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About 340bulltaco

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  1. Three hours including lunch !!!.But I did have a high-tech piece of bent wire. Incidentally, 30 years ago I grit blasted the entire chassis and running gear of a Se 5a Reliant Scimitar with this little pot. That was a super car but the 3litre Rover engine and a heavy right foot only gave about 20mpg.
  2. Simple, thanks again to thai-ty.
  3. Wow, what an enormous amount of work you have put into that, both bikewise and writing -up wise. Thanks a million for sharing it. The pics I found previously showed the rear of the box cut off , but you have cut off the front, which seems much more sensible so I'll do it that way. Many thanks again for sharing this huge amount of fascinating and inspiring information. Best regards, George.
  4. That's the "attached helpful pic from Searay 175". "Should've gone to Specsavers !!!"
  5. Hello there, I cut a small piece out of the back of the box for a look-see and it is a real mess of packed solid gunge and carbon. I've seen the very helpful pics from Searay175 on 03/11/16 (attached) but can't quite figure out the best place to cut the rear end of the box. There doesn't seem to be a lot of space to cut between the outlet and the mounting bracket like he did and it looks like that would be a real pain to weld up again. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Wise words, thank you.
  7. Thanks a lot bondy, you're definitely the Bultaco forum guru.
  8. Hi there, Can some kind person tell me please, if there should be spacers of some kind between the top of the air box and the frame brackets. Regards, 340bulltaco.
  9. Hi there and thanks a million for that response. I have an Elstar J.A.P. 500 grass bike,raced it in the 1960's and now, in retirement, doing a rebuild. The only Elstar trials bike I ever saw was in the SSDT, also in the 60's. Many thanks again.
  10. Hi guys, I wonder if anyone can point me towards a source of Elstar tank decals?. I found one on Ebay some time ago but it was a pretty poor copy. I also found some good looking ones on a classic car/bike decal supply site but forgot to bookmark it and can't find it again. Any lead gratefully received, I've emailed Charlie "Otter" in hope too.
  11. Many thanks for that, trialsrfun.
  12. For what it's worth, I've just fitted my 199a front pipe to my 199b and it's just the same, no airbox issues or anything else. Can't really see how there would be, after all the only real difference is a slighly bigger hole down the barrel. While I'm here, does anyone have contact details for the "Owd Codgers" who go round the English autojumbles?. I read somewhere that they make side stands for the 199b .Any info gratefully received.