Have fun! Seat looks good.I don't know anything about the shocks. They look good.
Thanks Tom! BTW I have a feeling the new heads are going to be going on the Blackhawk for awhile. You know, to make sure they are working properly. I also have an idea for the gas tank as I won't have the money for a new one for a while. So I was thinking of taking the original, size XXXL tank and hammering in the entire side of both sides of the tank. This will give it a unique 1-of-a-kind look and also slim it down for more handlebar clearance. Basically, both sides of the tank will completely dished in. I'm then going to paint the dished parts of the tank and a stripe down the center top that will be marbleized gold paint with red pin striping. Then on the top of the tank, on one side of the center stripe will be a small gold "Indian" logo and on the other side of the top will be a small gold "Royal Enfield" logo with my "Bulldog Kustoms" logo on the sides of the tank on the gold marbleized paint. Tom, I also want to throw a "ACE PERFORMANCE" sticker on my paint job somewhere as well. Can you help me out with that?Scottie J
Wow, of all the pics I just looked at I think I only saw 3 or 4 bikes with that style of tank mod, I like it! Also, did you see I modified that last post with another question?Scottie J
Scottie - I've seen guys make those dents by cutting out those sections, swapping the sides that they are on, and welding them back. It requires a little bending, I'm sure.Boggy
Holy effing elephant crap! I just tried leaving for work and my stupid bank froze my account again because of my purchase from Hitchcocks. So I came home to look at things and they charged 71 GBP for shipping and handling!!! #$@!$&^*((^$$& Freaking crooks! The order just ended up costing me $100 more than anticipated. Doesn't look like I'll be ordering the seat or shocks any time soon now. After my deductible I only got $1050, the order from H's is just shy of $800 and I spent about $175 on electrical parts yesterday. I'm pretty much tapped out. Shit.
You think your pissed? Just wait until your wife tries to buy some groceries at the store and they tell her she's broke.
That lever stop will be fine I did that on one I put together. ERC
The 5-speeds don't have it. You get used to downshifting after a while.
Scottie if I remember correctly you will have to be careful turning the crank down if you have to cut to much the crank will be soft. ERC
$200 extra doesn't seem like that much more to pay for the forged set. If you can, I would budget for this set. I see they have a T120 forged sets for $299. Why couldn't you use that set Scottie?
Changing rod length will not affect the stroke length of the engine. That can only be done by changing the crankshaft.However, how high up the piston will come in the bore will be affected, and you will need to adjust the barrel height to suit a different rod length.
Ace - What lobe profiles for the cam would you recommend if I have then custom ground?
What rpm range are you targeting?I would look at a similar thing to the R cams from the Interceptor. That seems to be a good pair. Don't over-do what the valve springs can handle. You have to consider all the stuff in the valve train.
Ace - Doing some late night browsing and was thinking about about how Mikuni doesn't make a TM30. So I went onto Amazon to look at the VM30 and realized I can buy TWO VM30's for $30 cheaper than I can buy ONE Amal 930. I assume the Mikuni VM30 has got to be a better carb than the Amal 930. Thoughts?Also, the Interceptor valves and springs are the same as the Constellation and Super Meteor. So I may just have to fork out a bit more for the beehive springs if we can make them them work with the stock valves. If they are too much, I'll just order a set of new OE springs.
First stage of painting complete!!!!!
Pretty exotic looking!What kind of pattern is on that stripe?It sort of looks like cracked ice.
Me - Hi Denny. I wanted to show you what I've been working on. I'm converting the Indian into a vintage 60's cafe racer and reshaped the gas tank. It' black base with white accents on the front dimples, gold and white pearl coat and champange gold marblized stripes. Total of 11 coats of clear.Denny - White inserts need a couple of pale white stripes, maybe even on the marble stripes.I can say I am very proud to say I got to teach you... Looks really cool... You've come a long way brother...Looks really cool...Me - Thanks bro! I was thinking of doing some flat black pin stripes along the edges. Also, inside the white is going to be getting this custom RE logo. Up close it says RE but from a distance it looks like a vintage 8 from an 8ball.Denny - Sweet... That will look hot.
Flat black, gloss black or gold?
Here's my opinion: yes. I think you've shown us that you don't need us to choose your colors and styles for you!Please don't design your bike by committee. This is what happens when you do it with ferries:Only thing I will say: dude, you gotta get a new seat cover!
Great!What does "sponsor" mean in this case? Will their name be blazoned across the back? Jes' wondering...
Can you mount Ace bars on the bike?
Ace - Can I hit 7000RPMs with big enough cams and a pair of TM32s without porting?
Ok. Thanks as always. I was hoping for 130mph without head work, but that obviously isn't going to happen. Thanks for crunching the numbers.
How are you planning to fasten it to the frame? Hope your back is better. ERC
I did that on one of mine, that way you don't screw up the frame in case somebody in the future wants an original frame for big money. ERC
What size tap did you use? I was thinking 1/2x20.My friend is coming over in a couple of hours so we can load up the Blackhawk to take it into my work to finish the build. That way I can finish up stuff like bobbing the front fender, completing the electrical and stuff like that. Plus when I get the seat pan everything will be ready to go for mock up and then straight to paint.
The main bearings are the same. Don't know about the width on the crankcase though. If anyone knows B.W. will. ERC
B.W. is right if you used a Meteor Minor crank, 70 x 64.5, but if it was a 500 twin crank 64 x 77 , this would make the engine almost square at 70 x 77. Not sure what capacity this would make but an interesting thought, if interceptor barrels and pistons were used it would be 71 x 77. I have been considering the alloy one piece barrels from a mk1 Interceptor, for my Trailblazer, has anyone put interceptor barrels on a Super Meteor or Constellation ?
I have spoke with H's several times about the 1 piece alloy cylinder. According to them, it does sit on the 700 engine case, tho the head studs need to be upgraded to 3/8" studs. They say it will work but no one has actually done it yet. I still wanted to do it for my build, but when I check earlier this week I saw the price increased to 588 GBP, which converts to almost $900 USD, so I won't be doing it any time soon.
Fuel injection sounds a bit complicated for an old British twin when you could get excellent results from a pair of Mikunis or even a pair of Dell'Orto PHF32 pumper carbs! B.W. also gets good results from Amal Mk2s, which would be another option. What size inlet ports do you have on the Mondello roller rocker heads?A.
31.75mm, that's the carb size sorted, then!A.