......poo.

 Made a nice shiny all new and improved up and over MK2  stainless pointer thingy from another off-cut and was pleased once more.