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Author Topic: 1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway  (Read 18786 times)

Offline brt651

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Re: 1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway
« Reply #10 on: Sep 19, 2014, 03:22:13 »
   See in the previous photo of the spanner nylon tied to hold the pinion in its assembly position?

This photo shows the gearbox installed and the G2 cover with new main bearings and seal ready to be fitted.
One thing I'll give Vincents for is that every part of the bike has a number. Which makes finding parts very useful. I know every bike would have a number. But this is a simple system. Not 9 numbers long. Each part starting with its main part of the machine. G = Gearbox E=engine and so on.


Offline brt651

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Re: 1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway
« Reply #11 on: Sep 19, 2014, 03:25:26 »
  And the end plate installed

Offline brt651

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Re: 1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway
« Reply #12 on: Sep 19, 2014, 03:29:19 »
   The pistons are installed and so are the lower section of the 2 piece head studs.
The B series engines had a 2 piece stud. A hollow outside one which holds the cylinder head down and a inner stud that holds the UFM ( Upper frame member) mounts to the engine. Quite well made for the era. But this was done away with I believe on the next generation which is the C series.

Offline brt651

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Re: 1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway
« Reply #13 on: Sep 19, 2014, 03:49:48 »
   As we go along you will see parts marked as HRD -Vincent or nothing.
HRD stands for Howard Raymond Davies
Vincent stands for Phil Vincent
And nothing stands for when they shipped the bikes out of the UK they didn't want them to be mistaken for H-D. Or something to that. Maybe even copyright. Not sure
   A better picture of the crank maybe?

Offline brt651

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Re: 1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway
« Reply #14 on: Sep 19, 2014, 03:52:18 »
   Cleaning the new 600cc cylinders before assembly.
Because of a computer crash last year I have lost some photo's. I'll keep searching.
Remember to always back up your photo's.

Offline brt651

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Re: 1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway
« Reply #15 on: Sep 19, 2014, 03:58:42 »
   I new if I kept on looking I'd find another picture of the crank. I have another new one somewhere.

Offline brt651

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Re: 1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway
« Reply #16 on: Sep 19, 2014, 04:02:01 »
   I'm installing Mark 5 cams to this particular engine and also to engine number 3. That's another story.
Make sure you make room for the followers in the the timing chest. As this picture shows.

Offline brt651

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Re: 1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway
« Reply #17 on: Sep 19, 2014, 04:10:20 »
  Sorry for the photo's jumping around. I have just found another folder.
  This is the Quaife 5 speed
« Last Edit: Sep 19, 2014, 04:21:14 by brt651 »

Offline brt651

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Re: 1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway
« Reply #18 on: Sep 19, 2014, 04:14:06 »
    Here I'm checking the gearshift operation after installing the gearbox. You may have noticed that the front lower section of the shift housing has been cut away. This shift housing is off the second engine that goes in the Norton  ( NORVIN) frame. That's another story . The kick start section has been cut off.

Offline xb33bsa

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Re: 1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway
« Reply #19 on: Sep 19, 2014, 06:07:33 »
this is great !! thanks for sharing  :) i dint know they used finger followers,veery cool to see all that detail and the crank and rods are a masterpeice :-* :-*
« Last Edit: Sep 19, 2014, 06:12:29 by xb33bsa »