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Re: Pair of 73 Triples
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2014, 12:26:21 pm »
Very nice Phil!!

Dumb question here..maybe. Why are there 4 holes on the intake side of the cylinder?

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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #16 on: May 12, 2014, 12:35:31 am »
    I'm not sure why there are 4 holes either, figured one of the experts would chime in.
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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #17 on: May 12, 2014, 02:30:16 am »
    Looks to me like the holes are different widths for different carb boots.
    Deserve's got nothing to do with it.

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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #18 on: May 12, 2014, 02:46:17 am »
    Looks like quite the work space.  Very nice.  8)
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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #19 on: November 03, 2014, 04:01:53 am »
    Haven't posted in a while but am hitting them pretty hard again.



    Two skids ready to bolt in.  Two triple gas tanks all fabbed up and sealed.  Ready for bodywork and paint.



    Kinda a lot to look at here if you like 73 Starfire stuff......took me a long time to get all these parts.







    Steel and aluminum West Coast Vintage Sleds skis.  Correct 73 Starfire carbides all restored and mocked onto the skis.



    New Dr Mario track on the bottom, note the NOS talonic cleats that I got from a friend of mine.  Restored original track on the top.  Took two original 73 Starfire tracks to make it, but it turned out nice.  Crap load of work though!  Best cleats from both tracks removed, restored and new rivets.  Note the correct guide cleats on this one.  An absolutely correct track will have regular, guide and talonic cleats.....but the guides and talonics are not available.  New track goes on 650, restored track onto the 440.



    Hinges, are simply not available, anywhere it seems.  So I took the hogged out, screwed up, smashed mashed hinges that I had and fixed them....and they turned out great.  Tig'ed the hogged out pushpin holes and repaired the ground off corners and whatever else they needed and kept at it until they were nice.  Before pair, and after pair.  The repaired pair were even worse than the just Tig'ed ones shown.



    Drill the "B" half first in the drill press.  Final hole size 3/16.



    Screwed them down to a 2x4 and used the B as a guide to drill the "A" half.



    Restored/repaired, drilled and ready to go.



    Had zero nice ones....now I got enough for 3 hoods.  New pushpins from McMaster-Carr.  I need to shorten the tethers a bit to be correct.



    440 pipes and flanges.  What I have so far.  These have proven to be pretty hard to find.








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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #20 on: November 03, 2014, 12:10:08 pm »
    nice pile of stuff Phil!    8)    you turn out some beautiful machines!    ;)

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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #21 on: November 03, 2014, 01:59:31 pm »
    Awesome work Phil.
    Spoke with Mark quite a bit last night - your name came up several times (sounds like you're getting the racing bug).  Great to see you guys working together on these projects and bringing them back to life.

    Keep posting pics.  I enjoy and appreciate the craftsmanship
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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #22 on: November 04, 2014, 04:13:04 pm »
    Phil, glad to see you back at it...Your work and pics are just Awesome, sorry I missed ya at Sled Wars...
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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #23 on: November 05, 2014, 03:35:57 am »
    Very very nice work!
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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #24 on: November 07, 2014, 04:10:20 am »
    Excellent !!!!   Excellent !!!!   Is that the ol suspension I sold you ....what ....3 years ago ?? If so, Glad to see it back at work !!

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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #25 on: November 07, 2014, 04:33:35 pm »
    Thanks for following the build process guys and for the kind words!

    Hey Vinracer, yes I used pieces of the skid I got from you.  Took 3 1/2 skids and parts to make the two skids you see there.  I used the welded, reinforced original rails I got from you cuz they have so much period racer vibe to them.  That skid will go on the 440.

    Emrickmn: bit by the race bug.....yes I am.  Was fun to actually combine the enjoyment of building a pretty sled and then use it rather than just sit on a shelf like most of my other restorations.  Probably good that I live out here where we don't have any races except Yellowstone though.  Cuz if I lived in my home state of Minnesota I would be into it big and probably in deep trouble with my wife.  Pepsled gets the credit for our race sleds running as strong as they do though.  He builds the motors and clutches and does ALL the tuning.

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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #26 on: November 08, 2014, 12:56:45 am »
    phil, still haven't found the 3rd pipe for the 440?  the 2 i sent you look pretty nice.  checked on cleats. sorry i don't have any guide cleats. hurry up and finish these so vin racer and i can run some hot laps at yellowstone.
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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #27 on: November 08, 2014, 03:18:14 am »
    Ken, I have couple more pipes coming....so hope one of them is the elusive third pipe.  If not I will just have to modify one of the others.  Have heard that the pipe bodies are the same with the differences being in the stinger and head tube.  Thanks for looking for the cleats though, and thank you for the pipes you sold me!
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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #28 on: November 13, 2014, 03:55:54 am »
    More progress, more pics.



    Starfire springs and NOS rubber bumper.



    Starfire steering arms.



    Detailed CDI's (have new plug ends coming)



    Two triple tanks (dual outlets).  I fabbed these from AC lightning bolt tanks which have the correct outside dimensions.  Huge amount of work, but good original 73 Starfire tanks are nearly impossible to find.  Once body worked and painted these will be very nice and correct.  Sand blasted inside and sealed with Por15.  These are the 4th and 5th tanks that I have done over the past 3 yrs so am pretty comfortable doing them.



    Ah, the elusive 73 handlebar pads.  What they look like top and bottom.



    Triple Mikuni fuel pumps.



    Top and bottom of hinges.



    Regulated triple tach.


    440 mock up begun.












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    Re: Pair of 73 Triples
    « Reply #29 on: November 14, 2014, 04:02:20 am »
    Hi Phil,
    Love the progress pics, but I have to ask. What size triple Kawi is hiding back there??? ( they are my first and longest obsession).
    Adam