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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #135 on: February 10, 2020, 12:43:59 PM »
Nice bike Al. The only bike I ever had was a 66 Honda Dream 304. I rebuilt it from the ground up and then sold it without ever riding it. Like my 53 TD, the Dream was before digital cameras, I used a polaroid to document the builds as with my 57 Nomad and the pictures are as much history as the builds. :-(
VWs to D10s, I've fixed em.
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #136 on: February 10, 2020, 03:50:14 PM »
Hello, Jim. Great work on the restoration, your commentary and photos are always worth waiting for!!! Regards, lou
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #137 on: February 10, 2020, 03:51:26 PM »
Hello, Al. Nice ride, I hope to see the bike in person someday!!!Regards, Lou
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #138 on: February 10, 2020, 07:14:11 PM »
Well I've owned 3 British bikes and working on a fourth half-breed British/Italian.  There have been things that loosened but never had a part fall off! 

I'd really like to post the story of Project 39-1/2 but I feel I would be hijacking this thread.  Maybe I'll post in General Discussion? 
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #139 on: February 10, 2020, 07:33:54 PM »
Well I've owned 3 British bikes and working on a fourth half-breed British/Italian.  There have been things that loosened but never had a part fall off! 

I'd really like to post the story of Project 39-1/2 but I feel I would be hijacking this thread.  Maybe I'll post in General Discussion?

Go ahead Al.  Post it here.  This is the Whitworth tool thread and that includes the vehicles those tools service/build/restore.

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #140 on: February 10, 2020, 07:35:00 PM »
Hello, Jim. Great work on the restoration, your commentary and photos are always worth waiting for!!! Regards, lou

Many thanks Lou.

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #141 on: February 11, 2020, 09:25:49 AM »
Well I've owned 3 British bikes and working on a fourth half-breed British/Italian.  There have been things that loosened but never had a part fall off! 
I hope you realize I wuz teasing.

When I rode, I rode BMWs.  The little 250 (R27) was a shaker, but the flat twins were incredibly smooth for the period, so vibration was not much of an issue; I think it was the contrast with my bike that got my attention with the BSA's vibration.

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #142 on: February 12, 2020, 08:55:14 AM »
My MG “to do” list is getting near the end.  One of the last items is the convertible top.  It’s 100% original with water stains and well worn piping on the edges.......but still worth saving.  One of the corners is coming apart at seams.  That needs to be repaired before it gets worse.  A new top might be in order, but I’m going to try saving this one!  I think it’s worth the effort.

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #143 on: February 12, 2020, 07:40:06 PM »
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I hope you realize I wuz teasing.
Certainly, Bill.  If you own a British bike you get lots of good natured ribbing!
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #144 on: February 13, 2020, 09:40:08 AM »
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Certainly, Bill.  If you own a British bike you get lots of good natured ribbing!
I can't imagine why - what with their bulletproof electrical systems and all.

Probably most folks have seen this, but in case you haven't: http://www.mez.co.uk/lucas.html

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #145 on: March 28, 2020, 05:54:22 AM »
I finished the MG project this past week! 

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #146 on: March 28, 2020, 07:58:11 AM »
Hello, Jim. Great work. your patience has paid off!! Regards, Lou
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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #147 on: March 28, 2020, 09:08:53 AM »
Thanks Lou!  It was a fun winter project. Now I’m just waiting for some good weather. 

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #148 on: March 28, 2020, 01:09:35 PM »
Thanks Lou!  It was a fun winter project. Now I’m just waiting for some good weather. 

Jim C.
Gee, why?  You'd got a roof.  I bet you've got side curtains.  Between the two, in rainy weather, you shouldn't get more than a gallon or two of water inside; and in cold weather, you should be able to keep the cabin temperature a good degree or two over ambient.

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But, yeah; what was fun when we were young can sometimes be less fun nowadays.

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Re: Sears/Craftsman Whitworth Tool Set
« Reply #149 on: March 28, 2020, 01:15:57 PM »
Umm, Bill. I bet he doesn't want to get it dirty!!!  :cheesy:
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