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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby Fast Eddie » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:27 pm

Madnorton wrote:Quaife are still advertising strengthened gearbox shells in magnesium.


Quite right. But they don't make or sell them anymore and haven't for a long time it seems!

It goes like this: contact Quaife... they say you must contact Hemmings... who says they haven't been available 'for years'...
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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby Fullauto » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:05 am

Moving along
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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby Fast Eddie » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:30 am

Painting the Maney barrels black really 'hides' them doncha think?

I'm sure most folk will never notice they're not stock.

Cool.
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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby Fullauto » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:39 am

I hate to say it, sorry Steve, but they are pig ugly.
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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby SteveA » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:28 pm

Fullauto wrote:I hate to say it, sorry Steve, but they are pig ugly.


I'm with you on the looks, but I am pretty sure Steve was more concerned with function than looks, which with the number of user he has says he did OK there....

Norman White told me they look like a waterpump!

But he doesn't want to get back to making his own alloy barrels.

Looking forward to the future Fullauto product line, when you get around to it ;-)

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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby SteveA » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:28 pm

Fullauto wrote:I hate to say it, sorry Steve, but they are pig ugly.


I'm with you on the looks, but I am pretty sure Steve was more concerned with function than looks, which with the number of users he has says he did OK there....

Norman White told me they look like a waterpump!

But he doesn't want to get back to making his own alloy barrels.

Looking forward to the future Fullauto product line, when you get around to it ;-)

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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby Matchless » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:37 am

Both my Commandos have Steve's barrels fitted. He told me he made them to look like the Dunstall type so they would be eligible for classic racing. I am looking forward to seeing the Fullauto ones though, as I have to agree that Steve's are a bit on the gruesome side.
Whilst I was at the crank grinders the other day I had a look at a BMW V10 block which is cast from Alusil. The bores are machined directly in the block, so no liners or coating is required. The cylinders can also be bored oversize & finished using the correct hones. This would be a great way to get tighter tolerance & big weight saving on your new cylinders Ken.
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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby madass140 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:19 am

Good thought Martyn, its often very hard to find someone to make castings in materials that they are unfamiliar with.
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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby SteveA » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:55 am

Matchless wrote:........He told me he made them to look like the Dunstall type so they would be eligible for classic racing......


That is an interesting comment.

But back when they started you could only use 750 style because the age cut off was then end of '73, so no 850s. But of course Dunstall parts were around pre '73, without through bolting.

The concession to use 850 engines was made and recorded in the rule book years ago, and of course up to 1007 motors run in 1300 twins.

(Although an 850 has taken the 1300 twins championship with CRMC this year and a certain 750 short stroke is 2nd :wink: )
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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby Matchless » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:11 am

I think Steve's point was the original style barrels were not available in aluminium, only factory spec. cast iron. You can bet that if he had made them to the original style, someone not using them would have complained.

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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby cjandme » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:01 pm

Matchless wrote:...........You can bet that if he had made them to the original style, someone not using them would have complained.

Yep, I can see that happening, just takes one sore loser.
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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby Fast Eddie » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:28 pm

Fullauto wrote:I hate to say it, sorry Steve, but they are pig ugly.


Personally, I've gone from thinking that, to actually quite liking the 'function over form' statement that they make.
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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby Robert_Norton » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:57 pm



Nothing wrong with the appearance of the Steve Maney barrels to my eye. I like the look of the Hunt magnetos, too.


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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby Fullauto » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:10 pm

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Re: Fullauto's 850 rebuild

Postby jseng1 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:15 pm

Someone - ANYONE!!! - Please start making Alusil cylinders or Alum cylinders with HE30 aluminium liners coated with Nikasil
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