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« Reply #2325 on: February 13, 2018, 06:06:34 PM »

TIG, yes. Brazing, yes. Didn't know you could combine the 2 Smiley
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« Reply #2326 on: February 13, 2018, 08:31:36 PM »

Neither did I ......and I,me a Tig welder
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« Reply #2327 on: February 13, 2018, 08:39:35 PM »

Like so much, its a dying art. The yanks still do it a lot, U tube is your friend if you want to learn.
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« Reply #2328 on: February 13, 2018, 08:57:32 PM »

I've always wanted to learn to weld, it seems such an amazing thing to be able to do!
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« Reply #2329 on: February 14, 2018, 10:31:33 AM »

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« Reply #2330 on: March 14, 2018, 12:02:21 PM »

Hope I'm not stealing Tom's thunder here -certainly not taking the credit for his effort, but here's the freshly painted tank that he organised. It was repaired & painted by Steve at Old Bones Customs in Andover. Nice.
I wouldn't really notice it's a darker green without having the lighter one to compare it to. Been trying to think of something in that shade -GWR steam trains maybe?
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« Reply #2331 on: March 14, 2018, 12:04:36 PM »

Tom's waiting on some fuelpipe sealant before he, very carefully, refits the fuel taps. I'm leaving this build entirely to him now -it ain't ma' business Smiley
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« Reply #2332 on: March 25, 2018, 06:45:50 PM »

Popped into the garage this morning to alter the clock -found for some reason it was reading quarter past 4 at 11.0. clock in the morning.
Tom's been busy. Ably assisted by Archie, they've refitted the fuel taps, using liquid PTFE sealant on the threads, tidied up the partly done paintwork under the saddle, fitted the triangular access panel to the top of the electrics box, with the fusebox attached to the inside of it, then fitted the freshly leather upholstered saddle.
Nice job boys Smiley It's finally starting to come together now.
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« Reply #2333 on: March 25, 2018, 06:59:21 PM »

I'm pleased for you
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« Reply #2334 on: March 25, 2018, 09:15:56 PM »

that looks great
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« Reply #2335 on: May 12, 2018, 12:16:14 AM »

Big news!
Having left Tom to his own devices with the bike for the last few months, he texted me this afternoon to say he rode it to the MOT station today -& it passed!
Woo hoo! I'm so excited! Really didn't think the day would ever come. I've never had so much hassle with a bike build before & came so close to selling it, (sorry Steve), but Tom stepped in to take over the final few tasks & has done a great job.
Still got a noisy clutch but he's taking a look at that tomorrow & it'll hopefully be sorted. He reports it rides well, no scary handling quirks or worrying noises. The only advisory was a loud exhaust. We've recently tried to muffle that a bit by wrapping the exhaust baffles in wadding, but that seems to have just made it run extra rich, so Tom's removed it again.
I'll collect the MOT certificate from him tomorrow so I can tax it, then it can finally hit the streets.
I've promised Tom he can ride it whenever he likes & I really hope he does.
Thank you my friend Smiley
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« Reply #2336 on: May 12, 2018, 05:01:35 AM »

That really is great news.
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« Reply #2337 on: May 12, 2018, 05:51:44 AM »

Thank goodness for that.. Wink now please get out on it..and have a day off from the truck..and if you ride down to your mums,pop in here for a cuppa.. Grin..yahoo..and big thumb up to Tom..does he want another small project to finish off ? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2338 on: May 12, 2018, 06:41:22 AM »

Its finally grin-factor time - cool!

2300 + posts from when the thread started in May 2010 and its “On the road” !!!

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« Reply #2339 on: May 12, 2018, 07:24:13 AM »

That is good news. just in time for the summer. will we see it at Basingstoke tomorrow Tom?
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