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Messages - Phil C

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Singles / Re: Tappet cover sealing washer/"O" ring
« on: 22 February, 2018, 21:07:45 »
Okay yes I get it.

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Singles / Re: Tappet cover sealing washer/"O" ring
« on: 22 February, 2018, 19:18:48 »
Fair enough, thanks. So (please be patient with me), why then is a paper gasket sufficient on the rocker inspection cap, ie the oval-shaped cap held on with a central Phillips head screw? I mean, why do the two tappet inspection caps need to be so much tighter than the oval rocker inspection cap? I'm not doubting what you say, of course, and I am obviously very grateful for your help; I ask just in order to learn. Phil (novice.)

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Singles / Re: Tappet cover sealing washer/"O" ring
« on: 22 February, 2018, 18:31:11 »
Many thanks - I've ordered them. Out of interest, why would home-made paper gasket ones not be suitable?  Phil (novice.)

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Singles / Re: Tappet cover sealing washer/"O" ring
« on: 22 February, 2018, 17:54:53 »
They're hard to find. Make some out of gasket paper I suppose?  Phil (novice.)

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Singles / Re: Tappet cover sealing washer/"O" ring
« on: 20 February, 2018, 17:25:26 »
Thanks.

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Singles / Tappet cover sealing washer/"O" ring
« on: 20 February, 2018, 13:38:11 »
When I took off the (hex-head) tappet covers on my 1965 B40F, they had flat fibre washers and goo.  I decided to replace them with new ones, but on enquiring was told they should be "O" rings, so that's what I bought. On fitting them this morning, I found that anything more than extremely gentle spanner pressure causes the ring to squash out of the side of the cover. There is no groove for the "O" ring. I am a bit concerned that the covers are not on any where near tight enough to be secure, but also that if I tighten the cover any more then the ring will distort out of the side of the cover. Should they be "O" rings or flat fibre sealing washers?  Phil (novice.)

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Singles / Re: B40 Star air filter - what's the best option now
« on: 19 February, 2018, 18:53:29 »
Mine (1965 B40F) appears to be a hose (1 and 7/8 o/d) fixed to both the concentric carb and filter by jubilee clips. The filter I think is separate from the side panel but sits inside it. I'll soon be trying to get the filter off (next few weeks), which might be an issue as it seems to be rammed in pretty hard against the frame inside the side panel, making me wonder if the hose is too long.  But then I know pretty much nothing.    Phil (novice.)

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Singles / Re: B40 Star air filter - what's the best option now
« on: 17 February, 2018, 16:52:31 »
My 1965 B40 filter appears to be attached to the carb by a rubber hose which pokes through a hole into the side panel. The filter housing appears to be rammed in hard against the frame, which makes me wonder if the hose is a bit too long. I guess I'll find out soon when I try to get the filter out to clean it.   Phil (novice)

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Singles / Re: B40 side points 4CA base plate
« on: 16 February, 2018, 18:45:40 »
Thanks. I think the filing has worked.

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Singles / Re: B40 side points 4CA base plate
« on: 15 February, 2018, 19:11:28 »
Actually, I think I might have a cunning plan. If I file part of the edge of the large slot above which the condenser sits, I might then be able to just swivel the condenser housing a little bit, just enough to solve the problem perhaps...

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Singles / B40 side points 4CA base plate
« on: 15 February, 2018, 18:13:35 »
Anybody had difficulty fitting the 4CA points base plate because of the condenser wire connection nut catching on the wall? If so, how did you get the base plate to fit in the hole?  Elongate the screw clearance hole at the other end of the condenser holder? I'm not sure that will make enough difference.  Phil (novice)

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Singles / Re: Grease gun
« on: 10 February, 2018, 18:42:30 »
How much would you like for it, Colin?  I'm in South Devon.  Phil.

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Singles / Re: Grease gun
« on: 10 February, 2018, 11:05:27 »
Are there any you'd recommend?

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Singles / Re: Grease gun
« on: 10 February, 2018, 10:04:26 »
Are the old (push type) Tecalemit guns likely to work on 1965 B40?

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Singles / Re: Grease gun
« on: 09 February, 2018, 20:35:59 »
Thanks, but of course the photos on ebay don't always show that.  Do old Tecalemit ones fit? Or does it depend which model?

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