1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway

swan

Kickstart, shift on right, drum brakes and spokes
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Wow, my new favorite thread. Great work and keep the words and images flowing.

Building a Vincent is a dream most of us will never have the opportunity to do so.
 

hooligan998

Member
What a great read so far. Those are some serious shift forks on that transmission! You won't be bending those anytime soon it seems. Can't wait to see how the rest of this thread and this HRD/Vincent evolves!
 

brt651

Member
Hello,
I have been sorting out the gear change and kick-start mechanism's. I have mostly new parts for this section. The "L" shaped gear change arm needs to be drilled for lightening. Also the actuator assembly needs to be changed for the 5 speed. I'll need to do some reading on assembly and adjustment procedures. It's tricky this part. And I have a few more boxes to look through before I have everything I need.
Hope your all having a great week end.
brt651
 

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brt651

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I didn't get much done today. I have to do some machine work now to forge ahead.
Ill be dropping of some alloy covers to be polished this week. The polisher has built a 1917 Harley board racer, a 1926 Rudge speedway bike and a Harley Peashooter speedway bike. They are perfect. If you would like me to get some photo's ? Please let me know?
cheers
P.S and not always tidy
 

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2_DONE_THE_TON

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brt651 said:
I didn't get much done today. I have to do some machine work now to forge ahead.
Ill be dropping of some alloy covers to be polished this week. The polisher has built a 1917 Harley board racer, a 1926 Rudge speedway bike and a Harley Peashooter speedway bike. They are perfect. If you would like me to get some photo's ? Please let me know?
cheers
P.S and not always tidy
photos!!!!plz!!!!
 

brt651

Member
I fitted up the carbs today to get an idea of running angle. I'm going to fit 40 mm Dellorto pumpers and they run at a maximum angle of 40 deg's. I'll measure these and see what there at.
These Amals are 1 3/8 '' and will be going on a standard head bike. The ports are much larger on these heads. You can see that maybe in the photo's.
Cheers
Thanks for looking.
brt651
 

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Bozz

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Damn!
Not many of us ever get to play at your level.
Thanks a ton for sharing it with us!
Please keep us in the loop!
 

datadavid

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Love Vincents, just love them.. and getting to see the internals of one being assembled by an expert is wonderful. Keep it up!!
 
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