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celticdodge

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Post Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:58 pm

Re: 45 project bikes

Well you guys hit a nerve,it drives me crazy that I could drop a B-52 engine in less time than it would take me to change the timing belt on my wife's pt cruiser.I have just about had it with new vehicles :evil: :evil: .
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Pa

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Location: Ohio USA

Post Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:47 pm

Re: 45 project bikes

celticdodge wrote:Well you guys hit a nerve,it drives me crazy that I could drop a B-52 engine in less time than it would take me to change the timing belt on my wife's pt cruiser.I have just about had it with new vehicles :evil: :evil: .


I hear you too Bro ! Don't know why I didn't think of that issue as well, since I just replaced a timing belt on a pontiac sunbird. Timing belts need replaced as common maintenance every so many miles. Vehicles are like bic lighters....disposable. :evil:
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45Brit

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Post Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:38 am

Re: 45 project bikes

I just don't do any of it. I buy cars with 50,000 miles on the clock, dispose of them within 10,000 if I don't like them. If they seem to suit I keep them through the next service ( this will be the major service including belts etc ) and keep them to around 100,000 for cars and 150,000 for 4x4s, then dispose of them for what they will fetch and do it again.

I haven't seen a tool except a wheel brace and a dipstick for years and don't want to, they are just my transport to do things which interest me or I need to do
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...
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45Brit

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Post Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:17 am

Re: 45 project bikes

took advantage of a few weeks' off work to catch up with this project. Woahhh, heap of bits... stripped right down just now. Wheel components are just back from the powder-coaters, black hubs and rims with stainless steel spokes and brass-plated nipples. Frame and assorted related hardware goes for coating next.
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...
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45Brit

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Post Tue May 24, 2011 8:32 am

Re: 45 project bikes

just seen the wheels, powder-coated black hubs and rims with stainless spokes, 4.00x18" rear 3.25x19" front.. looking good

the reversed-front mudguard has been ditched in favour of a British-style ribbed one which I think, looks better. Various odd details finalised, including 'engineering out' the cranked back brake rod

more soon
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...
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jib

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Location: devon,england

Post Tue May 24, 2011 10:56 am

Re: 45 project bikes

did you want those k barrels and heads? have left you a couple of messages . no answer? jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years
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