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Offline Andymann

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #60 on: October 30, 2017, 06:57:29 PM »
So a year down the line we've come pretty far!  Did the valve timing, set the ignition timing, poured a little petrol down the plughole and gave a it good kick.  It popped, banged and blew the headgasket  :-[

I'm guessing with a modified head from somewhere, a barrel from somewhere, and a HC piston from somewhere else, the compression is way to high.  Will have to fit a thicker head gasket.

But we're close now!

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #61 on: October 30, 2017, 07:39:35 PM »
Looking really good there!
Yes getting close,you have done well to squeeze that tall engine into that frame.Keep the build pics coming.
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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #62 on: November 10, 2017, 12:36:22 PM »
   Once again, I have fallen quite behind, many threads unread! Andymann this project is awesome! As Steve said, keep the pictures coming!


   Cheers, Fanis

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #63 on: November 10, 2017, 07:59:24 PM »
This was from last weekend - reassembled it with a slightly thicker head gasket and poured some fuel down the plughole again - this time it fired up pretty smartly - we only ran it for about 5secs, but it all sounds pretty good.  There should be some good progress this weekend again - so I'll have something more to post next week!

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2017, 05:00:07 PM »
Another frustrating weekend of not being able to run the engine.  Oil tank is still a few days away from being done, so I had to be content with doing some of the smaller things like the footpegs and brake lever.  But I can't weld them finally because I need to have the seat in place to check the riding position, and I can't have the seat finished because I need to have it shaped to suit the tank.  Which means I need the tank, which you guessed it, is still with the painter :cursing:

For those wondering, I'm using a set of old DT200R footpegs for the authentic look, and a bent DT200R rear brake lever that I have reversed and will weld to the front of an old Velocette one.

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #65 on: November 27, 2017, 07:25:00 PM »
Just a quick update - here's where we are at the moment!  It lives!


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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2018, 09:15:05 PM »
Well this is pretty much it - I'm still waiting for the seat and the footpegs to come back from covering and painting, but other than that it's pretty much done.

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #67 on: January 15, 2018, 10:25:59 PM »
That's sensational!!

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #68 on: January 16, 2018, 08:56:12 AM »
Absolutely beautiful,

I LIKE!!

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #69 on: January 16, 2018, 02:56:42 PM »

 Mate that is classy, what a outstanding job well done




   


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