Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by Stonehopper » 07 Mar 2015, 19:13

Ooh! Lovely sound - especially near the end. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by citronut » 09 Mar 2015, 20:48

i borrowed the old guy over the roads MAP gas torch today, i have borrowed it before so i have my own bottle of gas for it,

i mamaged to salvage the Solex manifold today, lots of heat and the first out of the two sheared of 8mm threaded bolts gave in, but not till welding a nut to the protruding stub of thread 4 times, as it would unwind a little, and even winding it back and forth still kept shearing off, so it came out in 4 pieces,
the second of the two again lots of heat and 1 nut welded to the stub came out in one piece,

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she has her original manifold and the Solex carb she arrived to me wearing all bolted back together, and running and driving with the throttle and choke connected,

the exhaust is removed from the Y piece back at the mo, so she realy sounds like a racer
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by CitroJim » 10 Mar 2015, 05:35

Good work Malcolm =D>

Those little MAPP torches are jolly handy for those kinds of jobs... I'd be lost without mine...
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by Mothman » 10 Mar 2015, 07:43

Well done bud, i knew you would get her going. Big pat on the back.

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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by Northern_Mike » 10 Mar 2015, 10:06

citronut wrote:
the exhaust is removed from the Y piece back at the mo, so she realy sounds like a racer


My brother's GS 1299cc powered 2cv runs a straight-through pipe from the Y - piece with one cherry bomb silencer at the tailpipe.
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by CitroJim » 10 Mar 2015, 11:14

The_Hairdresser wrote:
citronut wrote:
the exhaust is removed from the Y piece back at the mo, so she realy sounds like a racer


My brother's GS 1299cc powered 2cv runs a straight-through pipe from the Y - piece with one cherry bomb silencer at the tailpipe.


bet that sounds a bit of all right 8-) :twisted:
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by citronut » 10 Mar 2015, 14:42

i saw a 4 wheeled Lomax'y type thing i believe at Brookland museum one year, at the air cooled day they used to have, run by the Tatra club,

this Lomax'y thing had a G engine with twin straight through stainless steel pipes and very large fan tail's/dove tail's at the ends,
now that did sound fruity
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by citronut » 10 Mar 2015, 14:43

whooooops dont know what append there. i just tried to edit it
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by CitroJim » 10 Mar 2015, 16:53

citronut wrote:whooooops dont know what append there. i just tried to edit it



No worries Malcolm, I've now sorted it...
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by Northern_Mike » 10 Mar 2015, 16:58

citronut wrote:i saw a 4 wheeled Lomax'y type thing i believe


I know I don't have the greatest taste in cars, and I like the three - wheeled Lomax, but the 4 wheeled one is one of the horridest looking things ever in my eyes!

Obviously, I tried to buy one some years ago, a green one that was on eBay, but was outbid.
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by CitroJim » 10 Mar 2015, 16:59

Weren't they all green Mike? Never seen one in anything but green...
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by Northern_Mike » 10 Mar 2015, 18:10

I've seen other colours of Lomax 3 wheelers, but never a 4 wheeler.

Vaguely considering buying a good 3 wheeler if the insurance pays out on the DRK and just selling the salvage back to club members for parts.

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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by citronut » 10 Mar 2015, 19:19

CitroJim wrote:Weren't they all green Mike? Never seen one in anything but green...


Jim
your getting quite a theam going on GREEN just recently 8-[ :-D :lol: :wink:

the 4 wheeler i saw was actually white :-D :wink:
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by CitroJim » 10 Mar 2015, 19:57

It's my joint favourite colour Malcolm. Yellow is my other one with orange a very close second...
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Re: Mr Chris Salters new acquasition

Post by Mothman » 20 Mar 2015, 06:10

Went down to see Malcolm with my BX17TZD yesterday and saw Audrey as she is now called. Looks good and now can be fired up and runs ok on her existing carb. Just needs a new exhaust and i suspect an MOT wont be far away. Well done Malcolm!!

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