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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,949
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, 07:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
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, 02:14 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
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, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
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, 08:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
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, 12:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,438
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,894
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, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,438
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, 08:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,149
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, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,438
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, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 233,146
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, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 233,146
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, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,677
Views: 233,146
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, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,211
Views: 291,256
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,149
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, 05:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,149
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, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
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, 06:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,603
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, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
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, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
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...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,603
Posted By jeep44
It's made in India, as you probably know (I have...

It's made in India, as you probably know (I have a 2007 one). It's slow-that's the main drawback-these bikes are really only intended to travel at a maximum of 45-50 mph. Sure, they will go faster,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
Posted By jeep44
I got the exhaust system back on today-that's a...

I got the exhaust system back on today-that's a finicky job-the mufflers have three closely-toleranced mounting locations-everything has to be loosely assembled, and then tightened carefully. I had...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
Posted By jeep44
O, Ye of little faith......... ...

O, Ye of little faith.........

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007/IMG_0618_zpsf8b7871d.jpg (http://s253.photobucket.com/user/jeep442007/media/IMG_0618_zpsf8b7871d.jpg.html)
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
Posted By jeep44
I wired it all back up again, and set the gas...

I wired it all back up again, and set the gas tank on it to make sure the harness doesn't rub anywhere. It's coming along... It sure looks better in these photos than it does in real life.:lol3
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 81,010
Posted By jeep44
A wd 16h?

A wd 16h?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 81,010
Posted By jeep44
After all these years, every weakness or...

After all these years, every weakness or potential problems with Norton Commandos have been extensively studied, and there are upgrades and improvements for them all-they have a devoted following of...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 81,010
Posted By jeep44
This is exactly how I want my Atlas to look like...

This is exactly how I want my Atlas to look like when it's done:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
Posted By jeep44
With the fenders on, it's starting to look more...

With the fenders on, it's starting to look more like a motorcycle. Once I get the kickstart mechanism all back together, then I'll put the harness back on it.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
Posted By jeep44
Japanese wiring harness connectors and other...

Japanese wiring harness connectors and other items to repair your harness here:

http://www.vintageconnections.com
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,360
Posted By jeep44
BSA made all sorts of singles.:evil ...

BSA made all sorts of singles.:evil


http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007/S6000685.jpg (http://s253.photobucket.com/user/jeep442007/media/S6000685.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
Posted By jeep44
I go to various swap meets-a set may turn up, or...

I go to various swap meets-a set may turn up, or I may break down and get a set from Thailand. Honda chrome was so thin that the correct shocks I have seen are too rusty to save.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
Posted By jeep44
No, I've been fooling around with old motorcycles...

No, I've been fooling around with old motorcycles for over 30 years, so these days, I just look at an old hulk, and just know what I have to do. I have a Norton Atlas that is waiting in the wings for...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
Posted By jeep44
I do have the fenders back on it,too. I'll take...

I do have the fenders back on it,too. I'll take another pic when I make some progress on the engine side covers.

Rudderfeet: It looks like you have found a very original, complete example-it looks...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,137
Posted By jeep44
I've sadly neglected to update my progress in...

I've sadly neglected to update my progress in this thread. I had the bike all apart for painting the frame, and now it's starting to go back together. I just got the engine cover on this side back...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,264
Posted By jeep44
I'd pick the '68 TR6-lean, agile, the pinnacle of...

I'd pick the '68 TR6-lean, agile, the pinnacle of Triumph style. One carb is all you need, and it has the twin leading shoe front brake, which is surprisingly good, and more than adequate for this...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 81,010
Posted By jeep44
That looks to be the color mine was...

That looks to be the color mine was originally-it's that color up under the gas tank. I spent some time today stripping the Atlas down. I don't know how much I'm going to get done now-I've got a '66...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 81,010
Posted By jeep44
An Atlas-at last! I picked this up yesterday....

An Atlas-at last! I picked this up yesterday. It's a '67 750 Atlas. It's not quite as grim as it looks in the photo-all the missing parts are in a tub, the engine is free, and the inside of the gas...
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By jeep44
Exactly why I still have a motor kit sitting in...

Exactly why I still have a motor kit sitting in the box on a shelf-I was unaware of the "Boozercycle" stigma when I thought how cool these little motor kits were.
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,463
Posted By jeep44
I've been buying up the old-style cans wherever I...

I've been buying up the old-style cans wherever I see them-yard sales, swap meets, auctions. I seldom pay more than about 2 or 3 dollars for a 5 gallon one. I made sure my son had a nice assortment...
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