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Gilera 4V project

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Its finally arrived, I can't put it off any longer.

I have finally made a start on the little Gilera :)

here's what I found with the frame

Oops its broken

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what's that smeggy thing on there?

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cut that thing off and read up on slugging the frame off the chopper underground

I lost my lathe virginity today, and it was great. There is something cathartic about cutting bar on a lathe. It was a bit daunting at first, as it had a plethora of knobs and levers but I soon picked it up. Apparently all the kids just put a programme in and watch their steel take shape. I did it the old school way :D

well my new slug fits great and just needs welding up with the engine in situ to make sure everything fits.

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those plates are next and I need some 5mm plate to remake the main stand rests.

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"Gilera 4V project"

There is no way that you will get a V4 in that frame Drewps.

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aye, I welded my all of my tracker with an oil cooled arc welder I bought from machine and mart in '82

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"Gilera 4V project"

There is no way that you will get a V4 in that frame Drewps.

that's why its called 4v

V = vitesse = gears

although if I was called Allen Millyard, it may have happened

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Vitesse is speed in French

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Vitesse is speed in French

its 4 "speed" = gears, so not far away

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little update as I am collecting bits and have most of the engine stuff together.

took a chance on ebay Italy and bought some new after market forks called "Forcella"

any way they came today and they FIT! :hyper:

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just need the alloy stuff vapour blasted and can make a start on the engine. at this rate I should be done by Easter next year!

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with the repair to the frame you need to V both of the edges of the tube so you can weld it all the way round. to allow good penetration and a proper join,

and then grind back flush for a seamless almost invisible repair.

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with the repair to the frame you need to V both of the edges of the tube so you can weld it all the way round. to allow good penetration and a proper join,

and then grind back flush for a seamless almost invisible repair.

thanks Beef, Its welded now, just needs tidying up!

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done a bit more today, seeing as the Trackers battery has yet again let me down :shakeno:

I 2k cleared the tank and panels after a couple of decals have been applied

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I am after a tls drum brake for the front, the original is made of steel FFS :crazy:

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tank looks great.

and i have the same issue with my flat tracker killing batteries... but i got a kick start to save me...

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I got kick only, the battery was down to 10v, no good for TCI.

just ordered a Ballistic battery from the states as it will be small enough to fit in the tail section with a bit of modding

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got a seat today and trialled it on the bike for proportions

bit of a gap at the front, need to ponder that a bit

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WOW Drewps. This looks great already.

I haven't seen an old skool Gilera in the flesh for a very long time.

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WOW Drewps. This looks great already.

I haven't seen an old skool Gilera in the flesh for a very long time.

thanks, I plan to have it ready early next year.

its a case of buying stuff as it comes up for sale

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took the Gilera cases etc to J Percival's in Stockport last week to get the cases Vapour blasted.

Always come out great and can't wait to get the other bits together to start the rebuild :)

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common problem of chain letting go, lack of maintenance

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trying out new down draft position for carb...not, just put manifold wrong way round ;)

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Quality mate! 12 months to get it built.

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Quality mate! 12 months to get it built.

cheers, just need to save for a con rod kit and other little bits and It'll be done in a weekend

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