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Just now, datlow said:

What colour you going On the fender , obviously the current colour isn’t doing it any favours Sticks out like dogs balls etc 

 

What, you don't like 1990's flames???

Dam it, I'll have to rethink my colours now:cry:

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What about just shortening it a bit? Would mitigate the discrepancy tween guard and rim. I'd look at that and just mounting it a little higher to allow adequate clearance. I reckon you're over thinking this, too much focus on something nobody else will notice given there is far more good stuff to focus on with your build...
 

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My mate is a very good painter, so I'll drop it off and pick it up when done. I doubt I'll be given much choice, as everytime I mention a concept he looks at me sideways and shakes his head in disbelief. We're at a stage where he can't look at me anymore as the disappointment is threatening our friendship.

I really like poo brown metallic colours, like rootbeer or candy cola.

This kind of thing:

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My friend...ummmm...yeah/nah, not so much.

As long as it's not candy apple red, black, orange, yellow or silver I don't care what colour. Well maybe a little...

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2 minutes ago, Lord Gruntfuttock said:

What about just shortening it a bit? Would mitigate the discrepancy tween guard and rim. I'd look at that and just mounting it a little higher to allow adequate clearance. I reckon you're over thinking this, too much focus on something nobody else will notice given there is far more good stuff to focus on with your build...
 

It might become one of those items that's there for wofs and weirdly gets misplaced for 11 months and 29 days until the next one is due...

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So my mig welder ran out of 0.8mm wire. Luckily I had a roll of 0.6mm, so I changed everything over to run that. Then it shat itself...and the roll feeder made out of cheap plastic fell to bits! A bit of "Coronanenuity" and it's now working again. Nothing a few old springs, a lathe and some galvanized washers couldn't fix...

So onwards with the build:

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I machined this stuff up on the lathe, then stuck it together with the metal hot glue gun.

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@cletus  An arm for the otherside all bent up. Then I jimmied it up with spacers and tape to set the required clearances etc.

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Tacked together 

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And fully welded together inside and out.

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This bracket (factory) runs underneath the fender. It's about 6mm thick, so allowances need to be taken into consideration, I couldn't just gap off the tyre and fender and ignore this protrusion.

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See how close that bracket gets. But because it was taken into consideration it's not a problem.

So that's it, fender now mounted as close as I'd dare to, with about 6mm gap from underside bracket, about 25mm from fender to tyre.

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Fully committed now:

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That really cleaned up the front end. Much nicer now.

Some bike porn shots

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It sits pretty well. I'm much happier now, with it tight like than. Just think, to get 6mm clearance on that internal bracket, the fender sits 25mm off the tyre ( I just measured it). So if it had to be mounted on the tabs with 50mm clearance, then the fender would have been 75mm above the tyre.

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14 hours ago, BlownCorona said:

i dont hate that fender at all. 

paint it black and its as good as gone?

Thanks. Yeah, it's so much better looking after all that work than it would've been if mounted 75mm above the tyre.

My last couple days may seem obsessive, but fenders can make or brake a build. Like these two cars for example:

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Model A ford, this dudes boyfriend has a matching one too, but his is barbie pink.

 

Versus 

 

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Model A ford, same car as above (okay 3 window v 5 window), but my point been, this dude likes and gets pussy.

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I painted the little tab black. I was just playing with it for something to do, however it makes it disappear quite well...so I'll do that on finished item.

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Up close

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And a few steps back and it's gone, disappears like magic! I'm out of material, but I am considering reversing that bend and doing it again but the bends the opposite direction. Will think on it???

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Next up was the linkage arm that moves the brakes and now the fender too. I ran a straight edge down the centre of the caliper and figured out the spacer offset required for correct alignment, so it doesn't twist under load and warp the rotor.

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Nice little spacer i turned up on the lathe, made from stainless steel.

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View down the centreline. Perfect!

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46 minutes ago, rusty360 said:

Or shorten the factory bracket up a bit to loose the bolt holes etc in it.

Yes. Yes it would look better. That's what I'm contemplating doing...but I'm out of material now (stupid lockdown). Also want to flip that top bend around the other way to hide it behind the fork.

Call this V1.0 and I'll revisit it when I get more stainless steel round bar.

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Pleasant surprise. Fucking around trying to fit the intake manifold and discovered the heads have been ported. Didn't even know this had been done, as the engine builder stuffed rags in the holes to keep dust out and I've never looked under the rags until now.

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I was trying to bolt the manifold up. I scrounged through my bolts buckets and found 4x 5/16" unc bolts. But unfortunately it's not going to happen as they've gotta be cap heads, no room for hex heads due to the way it bolts up. So that's going to have to wait to later now.

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And small win, got the twin cable throttle controls working as it should.

I've never seen this system before, but it appears to work pretty much as you'd expect.

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Then, because I'm scratching for shit to do now, I I metal finished the engine steady mount, ready for chrome plating.

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Just now, Kimjon said:

Yes. Yes it would look better. That's what I'm contemplating doing...but I'm out of material now (stupid lockdown). Also want to flip that top bend around the other way to hide it behind the fork.

Call this V1.0 and I'll revisit it when I get more stainless steel round bar.

Ahh sweet as that makes sense.

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