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But mom, it followed me home! And I'm gonna build it right here!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wrenchjohns, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ...now, THIS is going to be an interesting build.

    I'll certainly rate this one:
  2. I'm grabbing stuff as I find it for this build. P1000953.JPG
    '32 Chevy car 10.5". Prolly gonna use T-Bucket Turtle deck between them over the diff.
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  3. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Those should look awesome! Can't wait for a mock up.
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  4. Going slowly but steady!
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  5. The plan was mechanical brake conversion to disc, and that may not work. The disc to star hub adapter won't fit the early servi-car hubs or in the space available, so mechanical brakes may be the hot ticket. Custom options may still in the wings. Tomorrow going to set the frame and diff on the table and measure for frame and swingarm mods. Pix tomorrow.
    Oh yeah, on the outside table, can't slip this one onto the dining room table.
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  6. I'm thinking 6" stretch in the back, either frame or swing arm not sure which (or maybe witchery). Spent some time dropping the diff off the blocks so I made more blocks. And after all that I still don't have the XS part on the right plane, I guess I need more blocks.
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    I'm waiting for spokes and hoops, then I'll lace and true (haven't done that for a while).
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  7. The 1.25 / 4.5clr dies for the Hossfeld came in yesterday, prolly start building the swingarm next week. I painted the rear hubs today, gonna lace the wheels for the rear 2morrow after the paint dries. Rear drums and new sprocket on order. Hub caps, truing stand, wide white vintage look tires and tubes on order. I'm getting a little excited now P1000957.JPG
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  8. The wheels are now laced and ready for truing. P1000958.JPG
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  9. Truing stand came in yesterday, wheels trued today. .055" out after truing, spec. is .120" pretty good for first time in 50 years. P1000960.JPG P1000961.JPG Tires may go on later this weekend. I like the vintage look of these.And again another indoor job allowed by the Mrs. Gotta love this woman!

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  10. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    You are making the moves!
    :popcorn: :):popcorn:
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  11. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Alright!!! Gonna put the Shinko 240s vintage slicks on it too! :thumbsup:
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  12. Hardware, drums, hub caps and a new sprocket came in this week. Mounted the tires today and checked the '32 Chevy fenders for size aaand the fender radius is about 3 inches too big. I guess some program changes are in order. The thoughts are flying around in my head but I think I may have a new vision, yup there it is.
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  13. I'll pick up some cardboard sheets next weekend and make a dummy form for the body. It's really too bad I can't draw, the picture in the empty theater that is my brain looks pretty good.
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  14. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Any progress?
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  15. progress has really slowed: covid, fell and ended up with orbital fracture, I can't seem to talk to females and walk at the same time(she thought that I died). business near to failure. 2020 really sucked. BUT I did maintain a reasonably positive attitude.
  16. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Good to hear you're still kicking anyways!
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  17. I'm not putting bags on the swingin' arm, I will use transverse leaf spring
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  18. Kicking slower but still kickin'
  19. Vww18

    Vww18 XS650 Enthusiast

    Hello Mailman,

    I've seen your old post regarding the passageways inside the rocher boxes, you meant the sealing of the holes made with aluminium welding (I assume it is cod welding no ? )

    When polishing my case, I might have over worked a little bit and I can see on two or three little dots through this welding, I don't even know what they are, , foundry holes ? I assume they need to drill to make the oil pipe and then they close the case with it.

    Do you know if I can check them ? and with what do I redo this welding ? Hot or cold ?

    Thanks a lot !
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  20. Vww18

    Vww18 XS650 Enthusiast

    I might have misunderstood the passageway term.... I meant the threaded aluminium sealant you can see all around the bottom of the engine...
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