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My '29 Bitsa is coming together.

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
I was inspired by the Riley Brooklands, but as I throw parts at my CK, I'm building it for comfort and ease of entry, who knows what it will look like.

So I've renamed it a Bitsa.

I can roll it around the shop. Now to configure the steering, then get a tub into it so I can add brake and throttle pedals. Then off I go to terrorize the neighborhood.

Nobodies having more fun than me...

Oops, thought I could imbed a pic without a host, and can't get to a URL from my iPad.



1929 Riley Bitsa

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Notso-Chinsee Gold Member Albert Lies
Spokane Valley, Washington (WA), USA   USA
Cool work with what you have thats how it should be right. Also a good way to clean the shop.



Al Lies
The "Not-So Chinsee" guy

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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA   USA
Don,

Take the photo with your iPad and then you can easily imbed it here in a message.



In reply to # 23341 by Smoky I was inspired by the Riley Brooklands, but as I throw parts at my CK, I'm building it for comfort and ease of entry, who knows what it will look like.

So I've renamed it a Bitsa.

I can roll it around the shop. Now to configure the steering, then get a tub into it so I can add brake and throttle pedals. Then off I go to terrorize the neighborhood.

Nobodies having more fun than me...

Oops, thought I could imbed a pic without a host, and can't get to a URL from my iPad.

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
Aha! I knew you could do it, I was using a button from the above tool bar, overlooked the other one.

May I present my '29 Bitsa!



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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
Don, let me know when you want to do some serious test runs. We can take them up to three forks and have a blast. Unless you know of a spot, then I'll bring the K3 up to your place.

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
Thanks Vic, I don't know of a place around here. I'll stay in touch.



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Dennis Thomas Avatar
phoenix, arizona, USA   USA
1919 CycleKart Lightweight "A.V. Monocar"
1925 CycleKart Speedway Racer "Old Number 27"
1930 CycleKart German "The Boulevard Cruiser"
1937 CycleKart American "37 Studebaker Modified"
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tiopancho Silver Member David Dahl
Swansea Point, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
Looking great, looking forward to seeing it in person.

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
Good looking chassis indeed!

I swear the chassis and getting it rolling is the easy part of a build...



Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match

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Smoky Avatar
Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
This is the EASY part???

I struggle with steel, and was hoping the wood part would go faster, I can really butcher wood.

The steering is coming along.

Don



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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
Looking good Don. That's the CK smile I'm always reading about here on the
forum. I'm looking forward to the day when I can earn a grin like that.
You appear to be only days away from a test run round the pea patch.
I think you might need power steering with that tiny tiller you've got your
mitts hands on,
And, you're giving a new meaning to that Limbo line, "How loooow...can you go?"
I saw the picture of you putting the bends in that front axle, was that a Hossfeld
bender you were using?
I need to put a real tight 35° bend on a 3" CLR for my axle so I''m having to make
a 1 1/2" x 3" radius die for my Greenlee tube bender. I had to do repairs on my
lathe (100 year old antique) before I can get that tooling made and also still have
to make the radius turning attachment for the lathe. All that is setting me back
another couple weeks before I can get a front axle under my Riley.
Let me know how that power steering works out....think "I" might need it since
it looks like I'll be driving one handed for a good long time and won't have room
for a 20" steering wheel and spinner.

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL



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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
I haven't got a steering wheel yet, so I was using a 12" cutoff wheel from my saw, it was about the right size.

Today I finished the dashboard support, I'm really pleased with how it came out. Now to see how those pitman arms and tierods go together.

Still having fun...



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PDXBryan Bryan Dickerson
Troutdale, Oregon, USA   USA
Very cool!

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Smoky Silver Member Don Schmok
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada   CAN
I'm in the home stretch: tub, seat, brake, steering, all in place. Still awaiting for delivery of throttle pieces, so I cobbled together a temporary hand throttle for the test run.

My dash support is only clamped in place, as I need to remove it to get the tub out for painting of the tub and chassis.

I'm going back to the shop to put the keyways in, oil and gas in the motor, fit the belf, and fire it up.

It's raining hard right now, but supposed to quit later today, if so video to follow.

Who's more excited than me?



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Woodysrods Brian Woods
Westbank B.C., Canada   CAN
GOOD LUCK MAN!hot smiley

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