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Thread: Flux
04/12/2021 13:15:14

Thanks guys for all the excellent advice.

04/12/2021 08:42:03

Hi everyone, Can any one advise ? Rather than mix with water, silver solder flux, is there a ready mixed paste available. If so where I might get it would be helpful.

Thread: Compressor
24/11/2021 12:31:45

Hi Folks, I am in the market for a small air compressor for general DIY use however it would have to be low noise, any recommendations ?

Thread: Grinding paste
07/11/2021 14:45:39

Thanks guys

07/11/2021 14:14:06

Thanks Andrew, Does this mean the higher the number the courser the paste ?

07/11/2021 13:13:24

Hello everyone, i have obtained a few plastic syringes containing coloured pastes. I assume they are "grinding / lapping" pastes. each one has a number on it ranging from 0.5 - 40, could anyone tell me what these numbers indicate ?

Thread: Vega Carbs
24/07/2021 14:08:07

Not yet Emgee, I made a cock up of the other carb body so I am about to finish a new one !!!, then I will start on the needle valve assembly.

24/07/2021 10:19:08

20210724_100815.jpg20210724_100806.jpgNot sure if these are of great interest, but thought I would give an update on Vega build. I have got the carbs to this stage with the needle assemblies to make. 20210724_100756.jpg

Thread: Vega Twin
10/07/2021 10:41:25

Ah, I see Jason, you know I looked at this and had brain fog, it's an age thing.

Many thanks

10/07/2021 08:42:09

Good morning everyone,

Well, here I go again.

This I hope is the last query I have with regards the plan ? The plan shows each carb body having two 8ba holes drilled, again I cannot see what they are for, and like the mountings plates previous any advice would be gratefully received. I will post pics soon of the carb build if of interest. Thank you all in anticipation.

Got the stove paint Jason, thanks,

20/06/2021 14:18:11

Hi Jason,

Thought about that, but on the assumption that it will run !!!!! I was concerned that the paint would peel off due to heat,

However I was thinking about using a car / motorcycle exhaust paint which I assume would be more resistant,

If anyone has other alternative ideas ?

20/06/2021 10:20:26

20210620_095613.jpg20210620_095538.jpgHi Guys, Thought I would post a few photos of the Vega progress. I struggled with making the exhausts so trip to B&Q and a visit to the plumbing section got me a couple of these 22mm copper end caps. I took each cap and drilled the 1/4" holes either end. I then cut one cap down to give me the required length as per the plan. I joined the halves together using a nut and bolt and silver solder together. Not as elegant perhaps but maybe a wee pollish will help.20210620_095503.jpg

Edited By Alan Gordon 4 on 20/06/2021 10:21:33

19/06/2021 18:42:47

Hi Buffer,

You know it genuinely never occurred to me to do this ! I am attempting the carbs at the moment and if it would be of interest I would be pleased to post a few photos. This build has been (almost) a death by a thousand cuts. but I would be pleased to offer any advice on the build to anyone undertaking this project.

19/06/2021 11:51:16

Good morning chaps

This question is really directed at any one who has built this engine. I am slowly but surely working through the construction of my Vega Twin. When I first got the plans I noticed that there was described on the plan "Mounting Plates". measuring 3" x 1.5" x 1/8 with two 2 BA tapped holes 0,375 apart in the centre. There is also shown two cut outs either end of the plate. For the life of me I cannot see what this plate is used for or where it goes. It is probably staring me in the face but any help from Vega builders would be appreciated.

Thread: Sine bar
05/06/2021 09:19:31

Thanks Guys, Very useful and constantly learning

05/06/2021 08:50:07

Hi Guys. I have aquired a set of Imperial Gauge Blocks but I need a Sine Bar. I would like the conventional 5" bar. There are a few on the net but some of them are giving a measurement of 125 mm which is less than the 5".( but is being advertised as 5 " This would I think give inaccurate readings but I am not sure, any advice would be helpful.

Edited By Alan Gordon 4 on 05/06/2021 08:51:23

Edited By Alan Gordon 4 on 05/06/2021 08:52:14

Edited By Alan Gordon 4 on 05/06/2021 08:52:48

Edited By Alan Gordon 4 on 05/06/2021 08:53:34

Thread: Finish
13/04/2021 08:09:15

Thanks Lads, Good advice.

11/04/2021 10:03:24

Morning folks, I need some advice: I am presently making the valves for my Vega Twin. The plan recommends making in one piece from Stainless steel I have some 8mm rod which is perfect, my trouble is trying to get a good finish on the stem? ( issue one), however I am contemplating making the valves from 3/32 silver steel and brazing the actual valve head made from SS, could anyone tell me if this is a good idea or helping me get a really smooth finish on the one piece valve. I am using an 8mm collet and cutting a 1/4" at a time and extending the rod through the collet thereby minimising any taper.

Thread: Dykem
02/04/2021 09:38:06

Wow !!!! all I wanted was to investigate how I might get some ??? anyway Thanks everyone for the invigorating discussion. Thanks Trev I tried Amazon but comes up as unavailable, but again thanks everyone.

01/04/2021 08:18:35

Hi Folks, Any advice on where to buy some "Red" Dychem. (small bottle with brush in cap) I have tried Walters and Walters, Amazon.

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