Build tread (kind of)

EricStarmer
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by EricStarmer » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:32 pm

Maybe it's camera distortion, but that seems like a big steering wheel - what is the diameter ?

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:35 pm

EricStarmer wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:32 pm
Maybe it's camera distortion, but that seems like a big steering wheel - what is the diameter ?
Its ca 30 cm diameter, smaller than my other one but just a sketch to see what feels good before i order the aluminium. I think i have to drive a litte bit before i am completly sure and driving is yet while avay...

What size wheel are most common?

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by EricStarmer » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:21 pm

Must have been the camera angle - that's actually smaller than mine, which is about 34cm. I'm not sure what is "normal", but I believe some people have problems with clearance between the wheel and their upper legs. I also have a steering wheel "quick disconnect" which makes it easier to get in and out without stepping on the seats.

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:04 am

Adjusted the rear UV joint to run more smoothly. The standard Guzzi shocks (will order later today) are about 30 cm long bolt to bolt? I get free movement between 20-34 cm. Is that enough?
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Couldn't help myself this weekend and made some quick sketches of the size of air filter, oil tank, dashboard and hood.
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This was by far not the most important thing on the list but just for fun. :D
If it goes to plan there will be a brass tank looking like the top of a radiator but with oil ventilation instead of water. The air filter took some searching but a Renault Laguna filter was long and narrow enough to fit the box that will be built.
Unsure about the placement of the speedometer, think i have to sit in the right place and move it about until i see.

Richard and Pat
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Richard and Pat » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:21 am

Brilliant!

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:14 am

A few steps forward and some sideways, seems to be building in all ends at the same time. Have got most of the parts (think i said that before) and just wait for the rear axle (of the right length), front shocks and some other small but important parts. During this time i make what i can.

The seats started as the rear seat for a 197-something Saab 95. Still got a good spring in it and split in half it turned out quite good. Maybe something to cover with too. :roll:
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Made the battery holder in front of the passenger feet. Can't rivet anything yet, I have to wait for the first inspection. Took a chance and ordered some clecos, absolutely wonderful for temporary work.
The small space beneath the battery will hold a small leather toolbag (or smuggling kittens)
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(and yes i love my little bead roller too :) )

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Richard and Pat » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:20 pm

Good work. You might like to check what the height of the seat will be when finished. I am 6'2" and have a hole cut in the wood base of my seat so that my ears etc are not too far out in the breeze. The T3 I am building will have a 30mm taller windscreen to get my eyeline into the screen instead of on the top edge. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:47 am

I think i will have to drive a bit before i know if i really like the feeling in those seats, maybe a bit thinner and harder. There will be left over parts of foam when i make the back rest so i might try that for the seat too.

The last (well, but..) parts arrived and i could finally put i down on the ground. It leans a bit backwards, ca 19 cm ground clearance in the front and 12 cm rear. I got the front shocks from Triking and the rear is used MG California (ca33 cm).
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Can i use those shock absorbers if i put an extension on the top end? Think i seen others do it that way.

The roads around here are a bit uneven so i think i will be wiser to rise the rear rather than lower the front much. How much is the usual ground clearance?

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by westendguzzi » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:18 pm

I raised my rear up quite a bit when I had the old shockers from the donor (Fornales) fitted.
Captive nuts needed for ease of fitting.
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:36 am

Thank you! I will make something similar for my rear shocks.

Our lathe is built for wood but can be persuaded to deal with metal too. Here for polishing a bit of pipe for the outer spacer for the rear axle.
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Is this correctly mounted? The brake plate is resting on the outer spacer. It looks the same as others to me. Do i need to restrain it sideways too? I am building a stopper so it can't start turning when i brake but it can wiggle about a little bit sideways. Is that all right?
(the shocks will be cleaned and painted later on)
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Since i wont be using the original Triking gear lever i started to build that too, don't worry it will get i bit lighter. :roll:
The reverse leaver is wrapped in cloth and tape at the moment.
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