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Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,261
Posted By jeep44
Plot twist: that's Robert Pirsig's bike...

Plot twist: that's Robert Pirsig's bike .................:evil
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,101
Posted By jeep44
My Dad had old Model A tools in a drawer in his...

My Dad had old Model A tools in a drawer in his garage-I've got them now, along with 2 model As to use them on
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 91,692
Posted By jeep44
I had one of my Atlas crankcase halves in the...

I had one of my Atlas crankcase halves in the oven just this week so I could drop in the main bearing I had in the freezer.:D
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By jeep44
That looks like an M.C. Escher picture.

That looks like an M.C. Escher picture.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 91,692
Posted By jeep44
Probably your best bet is to do like I've been...

Probably your best bet is to do like I've been doing: keep an eye on Ebay.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,261
Posted By jeep44
No title-"due to it being as old as it is" a...

No title-"due to it being as old as it is" a 1987 bike:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 254,667
Posted By jeep44
That 3TA looks pretty promising to me-looks like...

That 3TA looks pretty promising to me-looks like all the bits are there. I've certainly started with bikes in worse shape.
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,615
Posted By jeep44
I had a '99 that would do the same thing after I...

I had a '99 that would do the same thing after I hadn't used 4WD for a long time-it was that vacuum actuator in the Youtube photo-I sprayed it up good with some WD40, and worked the button a few...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By jeep44
I've got one sitting in my barn right now-my Dad...

I've got one sitting in my barn right now-my Dad bought it new in '84-it hasn't run for at least 15 years, but I have so many projects ahead of it, I don't know when I might get to it.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,261
Posted By jeep44
And take away the extra zero in the price, too.

And take away the extra zero in the price, too.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,989
Posted By jeep44
I think I originally saw that cartoon on the BSA...

I think I originally saw that cartoon on the BSA WD M20 site (those guys under the bridge are supposed to be British Dispatch riders.)
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,989
Posted By jeep44
That MAN diesel-aren't all those places painted...

That MAN diesel-aren't all those places painted red lube points ? a lot of them look like lube cups.
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,357
Posted By jeep44
Build it bigger than that-soon, your pole barn...

Build it bigger than that-soon, your pole barn will be full, and your garage will be just as full as it is now.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By jeep44
At one time, in the early '80s, I had 10 British...

At one time, in the early '80s, I had 10 British bikes in my garage. My first one, a '70 TR6, cost me $50 from a guy at work. My '69 BSA Firebird Scrambler cost me all of $150, from another guy at...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By jeep44
He probably got them when you could pick them up...

He probably got them when you could pick them up for $50-$100-back in the '70s, they were just "old Bikes". He likely saved them from a fate worse than death, i.e. being made into bobbers or...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,976
Posted By jeep44
I should probably toss a photo of my '67 Daytona...

I should probably toss a photo of my '67 Daytona in here,too:

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007/S6000317.jpg (http://s253.photobucket.com/user/jeep442007/media/S6000317.jpg.html)...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,976
Posted By jeep44
Then, as now, a '60s Triumph was the epitome of...

Then, as now, a '60s Triumph was the epitome of style and cool. Lean,lithe and agile, they had nothing non-essential on them. They had a great look, and they had a great sound. You could tour with...
Forum: Hacks 10-28-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,273
Posted By jeep44
I put the Russian K68 carbs on mine-what a world...

I put the Russian K68 carbs on mine-what a world of difference! solid mounts with no leaky rubber boots, and much better starting and performance. I got them from a Russian ebay seller as a kit, with...
Forum: Hacks 10-28-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,273
Posted By jeep44
I broke the crank on my 650-but I still drove it...

I broke the crank on my 650-but I still drove it home.After I rebuilt the engine, I kept the revs up all the time-I didn't know better before.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,989
Posted By jeep44
I'd sure like to see more of that WW2 US jeep,...

I'd sure like to see more of that WW2 US jeep, that has had the engine replaced with some other engine !
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,897
Posted By jeep44
I'm going with a vintage historic license...

I'm going with a vintage historic license plate-about the only way I can afford to run all my bikes-I don't put much mileage on any of them, and the insurance is reasonable,too. So, I have to go...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,897
Posted By jeep44
My restoration is probably on hold until next...

