Posts made in June, 2012

Isle of Man TT races

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Oh no, Martin, my friend i used to passenger for, has finally decided to fulfil his lifelong dream, to do the i.o.m. TT races on a formula 2 outfit, and wants me to passenger. eek. In the last 2 weeks since he told me i have produced a large quantity of building blocks, enough for a small housing development i’d say, to say i’m bricking it is putting it mildly! The last time i was on an outfit we went 8 foot in the air and taught me that south wales hospitals are a place to avoid as they seem to have a rather bad attitude towards bike racers. after 8 hours i discharged myself as i was getting very bored sat in a corridor not being seen. Trouble is its not the sort of place to go sidecar racing unless you know and trust each other well, plus the fact that i don’t think he knows anyone else stupid enough to do it with him! Should be fun...

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Titanium disc bolts

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in News | 0 comments

A friend of mine needed a set of disc bolts, footrest hangar bolts and a brake adjuster screw to replace the one he bent when he fell off. So i made him these and will now have to think of some way in which he can repay the favour, my chimney needs sweeping, i wonder if he’ll fit up it! the brake adjuster screw is M5 thread, screw cut as usual and finished with a die to get it concentric as the deflection was troublesome.

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7075 alloy M8x136 bolt

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Here’s a 7075 alloy M8x136 socket cap bolt i’ve just made. Its the head stem bolt for a push bike.

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7075 alloy casing plug

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Look at this little poppet, its a 3/8 Whit 7075 alloy casing plug for a Triumph. Beautiful to make but a bit fiddly. The thread is screw cut into an undercut so it will screw home fully and will have a doughty washer under it.

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7075 alloy hard anodised Amal carb parts

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Just as i suspected, Moss Metal Finishing have done a fantastic job on hard anodising the Amal jet holders and bottom nuts. Even though its clear anodising it does colour the parts, a rather nice sort of goldy, brassy, yellowy kind of colour thats hard to describe but easy on the eye! 7075 isn’t the easiest of alloys to anodise due to its nickel content. here’s the before and after i promised

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