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Oil Deflector for UFM

davidd

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Attached are photos of an oil deflector for the oil cap. I used an alloy disc for a year, but a fellow VOC member dropped it in my oil tank while helping me in the pits. The late Don Brooks told me that in his first race on a Parkin, provided by Derek Parkin, the cap sprayed his faceshield on the first lap as he tucked in for the straight. He had to go another 15 laps with impaired vision!

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David
 

Black Flash

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Hello david,
looking at the pictures of your bike, you seem to be hacksawing and drilling every possible part of your bike to shed weight.
I hope this new additional pretty solid looking part is made from Titanium then. ;-)

Bernd
 

davidd

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Bernd,

It is interesting that I made many mods to the bike that I thought would add weight. I was willing to do this because the mods added reliability. The bike weighed 285 lbs when I started. After all the mods it weighed 285 lbs. I think that I did add a small amount of weight, but I had made the body work incredibly thin and I must have offset the added weight. I don't think I could shed too much more very easily. I did make an aluminium steering head that I estimate will save 5 lbs. and allow me to run taper roller bearings. I have not yet gotten to the machining.

The little deflector is SS and it was made from shower rods that were salvaged from a motel that was being demolished. Just the right diameter, but heavy!

David
 

bmetcalf

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I've long advocated replacing the FT134/FT162/FT166 assembly at the rear brake stays with Seeger clips similar to the ones in the clutch, for Racers, of course.
 

Black Flash

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hello David,
I stopped smoking about 6 months ago and put on about 12 kilos since then, and I wasn't a flimsy guy in the first place ( more the red baron type of guy -no pun intended Andrew). so I think it is far cheaper and easier if I go on a diet instead of trying to make an alloy steering head or similar things.
thats why I went for a 600 cc topend kit in the first place.

Anyway winter is coming soon and so we have a lot of time to spin up the lathe and mill and maybe I can make a copy of your reflector in alloy.

cheers Bernd
 

davidd

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I've long advocated replacing the FT134/FT162/FT166 assembly at the rear brake stays with Seeger clips similar to the ones in the clutch, for Racers, of course.

Bruce,

The stock Lightning/Flash brake torque arm is a little heavy. I used the stock nut and bolt at the front and I drilled the brake stud on the brake plate for a cotter pin after a jet nut. Maughan was out of rear brake plates in aluminum, so I had to make some.

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David
 

Bill Thomas

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I rember seeing an Outfit years ago, He used a strip of alloy as a torque arm, But when he stopped on a hill, the alloy bent and I think it locked the rear brakes on, Cheers Bill.
 
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