1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Postby colorado » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:24 pm

PeoB50 wrote:a couple of items from my recent , but limited, experience building my B50:

- Stans "Blueprinting the gearbox" under "Tech" section is invaluable
Definitely worth doing IMO.
Trust me, I have scoured this forum looking for tips and hints. I have found that
these little gearboxes are fairly simple. I believe that I have it set up pretty well.


- Adding an oil filter worth the effort.
Yes, I am considering it as well as doing the top end feed mod off of the oil pump.

- Your bush and o-ring on the comp relief, excellent! mine leaks like a siv
It looks like it is gonna work.

- Are you sure you didn't shear the rocker arm shaft o-rings during asssembly,
hard not to. You need to add a good chamfer to act as a lead for the orings
as you push in the shafts.....assuming B44 same as B50 in this respect
They are the same, not a whole lot of problem seating those shafts without tearing up
the O rings, although I can see how it could happen.


- I locktited and peened those little access plate screws behind the clutch as you did
and so far they're OK
Locktite is GOOD!

- Rupert's book has a good description of how to assemble the quadrant/camplate, camplate
detent spring, etc.
I use Ruperts book religiously.

- on the rocker box, consider changing from studs to allen bolts so you can remove it w/o
having to remove the engine....if like B50 in this respect
Stock studs. I don't think that pulling this little engine is going to be much of a problem at all,
(not that much to it). My hope is that once I get it dialed in, I won't have to mess with it much.


Tom


My responses to the questions are in the bold type.

Photographer? No, not hardly.
I have built bikes in the past and have always wanted to record what I was doing to one so I just decided
to make it this one. I keep the camera handy and click off a lot of shots.
I'm looking forward to videoing the first startup and my first outing on it.

So far, it's all been a pretty simple project. There isn't a whole lot to these little singles to mess up.

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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Postby PeoB50 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:54 pm

Glad to hear you searched this forum....its amazing!
My items to you were just off the top of my head areas where i
had problems. No where near a list of all the great advice available in this forum.
And am i to assume your lack or response means you're not going to add 8 pounds of
Mallory to your flywheels!? Was kinda fun. And it does give a huskier feel to the engine
and helps starting, idling, low rpm push and smoothness, etc.

Tom

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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Postby malcward » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:09 pm

I think Mark was developing something like that for Stan.
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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Postby colorado » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:22 pm

^ I'm not sure what this pic has to do with my thread.

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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Postby PeoB50 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:31 pm

Looks like a redneck something. But he's from Canada!
He must be poking fun at my heavy flywheel story.
I'll get even :-)
Tom

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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Postby b50root » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:07 am

colorado wrote:I have built bikes in the past and have always wanted to record what I was doing to one so I just decided
to make it this one. I keep the camera handy and click off a lot of shots.


And we are thankful for that. :thumb

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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Postby sclark309d » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:58 pm

Colorado - I'm new to BSAs - just got my first (CCM actually). I was looking for good pics of the sludge trap config and ran across this thread showing where the plug was located.

Your documentation is very helpful to me, and I'm sure will be to others in the future. Thank you.

I'm looking forward to watching the rest of your progress.

Zoop

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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Postby Chris Heatley » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:05 pm

Beautiful job, effctive archive appreciated :)

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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Postby Didlydon » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:23 am

Hey Colorado, I know it's been a long time. but did you finish this project? I can't see any other posts.... I'm doing one too so would be interested in the final result. Best wishes, Don.

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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Postby colorado » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:57 pm

Well, this project has ground to a complete stop.
My life has taken a turn and I'm pretty sure that I will never get around to finishing this bike the way that it deserves.
Instead of just leaving it set and collect dust, I believe the time has come to pass it on to someone else.

This is how it looks as of today. Sept. 12 2017

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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Postby koncretekid » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:02 am

Try posting directly to the forum, as long as your photos aren't too large. Where are you in Colorado?
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