50 T-Bird

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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by Dr Goggles » Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:18 pm

years ago I grabbed the HT lead with one hand on the bonnet of an HQ, at the time I had the worlds WORST EVER hangover, did a three second disco dance before I got the lead off, got a round of applause and walked back inside, they were still laughing five minutes later, all of my joints hurt for a couple of days. It was a memorable experience.
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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by Rob » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:20 pm

Looking good Mossy,

Lemon juice will make those pipes shiny again or so the legend goes.

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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by RGV » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:35 pm

Ive heard that Vinegar will take the blue out too but not game to try it on my BMW pipes.

They are both (Lemon and Vinegar) acidic i spose so might both work.

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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by DLRA » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:36 pm

Dr Goggles wrote:years ago I grabbed the HT lead with one hand on the bonnet of an HQ, at the time I had the worlds WORST EVER hangover, did a three second disco dance before I got the lead off, got a round of applause and walked back inside, they were still laughing five minutes later, all of my joints hurt for a couple of days. It was a memorable experience.
Ha Ha Ha.
Still remember the day I got buzzed while pushing a go-kart, my elbow ached for days.
And I can still chase my brother-in-law around the back yard holding a spark plug in my hand :D :D :D
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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by JonB » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:46 pm

A thing of beutty Mossy, the blued pipes only add to it.
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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by Dr Goggles » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:25 am

I second that Jon, there's something about blued pipes , like a cricket bat covered in cherries.
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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by Mossy » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:43 am

Thanks, glad you all like it. Just hope it goes as well as it looks and sounds.
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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by Mossy » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:49 pm

Well we got to the Test'n'Tune at Tailem bend last Saturday. :D This was a very worthwhile excercise as it showed up a couple of problems which are much easier to sort out now.
No.1 was the riding positon. This was loosely based on pics of old Triumphs running at Bonneville in the fifties and early sixties. On the first run Saturday I found that what felt reasonably comfortable in the shed on the stand, wearing shorts, t-shirt and thongs was practically unrideable on the move wearing boots, leathers and helmet. Obviously young, short, Americans in the 1950's were much more bendable than an older, tall, Australian in the 2000's. :lol:
Some changes were made to the clip-ons and gearlever which made it rideable (just) for some more runs.
The second problem appeared on the return from the fourth run when the transmission started to tighten up. I suspected this was a layshaft bush binding, which proved to be the case when I stripped it down yesterday. Fortunately it hasn't damaged the layshaft so for now I will make another bush with more clearance.
Later boxes had needle rollers for the layshaft so I will have to find out more about fitting that set up into my gearbox.
Other than that we got it starting to go OK with some jetting changes and at least have an idea of what sizes to get for fine tuning.
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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by RGV » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:52 pm

Good to hear it was nothing serious Mossy, T&T days are very usefull thats for sure.

I will be making some mods before March, Im getting excited now.

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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by Mossy » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:08 am

Well here it is. Finished in time for 2012 Speedweek as per the plan. :D :D But its turned out to be a case of 'All dressed up and nowhere to go' .
Finished bolting on the race numbers Saturday, found out the event was cancelled Sunday. :cry: :cry:
At least it looks and sounds good, one day I'll get to find out if it goes well.

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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by ROSS BROWN » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:34 am

A far cry from the pile of rusty bits on page one Mossy..... :shock:

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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by Stayt`ie » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:38 pm

i like that, done well mate, :D ,,

are your coils up under the tank, :?: , if so, given english electrics and no frount guard,, may cause a problem, :? :( ,,
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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by Mossy » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:17 am

No coils, sparks come from the magneto behind the barrels.
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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by BONES » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:52 pm

Mossy
I hope those megaphones are straight through
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Re: 50 T-Bird

Post by Stayt`ie » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:07 pm

i knew that, :oops: , :lol:
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