Powerplus or Bust, Eh?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Twotaildog, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. jellycow

    jellycow Back on track.. Oh, wait, new track found!

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    (Re)reading this thread makes me feel like I'm fully able to restore one myself! Now to find a basketcase and a large pot of gold.
    This still is such a great read, I love the effort you've made on bike and detailed buildlog so far. Thanks!
  2. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    I got these pre-bent pieces of 1-1/4 inch exhaust tubing from Columbia River Mandrel Bending:

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    The rear pipe was the easy one. One of the short bends only required a little work to fit as the bottom half:

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    Then I tacked a short straight piece and the flange to it:

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    And finished welding it out:

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    Kevin


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  3. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    I made the front pipe in the same way, but it had a few more pieces because it has to bend out around the timing cover then back in between the footboard and the engine before lining up with the muffler:

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    Here is the breakdown:

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    After that I finished out the welds, grit blasted, and painted them black. Good enough.




    Kevin


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  4. icekube1

    icekube1 Befuddled spectator

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    My response on seeing the continuation of this thread:\

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  5. Boonie21

    Boonie21 n00b

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    Great work Kevin! I have a 1915 Indian hedstrom big twin that I am restoring and my ultimate aim is to do the cannonball.
  6. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    the detail and effort you put into these "how i did it" posts is above and beyond- thank you- top quality content.