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Markwarren
#61 Posted : 23 June 2020 22:47:08

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I wish I had those pictures whilst building mine. One thing for sure is the oils painted and wiped off the chrome certainly gives it a more realistic feel now I’ve seen these pics.
You could use some fine wire and wrap the cables up, that might work.

Thanks for the pics, I’m sure other will appreciate those as well.ThumpUp

Mark
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#62 Posted : 24 June 2020 00:18:13

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I agree with Mark. Wish I had those pics before. I'm not willing to dismantle it though. Awesome photos Tom and thank you for sharing them. I did at least paint the spark plug tops white.
Glad you were wearing your mask. Stay safe.

wyatt
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#63 Posted : 26 June 2020 19:47:34

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Happy Friday!

I would like to comment on the pictures I just posted of a real replica versus the kit we are working with. We know the the original Easy Rider was lost in the mid 1960's. There was a second twin built but it was either sold or disappeared before the iconic value of this cycle was realized. There have been a number of replicas built and our kit obviously represents one and the one at the barber Museum is another, built in 1996. There are differences easily discovered. So you can pick and choose your details and have some modeling fun.LOL

There is a ferrule included in Parts 60 but not mentioned. I added this and it looks good.

NOW, this weeks challange:Blink

It was surprising to find that our kit has no fuel line from the tank to the carb! Or a tank drain on the other side.Confused In the kit there a number of mystery parts for the carburetor. Look at Parts 36. There is a spring "C"; where does it go? There is a hole in "D" bracket plate, why? The fuel valve "H" has a big hole in it. Bet the hose from the fuel tank would go there. I have no idea what (G) the Bracket is on this model and the same goes for our famous "Flip Switch" on the Parts 37, "C" Mounting Plate. It may connect to the Bracket but I do not know. The carb in my pics does not have these and the bracket plate is a bell crank for the real life interior throttle plate and the spring attaches to it to counter the throttle wire which is also missing in our kit. So, I hope to model the Barber machine carb as best I can.

"On a clear day you can see forever."Flapper
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#64 Posted : 30 June 2020 01:26:29

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A bit of an update.

Scrounging small silly odds and ends is not easy and either are the explanations you have to give to the little old lady (what am I saying? They were younger than I.Blushing ) in the fabric store. Be as is I also found a great scource online for braided wire covering. See the pic. Sizes started at 1/16"ID and went up. You can buy as little as 10 feet for $5.49. You fellows convert at your leisure.BigGrin I stuck 1/16 soft wire into it, wax it first and seal cut ends with a drop of CA. It stretches well over the wire. Open with a toothpick first.

So, we will forgo all the bells and whistles and I will wire the whole cycle as best I can.Blink

The carb is coming along finally. New parts have been made. Found 2mm leather cord (at the fabric store) which will be fine for the fuel line. Buy 5 feet and use 3". Hose clamps will be silver tape (fabric store) cut to width and wrapped.

You will notice that the throttle wire bracket is black for now. I have broken this thing three times now and the finish was ruined. A new one is the Pelican Express from MS in the UK. In the meantime I will try spraying it with AK Interactive Chrome AK477 spray. New to me and it requires a gloss black base. we shall see.

Covid has worsened again over here along with the riots.Mad

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Now that's the kinda build I like to see Tom. Adding lots of detail using the old model builders saying, "Improvise, adapt and overcome". BigGrin
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#66 Posted : 30 June 2020 08:18:54

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Nice work Tom, she really is going to look a beauty when finished.Love Drool

Mark
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Thanks, Gentlemen.
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#68 Posted : 30 June 2020 17:01:52

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Excellent work there Tom.
It's just amazingly realistic...Love
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#69 Posted : 01 July 2020 09:19:03

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Very impressive Tom, keep it coming......Drool Drool Drool

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Alan
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#70 Posted : 01 July 2020 16:47:42

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Thanks Alan,

The carburetor portion of the built is now on hold awaiting replacement parts, particularly the throttle wire bracket which broke again on me yesterday trying to reinstalling it. it was ordered on june 6. Will move on in the meantime.
BigGrin

Tom
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#71 Posted : 02 July 2020 08:57:32

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BigGrin Always good to see another bike build, and i have a feeling this one is going to be a beaut!

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