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    I beveled the edges then cut the extra off the top and started punching holes. What I planned to be a practice part is coming out fine and with a little luck the next 5 will as well. I took the ring to work and drilled out the holes then took a .02 cut out of the Id to make the next ones easier to make I hope.
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    We took a ride to Helena Montana and picked up my parts I dropped off for chrome plating, they sure look good, I am really impressed with the spotlights as smashed up as they started but there ain't no more to be had so we straightened them.
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    Bullwinkle's wife and kid were out for a stroll, they wanted to see the sun come up over Wisdom
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    Plating, I want to share a very good experiance.

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    They are a small but capable shop in Helena Montana, they are easy to work with and do very nice work. I am not associated in any way but I can't be the only one that needs a plater they can trust. I will be sending not only more of my 1941 Indian Four parts to them but many of the parts we produce in out CNC machine shop. I can't say how excited I am as some parts like the fender tip and spot lights looked as though they smashed by a truck, I straightened them some with my small ball peen then they made them look better than new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    Bullwinkle's wife and kid were out for a stroll, they wanted to see the sun come up over Wisdom
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    Plating, I want to share a very good experiance.

    Decorative Industrial Plating | Metal Finishing in Brass, Copper, Chrome and Other Metals

    They are a small but capable shop in Helena Montana, they are easy to work with and do very nice work. I am not associated in any way but I can't be the only one that needs a plater they can trust. I will be sending not only more of my 1941 Indian Four parts to them but many of the parts we produce in out CNC machine shop. I can't say how excited I am as some parts like the fender tip and spot lights looked as though they smashed by a truck, I straightened them some with my small ball peen then they made them look better than new!
    I wonder if they can do rims properly? I have had some done and the plating lifted by the spoke holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlight machine View Post
    I wonder if they can do rims properly? I have had some done and the plating lifted by the spoke holes.
    I wonder if that was caused by too sharp of corners, plating builds up too thick and strange at sharp corners, perhaps a bit of a chamfer would help?

    They have been at it a long time and I am certain they could help cure it if you sent them a few pics.

    I got to see some pot metal emblems they were able to save by copper plating, soldering up the holes, smooth them then finish the plating process, quite amazing to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    I wonder if that was caused by too sharp of corners, plating builds up too thick and strange at sharp corners, perhaps a bit of a chamfer would help?

    They have been at it a long time and I am certain they could help cure it if you sent them a few pics.

    I got to see some pot metal emblems they were able to save by copper plating, soldering up the holes, smooth them then finish the plating process, quite amazing to see.
    Are they reasonable as far as price? After 20 years my show winning '69 Triumph Bonneville is looking like a barn find and needs some help. The original Dunlop rims are not available any more.

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    I thought they were based on the poor condition of the parts I took them though I could have bought new parts for about the same cost as re-finishing my original parts not counting a nickle an hour for my time. I wanted to keep my original ones

    Have you checked with these folks for those rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    I thought they were based on the poor condition of the parts I took them though I could have bought new parts for about the same cost as re-finishing my original parts not counting a nickle an hour for my time. I wanted to keep my original ones

    Have you checked with these folks for those rims?

    Buchanan's Spoke & Rim, Inc - Contact Us
    My go to for wheels since the late 70's.

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    I've had Decorative Industrial Plating do some chrome for me also. I agree they were great to work with and reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9100 View Post
    The 841 and XA were inspired by the shaft drive BMWs the Germans used in North Africa where the sand ate up chains. By the time they were ready, the campaign was over.

    Bill
    I heard that they also had trouble with the rear cylinder on the Harley v twins overheating in Africa. I've seen a couple XAs in museums, but was unaware of the 841.


