Build tread (kind of)

westendguzzi
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by westendguzzi » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:57 am

Berglind wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:56 am
Thanks for your advice!

Just to be sure - do you mean that i should move to hole for the wire nipple to the green dot? (and consequently the wire holder) It's no big effort, just want to be sure.
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Yes move towards the green dot. (Sorry, missed this earlier)

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by westendguzzi » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:10 am

Re Tacho, I think you will find that most are switchable between number of cylinders. Beware 'lost spark' ignition, that will be 1 cylinder setting.
Nice choice of ash for trim.
I made a solid dash for a fellow builder in usa from a piece of ripple ash that I had in my possession for 20 years. It was a beautiful honey colour. He turned it into black ash :( :o
Keep up the good work.

Berglind
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:25 am

westendguzzi wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:10 am
It was a beautiful honey colour. He turned it into black ash :( :o
Oh, the horror. :roll:
I intend to keep it fairly light, just stain it enough to make it less susceptible to damages.
Thank you!

Main switch, relays and fuses connected. Got the ingition key working, now the engine part of the electrical system is ready i can get on with the lights, horn and other stuff.
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:30 am

As Nanny Ogg said - I aten't ded. The spring was long and cold and i had to prioritise other thing than enjoying the build.
In a bit of random order here are a few pictures..
I found a light weight catch tank for the reverse gear box. Just added some pipes and fittings.
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A temporary fuel tank has been set up for test drive, maybe even this weekend if i get all some other things done first.
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I tried the little english wheel on a cover for the engine. It was fun to make but i consider it a test piece.
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All the linkage for the gear levers is finally connected and works smoothly at last. Just need to find a good coating for the handles so they wont get dirty at once.
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:43 am

I also mocked up an exhaust system. Instead of the usual way of using the original Moto Guzzi exhaust i made one myself that ends up on the passenger side. The finned exhaust flange are from some other Guzzi, the bolts fitted but the pipe diameter is 48mm now so some pursuation was needed.
Not as beautiful bends as i had hoped for but it works for now and will all be wrapped in exhaust bandage.
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Heres the linkage for the gears, all hidden in the tunnel to make more room for packing above.
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Richard and Pat
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Richard and Pat » Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:56 am

Nice work, original ideas loving it. Well done.

westendguzzi
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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by westendguzzi » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:19 am

Great to see your progress and ingenuity.
Nice siamese pipes.
Good move to use a temporary petrol tank, just in case you need to modify the angle of the filler neck on the final one to match body angle.

Thank you for using the Forum for what it is intended.
Oh, wish I had an English wheel :mrgreen:

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by Berglind » Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:03 am

Thank you both!

It's incredibly fun to build, just wish the days were longer.

I got the absolutley cheapest english wheel on ebay. It works for my purposes but it certanly true that you get what you pay for. :) The rest of the body will be made from aluminium so i think i will get some practice a long the way.
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The speedometer was reset to nearest even number wirh a drill. And then it's just a matter of connecting all the little lights in the meter. Some of the functions i can reuse and some have to change. A indicator for Neutral / Reverse gear vill be a red/greed Led. A new meter front will be printed once i got it all figured out.


Can the charge indicator lamp be a led or must it be a glow lamp of a certan wattage? (Or a led with a resistor)
Is it a positive or negative signal?

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by westendguzzi » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:20 am

The charge indicator lamp is a current limiting device to provide small power supply to the charging circuit prior to start up. So best stick with a filament lamp.
Interesting to note that in the model rail world, they use a filament lamp in circuits to minimise power consumption in the event of derailment/dead short. Hmmm.

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Re: Build tread (kind of)

Post by peakrock » Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:00 am

Seeing all your creative work makes me want to build yet another Triking and also buy an English Wheel to make the bodywork from scratch etc..! However, I'd better finish off my other kit car project first! Look forward to seeing it in the flesh.

Dave

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