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Another Egli build

Brian Thompson

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Hello Everyone,
Well ive been putting this off for probably a year now. This 1948 Rapide is up and running nicely. TP 600cc top ends and 5 speed quaife gearbox and everything else you can buy that's not original. The frame is basically stock and really only a test bed for the engine. I went overboard on the frame rebuild. Im taking the engine out to put into the Mcintosh Egli frame i bought a couple of years ago . Its a roller now. With 38 mm forks and Yamaha brakes. 260mm and 220mm front and rear respectively. Im assembling a std twin to take its place. The reason i hear you say? He likes the Egli style frame. Good enough for me. It wont take long as you know. 3 bolts and some oil lines. Have to make a temporary frame to hold front and rear together also. Well thats about it for now.
Keep healthy
Regards
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Brian Thompson

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I cant believe how quickly 6 years of restoration can be undone. I think it even took me hours to get that exhaust on and only 5 minutes to get it off .
20200622_180029.jpg20200622_173437.jpg20200622_181210.jpgEven though the new frame doesnt have provision for the rear head clip to be bolted too, i was thinking of leaving the clip on the head. is that normal? Im hoping Bill Thomas sends me over his frame section that holds the bike together till i get the other engine done.
 

vibrac

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Interesting that build to strip time I think its about 4 :1 with a machine not being altered
 

Bill Thomas

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I might not need my Jig for the next job Brian, I am going to try to get the Engine out without taking the
UFM off, "D" Comet ?.
Good Luck, Bill.
 

davidd

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Even though the new frame doesnt have provision for the rear head clip to be bolted too, i was thinking of leaving the clip on the head. is that normal?
Brian,

If the rear head lug is a good fit into the frame, I would include it. I don't know what is "normal" for the McIntosh designed frame. I don't believe that the bolted attachment is absolutely necessary. At a minimum, there are those who have run without a bolt in place. Because the design is bolted in solidly at the pivot, as well as the front head lug, McIntosh appears to conclude that the rear head bolt is not necessary. It certainly resolves the issue of allowing movement at the rear head lug for thermal expansion.

David
 

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