The Whippet racer

harry76
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The Whippet racer

Postby harry76 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:59 am

Well i got this vintage Australian built "Whippet" brand racer. I restored it and made it into a fixie as i had seen them and thought id like one....

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Well it turns out fixies arent for me, so i thought i may as well motorize it. Heres where im presently up to

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harry76
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Re: The Whippet racer

Postby harry76 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:44 am

i made brass coil cover version 2, i get this used brass for free from work. Im allowed to get it out of the bin and they throw away lots. They are brass strips about 100mm (4 inches) and in really long lengths.... Theres really something special about making something for free and from the bin.

I cut the sides off the coil and its a snug fit in the cover. I will make 2 metal "L" shaped brackets and weld them to the frame to pop rivet the cover to. I will also drill 2 small holes in the frame, one near the engine where the coil wires come out and one under the brass cover to hide the coil wires.

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harry76
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Re: The Whippet racer

Postby harry76 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:45 am

I got some stickers and did some gold shading

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DaveOZ
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Re: The Whippet racer

Postby DaveOZ » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:47 am

I like that, nice work.

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mark field
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Re: The Whippet racer

Postby mark field » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:35 am

wonderfull craftsmanship. very nice indeed.
steel is the real deal.

big wheels
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Re: The Whippet racer

Postby big wheels » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:27 pm

Love the handlebars! They really make the bike.

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