Mclovins Piranha Build!

Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby Mclovin » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:01 pm

Started around 3 weeks ago and are moving along faily fast! Not much else to say really...
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Postby Stevo the Devo » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:26 pm

Love it mate. Got the Tools, Got the Skills. This is going to be one hot Piranha. Some of us dudes drool over having a workshop that decked out.

Can't wait to watch this Build.

Devo.

P.S. Better put some floats, a paddle and an outboard to get it over to the mainland with the rest of us :lol:
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Postby Mclovin » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:48 pm

Thats hardly anything compared to the amount of tools we used to have in a big workshop! Over 5 lathes not 1 :P
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Postby Nitro Head » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:41 am

Mclovin wrote:Thats hardly anything compared to the amount of tools we used to have in a big workshop! Over 5 lathes not 1 :P


:shock: WOW that a lot of lathes, did you have all the tools to go with it? :D
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Postby Mclovin » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:09 pm

Well today i got all of the welds ground down and got some primer on there (its bloody hard work). Its a shame i took photos of just before i did that.

Next on the list of things to do is make the rear arms and get the rear completed then we move to the front.

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Suggestions and comments are welcome :)

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Postby The Architect » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:14 pm

mate its certainly coming allong, cant wait to see the finished product!
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Postby Mclovin » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:58 pm

Yes..my dad likes to work fast :)

Will keep you you updated!

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Postby Nitro Head » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:02 pm

Early days yet but..............What colour do you think you'll paint it? - or powder coat.
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Postby Mclovin » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:17 pm

Dad says that getting it powder coated is going to cost too much, but im going to change his mind :)

We were thinking either blue or yellow...but as you said early days.
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Postby Nitro Head » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:50 pm

Yeah, it can cost a bit but ask the powder coaters when they are doing the colour you want because the cost can vary depending on: Do they have the colour in stock? How much are they doing with that colour (it's cheaper if they are using say a whole bag of powder coat paint or a little because they have to clean it all up in between runs so the more they do the cheaper it will be). Don't know if that made sense but anyway.............
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Postby Mclovin » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:48 pm

How does this look for a engine http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 0337261633 ?

More power maybe?
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Postby monty » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:52 pm

the only truble i c with that is no carbs and no electrics (fairly important things)

as for power it would still be fun
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Postby Nitro Head » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:15 pm

Ask if it worked before being at that state, it would power a piranha reasonably and if you can find the parts cheap enough then its a score!
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Postby Mclovin » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:09 pm

http://www.mwbbikewreckers.com.au/

Has anyone had any expirence with them?
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Postby Mclovin » Sat May 02, 2009 11:32 pm

Update!

Today Me and my old man got most of the rear uprights and arms done (Still need to weld and cut out 2 plates) which im pretty pleased with. This evening i took the rack and pinions apart that we brought at the wreckers during the week (whilst taking a bearing out i tugged a bit hard and all the balls came out, we found all but one!) Can you still buy thrust bearings?

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As it is currently. Trying to convice the old man to get it powder coated.
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This ones flat out!
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Keep you posted :)
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Completely Dismantled !!

Postby Andrew-NZ » Sun May 03, 2009 2:18 pm

Why did you completely dismantle the steering rack ?? Was it faulty / broken so it needed to be repaired before shortening ?
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Postby Mclovin » Sun May 03, 2009 2:44 pm

There was a load of rust in it because its pretty old...and you need to get the rack out to shorten it.
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Postby Mclovin » Tue May 05, 2009 11:54 am

We have looked at shortening the rack and it says cut to 205mm but if we do that then it cuts some of the rack's teeth off...is this normal?
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Postby bikebits92 » Tue May 05, 2009 9:11 pm

Sure is, i think i cut about half a dozen off... Also dont get the frame powdercoated untill everything is finished and you have tested it all. And there is a Manheimfolwes auction next tuesday with a 04 R6 in it that might be worth checking out. Engine might be stuffed though cause the clutch cover is broken and the clutch looks rusty... Buggy is looking mighty fine by the way!
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Postby Mclovin » Tue May 05, 2009 9:36 pm

Ok was just checking :)

Yes, it will be sometime until we powder coat it. I have been checking out other peoples builds but i still can settle on a colour. I was thinking something like our boat colours. Blue frame with alloy side panels and black springs?
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