My restoration is probably on hold until next spring. I got a new battery, but I really don't want to put the acid in it until I'm ready to use it. The bike is essentially complete now. I put the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,948
Posted By jeep44
up to 2009, at least, the parts dealer "British...

up to 2009, at least, the parts dealer "British Only" had a BSA DBD34 Goldstar (1957?) brand new in the original crate, along with a '77 Triumph X75 Vetter-designed triple, also in the original crate.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,897
Posted By jeep44
You know, I was a teenager when that bike was...

You know, I was a teenager when that bike was new, but I can't recall them at all-I remember the Dreams, as I didn't like the style at all then, but all I had eyes for then was the BSA 650...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,731
Posted By jeep44
I'd say you got a good deal there.

I'd say you got a good deal there.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,784
Posted By jeep44
Iron barrel Bullets came right from the factory...

Iron barrel Bullets came right from the factory in a military version, in a semi-flat OD color. I had a choice of a chrome DeLuxe, or the military one when I got my RE in 2007. I already had two WW2...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,731
Posted By jeep44
Generally true, but you are still going to have...

Generally true, but you are still going to have to break the lines loose at all the frame tabs where the lines join up with hoses.
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,607
Posted By jeep44
I bought a WW2-vintage Dodge truck that had been...

I bought a WW2-vintage Dodge truck that had been parked outside for years-mice or squirrels had chewed all the original fabric-coated rubber wires, so that under the hood, there was nothing but bare...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,731
Posted By jeep44
I've done that job on a similar car-it's a...

I've done that job on a similar car-it's a miserable,horrible job-laying under the car, reaching way up into some tight spot you can barely see, getting about 10 degrees a turn on the wrench, rust...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,261
Posted By jeep44
"Drunken Union Plumber" LOL! When I was an...

"Drunken Union Plumber" LOL! When I was an apprentice Diemaker, the journeymen I worked with were cranky ex- Hitler Youth and former GrossDeutschland Division soldiers who all came over here to...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,261
Posted By jeep44
Back in the day, especially around Detroit, this...

Back in the day, especially around Detroit, this young man might have been an Apprentice in a factory. His Dad, or a few of his relatives would have been Journeymen Skilled Trades. His friends, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 270,261
Posted By jeep44
Maybe having an original leather seat makes it...

Maybe having an original leather seat makes it worth more?........
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,994
Posted By jeep44
I finally got around to completely tearing down...

I finally got around to completely tearing down my '66 Norton Atlas I got at an auction a few months ago-my goal is to get the frame, and all the other "black parts" powder coated this winter....
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,607
Posted By jeep44
I don't think mice eating your wires is a big...

I don't think mice eating your wires is a big concern-the main thing is them building nests in unlikely places in your bike, like deep inside all the covers, or in the mufflers. They will build a...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,607
Posted By jeep44
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007...

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007/S6000547.jpg (http://s253.photobucket.com/user/jeep442007/media/S6000547.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By jeep44
Something I noticed after going to a British car...

Something I noticed after going to a British car and bike meet last weekend, and to a Model A auto swap meet yesterday: Not many young people are interested in these vehicles anymore-All I see in...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,079
Posted By jeep44
The best thing I did to my 2007 is put the Amal...

The best thing I did to my 2007 is put the Amal Concentric kit on it-it made that bike a whole different machine.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By jeep44
I can beat that-I got a '70 TR6 650 Triumph from...

I can beat that-I got a '70 TR6 650 Triumph from a co-worker for $50-this was about '83. I somehow jammed all the pieces into my Ford Fairmont and brought it home-it had a title,too.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By jeep44
At the auction where I got my Norton Atlas a few...

At the auction where I got my Norton Atlas a few months ago, there was also a 69 Bonneville, with matching numbers and a title. It was in pieces, and it had been stored badly, so the rims were pretty...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By jeep44
I suppose the main question is does it have a...

I suppose the main question is does it have a title? and do the frame and engine numbers match? That's where the worth of this Bonneville "kit" is. Going back to original is going to be expensive...
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