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Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:56 am
by drgrim
Cheers mate. Ive had this engine for nearly 20 years with this project in mind. Particularly because its AUSSIE!

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:52 pm
by Zoid
Man, that is WAY cool . . love that SU sitting in there ! Can't wait to see the finished product . . I'll bet it's gonna sound great, too.

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:32 pm
by cjmeg
That, sir, looks more spectacular than I was expecting!
Pure genius.

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:25 am
by drgrim
Thanks guys. Ive got to do a bit of stuffing around with the engine position to sort out the room for the magneto but it shouldnt be too bad. Hoping to make some more progress in the nest few weeks. will keep you all updated.

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:22 pm
by BlueCollarMal

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:36 am
by RickB56
Yeah, that is a thing of beauty. Any chance of it showing up at Bacca's in March??? Have you got any profile pictures?

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:07 pm
by drgrim
Cheers Mal.

Doubt Ill be able to make it Rick. Not by then unless a miracle happens.
I'll try to get some profile pics up as soon as the weather clears up enough to get her outta the shed.
Got the sissy bar rigged in place the other day and ready to weld up. Damn cable ties are handy!

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:30 pm
by Reaper
RickB56 wrote:Yeah, that is a thing of beauty. Any chance of it showing up at Bacca's in March??? Have you got any profile pictures?
hey rick
is there a meet going on at Bacca,s in March 2011? , any more details , might be worth some time off work for a ride down

Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:10 pm
by Prof
Plan is to repeat last march's long weekend run from SA to Stawell as a way of Vic and SA members getting together. Having some Vic unfinished projects come down on trailers was really good too.

I am sure any NSW and Queenslanders who can make it would be very welcome to the weekend as well.

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:23 pm
by Reaper
thanks Andrew
might have to put that in the diary


Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:11 pm
by XSChop
Looks great Mr Grim !
Love your inlet manifold. I was just about to make a similar one for Li'll Johnny but found one which fitted under the top frame tube without mods.
There were so many different variations hardly two engines exactly the same.
Make sure you connect up the decompressor levers on the brass cover side or it'll be almost impossible to kick over.

Don't suppose it'll be ready for the Mushter ?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:30 am
by drgrim
Thanks XS! It wont be ready for the muster unfortunately. and I havent forgotten the decomp levers! I dont have the cam for them so I have to make that bit but it will happen! :)

Starting Li'll Johnny

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:07 am
by XSChop
Well just got Li'll Johnny to the stage of trying to start it yesterday but NO WAY with the kickstarter I think.
Even using the valve lifter to lose some of the compression on the way up I can still stand all my weight on the lever and wait for it to finally leak a bit and go over compression on one cylinder.
No chance at all of kicking it up and over one cylinder.
Hope to get the sidecar frame on it tomorrow and then we might be able to push start it.
Of course it's the bigger 1860cc engine so maybe your 1200 might kick over with decompression.

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:21 am
by drgrim
Hmmm. Fingers crossed. Mines 85 ci whatever that is in cc. I can turn it over on the crankshaft ok with the decomp but might be a different story once the drive train is hooked up. Here,s hoping. You got any pics yet?? Love to see it!!

Li'll Johnny

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:51 am
by XSChop
OK well finally got the finger out at 4am this morning and put up the video.
Made a new topic about it called Li'll Johnny so go see there !