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  • Birdman
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    Great news all round then. Good stuff..

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  • evenbiggerdave
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    lastly, the crunchie!! I will do a build thread on this as it’s a phat little bike!!!!! 🤗

    Dave

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  • evenbiggerdave
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    I don’t know if that really covers everything?? I feel ive missed loads, but with 11000+ pics on my phone, it’s hard to get thru them all! And this site is a little awkward on my phone, unless I’m just a bit of a slow one with technology!

    so I just need to glue and bolt my vents in too, but all stainless fittings ordered, should be here by the weekend.

    work is so busy, I put a pic of my truck and a card, I know none of you are local to me but I’m happy to help out with transport where I can 👍🏼

    obv I put a couple pics of my eldest and the little one, They’re great together!!

    you can see how I’ve chopped the arches around so much, I’m really happy with the outcome!! Buzzing to take it for a test drive up the yard! Now it’s watertight it’ll be easier, as before I had to make sure it was dry haha.

    and questions/critiscms/abuse?? 🤗

    Dave

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  • evenbiggerdave
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    5 pics at a time…..this could take a while…. Bare with!!!

    also sorted my arches!! Trimmed and shaped them! You’ll see a pic soon haha

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  • evenbiggerdave
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    Hi guys!!! Birdman, I’m still here!! My littlen was one a couple weeks ago and have a little girl due November! I know I know, get a TV.

    so, a lot has happened this year. I’m now totally on my own with my car collection/recovery business, all is going great! Got the Mk1 escort, a little 1974 crunchie I have too (apologies as it’s not standard haha)

    important stuff…the mini…..scrapped it!!!






    joke! Actually was on it for the day yesterday! All glass is in now. Glass. Screen, lexon everywhere else. Holes across the bottom of the rear window, nacaducts in the rear quarters. Slidy in drivers door and solid on passengers.

    bonnet hinges turned up today (I have it with a lift up bonnet now rather than welded shut)

    took it back to emerald and the original base map was totally wrong. They re wrote it whilst I was there and it’s starts well now, just need to get it back to my mates with the rolling road 👍🏼

    it literally needs: the passenger seat and harness putting in, interior door releases (simple), horn relay as it’s clicking, bonnet hinges fitting and retaining latches, mapping and it could literally go for MOT!!!!!! of the map doesn’t work and I’ve not done a good job building it, I’ll take the turbo, plenum exhaust off and go back to standard throttle bosses and map it like that! We k ow that’ll work!

    sorted a big oil leak out due to a failed o ring on the external sump drain tube, but that meant sump off 🤦🏼‍♂️

    so nothing is painted inside, still bare welds etc, and a lot of surface rust! It sat outside most of the year under a rubbish cover with my cat Nigel living in it!! So it’s mint underneath, but a rough rat looking thing on top, which I like, proper sleeper!! We’ll see how it goes for a bit before a strip down and paint! Anyway, pics…….I’ll try get them in an order, sorry if I’ve repeated myself at all, it as we said, it’s been a year haha!!

    enjoy,

    Dave

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  • Birdman
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    Are you out there Dave? Hoping you are well, as we haven't heard you on the forum form nearly a year.

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  • evenbiggerdave
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    Originally posted by Birdman View Post
    Looking good. New born babies love the sound of motorbike engines... don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
    😂😂😂😂😂😂 I’ll tell the mrs that

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  • Birdman
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    Looking good. New born babies love the sound of motorbike engines... don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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  • evenbiggerdave
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    Morning guys (1am)

    been busy with my new arrival, baby Eddie!! However, I’ve managed to get a couple hours in the garage earlier and have made a new bearing!! I made one a few weeks ago, but not too happy, so made this one.

    I bought a new lathe too, a 1940’s Kerry. It’s an absolute machine, but trying to collect it and bring it home on my recovery truck was a ball ache! Weighing in at nearly 400kg!!

    my auto spark text me earlier too.....just headlights to wire up and he’s finished with it, so should collect it tomor afternoon all going week! Have to pick up some lexan Windows first (decent guy meeting me half way)

    ok, here’s some pics! If they work!! First is the first attempt at my own pillow block bearing! There’s a taper in the housing which allows the bearing to self centre, that proved difficult but worked and worked well 👌🏼

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    and here’s the new one from today





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    pictures are 90° and no idea what, apologies!

    all made from solid steel and 6mm plate! Should be strong enough this time!! 😂

    hopefully get it back together tomor! Then it’s a case of drilling the inlet and tapping for a temp sensor, seat belts, windows, and tart up! Oh......and a mapping session at emerald!! They have a massive wait, but I get on well with the guys there so may be able to get an evening session in!

    Really quite excited!!

    Dave
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  • ardonfast
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    Brilliant to see vid , sounds wicked !!

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  • gadget555
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    Weel done in getting it running & driving, all be it for a short while. It's so much of a boost to get to that stage, it then give's you more enthusiasm to finish it. Keep up the good work.

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  • Birdman
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    Nice. Great to hear it start and drive for 1st time.

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  • Ronski
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    Video's are good to, its going to sound awesome when tuned.

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