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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #315 on: October 31, 2018, 12:42:13 PM »
Thank you very much for the link.  The detail is brilliant.
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #316 on: October 31, 2018, 09:47:52 PM »
He's a great bloke and lives just around the corner from me. Comes in handy I can tell you!

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #317 on: November 05, 2018, 08:38:33 PM »
Got the engine out and the cases will be off to the vapour blasters tomorrow. Next job is take the frame and swinger to the engineers to get something done. I have several ideas but will discuss them first with the ever helpful Clive and see what he thinks is the best solution.










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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #318 on: November 28, 2018, 10:42:50 PM »
Not a lot to report really. With what little spare time I have I've been concentrating on the little RD. But as I am at an impasse at the moment the LC got her headlight on lol. I really should get her taken apart as that swingarm and frame needs to get done...and it will! Just not right now lol.







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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #319 on: February 22, 2019, 09:57:03 PM »
Just to let you all know this hasn't been forgotten! To be honest the lack of finances has meant Elsie has languished in the dark recesses of the workshop but there are things I can do to her, namely the bodywork.

Side panels. From this...



To this...



I'll do the tail section next then the tank. If matey who bought the TZR ever turns up and actually pays for it then I might be able to finish the engine. Got a used crank for an exchange with Norbo and the only other bit I need is the gearbox. Oh, and pistons! So the TZR dosh should just about cover that!



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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #320 on: April 12, 2019, 11:37:02 PM »
Still chipping away at Elsie when I get a chance. Was a dry day and the wind had died down so the tank (finally) got prepped for paint.



And in primer...



I was going to make my own water slide decals for this but seeing I'd need a printer that takes a bigger size than A4 it ain't happening. Think I'll stick with my fave option, the classic two tone blue!
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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #321 on: April 13, 2019, 12:21:53 AM »
slowly catchy monkey as they say

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #322 on: May 04, 2019, 09:42:21 PM »
Still doing what little jobs I can do on Elsie. Body work is all done just need some decals now.





I needed a mudguard. There are two types and of course the one I needed is the rare and therefore expensive one! I look every evening on eBay and this one hoves into view. BIN for £20. Go on then...



And this is why it was cheap...



I can fix that! Armed with some new plastic welding rods I set to it.





Pretty much done now. Bit of paint etc!


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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #323 on: May 10, 2019, 08:46:52 PM »
The mudguard is all done.







I needed the four clips to hold it on only to discover that they are £11.40. EACH! So I ordered 4 P clips instead!



I do have an LC decal for this so when the paint has cured a bit that can go on.

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #324 on: May 11, 2019, 08:22:59 PM »
Carried on with the front end. Plonked the clocks on with my home made Meccano-esque bracket.





All seemed well until I tried to fit the headlight. Wouldn't go on so I made the bracket a bit longer and...



It fits! However the clocks are now too high up, but I can remedy that.



And the rear of the clocks needs a cover. Not sure if they ever had one as these would have sat behind a fairing that would have hidden it all.  Unless the Aprilia clocks were used on an un-faired model? I shall investigate...


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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #325 on: May 18, 2019, 09:01:42 PM »
There are no clock covers. So I shall mock one up using CAD and get it made up. Then had a go at chain alignment. Well, I say had a go but I took out my very long ruler and was gobsmacked to find out that everything lines up as is!







And this is the stance I want. So a bit of welding to move the shock mounting on the swinger is needed...




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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #326 on: May 18, 2019, 09:37:14 PM »
Looking really nice in the last pic Alex  8)

Those pipes make it for me  :-*

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #327 on: May 18, 2019, 09:47:47 PM »
Cheers Butt. lol. I do love those pipes. Still have no idea who made them...

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #328 on: May 18, 2019, 11:12:17 PM »
They look like the belly is hydro formed to me and Micron are the ones known for that, maybe micron GP pipes or maybe not, just a wild guess butt  :D

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Re: Elsie 2
« Reply #329 on: June 02, 2019, 06:27:10 PM »
Looking good keep up the good work