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The Star and Garter / Mororcycle Insurance Advice
« on: 17 January, 2018, 20:29:34 »
 I've recently completed my first motorcycle renouvation and the bike, a 1970 BSA Victor Special, is ready for it's MOT ( I'm aware of the forthcoming change to MOT reuirement but wish to have an MOT for my own peace of mind).

Please can anyone offer any advice on how to obtain Agreed Valuation insurance?


Singles / Re: B44 Head Gasket
« on: 09 March, 2017, 17:49:02 »

Thank you very much and I welcome your offer and advice Arthur.
If no thick gasket is available would it be wiser to reduce the fire ring height as a remedy, making life easier in future?
I possess only hand tools and a degree of optimism!

Singles / Re: B44 Head Gasket
« on: 09 March, 2017, 17:06:51 »
Thanks for the replies so far.

I have enquired at the most hopeful stockists ( Draganfly, Ripe Motorcycles, Performance Engineering Services and my local Ray Fisher's Britbits) but no luck, the thickest so far has been 0.042". I considered the US but the cost of postage etc makes them quite expensive and therefor it was worthwhile having a go at making one.
Any other likely suppliers to try?
Any comments on the fit if the gasket to the fire ring?


Singles / B44 Head Gasket
« on: 09 March, 2017, 09:36:01 »
  I'm restoring a 1970 B44VS and am unable to find a new head gasket of sufficient thickness ( >0.045" ) here in the UK so I've dicided to attempt to make one from 1.2mm ( 0.047") copper plate. If I fail then I'll have the fire ring reduced in height to reduce the head to barrel gap which is at present 0.042".

Please can anyone advise -
Is the raised lip of the commonly available gaskets a neccessity ?
Is an interferance fit of the gasket to the side of the fire ring important ?

Thanks if you can,

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