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by tobaccoblender
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everybody out there
Replies: 38
Views: 8685

Re: Hello Everybody out there

John Well that was great to read your recollections! Oliver replaced me as I had just left to work as a prototype engineer at the Mercedes engine plant at Marienfelde, West Berlin. Actually when I got bored of that job I did actually come back and work for OME for a few months while I was lining eve...
by tobaccoblender
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: Aprilia
Replies: 4
Views: 10944

Re: Aprilia

Hi Craig
What a shame that catalog isn't from the mid or late 70's instead of '70. None the lass I'm half temped to buy it just for the fun of browsing through it!
by tobaccoblender
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Photo Gallery
Topic: 250 Scrambler back from the dead
Replies: 12
Views: 7172

Re: 250 Scrambler back from the dead

Well done- I take my hat off to you- that's a hell of alot of work you've accomplished- and to a very high standard. That's a great boil you've got going- do you get any problems with wort caramelising on the element? Might I offer a piece of hard-won advice? (as I said, just tell me to get lost if ...
by tobaccoblender
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Photo Gallery
Topic: 250 Scrambler back from the dead
Replies: 12
Views: 7172

Re: 250 Scrambler back from the dead

That's funny- you and I like metal fabbing, bikes and making beer! Let me know if you get bored of my questions. So, is that a heat exchanger in the lower right of the pic showing the fv's in the white tiled area ? Does that little 90deg tail mean you dump the hot water to drain? Do you have any coo...
by tobaccoblender
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Photo Gallery
Topic: 250 Scrambler back from the dead
Replies: 12
Views: 7172

Re: 250 Scrambler back from the dead

Wow, it looks like a lovely setup. So are you saying it's not for commerce, just for you and friends? If so, that's ten times cooler in my book. To have the budget and drive to build it simply for private use is excellent. What's the brewlength?
by tobaccoblender
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: Single Cylinder Photo Gallery
Topic: 250 Scrambler back from the dead
Replies: 12
Views: 7172

Re: 250 Scrambler back from the dead

My compliments- what a beautiful job you've done. I'm very envious of your shop- it looks very well equipped.
Out of interest, where is the brewery? And is the mash tun in the same room as the conditioning vessels?
by tobaccoblender
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: wrong carbs
Replies: 4
Views: 3640

Re: wrong carbs

No, having the slides hanging on the cables never works - the tickover goes all over the place if you move the handlebars left or right. :wah"
by tobaccoblender
Fri May 08, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: 1974 750 sport/GT bits wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 3047

Re: 1974 750 sport/GT bits wanted

How, by any stretch of the imagination, is 'dog doodie' any better than the word I used?
The word I used is to clearly describe something- dog doodie is a weak euphemism.
"If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...."!
by tobaccoblender
Thu May 07, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: 1974 750 sport/GT bits wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 3047

Re: 1974 750 sport/GT bits wanted

Hey, you know what? I just took a good close-up look at that bracket (those are good hi res pics) and it looks like such a typical Ducati piece of dog doodie! I'm laughing as I type this! That thing is just so par for the course! I've also just noticed that the word I actually typed has been magical...
by tobaccoblender
Thu May 07, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: 1974 750 sport/GT bits wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 3047

Re: 1974 750 sport/GT bits wanted

That's going to be the most time consuming aspect, dealing with those two tabs. I am inclined to drill the hole to where the base line of the tabs is, then simply file out the rest to the larger diameter but leaving the two tabs untouched. As for the other end, as it were, does that mount on the sam...
by tobaccoblender
Thu May 07, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: 1974 750 sport/GT bits wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 3047

Re: 1974 750 sport/GT bits wanted

Well, that should be a piece of cake to fabricate.
thank you for the posting- much appreciated!
Cheers
Paddy -?-
by tobaccoblender
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: 70's MV Agusta 750
Replies: 10
Views: 4989

Re: 70's MV Agusta 750

Jesus, I've just messed my pants...... -?-
by tobaccoblender
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello Everybody out there
Replies: 38
Views: 8685

Re: Hello Everybody out there

Zed
Did you get my email? I'm guessing not...
Paddy
by tobaccoblender
Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: 70's MV Agusta 750
Replies: 10
Views: 4989

Re: 70's MV Agusta 750

the beauty of these machines is they give their own characteristic ride that modern bikes can't do. All three in that photo will give a lot of enjoyment to someone who tries them. That sum's it up better than I could have. I will say however, that MV seat is the most luxurious thing I've parked my ...

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