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Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 19 January, 2018, 22:27:33 »
Ah, should always read what you've written, cheers Bess.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 19 January, 2018, 16:03:12 »
Ignore the 10mm thing,the fitting I had is an oddball but found the true size, it's 3/8 bps.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 19 January, 2018, 10:27:39 »
Ok, found the thread size, oddly enough, if you take the nut and olive of a 10 mm compression fitting the thread fit perfectly.   Was going to put a smiley face but doesn't seem to work!.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 18 January, 2018, 17:34:46 »
Hi, I like the idea of testing with air,I suppose even if the cap leaked a little it wouldn't matter, just keep the a pressure topped  up, I don't suppose you happen to know what size the tap threads are. The insides not to bad no sealants and a slight speckling of rust,what would be the best way of removing it? and would it be best to seal the inside at this stage to prevent any further deterioration. Cheers Dave.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 17 January, 2018, 19:48:02 »
Hi Charles, looks like you have a complete bike there,I only have boxes of bits to work with so every step brings a bit of head scratching. I would think the only thing you could do with the dent is the dreaded filler but I'm sure there will be someone in the club that will know,good luck,----A10JWO,Hi, unfortunately I'm one of those despicable diesel owners and its probably going to be a while before the a65 is going to want any fuel, thanks both for your interest, Dave.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 15 January, 2018, 22:16:46 »
Hi, I'm afraid the chrome will need replacing as well so it's a complete renovation,I've been told the best thing to check for leaks is paraffin I've got a bit but think I probably need at least a gallon again any input greatly appreciated, cheers.

Twins / A65 rebuild
« on: 14 January, 2018, 16:55:37 »
Hi all, starting to get a few bits and pieces together now, looking at starting a bit of assembly soon,although on occasion it's been one step forward two back anyway I've had the side panels stripped and they've come back nice bare metal,one or two small dents and a bit of rust,I'm not capable of doing the paintwork to a high enough standard so will need to get them done professionally. The tank will need the same treatment but first I thought I'd ask is there a procedure I should follow with the tank and should I do anything to the side panels to protect or prepare them until I'm ready to get all of the paintwork done, also if there are any recommendations for the work in the west Midlands region I'd be very interested, cheers Dave Mitchell.

Hi, I'm pretty sure as long as the height is less than 4 mars and its not attached to the house you can do almost anything you want but bearing in mind your neighbours, as for floors wooden floors will all ways be subject to attack from below,damp ,insects ect,with my own garage floor I layed 25mm thick polystyrene with a polythene sheet over and flooring grade tongue and groove chip board ( glue the joints) over that, resulting in very stable and much warmer on the feet floor, thought.... can you pamper a bike to much? Good luck.

The Star and Garter / Re: Back with a basket case
« on: 23 November, 2017, 17:29:46 »
Hi both, my box of bits is a 64, a65 but likewise frame almost there, hubs almost ready for wheel rebuild, I live in Hollywood,birmingham, if anyone's close may be good to compare notes?

The Star and Garter / Re: New member and got a question already!!!
« on: 22 November, 2017, 18:37:00 »
Hi Nigel, I'm a fairly new member trying to rebuild a1964 a65, I've bought a few bits from Mark and Ian  at C D autos, it's on Henley rd between Henley and Studly, there really helpful, it may well be worth a chat with them, good luck,oh and welcome to what is an unbelievable wealth of help and info.

Twins / Re: Steering lock removal 1972 Thunderbolt
« on: 10 August, 2017, 22:41:07 »
Would it be possible to drill carefully, just enough to get through the cover?

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 20 July, 2017, 19:51:20 »
Hi Bess, no I was not aware of that process, another snippet to log in the grey matter,but I've made my mind up new it is,thanks again for the help so far, ill be back with more soon probably.

Twins / Re: Indian tanks
« on: 19 July, 2017, 21:23:52 »
Tank looks great but not to sure about the reflection,😊

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 19 July, 2017, 21:19:53 »
Ha,or should that be the modern LOL, anyway on a slightly more serious note  I got to compare the rear sprocket with a new one for a Norton, difference is to obvious not to go for a replacement,if that makes sense plus the new comes chemically blacked.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 17 July, 2017, 19:14:37 »
By the look of that photo A R H positive would perhaps be apt   😊

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