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Author Topic: New Vintage Project, 250cc M-VG, Reconstruction of a 1933 French Jonghi 350  (Read 38302 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

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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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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

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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
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The Teflon should make it easier to clean  :roll:  :cheers:
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And if the flywheel does come loose it won't stick to the cover!  :-D :-D :-D

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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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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:
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That's it, bike will be packed next week, I'm borrowing my nephew's little van to carry the Jonghi 10 miles to work where the crate awaits impatiently...

I thought this bloody pan needed lightening up...





A few friends are forwarding spare parts (gear box, magneto rotor/points...), I'll stick a few "thank you" labels on the tank like I did on the KHK all these years ago...



See you very soon, my friends!!!

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In Memory of old friends no longer with us...



Thanks for helping!!!



Patrick
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 Point of no return :lol:

At work with a few collegues...





I had a small bet with a friend,,, He said more than 135kg, I said less than 125kg... I win!!!



Packing tight...





So long,, Patrick
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Patrick, there may be an issue with your number plate placement. (7.E.1.e)

The rule book I'm looking at is a 2017, was there a change?

  Don

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Sir,

I believe the requirement that the number plate be forward of the rear axle center line has been relaxed since 2017.  I believe this change was made in late 2018 or early in 2019.  I read the rule changes on the SCTA home page about a month age,  but can not find them now.  I found it challenging to mount the number plate forward of the axle on my 125 cc vintage bike, so was glad to see this rule change.

Regards,
Don