Howard finally coming together!!

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drgrim
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Howard finally coming together!!

Post by drgrim » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:54 am

Got the engine and inlet manifold back a couple days ago. So (finally) here's some pics.
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Post by El Skitzo » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:58 am

I love everything about that bike so far, nice work!
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Post by drgrim » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:00 am

Cheers
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Post by KeithinSB » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:25 pm

Looks real nice!
Cool Engine!!!
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Post by Bearcx » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:24 pm

Fabulous work, gonna look awesome.
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Post by Tex » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:55 pm

Holy WhiteMan!! What a classic!! :D :D

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Post by Flarris » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:03 pm

looking good

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Post by drgrim » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:43 pm

Thanks everyone. Its been a long hard slog and still heaps to go but at least I feel like I'm finally getting somewhere. Ive been sick for the past year and a half so haven't been able to do as much in the shed as Id like. I still need to make engine mounts and have yet to source front and rear master cylinders but so far this beastie has only set me back just under $7k by scrounging parts where I could. So building on the cheap is possible if youre patient. ( there are a heap of parts on the bench that you cant see in the pics that still need to be fitted).
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Post by Prof » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:47 pm

What length is that front end... looks long.
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Post by drgrim » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:01 pm

The front end is 6" over mate. Oh..those plugs fitted too! Cheers for them!
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Post by Cromag » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:23 pm

Thats gonna be Sik!
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Post by drgrim » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:29 pm

Oh...im gonna paint it black with electric purple old skool (proper) flames too!!
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Bacca

Post by Bacca » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:19 am

That is sweet Image

Have you sorted an ignition out for it?

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Post by drgrim » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:48 am

Hey Bacca. Ive got the original Magneto for it. It drives off the back end of the camshaft. Im not running any electricals apart from a generator for the lights. So shes kick only. :)
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Post by Bacca » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:53 am

The S/V look a lot like an Indian, very cool engine to use.
Rest looks great too! :D

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