Posts made in July, 2015

Titanium M10 studs

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here’s some M10 (x1.25) titanium engine mounting studs. Wherever possible it is usually a lot more economical to make engine mountings as studs rather than bolts with integral head. Thats because they are usually very long and turning 20mm dia bar down to a good tollerance and finish over that length is very hard and time consuming. But to put a couple of threads on stock 10mm bar is quick and easy so you save a lot on bar and time.

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Titanium Montessa front wheel axle

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here’s titanium a front wheel spindle for a Montessa, going to H&D racing as usual. This one has the fat end extended to take up the place where the speedo drive usually lives, its a mod i do regularly as the trials lads don’t normally run a speedo.  

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Titanium HRC valve retainers

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Its been a titanium valve retaining week this week, i started off making 24 for a Westlake (3 Westlakes to be precise) and rounded off with 8 copies of HRC ones for an SP2, these in fact. The HRC retainers are stepped inside so i had to get a stepped cutter ground up to the right angles, even so cutting the taper its not an easy thing to do in titanium, all it wants to do is rip the cutter to bits, so its slow and careful work with lots of puckering!

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Titanium Westlake valve retainers

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here’s 3 sets of titanium valve retainers for a Westlake, i’ve made about 120 so far in batches. They aren’t the easiest thing in the world to make, but nice when finished and of course gets some mass out of the valve train.

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Magnetised titanium disc bolt

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here’s a little magnetised titanium disc bolt. One of the properties of titanium of course is that it is none magnetic, so i sunk a little super powerful magnet in the head.      

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