1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway

brt651

Member
Hello Everyone,
Just a Christmas update. I have been painting my son's house, hence the time with no pictures.
I've fitted the UFM (Upper Frame Member) and the Head clips. The timing cover and kickstart cover are back from the polishers and I've only lightly fitted them to view,
Well that's it for this year.
have a Happy one and I'll catch up next year.
Cheers
brt651
 

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brt651

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High On Octane said:
What a fantastic build/bike!!! And amazing bike collection as well, did you restore all those yourself?
Hello Buzz,
Those bikes are not mine but a friend. He restores bikes and does a great job. He's doing a BSA with a 850 Nourish engine. Looking very neat. Also he's doing a 1926 Douglas for another mate. If anyone's interested , let me know and i'll get some pictures next time I'm there.
Cheers
 

swan

Kickstart, shift on right, drum brakes and spokes
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I need eye bleach. I will never be able to unsee that Vincent chopper. Why would someone do this? Seriously? Header tape. On a Vincent. Shudder. WTF?
 

datadavid

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swan said:
I need eye bleach. I will never be able to unsee that Vincent chopper. Why would someone do this? Seriously? Header tape. On a Vincent. Shudder. WTF?
What? Dont you just love the irreverence of building an unrideable piece of murican chopper-crap around one of the worlds most beautiful engines?
 

Trevor May

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http://www.kijiji.ca/v-motorcycle-other/calgary/51-vincent-c-rapide/1044426890?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Chop 'er up boys!
 

joea

New Member
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at this time i believe there are many parts available to build a vincent no matter what you have…..brt651 should be able to confirm this.

great work on BSA and Vincent .you in the southern hemisphere? noticed green outside the window……
 

brt651

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joea said:
at this time i believe there are many parts available to build a vincent no matter what you have…..brt651 should be able to confirm this.

great work on BSA and Vincent .you in the southern hemisphere? noticed green outside the window……
Hello joea,
VOC Vincent Owners Club in England have every part available to build a New Vincent. Just have to have enough money to buy it all. I know the VOC built a Black Shadow from new parts and sold it on Ebay several years ago. I believe someone in New Zealand purchased the bike.

Hello Brodie,
You picked Aus ok , but you didn't pick up on the Caloundra Ford Care sticker which is close to you. But not near me. ha ha
Thanks for looking.
I have hot washed the swing arms and I'll take them to be blasted and powder coated this week sometime. The Guirdraulic forks are apart and I just have to order new pins and bushes.

Have a great week everyone.
Cheers
brt651
 

bvander

Gold Coast, Queensland
Bugger, I was hopeing you would be close so I could check out the bike once it was done.

Keep up the good work mate.
 

brt651

Member
Hello Everyone,
A bit of an update.
I have been busy of late. But here goes,
The swing arms have been powder coated. Brake arms and main stand. I have the rear wheel, not that I'll use any of it. I have new hubs ,brake drums and will order valanced rims and S/S spokes on Monday.
Here is some photo's.
 

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brt651

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Hello Everyone,
I know its been a while. But I have been busy as I'm sure you all have been.
Well the swing arm is in as is the spring boxes and S/S bolts and nuts. There's a lot more here than meets the eye. I order parts on a monthly cycle. And that's why its taking so long. Any how I have another shipment due soon.
Cheers
Brian
 

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bvander

Gold Coast, Queensland
Looking good mate, love the fine machined parts.

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brt651

Member
Happy New Year everyone,
Well its still happening. I've started on the front end. The Guirdraulic forks are quite complicated. The bushes are oversize/undersized and have to be line reamed after installation. Then shimmed for clearance. I bought 2 new shocks.They don't come with bearings at the top so I had bearings fitted. I've purchased a pair of Eric Hinson race 1 1/2'' GP Amal carbs with remote bowls. Gotta love E bay. Also I ordered a new pair of 1 1/2'' Gp's. They are remaking them in the UK again under license. Also the generator was in very condition. There is a bloke in France that makes Alton's. They are an Alternator disguised as an original generator. Very well made too. I have one of them also now to fit. The blades for the forks have to be painted yet but I have another set out being polished. I think black will look better because of all the S/S parts and the alloy rims. I've also ordered a Twin leading shoe set up for the original forks.The only mudguards I could get weren't polished and as most of you would know its a terrible job. But I'm happy so far with the first section of rear guard. Vincent's have a two piece rear guard. Following are some photo's of what I'm up too.
Thanks for looking. :D
Cheers
brt651
 

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