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Author Topic: New Vintage Project, 250cc M-VG, Reconstruction of a 1933 French Jonghi 350  (Read 26015 times)

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Offline ggl205

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Patrick:

Stay close to this old gent. All that equipment and knowledge that goes with it, needs to be passed down before he goes to greener pastures. You vintage MC guys will need this stuff sooner or later. I sure love the bikes you guys play with.

John

Offline thefrenchowl

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Yes, I did pop the question...

The old man says he still does a bit for friends, bikes and farm stationary engines...

He says he won't sell and will leave it to his family to sell on once he's gone...

I told him I will leave my coordinates with him for them to find in good time and anyway, not wishing him gone any time soon...

Patrick
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Offline ggl205

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Too bad he won't teach you what he knows. When he is gone, so goes what he knows.

John

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It's a runner again!!!  :-D

https://youtu.be/XCG7C4iFCnU

Patrick
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Offline thefrenchowl

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Hi all,

Well, nearly time to pack the bike in its crate...

After a bit of to and fro with the SCTA tech guys, we decided it needed a cover for the flywheel...

It's too late to change the name of my entry, otherwise, it would have been The Frying Pan Spl...







See you all soon on the Salt Flats!!!

Patrick

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Offline manta22

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So now you're running a "pan head"?  :-D

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

Offline Stainless1

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The Teflon should make it easier to clean  :roll:  :cheers:
Stainless
Red Hat 228.039, 2001, 65ci, MSA Bockscar Lakester with a little N20 
MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

Offline Peter Jack

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And if the flywheel does come loose it won't stick to the cover!  :-D :-D :-D

Pete

Offline thefrenchowl

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The rule book mentions clutches and primary drives warranting protection, fair enough, but nowhere are mentioned external flywheels...

I've yet to witness a guy who's got his feet entangled in one...

As in any case, the guard would have to be 1" thick cast iron to contain it and protect me from it flying past at 6000 rpm if it ever decides to see the larger world for itself...

So, any more sticks you throw at me, and the ones I will certainly receive on the Salt Flats will be redirected straight away to the tech team  :-D

Patrick  :-D
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Offline Harold Bettes

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Patrick,
Just be sure you call the frying pan a safety device lest the tech guys might want to call it "streamlining" LOL Regardless it is a novel and attractive solution! :roll:
Best of Luck and Speed, :cheers:
Regards,
HB2 :-)
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