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    Does anybody care ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asterix View Post
    Does anybody care ?
    Yes, there appears to be several of us who are interested in this build. Perhaps you should unfollow the thread and go elsewhere if you are not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by th62 View Post
    Well, another day spent on the points cam, must have made about a hundred of these bloody things before I figured out how to do it" cut the keyway first, then mark where the ramps are then file, check, file, check, ad nauseum! Finally got it right, close enough to say spot on, statically at least. I also added a felt oiler bracket to the backing plate and moved the condenser up near the coil. Looks a lot neater now, and quicker to set the points with only one set. I don't like cutting key ways on the lathe, so I used a 2mm end mill on the mil. The key is a 2.5mm round pin suck in the shaft crossways, so only had to cut the keyway down around 6mm.
    Very nice work! I don't mind points either, but I'm curious, did you look into something like the Petronix electronic ignition type or just wanted the challenge?

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    I do care! I was replying to post #129 asking «if anybody was knowing what time it was?» The question seemed to me to be out of order in the discussion so I replyed « Who care's » as I was more interested in the progression of this rebuilt than the time it was that's all.

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    I tried to find the timing in degrees for that engine but found nothing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by asterix View Post
    I do care! I was replying to post #129 asking «if anybody was knowing what time it was?» The question seemed to me to be out of order in the discussion so I replyed « Who care's » as I was more interested in the progression of this rebuilt than the time it was that's all.
    Oops, my mistake and I apologize. There seems to be a rash of folks posting mean spirited stuff and I'm really into this thread, so I, incorrectly mind you, took offense when I thought you meant to give offense. Sorry man.

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    Did some more buffing on the front rim, came up reasonably well, I ground the edge down and managed to get rid of the lever marks, but as you can see in pic four the pitting is very bad and very deep, no way of getting rid of that. Pic five is the rear rim. I still have to grind down the edge of the rim to remove the lever marks. Very badly pitted and the area between the nipple lands is very uneven. I'll attack that next but not sure if I'll use them, whilst they look nice and shiny , get up to within a few inches of them and the pitting doesn't look nice. More procrastination required I think.
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    Nope, haven't looked into any of the commercially available electronic ignitions. Haven't looked into any of the commercially available anything actually, too damn expensive and this is supposed to be a budget build. Although, if I looked at how much I've spent so far, it's hardly 'budget'! I have looked at building a hall effect system, I have all the electronic parts, just haven't got around to building one yet, one day. Plus, I tend to like mechanical things in case you haven't noticed.

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    Degree wheel is about the only way to find that out. I did put a degree wheel on it a while back but forgotten the numbers.

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    Wheels won't be the first thing anybody will look at at first glance. There are so many interesting other parts that will attract attention.

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