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Old 22nd June 2011, 07:47   #31
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Here are developments from this weekend!
Excellent progress!! Liked that speedo very much!! The bike color also looks very apt.

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Old 21st November 2011, 12:27   #32
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Dear All

The progress on the bike has been happening but I have been tied up at work therefore was unable to share more with all of you.

Here are the pics of the latest update.

A lot of work has happened since the last update.

New Rocker arms and tappets made and installed.

Exhaust system tried and sent for chrome plating

New AMAL carb installed

Original Air Filter tried and sent for Chrome

Both Front and Rear Wheels & drums installed

Brake wires imported from UK - OE Type and installed

Handlebar comeplete

Clutch system complete

Chain system - complete

Oil pump installed

Fuel Tank Chromed, Painted with Golden Paint Pinstripe - COmpleted

Fuel Tank De-rusted and POR coated from inside

Fuel tank chrome strips installed

Fuel tank installed

And a lot more....

Check out for yourself

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Old 21st November 2011, 12:31   #33
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Dear All

Am attaching some pics in this update for you all to enjoy and give me feedback on....

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This is one excellent job, truly amazing. I just want to know where did you managed to find POR for the fuel tank.
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Old 26th November 2011, 11:31   #35
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Dear Manish - I got the POR through a shippy friend of mine who got it on the ship he sails on. He picked it up from US.

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Truly amazing, bike has come up really awesome as British class. This bike color reminds me of my BSA 1954 BB31 model which I lost because of a mechanic fraud, I was almost at the verge of rolling tears when I saw the body parts scattered in every corner of the workshop, engine was sold to someone else, the property was locked for more than 3 years later which was broke open by the property owner to vacate the shed.

I had to dispose the left outs from a very original bike as spares, even today I feel sad about that experience. Good to see a bike since long time though not similar bike as mine but the same brand gives me some smile on my face.
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Old 6th March 2012, 11:55   #37
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Dear All,

I finally started the bike 2 weeks ago. Lovely sound ! Unbelievable I would say. It was music to the ears! A lot of progress has been made already. Am attaching more pics for you all.

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Hi Saurabh,

Its looks Excellent

Is it a Glass Wool Goldie?

Also it looks like a Brand New AMAL Carburetor; are these available now-a-days

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Thank you Ranjit!

The AMAL Carb is thanks to AMAL UK and my persistence - it payed off finally when they agreed to make one specially and send it. It was quite a bit of rip but then I wanted ALL original stuff on this bike. As you can see I have not cut ANY corners while doing this bike up. People often say that no one spends like I have on a 250cc - but then the love for restoration to the highest quality standards takes you there automatically.

The exhaust is from UK as well., made to the original design specs.
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Hi Saurabh,

Thats Great a AMAL made for you.

Please post videos of the Exhaust note of the bike.

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Old 9th March 2012, 07:54   #41
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I am afraid your amal is a concentric. These were first introduced in 1966. The C12 had a monoblock 375. These are still available new although slightly more expensive than the concentric, that said it is a beautiful restoration.
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