A pair? I need one lol! But always keen on Allspeeds. Need some for the latest project! I did some searching and Fowlers have the screw on collar for the exhaust in stock (£11, not bad) so I'll get one of those and try that on summat I guess lol
Post by donkeychomp on Nov 18, 2018 12:35:27 GMT 1
It has! Mercedes silver metallic then some purple the name I can't recall at the mo with a pearl finish. Awaiting some decal making equipment and then I will do the tank. It needs to cure for a while though.
Post by donkeychomp on Nov 18, 2018 22:30:39 GMT 1
So I wheeled her outside...the carb is on thanks to a tiny bit of strong rubber pipe from the local hardware shop. Next step is making some decals. I was going to paint them on but seeing the side of the tank is pretty flat, decals will look as good (and a lot easier to do!). Not 100% sure what design yet, speedblocks or just stripes. And that yellow coil needs powder coating but still can't think of a good colour to go with the purple. Any thoughts lads?
Post by donkeychomp on Nov 19, 2018 12:00:18 GMT 1
Thanks everyone. Next time I'll try that pic idea! The centre stand will be binned eventually, I'm going to use any old side stand and get a bracket welded on the frame. The mounting there at the moment is totally FUGAZI.
Post by donkeychomp on Nov 19, 2018 23:46:25 GMT 1
Just tried adding a pic from the A/C forum as usual. It says insert Image, I have a choice of 2 boxes, Image URL or Alt text whatever the hell either means. Tried both. I just get a load of text instead of the pic. Computers are not my strongest point lol.
Post by donkeychomp on Nov 26, 2018 23:18:09 GMT 1
Brilliant it works! PICS!!
A set of small can Allspeeds. They are both missing the little exhaust tip bit but I'm sure eBay will have something, failing that Allspeed themselves.
OK they are a tad rusty but I have already started to clean the right hand one up and it will look great when it's done. These will eventually go on another project but for now I want to use one on the Popsicle. I remember yonks ago a mate had an A/C RD250 Alspeed or Micron on his little RS100 and that ran great with it on. It will take a bit of doing as my RD has the screw on type clamp but I'm sure I can get it to fit.
I gave up with the kickstart I got from China...and wondered if a Kawasaki G5 one would fit. Yes, yes it does lol.
Then the chain...it's an LC one and a 530 so whilst it fits the rear sprocket just fine the front one is too close to the engine for it to go on. After a consultation with Dr Miller the conclusion was a YPVS one is 520 so should do the trick. But after some measuring the inner diameter of a PV one is too big to go on my RD. OK then I will make a little spacer...can I get that nut off? Can I buggery. I got the engine in gear but the sprocket and generator both still turn when I try to undo it. Going to have to rig up some kind of jamming device but I don't want to damage anything! Might be tricky but I'll work it out!
Can't shift that nut. Tried wedging things in the genny but I'm scared I'll damage something. Cable ties (HD ones) just snap. Hmm.
I've seen a lot worse (I have those lol) and a lot better but there are no holes anywhere and that's the main thing. I was going to fill the dents with chemical metal, or even plain car filler as it does actually work...sometimes...but this episode of Well 'Ard (the A/C forum magazine) came to my rescue. Reading about getting dents out of pipes I'm going to try the 'fill with water and freeze' method. Just need to find someone with a chest freezer now...
I also fashioned some home made heated grips. Surprisingly easy to do...