Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

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#21 Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Post by rfs1957 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:09 pm

You've stolen Pete Crespins' cue, Barrie. This won't go down well.
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#22 Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Post by tinworm » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:33 pm

Oh dear , I'm in for it then...

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#23 Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Post by PeterCrespin » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:27 am

H7OB wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:44 pm
tinworm wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Well Rory its a Norton Featherbed frame - sorry

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Maybe but when did you last see a water cooled, 2 stroke twin mounted in one?? :scratchheadyellow: :lol:
Around 1978 at Freddy Marriott ‘s shop in Birkenhead. The McCandless featherbed begat the Seeley, which begat the Spondon which begat the Silk Scott two stroke twin. Pretty bikes and an especially neat enclosed rear chain setup similar to the MZ 250 but neater.

I’m more interested in the Duke. 250 or 450? Rickman fairing? I presume that being built from BNFL off-cuts the trailer glowed in the dark?
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#24 Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Post by rfs1957 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:01 pm

350 MkIII 1976, built from new by Mick Waker to look like a Desmo ............ betrayed by its decompressor.

Stainless bits made pre-BNFL on the lathe at CERN in Geneva - student placement.

Rickman, well spotted Pete.

More teasers from The Pointless Covid Spit - who knows, someone else may be bored enough one day and find inspiration here.

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In view of the fierce competition for bodywork specialists, it was important to give Marc optimum working conditions. I'm hoping I'll now move up his waiting list ..........

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We don't need anything structural so there was no need to invert completely.

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The balance / C of G was suck-it-and-see, with the pipe as high as it would go in the transmission tunnel, and the result is perfect, not quite neutral but safe and predictable.

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The telescopic spine has 3 positions, short for work-in-progress like here, medium for towing the tub only, and long for tub/frames/bonnet ; the re-bar keys are welded onto Allen-headed M12's for easy/lazy holding.

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For when the locking-pin in the main wrist pivot isn't enough, these side-bars freeze the tub horizontal for towing - only short distances, including the final visit to the paint booth.

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Go on, I'm braced for the derision.
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#25 Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Post by Gfhug » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:43 pm

Derision? No! How do I order one? :wink:

Edited to add: I’ve admired your other frames/stands for bonnets and engines and wish I had the welding skills to make them myself :yellow:
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#26 Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Post by PeterCrespin » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:51 pm

Touch of negative camber on the right side there, or are you contemplating ('plating' geddit?) high-speed towing? Somehow, I experience cognitive dissonance associating you with anything slow or average... No wonder France suits you.

As for tilting, the Italians beat you to it with the Pendolino :salute:
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#27 Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Post by Durango2k » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:00 pm

What did I do ?

I worked as a rear gunner on a toilet paper transport lorry....ratttaaatatatatttaaatatat....

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#28 Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Post by PeterCrespin » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:29 pm

Durango2k wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:00 pm
What did I do ?

I worked as a rear gunner on a toilet paper transport lorry....ratttaaatatatatttaaatatat....

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