my 46UL so far

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rbregn
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my 46UL so far

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Post by rbregn » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:34 am

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motor is coming together!
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parts coming back from powder coating. looking great!



rbregn
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Re: my 46UL so far

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Post by rbregn » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:43 am

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finally some parts going together! Soon it will start looking like a bike!

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Re: my 46UL so far

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Post by oldbob » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:49 am

Very nice, Keep up the good work.

Robert

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Post by rbregn » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:34 am

Got the wheels laced and tires mounted!
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Post by wahoo » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:16 am

Are those spokes anodized? I have never seen that treatment on what looks like it will be a fairly stock appearing bike
I have a 48 EL project that is about the same way along, I will try to get some pictures of it on here in the next cpl of days

George

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Post by rbregn » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:01 am

it's lollipop red semi transparent powder coat over chrome spokes. It is and will be a stock flathead with a few touches that the previous owner (rest in piece) would have liked. The bike had the custom touches from the 50s and early 60s before it was parked. I'll keep those and and a few that will give it a little more bling! Like the wheels and the paint.

It rolls!
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Post by Longhair » Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:25 pm

Great job.....can't wait to see the finished product.
Can I ask what tires you went with?

......................Thanks,Longhair

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Post by rbregn » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:53 pm

thanks, Continentals for the tires.

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Post by windweaver » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:49 pm

looks good so far. keep at it and you'll be done soon. WW

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Post by hjans » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:21 pm

Love those set of wheels.
Nice work.
Hans

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Re: my 46UL so far

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Post by Donemoto » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:57 am

How did you get those motor cases so clean and nice?

rbregn
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Post by rbregn » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:08 pm

I bead blasted the outside of the cases and covers only. plugging up any holes. Then I boiled evrything in water to dislodge any embedded glass beads and it also ages the aluminum a little. I am hoping to get the top end together this weekend, will see though, today it is supposed to get up to 15 degrees below zero. So I might spend most of my time keeping the fire stoked in my shop to get the frost off everything! It takes awhile to get everything warmed up. I might get some baseboard heaters installed instead so I can at least set the thermostat for about 40.

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Post by rbregn » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:14 am

Latest progress, Thanks Liberty Motorcycle Specialties!
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Re: my 46UL so far

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Post by Donemoto » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:49 pm

Nice work.

Is it possible to show a closer pic of transmission mounting plate in place? Having a little trouble figuring out the exact location on mine. Also what bolts >> length and thread go in there? Mine is a wishbone frame. Looks like it mounts only a one point on the front and two on the back. Thnx and pretty work.

Glad someone else in working on a Big Flatty project similiar to mine. :)

rbregn
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Post by rbregn » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:04 am

here is a picture,
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no promises that it is right! :wink: I put it together the same way it came apart. It has 2 fine threaded bolts that are cotter pinned with castle nuts on the front. the back are 2 bolts threaded into the frame.

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