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Nourish engineering #778621 07/14/19 11:25 am
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Does anyone know if production of Nourish cranks has forever stopped or has someone maybe bought the machinery and plan to start production again?
I know the ones that can be bought from Canada, but think the Nourish ones are superior in comparison.


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Re: Nourish engineering [Re: Arnstein] #778623 07/14/19 12:12 pm
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Stay away !!!!!

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Kommando.. Stay away from the Canadian ones? If so, what do you think might go wrong?


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No the UK outfit which keeps changing, no knowledge of Canads.

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There are very bad reports of the person who took over the Nourish business.

Late delivery, no delivery, wrong specifications when delivered very late. Not to be trusted unfortunately.

One piece cranks are now being made in NZ too - with reliable results. I believe he exports to Australia but not sure about anywhere else.

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Nourish engineering Limited is dissolved .

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/company/08783288

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Re: Nourish engineering [Re: Arnstein] #778679 07/15/19 1:23 am
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If the guys in NZ can make Oberursel WW1 rotary engines from scratch they can make anything.

Re: Nourish engineering [Re: Arnstein] #778698 07/15/19 8:33 am
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Thanks for replies. Think I found the NZ producer "The vintage aviator ltd". No info of motorcycle cranks, so probably only made a few specials.

In my a65 800cc I have a Nourish 85 mm 360 degree and in my "new" 850cc engine a Canadian made A10 converted 84 mm 90 degree which is hard to depend on being welded and having big ends a little bit out of line when measuring between small ends up and down on stroke (hope my explanation is understandable). This will of course make the gudgeon pins move sideways a little, so using teflon plugs here.. hoping this safer (5000 km this season and will go on a long trip later on), John Hill 80mm cylinders.
Anyway, the 360 Nourish crank looks and measures a lot better ( and vibrates..) than the welded together 90 degree ( which also vibrates but not so high frequency.), so this is my reason for wanting another 90 degree crank, but with Nourish quality.


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Even though Nourish Engineering is dissolved the slimebag who ran it is still around and pops up selling stuff so sadly any Nourish related source in the UK is tainted unless they can prove no connection with Chris Bushell.

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A norton crank is a good starting point for the 90 deg setup.
I used them for a long time with no problems in A65's.
There is a fair bit of work to do and you will need to make a flywheel but it's a good solution.

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Originally Posted by Arnstein

Thanks for replies. Think I found the NZ producer "The vintage aviator ltd". No info of motorcycle cranks, so probably only made a few specials.

In my a65 800cc I have a Nourish 85 mm 360 degree and in my "new" 850cc engine a Canadian made A10 converted 84 mm 90 degree which is hard to depend on being welded and having big ends a little bit out of line when measuring between small ends up and down on stroke (hope my explanation is understandable). This will of course make the gudgeon pins move sideways a little, so using teflon plugs here.. hoping this safer (5000 km this season and will go on a long trip later on), John Hill 80mm cylinders.
Anyway, the 360 Nourish crank looks and measures a lot better ( and vibrates..) than the welded together 90 degree ( which also vibrates but not so high frequency.), so this is my reason for wanting another 90 degree crank, but with Nourish quality.


No the Vintage Aviator is Peter Jackson's play time. Peter Jackson of the Lord of the Rings fame. He is a Vintage aviation nut.


This is the NZ guy. Just talked to a bike engineering friend. He has fitted 7 of his cranks so far. No problems at all. My friend said he has now made hundreds of cranks. He knows what he is doing.

Steel billet crankshafts made to order, also Triumph, BSA, Norton and Moto Guzzi Twins, "race or road"
Contact: Graham Martin, Eskview Services Ltd, Napier HB
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Great info John! thanks


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You are never going to believe this but last night i got a call from the shop balancing my crank. The crank is cracked at the drive side. Norton Commando 850. So right now I'm finding out about getting a crank made.

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i have been told that stock triumph cranks were sometimes cracked right out of the factory, and installed that way.


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Originally Posted by kevin roberts
i have been told that stock triumph cranks were sometimes cracked right out of the factory, and installed that way.


I heard the same story about the riders/owners wink just kidding


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Re: Nourish engineering [Re: Allan Gill] #780094 07/30/19 6:26 pm
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NEB may be able to help with a crank, it may be possible to request a one off


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Re: Nourish engineering [Re: Andy Higham] #780121 07/31/19 1:32 am
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Originally Posted by Andy Higham
NEB may be able to help with a crank, it may be possible to request a one off



Thanks

I'm on the trail of a couple of possibilities but shall also check here

The funny thing is that various places advertise them but when you say Yes Ill buy it. Here is the money they all kind of go -

"Oh. You actually mean it . Well actually we ordered some 6 months ago but they havn't turned up yet. Let me get back to you "

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Re: Nourish engineering [Re: Arnstein] #780123 07/31/19 1:51 am
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greg blagus in michigan makes BSA and triumph cranks. i think he does nortons as well, but they're not in as high a demand. he's fixing my T120 crank right now after a mishap.

https://www.yellowpages.com/plymouth-mi/mip/rody-machining-6041454



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Re: Nourish engineering [Re: johnm] #780152 07/31/19 1:53 pm
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Johnm. Thank you for excellent information. This must the right man for a Quality crank.

Thank you to Andy Higham and Kevin Roberts also ( your link will not open ).


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Originally Posted by Arnstein

. . . ( your link will not open ).


it's the correct telephone and address, though.

greg blagus

Rody Machining

734 459 9335.

i spoke to him just friday last. sometimes he advertizes here:

http://www.vft.org/vftforsale2.html


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An unfortunate update.

The NZ guy on the East Coast does not seem interested in making any more cranks. He is very busy with his engineering company and his part time work is stopped for the time being.

He said he cannot get the correct steel in the right sizes anymore and doesn't seem interested.

So I think I have found a billet crank at MAP cycles in the USA. They are getting some 76 deg Triumph ones made and also did some Norton ones. Not sure if there are any left.

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MAP is a 10 minute ride from me.
I've picked up a few bits from them, good folks.


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