Thursday, July 15, 2010

a man for in-mani-elle (emmanuelle)...      インマニエル夫人・・・

the intake manifold of the indian. shinya found out that the valve covers had about 1/5 inch difference in level. maybe because the cylinder heads aren't matching. despite that, manifold were forcibly tightened up and the threads on the valve cover screws were stripped. shinya thought it would be too time-consuming to find another valve covers or to fix the level of the valve covers, he decided to make a manifold that fits to uneven level valve covers instead. using nipples and nuts for plumbing found at home depot in middle of the night... "IT'S NOT RECOMMENDED to use home depot parts for restoring the historical vehicle," shinya said.

インディアンのインマニ物語。なぜかバルブカバーの高さが1/5インチほど違うことを発見。なのにマニホールドが無理に閉められていたため、バルブカバーのネジがほとんど無くなりかけていた。高さを直したり新しいバルブカバーを探す時間がないため、段違いのバルブカバーに合わせてマニホールドを作ることにした木村氏。ホームディーポ(日曜大工センター)の配管コーナーで見つけたニップルとナットを使って・・・「良い子は決して真似しないように」(木村氏談)


left: no good manifold
right: very good manifold
 
左:最初からついてたインマニエル夫人
右:木村作のインマニ・・・もう言いません。

 the finished piece

完成品

way better!

アイドリングとかできちゃうようになった喜び。
 

8 comments:

けん2 said...

無きゃつくりゃええがね~~。

jam'zgarage said...

good job! (^.^)

t said...

Home Depot..Nice one!Sounds good.

Anonymous said...

This is what i love about Shinya and his work . If it don't fit , fix it . And if there's no parts available to fix . Figure out something . To Hell with where the part came from . Now it works !

Brilliant

Anonymous said...

Thank you Shinya for sharing the restoration process. Awesome to watch a MASTER at work.

occhiolungo said...

It looks like it fits well. I'm working on the same intake manifold joint on my 1916 X. Just bought a big bar of teflon, the lathe will soon turn it into good gaskets to replace the 100 year old leather and copper ones that didn't survive the years. I'll put an article on my site later.

白い王冠(チクチク) said...

さすが婦人!良い仕事♥

menacing ayu said...

けん2: そうだよねー。けどめんどくさいよ、作るのはきっと。

jam'zgarage: what?! you are supposed to be here and doing all this, man!

t: home depot, don't leave without it!

Anonymous: :)

occhiolungo: teflon washer will be super! looking forward to reading your article.

白いチクチク王冠さま: 御婦人に触れてくださってありがとうございます。