Wobbly !... I'm listening ! Have reconsidered the choice of sealer.
CK: thank you for your kind words.
Short update, as I'm busybusybusy. I can feel the dark clouds of time's-running-out decending on me.
The nifty little designer-starter I made ?...no good. Big mistake.
I have something up my sleeve in that department . More later.
The beautiful old SU carb: big mistake. Keeps giving me grief of all sorts and parts hard to come by.
Opted for a Keihin CV carb that is off a Harley.
HD used them extensively on several models, but folks tended to replace them with
big shiny bling-bling SS carbs and others, so there's plenty on the marked for very little money.
Got this one dirt cheap at the local HD repair/parts shop.
Looks brand new in- and outside
Great carb. It's a CV...good for blown application.
Easy to tune. Has a acceleration pump. Parts are readily available.
Just to be safe I got a rebuild kit and to tune it for my application
I installed a Dyno-Jet tune up kit. Comes with a variety of jets , a different vacuum piston spring and
other useful stuff.
LOADS of INDIAN riders use this carb and this modification, so all I had to do was
jet it "up" to 50/50 % gas/methanol
Fabbed a new intake manifold using my new-found alu welding semi-skills
...and fabbed a new carb-to-air-filter manifold.
Because I needed the space for the mounting bolts....
...I had to weld INside the tube,
which for this here still-wet-behind-his-ears "weldor" was quite challenging
...and had to cut a piece off a thin-walled pipe
...bore holes through the intake and attach the pipe-bit
to make provision for the air passing through the flange--into---carb---up to vent the area
over the vacuum piston.
NOT pretty, but it works
and taking into account that this is the 4th. real functional part I have ever fabbed in aluminum
I'm not too ashamed about it.
Later added a flange that attaches to the seat-"cowling", so keep thing from falling off.
This engine is looking ...erh....weird