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Old 04-11-2012, 06:11 AM   #91
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call up la sleeve. i'm guessing $200ish and they got it. or you could get a universal fit, and have your cylinder guy cut/port it etc. you have enough of the old sleeve to get a port map.
I'm thinking this may be my best route.
I'm going to keep looking around to see if anyone has a spare cylinder as one of the cooling fins is missing a chunk anyhow but they seem rare as hens teeth.

I'm not, by any means, in a rush to get this done. I have a matador, an r90 and a 63 vespa to tend to this year.

I got these parts all waaaay before I actually expected too! I'll proceed with the bottom end and test out some new "in house" blasting methods. The bottom end actually spins freely and very smooth, so that's a nice relief. Hoping I didn't damage anything else!
The sleeve could have actually been fractured before I began freeing it up but that's neither here nor there :)
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:44 AM   #92
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I'm thinking this may be my best route.
I'm going to keep looking around to see if anyone has a spare cylinder as one of the cooling fins is missing a chunk anyhow but they seem rare as hens teeth.

I'm not, by any means, in a rush to get this done. I have a matador, an r90 and a 63 vespa to tend to this year.

I got these parts all waaaay before I actually expected too! I'll proceed with the bottom end and test out some new "in house" blasting methods. The bottom end actually spins freely and very smooth, so that's a nice relief. Hoping I didn't damage anything else!
The sleeve could have actually been fractured before I began freeing it up but that's neither here nor there :)
I always try to rebuild the existing parts, I do search to get a spare, but in my experience they just don't show up when you need them, (Murphy's law?). If I find something I need and it's affordable I buy it, as it's always good to have a spare, the spare parts for rare birds are mostly not very cheap and may have other issues, (btw. as I know Bultaco changed the displacement between the first to the last Bandido model, sadly no information when they did it).

As you have time, look up a good welder that is specialiced in aluminium/magnesium welds for the cylinder, even very difficult stuff, finns can be rewelded, have seen pre-war machines with rewelded ironcast fins. Likewise look up someone that will make a you custom build sleeve, piston, rings, con-rod and pins for the piston lower con-rod together with piston rings, at least here in D no big issue, the costs will be around one and a half to two in expense as you would pay for parts in stock, you will get a fine balanced crank assembly too.

Riding later is much cheaper.

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:26 AM   #93
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So how does the AHRMA look at/receive replicas? In looking at the handbook replicas seem to fit with the spirit of the organization (from the roadrace mission statement: "AHRMA’s mission is to recreate and preserve the vintage era of roadracing, including the sights, sounds, smells and camaraderie."), however I cannot find anything that specifically speaks to replicas. One thing I did see is a reference to specifically NOT allowing the AJR Bultacos in the 350/250 Grand Prix classes. The real question here is: where could you properly exercise a 360cc TSS replica?

My knowledge is from SCCA autocross/roadrace rules and vintage car racing and rallies, I have no perspective on the vintage motorcycle front, so maybe my approach to the handbook isn't correct. With automobiles, some organizing bodies strictly prohibit replicas whereas others will allow them in if they fit the "spirit" of the event.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:59 PM   #94
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Any update's ? ... and for your idea collection ...


... when speed doesn't matter
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:21 PM   #95
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:44 AM   #96
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No updates at the moment. It's going to be one of those looong projects when I have money.
The current crisis is getting the cylinder re-sleeved.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:21 AM   #97
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How are your crankcases? There's a set of gear-primary cases on Ebay that ends in two hours with no bids. The opening bid is $129.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120929463371

No connection to the seller, just passing it along.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:46 PM   #98
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My girlfriend scanned in the shop manual for the montedero (bandido) if anyone wants to take a look at the engine and frame I'm working with.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18858855/Man...toCrop.pdf.zip

I need to run a batch process on it in Photoshop and pull just the line art and text out but this will do for now.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:03 AM   #99
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FWIW, here's the motor section of the parts manual for a standard chain-primary 5-speed Bul (Lobito Mk3 in this case). Might help you figure out which ones are standard parts and which are unobtainium unique to the gear-primary bikes.

http://www.tanshanomi.com/temp/Bulta...rts-engine.pdf
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #100
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Thought some of you might like this


Little toy that I've been playing with for a while.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #101
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Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Water cooled................

I too plan to build a TSS from scratch.... I have a Matralla roller and want to shoe a Pursang motor into it ...

also have a sherpa S ...... early model that I want to build a tralla out of...

also have 2 early Matadors (radial heads) and a nice Astro 360 Mod 106 ....and a Mercurio. Mod 13 ...

BUT... the above post takes the cake.....

Keep us posted on the build....

Thanks
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:09 PM   #102
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Checking if anyone has a drawing of a TSS model 29 frame. I'd like to try my hand at making one. I've got a Bandito 360 motor and frame (that is rusted pretty badly) and have begun the search for parts to make the Montjuic racer. If anyone has any helpful suggestions I'd like to hear them. thanks.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:52 AM   #103
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Been a while



had to get all the graphics recreated, 'cause the paint scheme will be a little unconventional for a TSS



This is the 1966 Endurance European Cup commemorative sticker that Bult used to fit to their race bikes.



I'm hoping that I'll achieve a standard of finish that will be worthy of a Phase One Endurance bike. We have won a couple of titles.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:16 AM   #104
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F'n A !!!!!!

That's just AWESOME !

Where did you source those forks ?
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:14 PM   #105
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Forks are originals, seems this bike even though fitted with a 250 engine on arrival in the UK '66 was originally a '65 prototipo 125. It wears 125 yokes for definite. We suspect from the chassis number 100113 that it was shipped over as a spare to Frank Sheene who ran chassis numbers 100118 and 100119 for the Podiums at the '66 Ulster Grand Prix. Can't prove it though.

Stanchions were good, springs have been powder coated after a light blast. Fork bottom caps are new manufactured as the original ones were cracked in a crash in the early '80's. I've managed to persuade some 'O' rings in there to make them oil tight. Top spring mounts have been made good with weld and filed to get the spring perch detail back. Finding seals was just a matter of measuring the old ones, same with the bearings, wheel and headrace.

Oldani front brake was original front fitment in the famous batch shipped in March '66 to Rickman Bros, Hants, UK. Like the Dellorto SP1 and Amal Matchbox float bowl that came with the wreck that I started from, this points at Prototipo status in the surviving hand written factory Xerox records.

Brake was blasted and freshly Chromated by a firm that specialises in 1960's F1 car restoration. Essential because 48 yr old magnesium casting get a little porous and fragile over time. Pads are new, untouched and were fitted to the bike, mesh on the vent is exact period style and colour, found after a long search.

I got the original Borrani rim (18") restored after having the dents knocked out. Spokes and all the fasteners are Stainless there's a brand new 18" Borrani in the back, they've just started remaking them in Italy, they come in a custom made red, draw string bag if anybody is interested in that sort of heritage.

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