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ianhurley20

posted on 9/5/18 at 02:57 PM Reply With Quote
Went to the National kitcar show on Sunday and there was a very nice G15 there with a BMW engine in the back like yours - looked brilliant!





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John Bonnett

posted on 9/5/18 at 05:16 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ianhurley20
Went to the National kitcar show on Sunday and there was a very nice G15 there with a BMW engine in the back like yours - looked brilliant!


That'll be Dave Butler's car Ian. He's installed the K1200RS engine and is absolutely delighted with the result. We started on the BMW road at the same time which is great because we can bounce ideas off each other and help with associated problems. Dave's car was complete and only needed the engine change which is why he's down 2000 miles with the new engine and mine has yet to turn a wheel. But we're getting there!

With advice from 40 inches and Nick 205 I'll try to load some photos. They should relate to the text in my previous post.
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John Bonnett

posted on 13/5/18 at 09:46 AM Reply With Quote
A few more pics, full size this time.




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yorkshire_spam

posted on 14/5/18 at 09:18 AM Reply With Quote
Looking good John, that engine looks made-to-measure!
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John Bonnett

posted on 14/5/18 at 06:46 PM Reply With Quote
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Looking good John, that engine looks made-to-measure!


It really does look as if it were meant to be. Same weight and dimensions as the Imp engine and uses the same unmodified mounts.

A great moment today when we started the engine. Here's a very short video recording the event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3JdE67Jlpw&feature=youtu.be

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nick205

posted on 15/5/18 at 07:59 AM Reply With Quote
Photos working John and I have to say the car looks superb
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John Bonnett

posted on 15/5/18 at 09:48 AM Reply With Quote
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Photos working John and I have to say the car looks superb


Thank you Nick. After a long time seemingly in the doldrums, we're on a roll now. I really appreciate your help with the photos and your kind words.

regards

John

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John Bonnett

posted on 26/5/18 at 06:53 AM Reply With Quote
Gear selection is giving me a problem at the moment and is the only thing standing in the way of driving the car out of the workshop. For any vehicle that hasn't turned a wheel under its own power since the early 80s this is a momentous occasion and one I've been looking forward to since I began the project. I'm hoping to get it sorted today so watch this space!

In the meantime I've made a start on a simple airbox. Okay, I know it has square corners which are perhaps not ideal but it's easy to make and I like easy. The only welding needed will be a stub pipe to accommodate the cone air filter. The BMW bike has flexible but fairly rigid flexible rubber pipes to connect the TBs to the airbox and I'm going to try using these rather than welding in stub pipes. We'll see how it works out. Not too much work to start again if I have to.


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John Bonnett

posted on 26/5/18 at 05:25 PM Reply With Quote
Another good day. Gear linkage problem solved and here's a short video of the first drive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49OIsEs1Ozw

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SJ

posted on 27/5/18 at 06:22 PM Reply With Quote
Love it!
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