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Series ‘A’ Silencer Bracket

A_HRD

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I am in need of a Series A Silencer Bracket. I've emailed Steve at Conways and await a response.

Meanwhile, I got thinking about making one, but it's by no means easy. It starts with a foot long piece of steel strip 1 inch wide and over 1/4 inch thick. Bending it the conventional way is not so bad. But imagine placing the strip flat on the bench and bending the ends downwards to say a 30 degree angle, that isn't so easy. And yet they did it at the Vincent factory 85 years ago, so it must be possible (without weakening or cracking it). Any ideas how to do it in the home workshop? Or does anyone happen to have one spare?

I've attached a couple of photos of a loaned one so you can see what I'm talking about. (The inch square HSS is there purely to hold it down at one end so you can see the wacky shape).

Peter B
 

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Alan Gorrell

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An update on Exhaust Brackets.

I am able to go forward with making a batch of the SHORT ones - sample dimensions are the same.

However, Robert's bracket dimensions (thank you!) for the LONG ones are quite different from the Conway-supplied replica. Both have potential issues on my mock-up with touching the RH brake-cross-shaft lug when the RFM is moved up and down. So I would be really grateful for dimensions of at least one other LONG bracket so that I can have a reasonable chance of getting this right first time. Can anyone else help please?

Peter B
Peter,
Please could you add me to list for a short type.
Thanks
Alan
 

A_HRD

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Hi Mark,

Unfortunately, although I bought the material and cut it up accordingly, the project got over-taken by events. My bikes, parts and workshop have been packed-up in it their entirety and put in long-term storage while I have sold my house (and lost the one I intend to buy) and am living in a small rented property nearby - and seeking to buy a double garage and workshop with a house attached - urgently! My only workshop at the moment is a tool-box under the stairs for DIY tasks!

My apologies to you and anyone else affected by my unfortunate circumstances...

Cheers, Peter B
 

clevtrev

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Hi Mark,

Unfortunately, although I bought the material and cut it up accordingly, the project got over-taken by events. My bikes, parts and workshop have been packed-up in it their entirety and put in long-term storage while I have sold my house (and lost the one I intend to buy) and am living in a small rented property nearby - and seeking to buy a double garage and workshop with a house attached - urgently! My only workshop at the moment is a tool-box under the stairs for DIY tasks!

My apologies to you and anyone else affected by my unfortunate circumstances...

Cheers, Peter B
Peter you need to be using black iron to get that shape cold .
 

Dinny

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VOC Member
Hi Mark,

Unfortunately, although I bought the material and cut it up accordingly, the project got over-taken by events. My bikes, parts and workshop have been packed-up in it their entirety and put in long-term storage while I have sold my house (and lost the one I intend to buy) and am living in a small rented property nearby - and seeking to buy a double garage and workshop with a house attached - urgently! My only workshop at the moment is a tool-box under the stairs for DIY tasks!

My apologies to you and anyone else affected by my unfortunate circumstances...

Cheers, Peter B
Hi Peter,

No worries, I hope you get everything sorted soon and get back on it. A trip to Home Depot got some of the correct size steel and I have set about making one.
Cheers
Mark
 

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