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Author Topic: On the road again (sorry Willie)  (Read 1285 times)

dogbone

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On the road again (sorry Willie)
« on: April 18, 2008, 01:59:28 PM »
The ole bullet is running again, It was a loooong friggin winter. dawned the leather jacket & chaps & rode a full tank out, Ya Hoo  !
The 8.5:1 535 piston is giving a large increase in torque, hills in N E Ohio that used to require a shift, now are pulled at half throttle in top gear. I'm still using the Micarb, but when the rings are broken in I will install a 1 1/8th Amal monoblock.
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Bankerdanny

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Re: On the road again (sorry Willie)
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 02:31:22 PM »
How is the kickover with the 8.5? Do you run regular gas or have you stepped up to mid-grade or premium?
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dogbone

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Re: On the road again (sorry Willie)
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 03:54:11 PM »
The "full tank of gas was donated by the lawntractor , so it was 6 month old regular. I timed it by ear, all's well.
I am planning a dual plug conversion, so I have been starting the critter w/out the comp release. It's not bad at all. Had a BSA 441 w/ 11:1 cr, that was a bit more of a challenge !
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Re: On the road again (sorry Willie)
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 05:27:05 PM »
My Dad says the same thing. He had a Goldstar in early '60's with 11:1 comp on a B33 (I think) hard tail frame. He says it was a bitch to kick over but it was wicked fast.
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Re: On the road again (sorry Willie)
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 07:59:07 PM »
I'd probably give up a gonad to have a Goldstar, but my back is way too old for a rigid frame. My BSA was an ice racer from Canada, had ice picks in the tires !! I put regular knobby's on and ran flat track,youth+flattrack= no back (or brains)
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