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Author Topic: Enfield Tracker: War Pig Rennaissance  (Read 55135 times)

Offline HollywoodMX

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Re: Enfield Tracker: War Pig Rennaissance
« Reply #50 on: Jan 29, 2014, 15:40:18 »
I have seen the Nickel plating mentioned several times in this forum. I think people forget 70% of the population is allergic to nickel. I'm guessing there is no clear coating after to prevent the exposure but I'm not sure.
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Re: Enfield Tracker: War Pig Rennaissance
« Reply #51 on: Jan 29, 2014, 16:12:57 »
Ya done yet?

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Re: Enfield Tracker: War Pig Rennaissance
« Reply #52 on: Jan 31, 2014, 13:39:08 »
Ya done yet?

Hah.  It's in pieces back home and I'm in Chad for a few weeks.

And my plan to have work done over the course of the coming year has been interrupted, as I've been reassigned to work in Africa long-term, starting pretty soon.  Bike will probably arrive there in August or so.  So I'll need to get a few things going when I return to the US, and ensure the pieces-parts are ready for movers to pack up and ship to me once my family is ready to join me over the summer.

It's, um, complicated.

Oh, and I might have just scored a Matchless G15-CS, totally original, running...for free or almost-free.  We'll see.
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Re: Enfield Tracker: War Pig Rennaissance
« Reply #53 on: Jan 31, 2014, 14:33:26 »


It's, um, complicated.

Oh, and I might have just scored a Matchless G15-CS, totally original, running...for free or almost-free.  We'll see.


Nice.  Hope you get it.  Show us pics if you do.
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Re: Enfield Tracker: War Pig Rennaissance
« Reply #54 on: Mar 14, 2014, 11:27:10 »
Here's the Matchless; as I'm off to Africa in a few days, I will get it from the owner when I return:

#drool



In other news, progress on the Enfield!  Lots of parts back from paint, although the color is slightly off from what I wanted, there's no time to get it re-done.

Tom at McVay Motorworks rigged up my disc brake rear from the Indian kit I purchased.  We added a better, lighter torque arm to the swingarm and master cylinder mounts to the frame.

Found an upholstery mad scientist near my daughter's school, so he's got the seat and is doing an awesome cover and pad for it...snap-on/off cover with closed-cell marine upholstery foam underneath.  Giving me leather for the same cost as vinyl woulda been, so why not?

Engine is in a backpack going down to Chumma from Ace Engineering in NJ for the rebuild.  Head and barrel work is already done; he'll true the crank, put in high-quality main bearings, mod for better oil flow, and install a Newby belt primary and clutch.  External oil filter to be plumbed in again, with braided ss line replacing the stock oil tubing.  Flatslide Mikuni 32mm to be installed, Ace air canister intake.  Hoping Ace's new high-lift "shotgun" rocker set will be available soon, too.

Transmission will be rebuilt with ceramic bearings as well.  Hubs will go to Buchanan for Excel rims, ss swaged spokes, and Chumma will put in ceramic bearings there, too.  Trying to reduce power losses as much as possible, given that the engine can use all the help it can get.


But I leave RI tomorrow.  Everything that's getting done will hopefully be complete by June, when it can be packed up with the rest of my family's stuff and sent to Africa, where I'll be putting it all together once it arrives a month or three later.
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Re: Enfield Tracker: War Pig Rennaissance
« Reply #55 on: Mar 15, 2014, 23:34:54 »
That matchless is classy. It'll be nice to see the enfield all back together and finished.
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Re: Enfield Tracker: War Pig Rennaissance
« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2014, 21:51:37 »
Oh, fuck yeah.  Home for a spell and things are moving forward.  Wheels back from Buchanan, belt drive primary and racing clutch in from Bob Newby.  All with Chumma, my engine guy.

We'll be putting the engine into a rolling frame later in June.  Then I'm back to Africa and the bike follows with my household effects Aug/Sept-ish.

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Re: Enfield Tracker: War Pig Rennaissance
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2014, 11:47:01 »
Gotta love the Excels :)

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Re: Enfield Tracker: War Pig Rennaissance
« Reply #58 on: Jun 10, 2014, 22:29:36 »
Frame's at powder!

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Re: Enfield Tracker: War Pig Rennaissance
« Reply #59 on: Jun 10, 2014, 22:35:48 »
Seat's finished too.
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