1913 Veloce project, quick update
There hasn’t been much posted on OL lately. I’m sorry for that. But things have been very busy with the 1913 Veloce project. It still isn’t quite finished, but much progress has been made. If all goes well, the first test ride should be in another 2 weeks.
Following are some quick photos of the various parts of the project that have been tackled recently. I’ll come back later and write proper articles on many of them.
Footpeg parts. All of them were made in the shop, except the rubber, and the black parts that were laser cut from sheet steel, then drilled to sized and edge formed.
Pedal cranks and new sprocket
samples for Davison housing
Davison tooling and sample
three piece Davison body
Matt Gil silver soldering 3 piece Davison
Matt Gil hammering some copper
ready to assemble into tank
O ring on the carb mount to prevent air leaks
Aligning the crank between centers
Balancing the crank to 66%
cc’ing the combustion chamber. The compression ratio is 4.05:1
Before lacing the front wheel
Front wheel after lacing. The red center stripe is almost visible. Gold edge stripes will come after truing the wheels.