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 Post subject: A good day in the garage
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:12 am 
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It was a good day in the garage today.
Trans mated to engine(starter turned engine over freely).
Mounted engine and trans to frame along with axles!!

Is there a torque for the thru bolt for the engine mount bracket.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:21 am 
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Looking excellent! I didn't realise, but the bmw installation looks quite a lot more involved than the Guzzi, good effort so far! Bet you can't wait to fire her up!

Personally I prefer the older finned rocker covers on the bmw. I think they look more in keeping with the vehicle, don't know if they're readily available or if they're a pain to track down.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:30 am 
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I agree, the rounded rocker covers are much more to my taste, they have a softer, period look IMHO. They are available from Moto-Bins in the UK and I'm sure they will be available from the usual suspects in US. from £47.00 -£78.00 depending on the quality and type you choose. The one with a filler cap is useful, I wish that had been available when I did my build because filling oil through the dipstick hole is a pain under the Pembleton cowl.
The build is looking good, I like your clean floor!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:40 am 
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Joe, 33 lbs ft is the published figure - I do things up progressively and decided 28 was enough for me. Niall - the rounded, domed rocker covers do fit, but seemed an unnecessary expense to me. I used the black powder coated covers and starter motor top cover, stripping the black coating off. The raised central rib on the front cover also lends itself to being flatted off until shiny, to create an accent.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:38 am 
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All looking great Joe! I must admit that I am beginning to change my mind about the BMW engine option. At first I thought the Guzzi Vee twin was the only way to go, but I like the aesthetics of your installation and the older rounded cylinder heads would also be an interesting addition.

Out of interest how heavy is the BMW unit?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:56 pm 
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Thanks for the compliments, I’ve seen the older covers on ebay but didn’t notice any with the oil filler.
Are, I’ll look and see if my book gives a weight of the engine, didn’t think to weight it......


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The R100 unit weighs IIRC, around 64 kgs - about the same as the 2CV unit, despite incorporating built in starter and generator.I don't know of any Pembleton being 'BMW converted' with anything other than the PMC cropped 2CV bellhousing and bespoke flywheel. The engine chacteristics are very different to the Guzzi vee twins: it doesn't like to "lug", but spools up briskly from 3,000 rpm. The oilhead engines are even more "interesting" with outputs of up to 100bhp and much higher maximum rpm, as regularly demonstrated by Pete Sparrow's converted 2CVs.

(If I build a second car, it is very likely to be powered by an R850R engine.....)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:33 pm 
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Good day in the garage
Seat reel frame sorted


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:23 pm 
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Good day in the garage
Steering column flat mounting plate off and replaced with "angle" lowered so there is no need for lots of spacers and potential of 'u' bolt not being big enough also angle made wider so if a wider steering wheel catches my knees I can put in a uj and move the column across easily on fresh holes


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:19 pm 
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Good day in garage
Making a fuel tank out of ply to check diamentions it will actually be a little larger than this and it will be posted in through the passenger side before the rear panel is fitted it will have a 2cv sender and outlet at the top as usual .the sump will be between the chassis rails . The rear brake pipe will be a flexible hose in stead of a 'curly one' I use 2cv city to make up any metal brake pipe for all the non standard lengths as I've yet to find any one in my area to do it


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