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iansoady

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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #75 on: September 26, 2023, 08:57:01 AM »
Thanks Bill, didn't think of him. I got one from simply bearings in the end.
Ian.
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Steve Lake

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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #76 on: September 26, 2023, 12:08:43 PM »
now that is looking bloody tasty!!

iansoady

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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #77 on: September 26, 2023, 03:04:44 PM »
Thanks Steve. I've just been playing about and can get the silencers a bit lower and parallel with the top tubes which looks better. The advantages of flexi tubing!
Ian.
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iansoady

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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #78 on: September 26, 2023, 03:20:06 PM »
I think this looks tidier: I need another quid's worth of steel to make longer struts.... I also need some alloy sheet to make a chainguard.




Ian.
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themoudie

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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #79 on: September 26, 2023, 04:12:26 PM »
Making progress Ian.  ;)

Good health, Bill

iansoady

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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #80 on: September 29, 2023, 02:58:01 PM »
Made the chainguard - total cost about £4......

Ian.
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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #81 on: September 30, 2023, 07:49:12 PM »
Not at all bad Ian. However if I'd made it I would have made sure it was too short, uneven along it's length and would have had 5 holes for the bracket as 2 of them would have been drilled in the wrong place!

Seriously that is looking really nice, lovely job.

Ian

iansoady

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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #82 on: October 18, 2023, 10:56:54 AM »
Finished!

Well, sort of. It would be better if I could get it to start.....





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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #83 on: October 18, 2023, 02:26:00 PM »
Smashing looking bike Ian, I hope it goes as well as it looks!
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iansoady

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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #84 on: October 18, 2023, 03:07:11 PM »
Many thanks Pete.

A quick sqirt of easy start to wake it up, a bit of oil in the bores to help compression and a squirt of contact cleaner on the points produced this (unfortunately filling the garage with fumes):

 
Ian.
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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #85 on: October 18, 2023, 07:45:12 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Those points needed a rub with an emery board, but good to know that the points cleaner worked. As for the reek, share the tunes with the neighbours!  ;)

Good health, Bill

iansoady

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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #86 on: October 24, 2023, 09:01:31 AM »
I was going to have a little run out on it yesterday but discovered I'd left the ignition switched on overnight and that has fried the coil (a double ended job giving a wasted spark). Doh! I'll pop out and get another this morning although at £40 I don't want to do that too often. I'll rig up an LED warning light to show when it's switched on. I don't have a "proper" ignition switch but am just using a dipswitch which I had in the parts pile.
Ian.
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1958(ish) Grumph.....

Ian

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« Reply #87 on: October 27, 2023, 08:16:29 AM »
Good morning Ian, hope you got your switch sorted. Engine sounded nice, seems the little Chinese carb is coping. You'll have to let us know how it performs on the road/track or wherever you may take it
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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #88 on: January 12, 2024, 05:47:08 PM »
Just seen these last few posts, not sure why I’d missed them originally 🤷???🤦???
Anyway, bit belated now but we’ll dine Ian. Nice to see a project come to fruition 👍👍
Cheers, Michael

iansoady

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Re: Grumph / Tri-Greeves
« Reply #89 on: January 13, 2024, 10:45:13 AM »
Work stalled at the moment due to shingles and resultant neuralgia which is made worse by standing in a cold garage. But have fitted full lighting kit and am rebuilding the Amal carb so hope to have it running again soon. Photos etc to follow (eventually!)
Ian.
1952 Norton ES2
1986 Honda XBR500
1958(ish) Grumph.....