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Yep that's the plan.  The JAPs John Bolster used were out of Brough Superior motorcycles, unfortunately they are very rare and expensive these days as Brough's often sell for over 200,000 pounds.  I have something underway that should do the trick though.  

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Made a start on the springs today.  GNs used 1 1/4''  wide 1/4 elliptic springs on the front and rear.  A mate had some Morris 8 springs spare which are the correct width and a good start.

 

Pile of springs 

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The setup for resetting them 

 

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Before and after. i have left one leaf out for now, might still need to take another out yet. 

 

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And where it will sit on the chassis rail.  Need to make up some brackets to bolt it to. 

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On 28/01/2019 at 22:01, 98cc said:

Yep that's the plan.  The JAPs John Bolster used were out of Brough Superior motorcycles, unfortunately they are very rare and expensive these days as Brough's often sell for over 200,000 pounds.  I have something underway that should do the trick though.  

Ooh ooh a Howard V-twin?

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On 31/01/2019 at 07:39, kicker said:

Ooh ooh a Howard V-twin?

No but a mate has one and wants to chuck it in a Austin 7 chassis. Its a pretty cool rotary hoe when its powered by a v twin! 

 

On 31/01/2019 at 09:18, flyingbrick said:

I wouldnt put it past 98cc to cast his own engine parts like the bugatti guy has.

luckily someone has already made JAP casting patterns......

 

Made a start on the chassis brackets.  Did them in two half's so could clamp them to chassis rail and get a nice tight fit before welding.  

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Have also thinned down the rails from 2"  to 1 1/2''.  Looked a bit bulky and heavy before. Much better now 

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Drilled a hole through it all and mounted the springs. Will need some form of U bolt to hold them down at the front.

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