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Author Topic: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...  (Read 3915 times)

Craig McClure

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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2013, 02:39:51 AM »
That Almost gets it, but a very poor fit. Notice lip of opening, or top of actual cover visible above the finned cover. Hmmm, Perhaps that cover is just a dummy of another bike, siliconed over the original flat plate - Just for the photo.  Everything else there is more for looks than function.
  A really nice job would be to have the fins follow the lines of the fins on the crankcase & of course fit the actual opening.

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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2013, 09:22:42 AM »
That Almost gets it, but a very poor fit. Notice lip of opening, or top of actual cover visible above the finned cover.

Huh?

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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2013, 06:47:27 PM »
Looks like it fits pretty well to me! I think you need to look a little closer, Craig.
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Craig McClure

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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2013, 07:30:26 PM »
LOOK AT THE TOP OF IT. That enlarged photo shows it NOT fitting the milled surface, or whatever is behind it, at the top edge.
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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2013, 08:47:43 PM »
Yes I contacted them and they machined one up for me. It cost me an arm, leg, and my wedding vegetables. In less than 2 weeks it's on the bike and to me, aesthetically, totally worth it. It was obviously machined on a Bridgeport or cnc mill, so I sanded it all down with 400, then 600 grit paper, then buffed the snot out of it. Now it's so shiny that it is hard to see the shape in the pictures.
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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2013, 08:48:53 PM »
left one out...
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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2013, 08:52:05 PM »
its a full on replacement cover, maybe you are seeing a reflection?
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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2013, 10:53:25 PM »
Quote
LOOK AT THE TOP OF IT. That enlarged photo shows it NOT fitting the milled surface, or whatever is behind it, at the top edge.

Yes, it's perfectly lined up on the top edge. There's a reflection on the cover that makes it look off, but it's fine as frog hair!
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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2013, 11:40:07 PM »
It cost me an arm, leg, and my wedding vegetables.

I don't want to pry, so...  how many zeros?

Craig McClure

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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2013, 02:24:24 AM »
IT IS PRETTY NICE! & I'm Jealous, & Stand Corrected.
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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2013, 06:54:26 AM »
Yes I contacted them and they machined one up for me.

Who is "them?"  Hitchcock's?
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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2013, 10:31:12 AM »
Old Empire Motorcycles:

http://oldempiremotorcycles.com/

I was fishing for the price draggin paid, but all I've gotten from him so far is, "an arm, leg, and my wedding vegetables".

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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #42 on: September 22, 2013, 11:46:28 PM »
ok, you wore me down, 84 Quid!
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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2013, 12:23:30 AM »
Yeah, but just look at it!!!   8)

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Re: I'd Like to have an aluminum tappet cover plate with cooling fins...
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2013, 02:39:17 AM »
I'm very happy with it, don't regret it a bit
1966 Bmw R69s/R75 1050CC http://kirkusblog.com/2011/01/12/das-bike-projekt-delivery/
1968 Honda Cl175 http://kirkusblog.com/2013/05/03/turning-japanese-i-really-think-so/
1972 Honda CL450 SOLD
1973 Yamaha XS450 SOLD
2009 Triumph Bonneville
2012 Royal Enfield C5 Chrome Special Black