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BONES
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Post by BONES » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:31 pm

Thought I would post some photos of the latest project my son, Alex and I are doing. We are building 2 chassis-mine with a weslake 500 and Alex's with a yz80
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Post by sammj » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:36 am

Awesome father son project. Thats how I got started except with cars. I can hear my old man "where are his gloves?" :P

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Love it !

Post by ROSS BROWN » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:35 pm

:D Nice work Alex,watch out ya father doesn't chain ya to that welder & pass ya food through a slot in the garage door.
Bones ,is that the new lay down Weslake or a you converting an old one? and what gear box is that ? looks to be AMC 4 speed but can't tell from this side.
mmmmm STREAMLINER in background . :)
Stop teasing me. that thing covering the front wheel makes a better sack than a window :D

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Post by blownvn » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:20 pm

Yeah, what's the deal with the streamliner? :D

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Post by BONES » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:42 pm

A streamliner is a bike/car which is made to go realy realy fast. :wink:
I'll get back to work on it soon and post some pictures sooner
cheers Bones

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Post by BONES » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:04 pm

Hey Ross
The weslake is an upright engine but I am going to run it laying down.I thiught I would put a crank scraper above the flapper valves and hope the oil escapes.I've been told this should work.Also change the balance factor
a little info-
The steering head is 700mm high
wheel base is about 1700mm
front wheel -16''
rear wheel-19''
geabox -triumph 4 speed
forks-kr1 cut down 300mm

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Interesting !

Post by ROSS BROWN » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:25 am

BONES
What class are ya looking at running.?
Interesting choice of rear wheel size . 8) there's a huge choice of 19" race tires these days, often wonderd how well a shaved or fresh speedway tire would work on the salt.(depending on the tractability of the surface of the day)
I have a MITAS SW 05 in front of me at the moment ,but it doesn,t seem to have a speed rating on it.
Theres a lot of half worn ones thrown in the bin round here. :( :(
I do say ya gonna struggle with the float level on that mikuni, I'll keep my eyes peeled for a downdraught for ya. :D
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Post by psteck727 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:38 am

Good work, Father and son builds are good, except for my sons bike didnt seem to go when we were up there, first kick every day before that but the salt gremlem got into it, maybe just the 2 stroke.
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Post by BONES » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:33 pm

Ross
classes will be A/PF 500
APS/PF 500
Alex A/G 100

I'm not going to use the mikuni. If you kould keep an eye out for a carb off a laydown engine would be good or I may use a lectron.
I'm pretty sure that if there is no speed rating on a tyre then it cannot be used.
I went with the 19'' wheel to have a longer contact patch to give better traction and give better sprocket sizes. Using avon 100/90/19V which is good for front & rear.
psteck
keep at it-- the salt gremlin can be beaten.
cheers Bones

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Post by Hoofhearted » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:13 pm

Great looking build! I've been running an old Weslake like yours in a featherbed at El Mirage and Bonneville for years. Bulletproof motors. I'm looking forward to seeing how this progresses and how fast it will run. Good luck.
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Post by BONES » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:03 pm

Hoofhearted
I'll be at ElMirage for the September 12 meet. Will you be there?
cheers Bones

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Post by Hoofhearted » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:39 pm

Hey Bones. I'll be there in Sept. The Weslake in the Norton is getting a rest this year. I'll have the Weslake powered sidecar out. With a bit of luck it will be a 550cc (overbore to 90mm) Weslake running in the 650 class. I'll look forward to meeting you.

P.S. More build photos please.

P.P.S. Looking at the photos your Weslake seems to be one of the older long rods. The same as in the Norton. You'll definitely love it. Mine ran 129.817 at El Mirage a couple of years ago. The sidecar has has a later short rod. Equally loveable.

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you win!

Post by ROSS BROWN » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:17 pm

:D :shock: :shock: :D
Got the lunacy dial turned right up Hoof :lol:
Your poor mother!

Love it !

keep us updated with happenings.

Cheers Ross .
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Re: you win!

Post by Hoofhearted » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:25 pm

ROSS BROWN wrote::D :shock: :shock: :D
Got the lunacy dial turned right up Hoof

Cranking the dial right up makes it so much easier to ride :--)
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Post by momec » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:46 pm

Heh Hoof
Studied the photos and you obviously steer with your balls. Am l right. I thought the normal bike guys were nuts. Love the design. How many times did you read the rule book? :wink:
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