Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Gold Coast, Australia.
Enough of oversize manic marsupials,
Back to that extremely boring tale....
Just dropped into the engineering workshop to see how things are going.
The second barrel is being reamed out to size to fit the Darton sleeves, as used by all the Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, Top Bike, and Top boat, nitromethanol fuelled monsters.
These are the sleeves Lloydz fit to your barrels when you get his big bore kit.
Mark commented today. After warning me not to touch any part of the lathe in my photography mission.
He said to get a pic showing the bottoms of the original sleeves laying in the removed scarf under the lathe.
So much metal is removed for the new sleeves that during the machining the original sleeve parts company with its barrel.
More still needs to come out, it has to be done in stages with stops to allow everything to cool down as the process generates a lot of heat, carefully touch a drill bit after you've drilled through some metal, and you'll get some idea of what we are talking about.
Then the step has to be machined as I've already elaborated on.
I snapped off a couple of other pix of jobs that are being done alongside mine, mainly bikes of that other American company.
Enjoy a look inside an old school engineers shop that prides itself on it's motorcycle work as well as all facets of general engineering.
Victory Vegas 2010
100 cube / 6 speed
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
Lloydz. 495 cams kit
Lloydz Torque Tube Intake
Freedom Performance Slash pipes
Lloydz timing wheel @4 deg. and IAV
Barnett Scorpion clutch
Lloydz Primary plate.
Progressive 465 rear shock
RaceTech Gold Valves and Progressive fork springs.
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" (45mm) 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn.