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Old 04-17-2015, 01:54 AM   #1
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Rudge 'Special'

Despite having just broken down on her maiden run out with ignition/ fuelling issues, my mate Tim still seems proud of his efforts creating this Rudge bitsa from a long discarded, incomplete pile of corrosion... And I think rightly so.
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:44 AM   #2
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Those Rudges had 2 exhaust pipes right? Was that exhaust port just Y shaped from a single exhaust valve? Were the Panthers the same way?

Love those old Brit bikes, nicely done BTW.
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Old 04-17-2015, 04:41 AM   #3
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Well done ! ....

I just done a Triumph bitsa so I know where you are coming from ...
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:39 AM   #4
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Lovely work. Any video of it going?
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:43 AM   #5
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No pile of parts or puddle of oil under her. Points?
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:09 AM   #6
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Nice Rudge, were you on the Ambo Dave?
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:10 PM   #7
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I would feel extremely proud if I had resurrected a pile of parts into a Rudge runner.Nice job Dave's friend.
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:42 PM   #8
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Those Rudges had 2 exhaust pipes right? Was that exhaust port just Y shaped from a single exhaust valve? Were the Panthers the same way?

Love those old Brit bikes, nicely done BTW.
Rudge's had four valve heads with two separate exhaust ports whereas Panthers were only two valve with a Y shaped port. A lot of late twenties and early thirties Brit bikes had two exhaust pipes as it seemed to be the rage at the time.
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Oh please forgive me. Nice job......it's beautiful.
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Old 04-17-2015, 03:34 PM   #10
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Thanks Swarfie for confirming the engine layout.

Unfortunately there is no video of her as yet however i'll rustle something up when it's back on the road. Timing, dodgy points in particular are the most likely culprits here imho .

Ahh the dear old ambo Kev, thanks for reminding me of her. I have shamefully lost my way a bit with that project and really need to get the proverbial out. I blame solely MZ for this negligence, they seem to be breeding in my shed...
Also I am now awaiting a shovel coming from over the pond.
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Old 04-17-2015, 11:38 PM   #11
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I like my shovel Dave, but it is not an Ambo, and I know which I would prefer to ride, but that is just me. Others will have other opinions
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:56 AM   #12
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That's a nice looking motorcycle.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:45 AM   #13
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Rudge's had four valve heads with two separate exhaust ports whereas Panthers were only two valve with a Y shaped port. A lot of late twenties and early thirties Brit bikes had two exhaust pipes as it seemed to be the rage at the time.
Interesting, would have never guessed a 4v head on such an old long stroker like that.
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4 valve heads have been around a long time. I think it was a French manufacturer who did it in the 19-teens. Believe it was DOHC too.
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4 valve heads have been around a long time. I think it was a French manufacturer who did it in the 19-teens. Believe it was DOHC too.
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