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Thread: Video=silent movie-Building a pre WW1 motorcycle

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    Default Video=silent movie-Building a pre WW1 motorcycle

    Don't know if this was posted before.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m8PmMQK76s

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    It's been posted on Farcebook a couple times, very interesting.
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    Very cool, thanks for posting

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    such is the hand craftsmanship of yore still as we know it today in our efforts to bring 'em back to how they were when factory new. i couldn't help but notice the engine parts appeared to be assembled dry....? ps. that's a good looking engine, imho; love that timing cover. pss. that's a mighty fine looking motorcycle! and to have been that little kid fitting the rear belt!!! and the one test rider riding while smoking his pipe! Thanks for posting!
    Last edited by Steve Swan; 10-24-2018 at 02:05 PM.

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    Really enjoyed seeing that, thanks for posting it! It's the ultimate build thread!
    Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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    Engine stand?

    We doan need no steenking engine stand.

    ....Cotten
    PS: Many thanks!
    Last edited by T. Cotten; 10-24-2018 at 02:33 PM.
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    When the guy was machining the crankcase, did anyone else cringe when they saw the guy leaning on the headstock with his long sleeve right next to the chuck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechNoir View Post
    When the guy was machining the crankcase, did anyone else cringe when they saw the guy leaning on the headstock with his long sleeve right next to the chuck?

    John
    I noticed that right away, John; I hope that machinist had a long, 2 fisted career. I have not seen that film before, but I am so grateful that someone realized how interesting, and important that manufacturing was, and made the effort to make a film of it. Cutting edge for the day. I particularly liked the test riding, and how confident the riders were in their mounts.
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    Very enjoyable to watch! Early on it said that this firm was the only
    one that casted it's cylinders. How did other manufacturers do it?
    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdvenJack View Post
    Very enjoyable to watch! Early on it said that this firm was the only
    one that casted it's cylinders. How did other manufacturers do it?
    i would guess other factories didn't have their own foundries so they had to contract out cylinder casting.

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