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    I have been busy making ditches, putting in pipes and aranging stuff in the shop, I have not been doing much on this project for a while. I have been buying a few bits and pieces that are either very good original or NOS. I have been also looking into the front brake problem and as suggested earlier in this thread a "dual leading shoe brake" when I came across this, he is one of our customers and I have contacted him to find out what I would have to do to put it on my Four as it is made to fit Chiefs, to the best of my knowledge today they were the same.
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    My " Made in Australia" dual leading edge brake system showed up and the quality of machining rivals any I have ever seen ( very nicely done ). It is an adaptation of 68-70 Triumph front brake ( internal parts ), a couple inches in diameter larger than my 41 Indian and several times more effective. The heat treated backing plate was made to look as much like the factory Indian one and the brake drum is made from a solid cast iron bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    My " Made in Australia" dual leading edge brake system showed up and the quality of machining rivals any I have ever seen ( very nicely done ). It is an adaptation of 68-70 Triumph front brake ( internal parts ), a couple inches in diameter larger than my 41 Indian and several times more effective. The heat treated backing plate was made to look as much like the factory Indian one and the brake drum is made from a solid cast iron bar.
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    Looks Gooooood!

    An over-the road trucker of substantial experience once said that drum brakes of a given size will actually provide more stopping power than disks of the same size,

    Exactly ONCE!

    Which neeed not be a "problem" .... given that there is only so much space available for either, and if all else is managed without excessive reliance on brakes.

    Which others have described succintly in their own way:

    "Brakes are a fool's accessory"

    Or as Ettore Bugatti once (allegedly) put it when his odd idea for racing drum brakes [1] was criticized :

    "I build my cars to go. Not to stop."



    [1] The whole wheel and brake drum were changed at a pit stop for tires. The replacement had a smaller-diameter drum to take up wear without need of nearly as much time wasted adjusting the worn shoes.

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    Around these parts are these types, they have no respect for the folks using the roads making good brakes a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizer View Post
    Around these parts are these types, they have no respect for the folks using the roads making good brakes a must.

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    There is that. For "whatever reason" critters out West are heavier, despite the lush vegetation and plentiful water of the Mid-Atlantic meadows and woods. Our deer are waaay lighter. I've come across 30-35 Elk browsing their way across Pennsyslvania and not really any larger than Western deer. My kid Brother, on a lot just off the Shenandoah River, Front Royal, Virginia, spent his early years on Park Avenue, NYC, then Heliopolis, Egypt, then all over Italy and finally Montmarte, Paris.

    He never developed the sixth (or seventh?) sense of an old Appalachian woodsman turned jungle fighter. I've never come close to hitting a deer. I know where they will be before they even arrive.

    In 20-25 years, he's hit three. One totaling the vehicle, one just messing up the headlamps and grille, the other putting it into the body shop for a week or ten days.

    Nowadays, with fewer hunters or predators about, deer browse right through suburban Mid-Atlantic, knoshing on ornamental hedges and shrubs as calmly as if making a routine run to the Delicatessen for interesting snacks!

    Evolution. It hasn't actually stopped, y'see.

    Another generation, deer will be hanging about outside of pizza parlours begging for Pizza by the slice, chicken, sausage, or those rotten little salty fish topping, if you please! Same as they eat ground-nesting birds, and their eggs and chicks, if not also the whole stinky nest.

    Upwardly-mobile buggers have been watching too many Black Bear you tube videos mayhap? Raccoons can spill trash as fast as "peaceful demonstrators", Bears can trash a vehicle or a building more expertly than human looters and s**t wherever they please.

    Just wait 'til the critters figure out they can vote.

    Homeless humans with no prospect of a productive job have already moved into the woods.

    Or maybe it was the Mayor's Office, Governor's Mansion, Congress and the White House for remedial training in uselessness?

    Fair is fair! We shall at least have us a new set of animals as haven't forgotten how to shag and make more animals instead of having gender-bender machining done out of pure laziness.

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    I got word my magneto is on its way home and got a test video to go with it, kinda cool the test machine, I will try to post it.
    Nope, cant do it, sure seems this stuff could be easier to load on here


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