Friday, 29 January 2010
I decided ages ago I wanted to use an SU carb on the Sport Scout Stroker. I got an old carb from Chris Ireland and rebuilt it with new parts and fitted a long bellmouth to it, problem cropped up when I fitted the footboards and clutch pedal I found that the bellmouth hit my knee and would make clutch operation a job for a contortionist!
Just found an aesthetic solution with this SU embossed pancake filter from Burlen Fuel Systems
The '33 Chief motor arrived on wednesday, all crated up in a solid plywood box, opened up the box and pulled out the motor and laid it on a foam cushion to check it over. All looked fine til I turned it over and found that the rear cylinder has broken at the flange due to vibration during transit, this may have been caused by a hairline crack that seems to have been there for some time (judging by the rust on the faces of the break) . This will be welded back together then I will have both cylinders sleeved and bored to suit std pistons.
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
New in the box Morris magneto for the Junior Stroker, a pair of cams (see post below) Jerry Hatfield Indian resto guide, and one of a pair of 74" Chief flywheels the other one got caught by customs on the way in from the USA and I got hit witha £17.50 charge!!!
Friday, 22 January 2010
Monday, 18 January 2010
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Friday, 15 January 2010
Quite a lot of Scout bits lying around the shed, mainly 741 engine parts, a pair of tanks from Chris Ireland's old Bela a Junior Scout frame from my mate Myles' stash and I have the makings of another Scout. Plan is to use a 4 speed gearbox from a rigid Triumph T100 mated to the Scout motor using a Triplex primary chain driving a T140 clutch basket from a modified Indian front pulley using a T140 crankshaft sprocket
The pitch of the Indian primary train is different from the Triumph one
Some other new arrivals to help the build along, a set of HD WLA flywheels and rods will stroke the motor to 45"
Newly rebuilt oil pump, timing cover, cams and followers
741 transmission internals