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brett7777

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1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« on: October 21, 2010, 09:38:51 PM »
1973 Enfield Mini Bullet in race trim

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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 09:43:47 PM »
I did this as a sort of custom, as I dont really like the original seats & rear fenders. I decided on the retro racer theme when I found out that these were a favourite with local racing enthusiasts. To the purists: yes I know it's technically not a 'Royal Enfield' (Constellation sticker on pedestrian slicer) but I took some liberties ok!

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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 10:16:17 PM »
I think you did a nice job with it.

It looks like a fun bike.

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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 02:51:56 PM »
What motor is that? How well does that 2 stroke run with a  megaphone exhaust?

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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2010, 06:48:35 PM »
That little bike is sweet as Pete, man! It reminds me of the stuff I used to make when I was younger ...... I'll BET that thing is more fun to ride than a red-head with half a bottle of wine in her ....  ;) Heeheehee!! Great job - I'd call it an Enfield on enthusiasm alone!
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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2010, 07:50:22 PM »
What motor is that? How well does that 2 stroke run with a  megaphone exhaust?

It's Enfield India's 1970's version of the Villiers 197cc motor (it runs a Villiers 197cc piston & has Villiers air cleaner & Villiers type 25 carb). It was developed out of Enfield's previous use of Villiers motors.
I think it runs a bit better with the cocktail shaker muffler. It has a baffle in the end of the header pipe, & 2 baffles towards the end of the muffler. So Im guessin somehow the whole expansion thing seems to happen in the tapered part of the muffler. The old Villiers 2 strokes on the 50's British bikes just used to have a basic peashooter exhaust !
The old enfield muffler is now sittin in my shed.

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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 10:57:33 AM »
can you give some more info on the bike plz , what carberation , and what type of ign settup is it?, is the ign bought in , or was it enfields own design?

any picci of this area?
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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010, 11:11:39 AM »
can you give some more info on the bike plz , what carberation , and what type of ign settup is it?, is the ign bought in , or was it enfields own design?

any picci of this area?

Carb is Villiers S25 type. Some of the ignition parts are generic British Lucas parts,(eg. Lucas switches) & some are Enfield India (eg. Minda ammeter) Overall, the bikes were a mix of Enfield's India's own design, Bullet 350 parts, generic parts used on other British lightweights, & Villiers parts.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2010, 11:20:17 AM by brett7777 »

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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2010, 11:22:12 AM »
a member of a UK forum has just shown a picture of that bike or a simular one , with regards to an ignition? problem , is this rge same bike , if so what is/was the problem?

if it wasn,t you , do you have any close up picci,s of the points/ign settup?

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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2010, 11:24:20 AM »
yeah that's me! workin on it today & tommorow to get it going again. It's night time here in NZ, around midnight, can take pic of points tommorow, is that the pic you'd like?

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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2010, 11:32:49 AM »
as a lover of old brit two strokes , and owning 3 bsa bantams with a mix of wipac/lucas stuff , if you have any probs / questions either ask me (pm) or go to real classics (uk) http://www.realclassic.co.uk/messages.html as a lot of people have villiers type bikes

alan

PS bond minicars (villiers engines) were built 300 yds from where i,m sat now!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bond_Cars
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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2010, 11:36:22 AM »
thanks Alan, yeah they are great motors / bikes. will pm you once I have my next question or to let you know the result tommorow.

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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2010, 11:47:16 AM »
if  the ign is villiers based?

have a look at rex caunt , http://www.rexcauntracing.com/pages/ig_bsa.html or better still  rcr villiers http://www.users.waitrose.com/~goodingm/RCR%20main%20page.htm , both great engineers

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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2010, 04:37:46 PM »
That little bike is sweet as Pete, man! It reminds me of the stuff I used to make when I was younger ...... I'll BET that thing is more fun to ride than a red-head with half a bottle of wine in her ....  ;) Heeheehee!! Great job - I'd call it an Enfield on enthusiasm alone!


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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2010, 11:59:52 PM »
That is a cool bike.I didn't recognize the motor,and I had a Dot dirt bike as a teenager here in the U.S.. It had the Villiers 197cc motor.
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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2010, 12:07:00 AM »
That is a cool bike.I didn't recognize the motor,and I had a Dot dirt bike as a teenager here in the U.S.. It had the Villiers 197cc motor.

no villiers had closed down in the uk by that time (mini bullet) and also had villiers (india) ,, somehow ???? enfield india found the money to design new crankcases for the old villiers engine and produce a more "streamlined" version , but you can still see the villiers heratige ?
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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2010, 12:21:08 AM »
I do see similarities. My Dot was a 1956? I think Greeves used the same engine?
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Re: 1973 Enfield Mini Bullet
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2010, 12:47:11 AM »
EVERYTHING used villiers engines !

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/wiki/Villiers , please read

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