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Ex drag bike back on the road

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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#61 PostAuthor: thebuelligan » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:33 am

Paul Whitehouse wrote:Lovin' this build. Some superb work going on here.
Some of it looks kinda familiar.....just wish mine had a turbo :lol: .

Keep up the great work. I'll be following this one with interest.


Thanks Paul and thanks for the pic of yours ;) Exactly the style and stance Im going for!!

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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#62 PostAuthor: thebuelligan » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:35 pm

Received these original RC Engineering catalogues today. Trying to identify some older parts is sometimes a challenge. Now know the origin of the swing arm Im using and also dealer price lists have part numbers for future treasure hunts!!
Looks like the original builder of the bike was an RC fan!!

If anyone is interested Im very happy to copy and print out any info.. Just let me know!
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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#63 PostAuthor: thebuelligan » Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:04 am

Rear calliper hanger underway
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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#64 PostAuthor: Paul Whitehouse » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:36 am

Lovely work mate.
You got any history of the bike when it was used for drag racing?
If it's too loud....too bad.
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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#65 PostAuthor: thebuelligan » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:16 pm

Little by little!! Bloody hell it was cold in the garage today again!!!
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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#66 PostAuthor: thebuelligan » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:17 pm

Rear disc and calliper carriers done Had to remake the calliper carrier to a brain malfunction and lack of basic mathematical skills!!!
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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#67 PostAuthor: KWACKERZ1 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:32 pm

Looks stunning though nice work.

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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#68 PostAuthor: thebuelligan » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:55 pm

KWACKERZ1 wrote:Looks stunning though nice work.

Thanks :beer

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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#69 PostAuthor: Al » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:40 pm

This looks like a future contender for the clubs stand when sanity prevails again.
Inspiring work and thoroughly enjoyable to see.
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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#70 PostAuthor: Paul Whitehouse » Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:43 am

A show winner for sure...great work Ian....gonna be a belter ! :vcool
If it's too loud....too bad.

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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#71 PostAuthor: thebuelligan » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:24 pm

Al wrote:This looks like a future contender for the clubs stand when sanity prevails again.
Inspiring work and thoroughly enjoyable to see.
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Thanks for the feedback Really appreciated!!

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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#72 PostAuthor: thebuelligan » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:25 pm

Paul Whitehouse wrote:A show winner for sure...great work Ian....gonna be a belter ! :vcool


Long way to go yet Paul.. and garage id getting cold!! :wink:

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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#73 PostAuthor: thebuelligan » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:29 pm

Was not too happy with the trimmed down de lugged battery tray so had a go at an ally version..
Suprisingly the battery fits!! Nice and snug but will at a retaining strap.
Now to mount the dreaded starter solenoid and rectifier ..
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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#74 PostAuthor: thebuelligan » Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:16 am

Early drive sprocket cover was a little tired looking but scrubbed up ok!!
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Re: Ex drag bike back on the road

#75 PostAuthor: thebuelligan » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:08 pm

Not posted for a while ..
An idea that turned out more challenging than initially thought!! Giving a later MK2 Generator cover an early style look!
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