Project Car / Motorbike thread. Let's see 'em.

stirk

Wheel size expert
Oh yeah, 888 too.

My best riding buddy just picked up a pristine 916 for peanuts.
No shit the next time I picked up my phone is this, I'm DJ via Bluetooth at a party and these are the last two times I picked up the phone to work the tunes.


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born-again-biker

Is looking for a 16" bar
The 916 moved the goal posts.
It broke the mould. Reset the benchmark. Amazing, timeless bike.

I don't know what they're worth....?... but I would have assumed they were all silly money now?
Are there still cheap 916's around?
 

Lazmo

Old and hopeless
The 916 moved the goal posts.
It broke the mould. Reset the benchmark. Amazing, timeless bike.

I don't know what they're worth....?... but I would have assumed they were all silly money now?
Are there still cheap 916's around?
Yeah, the 916 reset the bizzo.

I just couldn't face the desmo servicing cost. I can do the desmos on a bevel or belt two valver myself, but the four valvers have a shjtload of body work, hoses and other crap to get off, then 4 x 2 desmos x 2 cylinders to check/adjust. Just nah.

I think my mate paid about $14K, but I'll check.
 

Haakon

veni, vidi, volanti
Trying to do the right thing and have the AC systems on the Meganes evacuated rather than open the valve (prior to removing engines) and just vent the R134a to the atmosphere... Do you think I can find anyone willing to do it? Madness...
 

Dales Cannon

Odious Geriatric
Staff member
Had to rethink the brake reservoirs on the Escort. They had a weird proprietary fitting and there just was not enough head room to make them fit properly. The bulkhead in front of the scuttle is a horrible combination of angles and hollows and the only real way for the reservoirs to fit was in front of the bulkhead but then the hoses had to run uphill to the top of the mastercylinders. Not happy with that arrangement and how close the reservoirs would have been to the headers. A little research found a triple reservoir with separate chambers.

So today was make a bracket day. Again. The bracket had to weave in and around the factory metal and also releived to miss reinforcing under the reservoir so a few chamfers and angles. I also forgot which end I had just linished and managed a nice skid mark burn on my thumb. I then had to recover the bracket from the grass.

Pretty happy though I had to do two bends the old fashioned way by clamping the material between two pieces of steel in the vise. And then belting the living shit out of it all.





A little tidying up still to do and drill four holes for mounting and then four M6 rivnuts. Oh and some nice M6 button head screws in lieu of the M6 rod that is there at the moment. The consolation was that the folder I needed to do this would have cost around $100k.

These will feed into bulkhead fittings through the firewall and from there hoses to the mastercylinders. I will research the caps and see if I can fit some level indicator caps but that is not urgent at the moment. To comply with the ADRs we only need visual indication and that is provided on the reservoir body but I would still like an idiot light at least on the front chamber. To be continued.
 

SummitFever

Eats Squid
...I had to do two bends the old fashioned way by clamping the material between two pieces of steel in the vise...
I seem to recall you've got a hydraulic press that you use with your dimple dies. Why not use it for sheetmetal bending? I do those sort of 90 degree (and more acute) bends on the press all of the time. Very easy to machine a punch out of some 10mm thick steel plate. Make it as long as your press and say 10-12cm high for clearance. Weld the dye from thick 90 degree angle welded to a baseplate at 45 deg.

If its thin and delicate material I will use high durometer elastomer sheet on the underneath (without the lower V die).

Very easy to do this sort of stuff with impeccable control and no hammertime.

This pic sort of gives you the idea:

 

Dales Cannon

Odious Geriatric
Staff member
I seem to recall you've got a hydraulic press that you use with your dimple dies. Why not use it for sheetmetal bending? I do those sort of 90 degree (and more acute) bends on the press all of the time. Very easy to machine a punch out of some 10mm thick steel plate. Make it as long as your press and say 10-12cm high for clearance. Weld the dye from thick 90 degree angle welded to a baseplate at 45 deg.

If its thin and delicate material I will use high durometer elastomer sheet on the underneath (without the lower V die).

Very easy to do this sort of stuff with impeccable control and no hammertime.

This pic sort of gives you the idea:

I do and have a bender that goes in the press. Three bend bends are done with that. The shortest distance from bend to bend is about 35mm. No way to do the joggle. My little pan brake cannot do 2mm so vise, shifter and hammer job for the middle.
 

SummitFever

Eats Squid
Makes sense. Sometimes you can do the short stuff by sneaking up on it with a series of partial bends or by modifying the order of operations.
 

Dales Cannon

Odious Geriatric
Staff member
Makes sense. Sometimes you can do the short stuff by sneaking up on it with a series of partial bends or by modifying the order of operations.
Tried all that, did a half bend next to it but ended up cutting in 6mm where I wanted the next bend because it would rather do a big radius than a tight bend and I couldnt get close enough to hammer it flat. I will press the bottom sections flat today since they curled a bit.
 

SummitFever

Eats Squid
Yeah. I hate that. One thing on my to do list is to make a new segmented adjustable width die for inside box folding. Eg. The last two sides of a box where you need to have the die the right width to get inside the two already folded up sides.
 
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