RRBBO13 J.C. Special / Sharkruiser

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  1. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

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    thanx KF that is what was trying to achieve


    Thanx TRM although i am a bit surprised you didn't mention anything about the gooseneck i was finally able to find
     
  2. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

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    Not much to report from the weekend
    had mechanical problems with my person vehicle so focused working on that

    I did however narrow down my choices on a sprocket / chainring
    Duchess got me thinking
    about maybe having the sprocket be the turbo/supercharger of the indy motor
    since the offys and novi engines had forced induction

    I also happen to have the smaller part (44t) of a murray x2 turbo gear sprocket
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    the chainring on the right is a smaller version (44t) of the chainring that was originally connected to the Murray turbo sprocket
    So i will be using one of these two

    below is the bike where the larger (52t) chainring was used
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  3. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    I like that chainring. You really had me confused with the pic since the tanks are similar. I was getting mixed up that it was the JCSpecial. :D
     
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    SIX DAYS TO GO!!!!!

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  5. MONARKofSoCal

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    Hit some snags this last few weeks but I am back on track
    first issue was I couldnt find an affordable spider to fit the uni directional chainring
    almost went with the boring solid murray chainring
    But found a disc that will work for now
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    Also had to straighten the frame so that has held me off from painting
    but I did at least get some spray can pearl on the fender and guards

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    I didn't have enough so i need to put another coat on
    but it has been unusually humid so the process is a lot slower
    at least I didn't have to prep the metal too much
    since I am going for a long lost indy car look
    besides its a ratrod
    it doesn't need to be too pretty
     
  6. MONARKofSoCal

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    I haven't forgot about sharkruiser either
    but I have hit just as many snags on that project also

    I did trim the "Nostril" area
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    The one big problem i discovered was the stem I wanted to use was for a 1 1/8 fork
    so i needed a new solution
    ended up separating it in the middle
    but I needed a new stem for the fork

    I had two bmx styles in my stash
    one was narrow enough but to tall
    the other was too wide but low enough

    Ended up with the middle one that i also found at the local bike swap meet
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  7. kingfish254

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    Did you use the rustoleum Pearl Mist? That is what I used as the cream part of my seat and pedals. Cool paint.
     
  8. MONARKofSoCal

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    got some of the metalcrafters base silver and metallic red spray cans
    to do the frame
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    Also did some trim painting on other parts but had some issues so no pics yet

    BTW yes KF the pearl i used was Pearl Mist rustoleum
    I just couldnt remember the name when i wrote the last post
     
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  9. MONARKofSoCal

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    I didnt get nearly as many photos at the end of this build as I would have liked
    The pearl mist spray paint ended up causing me to fall quite behind
    to make the paint job work I had to use a lot less of the pearl and more of the metalcast cround coat silver
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    Which turned out to work well since I was also using the red anodizing color

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    The only two other progress shots I got was changing the seat springs
    I wanted the rear spring to match the front spring and I had a hairpin base that fit one of my older seats
    original spring base on the right
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    also wanted to show the #13 on the murray crank arm I used
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    I was also planing to use some model car decals on the bike but they didnt arrive in time

    See completed bike bike here
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/j-c-special.107136/
     
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    CONGRATS man. I'll check out the finished pics after I finish catching up on the build threads
     
  11. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    I love this bike! You really nailed the 60's Indy theme!

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    Awesome job. I was really worried about this one in the voting, could've gone either way. You got one of my votes!
     
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  12. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Why were you worried ? Did you already kno you were gonna win ?? :bandit:
     
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    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    Haha, just hoping like everyone else! Our two bikes stayed pretty neck and neck the whole way! If I could know the future, I'b be buying lotto tickets instead of refreshing the voting page over and over!
     
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  14. MONARKofSoCal

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    Just want to say thanx to all who voted for J.C special
    I was a bit busy after finishing the build and I never had much chance to sign on and express my appreciation
     
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    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    Got one of my votes!
     

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