I've got a plan to rebuild a Silk Scott with a competition Scott engine and race with the British Historic Racing club. There's a fair bit of work to do before we get there, and one of the first jobs is to gather some technical advice about the frame tubing. It's a steel frame, built in the early seventies and brazed together. I want to add some tubes and need to know what the tubes are and where I am likely to be able to look for them. I've seen that they bought tubestock from Reynolds, and if that's the likely source, does anyone have any input on specs? Are there likely to be any special requirements for brazing?
I'll forward your question to Stuart Tiller, Rich, he may be able to give you some information. I know that the guy that brazed all the original frames still worked at Spondon only a few years ago now, I don't know whether he retired or still does a bit of it, Stuart may know. cheers Steve
Hi, I spoke to Stuart today and he said that it is Reynolds tubing, T45? I think he said. He said you'd be lucky to get some off the shelf anywhere and would probably have to order some, which would not be cheap as you'd have to get a minimum amount. He said they were brazed with bronze welding rods but other that that there are no other special requirements. He thinks you would be ok using normal steel tubing to brace them, it wouldn't have to be Reynolds stuff. Hope that helps, cheers, Steve
Post by supersquirrel on Mar 12, 2014 19:48:07 GMT
Thanks very much for finding that out. I was guessing that I wouldn't have to use Reynolds tubing but it's good to know. In fact, with this information, I just found people selling lengths of T45(cold drawn seamless)tubing on ebay and it looks like I can get exactly what I need from there.
I'm so looking forward to getting this project moving..
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