Cafe Creme - my Boardtracker project.

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Knew those BMW Kay bars would come in handy one day ............ just a bit of heat to bend the ends down and back a bit. They will be powder coated anyway.

Fitted the NOS spacer block - everything clears . And another arrival - this time from the manufacturers of Royal Enfield India.
 

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Since I started this project I always had a mental picture of what I wanted it to look like, including the colourways which were to be Coffee and Cream.

However a biking [ pedal ] pal of mine pointed out the the corporate colours for Edoardo Bianchi are Celeste Blue !!!

I've managed to translate that into a RAL colour - 6027 - which I can get in a satin cellulose finish.

I've also found a cream to go with that [ wheels and accessories ], just tracking down a RAL code for that.
 

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When you are creating a Phantom, it's the details that are important.

No such animal available these days as Footrest pedals ...................... solution, create your own !

Chinabay pedals { £10.00 pr. ]. Dismantle, drill out the centres of the repro Edoardo Bianchi pedal rubbers and reassemble .......................... hey presto, fake authentic era pedals.
 

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Why thank you kindly Steve, I'd like to think that any of the Old Timers of the day would approve.

Oh ....... this just arrived this afternoon - repro Burman hand change for early 1900's BSA. I'm planning on hooking up the foot change to it as well. Pulling off might be a bit of a challenge with hand clutch as well !! Have plans for a "real" wood handle / knob.
Nice build going on here. Pretty certain that hand shifter and quadrant are one of Parkwood Products excellent range of vintage/veteran repro parts. Am I right? Could have done with finding out about PP when I was looking for exactly that hand shifter while I was building my Gnome Rhone special. Would have saved me searching for and buying a broken/rusted original GR quadrant from a guy in France which I ended up using as a pattern from which a new steel quadrant was fabbed.
 

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Here's some goodies I collected a few years ago when I was contemplating building a Boardtracker.

The 2 gallon petrol can will be used as the actual fuel cell mounted low behind the engine and the tank is a dummy [ shape to be modified ] and all the squitter will be hidden underneath - battery, ECU, fuel pump, coils, etc. I have another fuel can which has been cut down to give about 1 1/2 galls.

I've found someone that can do realistic Brass powder coating. Carb body and float, tappet covers and a few odd bits.
Scanning through these pics of your build's vintique 'accoutrements' is like playing a game of Snap. We share the same ideas when it comes to tribute builds. Build on! (^)
 

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Nice build going on here. Pretty certain that hand shifter and quadrant are one of Parkwood Products excellent range of vintage/veteran repro parts. Am I right? Could have done with finding out about PP when I was looking for exactly that hand shifter while I was building my Gnome Rhone special. Would have saved me searching for and buying a broken/rusted original GR quadrant from a guy in France which I ended up using as a pattern from which a new steel quadrant was fabbed.
yes the very one ! I too searched through French Ebay and Classic listings, and gave up before I found PP.
Needs some work to give it the period look, but cheap as chips as a basis to work from.
 

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Scanning through these pics of your build's vintique 'accoutrements' is like playing a game of Snap. We share the same ideas when it comes to tribute builds. Build on! (^)
I fear I have been overtaken in my bid to create a "Phantom" Edoardo Bianchi bike and accessories. I'm really please with the way the fuel cell is shaping up [ ex.Valor paraffin can ! ] .
Pix soon. Thanx ffor the encouragement !!
 

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First stages in converting the Valor paraffin can to a fuel cell - the original handles were removed together with top section of the pourer [ to become breather ].

When I was throwing out my old belts I came across this one with "Milano" on it - what's the chances of that !!!!!! That ewill be used for a fake hold down strap.

Also removing the Yamaha ident on the oil filter cover, now filled in and flatted off ready for paint and application of a 1900's medal I found on EBay
 

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