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  1. zeppelin builder

    zeppelin builder Member

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    here is the latest non runner ive been to recommision
    its a husky v twin looking at it its a fair copy of a 20s harley id say better engineered of course
    just managed to reclaim the mazac oil pump threads and make hybrid fittings

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  2. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Lovely stuff.
     
  3. chunkolini

    chunkolini celebrity artiste

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    Nice.
    Can I have a go on it.
     
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  4. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    Oh so sweet........
     
  5. Nomad Member

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    Very nice !
     
  6. KemppiFrog Member

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    Very interesting..
    What's with the ex pipes running through the g/box casting? Keeping the oil warm?

    Bit of fred drift. Client wanted a decent ride on lawn mower. Chose a Husky, so I duly found the dealer and purchased it. Just curious, I sniffed around it and found a plate.. It was a badged US Lawn Master. Nothing wrong with that, just the power of advertising.

    Any chance of some shots from further away? And what date is it?
     
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  7. Morrisman

    Morrisman Forum Supporter

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    I had to double check when I saw that, but it does indeed appear to have a cast-in hole for the exhaust pipe to pass though. :dontknow:
     
  8. zeppelin builder

    zeppelin builder Member

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    got the oil pipes bent and hybrid fittings silver soldered up, well its a start
    i wonder what butchery will be revealed
    the rear wheel looks like ,harley or similar with both expanding and contracting band
    the eagle eyed will see its got a mix of beaded edge and wired rims
    it was bought in germany im told
    has a lovely new heat bended exhaust with a cast alloy collector wit a bypass valve to make more din
    the front bend on the pump couldnt be made using my usual 8mm cunifer
    i had to rummage for an old bit of heavy wall copper and heat and bend
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    theres a very pretty bosch magdyno on it
    that il be sorting out
     
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  9. Migmac

    Migmac Forum Supporter

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    Nice, is it needing much work?
     
  10. Matchless

    Matchless Member

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    there is a silencer under the gearbox, box looks like a copy of an SA CS, monkey metal B & L oil pump, I have one that I held back together with araldite, still working! valve lifter looks very AJS ish,

    P.S. I am looking for 48 spoke 22" (for 28 x 3 tyres) rims, found one NOS!
     
  11. 500e

    500e Always buy fire insurance a flood is hard to start

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    Love the H&S on Mag drive cover then looking at the Ankle removal tools on the other side
    Nice old machine though
     
  12. zeppelin builder

    zeppelin builder Member

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    aye its horrid stuff the lad that owns it handed me a brand new pump but it was only realy the threads that were stripped carefully drilled it and tapped both 1,/2 x26 tpi and silver soldered up pukka fittings

    ive seen that mazak on dixie magneto bases that just crumbled to nowt
     
  13. zeppelin builder

    zeppelin builder Member

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    take me about a week i reckon lots of bits to fab ,cables , magneto recon ,
    not restoring it just getting it running and fit to ride
     
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  14. Migmac

    Migmac Forum Supporter

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    Some nice roads down here to test ride it on:laughing:
     
  15. zeppelin builder

    zeppelin builder Member

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    nah its a cast ali 2-1 collector just the same colour
     
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  16. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

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    Beautiful looking bike that ^
    Here's one I spotted at Tobbaco Dock in 2015 with a Husky crosser engine in it!
    Not quite as nice as that old bike you've got though.
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  17. Screwdriver

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    Amazing. Never seen one like that and I used to work at a Husky dealers.

    Deserves a hat!

    [​IMG]

    PM me to claim your prize... :D
     
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  18. zeppelin builder

    zeppelin builder Member

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    20200715_202434.jpg 20200716_080915.jpg 20200716_084605.jpg 20200716_205414.jpg 20200715_192420.jpg 20200715_132935.jpg was working on the husky today the yank style twistgrips had a terrible action so dismantled them and welder to the rescue !,the slot that the pin with the roller was horribly worn , with the aid of a bit of copper pipe as a backing chill i built up carefully around the slot , with the trusty metabo and a small worn disc i brough it to near size then carefully finished it with a,chainsaw file and flat files the throttle is smooth as now with no lumps ,never been a fan of them, honda 50s used them always feel a bit vague
    next job fuel and oil pipes for the aux hand pump , it has the facility to use the supply to oil the chain i had to rumage through a bucket of old pipe fittings and remove them clean out the soft solder then silver solder
    to the pipes


    and in between my mate appeared with his grumph ,greeves 3ta triumph had to make a set of siamesed ones out what he had
    it was very tight to get them nicely tucked in
     
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  19. zeppelin builder

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    got the clutch ,relined ,fantastic job done by the TAFFIA " clutch cork carvery " set up the g,box output bearing retoothed the 20200723_100323.jpg 20200719_130157.jpg sprocket , and rewound the bosch magdyno

    when i removed the primary chain and rocked the crank i felt an ominous clunk
    sounded like a trashed big end so out comes engine , removed the barrels an i found the culprit ,there was obvious damage fron a previous blow up , pistons at one time had pinch bolts to hold the gudgeonpins in place they had broken the bosses and gouged the front bore and had been shot peening everything within,someone had fitted circlips t 20200723_100323.jpg 20200719_130157.jpg 20200719_130235.jpg 20200719_130247.jpg 20200719_181946.jpg 20200720_120000.jpg o hold the pins but with just a sliver of cast holding them it was a time bomb
    after a day spent measuring up and raking through pistons we settled for Kubota d722 diesel ones ,, lots of alloy on top to machine to the compression height and a big pin boss diameter we can bush to suit the half inch pins ,they are 67 mm so its a 2 mm over bore it will get rid of the pin damage
    and theres still plenty on the barrels
    front small end eye will need honed to a size and a new bush made unbelievable the big end feels fine so all is not lost
    front barrel gouge had been filled by jb weld
    or similar that had broken up its amazing
    that people get takin in by all the hype ,
     
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  20. zeppelin builder

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    had another session on the husky totaly stripped the bottom end to ckeck the big end , it turned up a plethoria of abuse

    big end was in real good nick but the rest was not
    chipped pinion
    3of 4 cam followers with big flats cams ok
    loose camshaft bushes
    bent con rods , very common on old bikes !

    straightend the rods with the 3 nut technique and a big vice

    gave them a bit of a polish to clean up some of the FOD from the previous blow up
    and found a wee crack just waiting to grow

    it wouldnt file out so ive dye pend it and il have to dig it out and tig it with zeron or 625 wire keeping the heat down and peening it ,i dont have any other option
    so mote it be
     
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