1911 Flying Merkel single build.

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  1. Velodrome

    Velodrome Active Member

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    Once Bob was available we teamed up on the bronzing and clean up of the tank and tabs for the "oil pump" When I say we, I mean Bob :) I took pictures and handed him things... First though a little correction to the tank. I'll have brass straps on the underside of the tank but Merkel's of the day had no top tube straps. Looking at photos of em the gas and oil fill holes were brazed /bronzed to the top tube. This tank came with blind threaded BUNGS to attach straps. Had to fill and grind smooth. Then the two oil / gas fill holes were bronzed to the top tube. This thing aint going anywhere
     

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    After that we carefully aligned the tabs that will hold the veterinary cattle syringe. ERrrr Oil transfer pump! and held each one down with a steel stick while Bob put the bronze to em. last pic the tab is still glowing red hot!
     

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    Lots O cleanup to be done on both the welds and brazing. And still a bit more welding to be done. Got some shoulder bolts and nylocks for the swinging stand. These tabs will be welded to the underside of the very stout dropouts.
     

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    Nice! Very Nice!
     
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    I think mine is going to take a little longer Doh!
     

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    Got the welds and brazing bits ground down and sanded.
     

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeet! !!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nice ..really got the look down!
     
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    The Merkel is coming along so nicely! Rick C.
     
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    Love your mounting system!
     
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    Thanks guys! I appreciate the ++ comments :) often it's very hard to see the finished product under all the roughness of a build midway through. I have at least some good news, if no real progress. Bob has been out of town and I need his welding skills for the next few bits. He just got back yesterday and had contact with our long lost machinist! Turns out his assistant is gonna take on my flywheel and other bits. Its only been 8-9 months so I'm not holding my breath. Back at it next week. For now I'm getting close on my electric build and should be riding that this weekend. Check out my "Reverend Iggy" thread in e bike sub-forum for pic's!
     
  13. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    This is killer!!! (Do you want to come to LA & work for me)?? (^)
     
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    :) Might come over and visit for a ride! But not work. You wouldn't like my slow pace :D
     
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    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Looking good!
    SB
     

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