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MFP Pursuit - missed the deadline

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by HuffnPuff, May 8, 2019.

  1. HuffnPuff

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    C1671F34-111F-4D86-A563-965D76F52D8F.jpeg Spent some time today fabbing up a top plate/bracket for the fork. Then when I tried to glue them together with sparks the MIG wire wouldn’t feed. I need to either replace the gun liner for the MIG or give myself a crash course in TIG. Either way, what was meant to be half and hour of welding turned into about 1-1/2hr of faffing about trying to get the welding going.
     
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  2. HuffnPuff

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    A951513C-B640-46A6-80AB-B58D30C875E1.jpeg 950059B3-221F-4A4F-830C-C7560B63F029.jpeg 18F53DF8-B685-43B5-91ED-48CAA17739EA.jpeg C5A45F0A-2F46-4B86-A213-4D72B48ED231.jpeg Got the welder back in action and gave the grinder a workout tidying up my welds and shaping the parts for the forks. Forks are almost there, just need to tweak the brake calliper position and crimp the fork leg a little to clear the rotor.
     
  3. Brian macumber

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    Nice job on the forks looking good
     
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  4. HuffnPuff

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    I’ve put some filler around the fork weld and a dent in the frame then sanded some, but been a bit distracted from the build. I’ve been meaning to reassemble this old e-stay mountain bike, so finally got started.

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    Then today i picked up this Speedwell GTS in need of some lovin. I’m going to park it until the build off is done but couldn’t let it go.
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    That fork is flowing well together.
     
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  6. HuffnPuff

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    4E0614CC-A375-49B9-8E6E-06EF66EAF592.jpeg I hope this is the last of the distractions! Back to build off...
     
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  7. HuffnPuff

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    No pics, but I got the frame and forks sanded ready for paint. The frame had a dent in the down tube that needed filler and the forks needed some filler where the brake mounts were ground off. If I’m lucky I’ll get a chance for some primer tomorrow.

    Also playing with a prop bike for the photo shoot when (if?) the Pursuit Special gets completed.
     
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  8. The Renaissance Man

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    Cool stuff going on with the fork! Brake mount looks good on the rocker.:cool2:
     
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    Windy enough to blow the dog of his chain here last couple of days so I painted in garage. I normally paint outdoors and was surprised just how much paint didn’t land on the frame(s). After I vacuumed the floor to clean some up before walking it through the house

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  10. HuffnPuff

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    I dropped (pressed) some headset cups into the frame so I could fit up he forks for the next phase. Messed up somewhere as there wasn’t enough steerer tube to fit the lock/top nut for the headset.

    Solution: take to the head tube with a grinder and shorten it by about 4-5mm. Messed up the paint a little, but is a bit rough and ready anyway and probably needs another coat.
     
  11. OddJob

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    ...or, it just looks like it's been ridden a bit. Which is what these bikes are ultimately for anyway, right?

    Rough and ready; I like it!
     
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  12. HuffnPuff

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    Small progress. Hope I’m going to make it.
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    By now you should be able to see where it is headed
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    Cool, I like the original mad max flair.
     
  14. HuffnPuff

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    I did consider trying to put some flares on the mudguards, (the car above has them) but figured they probably look a bit naff and scrapped that idea. Maybe if I had skills like TRM it could have worked.
     
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    Just have to be willing to spend 4 to 6 weeks on one thing at a time!:21:
     
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    Looking forward to see what's under the trash bag
     
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    I struggle to get past a couple of hours!
     
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    Now the paint is (mostly) finished its time to assemble. This is the other ‘prop’ bike not the build off entry, but I wanted to get some parts out of the way so I can get the Pursuit model assembled.

    The front hub motor is working on this, but it was a bit hairy riding around without any kind of footrests or no braking.

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    Off it goes to the back of the garage and into the real build next.
     
  19. toro1978

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    Are you painting the battery correspondingly? Looking at your prop bike I am thrilled what your final build will look like. Also I like the battery up there - in the tank place - since it provides the fuel/juice for the motor.
     
  20. HuffnPuff

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    Slow progress, but it is looking like a bike now. Don’t think I’m going to get enough time to complete ‘the vision’ but should get most of the way there.

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    Looked back over the thread and it seems I haven’t pointed this out. I widened the rear dropouts and added a disc mount to the frame. I was too keen to paint prior to test assembly, and now have a re-paint section because I needed to heat the chainstay to crimp it a bit for the disc rotor to clear it.
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