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Author Topic: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread  (Read 97784 times)

Offline Hoosier Daddy

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #230 on: Jan 27, 2014, 16:09:22 »
She's going to be a handful for sure.
Absolutely gorgeous
Let me know when I can nominate her for BOTM... so deserving
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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #231 on: Jan 28, 2014, 15:59:29 »
She's going to be a handful for sure.
Absolutely gorgeous
Let me know when I can nominate her for BOTM... so deserving


Agreed.... Sure to rattle some cages!

Offline coyote13

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #232 on: Jan 28, 2014, 19:27:00 »
::starts slow clap::

I know she isn't finished, but I figure if I start the slow clap now, the crowd will be roaring by the time you're done!
Half the fun's in the get there...

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #233 on: Jan 31, 2014, 20:31:40 »
Photobucket has maxed out again (all the photos will reappear on the 19th), so I'll try using attachments instead..

Found a hardened steel pin that just happened to be the right size to act as the clutch pushrod, which saved some work.. The one off slave cylinder is shown next to the original cable operated ball and ramp clutch actuator.

While my mate Jeff did a great job machining a new velocity stack for me, from solid billet. Just need to slim down the base a few mm (make sure it doesn't block the vent arrowed) and polish it..

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #234 on: Jan 31, 2014, 20:36:44 »
And here's the bike for those who haven't been to the thread before


Offline DrJ

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #235 on: Feb 01, 2014, 01:40:58 »
The Tritoneers are gonna call sacrilege on me for saying the best looking motor for a featherbed frame is the Harley ironhead.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #236 on: Feb 01, 2014, 08:06:40 »
Beautiful, just beautiful.  The lines are great and although I am not a fan of a Harley, that engine sure looks nice in there.  Good job.

I am not sure J, I still like a pair of preunits . . .  ;)


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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #237 on: Feb 01, 2014, 17:48:41 »
It would've been easier to use a later Evo 883 or 1200 engine, but they didn't look quite right to me, too modern to suite the Norton frame. The Ironhead fills the frame nicely, the old Triumph engines look a little small in a Triton, with too much space around them.

Today made a points cover, I had one made for a Big Twin, but they have the two mounting holes horizontal, while Sportsters have theirs vertical (No idea why). I started out by hacksawing out a raw disc from some scrap 6mm plate, drilled and countersunk two mounting holes, then handed it to Jeff who machined it round in the lathe, added a bevel around the edge and machined the face smooth. I didn't polish it as I want to get it engraved.

To hold it he couldn't drill a centre hole, or hold it in the chuck. I was surprised how it was done. He used two thick alloy discs, both a little smaller than the points cover, pressed tightly either side of the cover. One disc was held in the chuck (the part that spins) and the other was pushed hard against the front of the cover and held by the lathe tailstock. Very clever, I'd never had thought of doing that.

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #238 on: Feb 01, 2014, 20:51:02 »
Yip this is looking sweet  8)

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Re: Norton / Harley Ironhead Cafe Project.. Build thread
« Reply #239 on: Feb 02, 2014, 02:10:08 »
It would've been easier to use a later Evo 883 or 1200 engine, but they didn't look quite right to me, too modern to suite the Norton frame.

And the belt drive just wouldn't look right.