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The Star and Garter / Stuck valves/Stuck cylinder head
« on: 14 August, 2017, 12:32:09 »
 :)

Just thought I would waste every body's time, with a quick hint.

Freeing stuck valves and heads so you don't need a hammer.

Tools req:- Plug spanner and about 4' of about 5/16th diameter non hairy nylon cord.

Method:- remove plug/s, rock bike in gear until the piston/s are about halfway up on compression stroke, feed the cord into the bore (keep at least 1 foot in hand) now rock the bike forward and the bunch of rope will either A. push your valve back into place, or B. will push head off depending which you are trying to do. You will probably still have to locate your pushrod unless you are seriously lucky.

Does it work:-  Yep never failed for me and that includes extreme use on a Cessna aircraft engine and pushing the rusted head off an ancient Fordson Major tractor.

Mike 8)


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The Star and Garter / Re: Headlamp Brackets
« on: 13 August, 2017, 08:57:34 »
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They look a bit A50 A65. Maybe any of the A series. Maybe B Series as well. I have sent you PM.

Mike 8)

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Singles / Re: BSA B33 sticky exhaust valve advise please
« on: 12 August, 2017, 19:48:08 »
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I understand what you are saying but now there are all different types for differing types of engine.

MIke 8)

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Singles / Re: BSA B33 sticky exhaust valve advise please
« on: 12 August, 2017, 10:38:03 »
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Firstly I must admit that this marque is outside of my knowledge but may I make a general point.

Your engine wasn't designed to run on the types of fuel now available, so that MAY be at the route of the problem. Try an additive in your fuel to enhance upper lubrication. Good 'ol Redex is as good as any, but there are many other brand available. Or simply add a small dose of two stroke oil  each time you fill up.(Personnally I don't like this particular idea).Blimey!!!! do you remember when a "shot of redex" only cost a penny.

Trust this may help.

Mike 8)

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Does that mean that Mahindra might actually do something positive about it this time around

Mike 8)

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Twins / Re: BTH magneto fitted to my A10
« on: 08 August, 2017, 21:40:45 »
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I;ve just rebuilt my A50 and fitted electronic. Its due "off the bench" tomorrow, I'll let you know.

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: BTH magneto fitted to my A10
« on: 08 August, 2017, 10:45:27 »
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Hi After reading yours, I've just been on their website and in truth ,yes, its a lot of money. However I have been quoted in the region of 700+ to have my M20 magdyno professionally redone by an extremely reputable company. Its also arguable that you have a product more fit for purpose in this era. (I am not knocking the traditional mags as we all know that they have given, and still give, sterling service, But when you have ongoing problems then maybe a rethink etc)
I know I can get my mag done cheaper but I also know you get what you pay for, or have a long wait for.
However at the mo this is on hold because I have an electronic system ready to put on M20. But its certainly a way I would consider.
Mike 8)

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Pre War / Re: Sloper Dating
« on: 06 August, 2017, 21:00:54 »
 :o

Thanks again. Definitely keeps the little grey cells working.

I think only time will tell. Shall certainly take your advice and go for a dating cert

Mike 8)

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Pre War / Re: Sloper Dating
« on: 06 August, 2017, 10:06:55 »
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Ho Ho Ho.  The engine No is Y8 1250 which if I am reading this correctly is a 557 SV. However this engine is actually OHV.

So what thoughts do we have on this. Have I simply read it wrongly?????????? Age does things like this. Or has it had a heart transplant SV/OHV and the same No has been used. Or is it possible to do a marry up job and put the OHV top onto the SV bottom.

Confusedorwhat.com

Mike 8)

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Pre War / Sloper Dating
« on: 05 August, 2017, 22:13:00 »
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Hi. Greetings.

Would you kind gents assist me in identifying this Sloper: -
                                       
                                                     Frame No  Y75736. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Mike 8)

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Singles / Sloper pistons
« on: 05 August, 2017, 15:37:31 »
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Some help please gents. I have been asked these questions and I'm completely out of my depth here.

Question 1. Does the Sloper and the Blue Star use the same pistons.

Question 2. Was the Sloper ever produced as a 550cc or indeed anything other the 500cc.

Thanks

Mike :o

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Twins / Re: A65 Crankshaft
« on: 04 August, 2017, 20:54:52 »
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Thanks again for your knowledge. Draganfly have a few used ones in stock and I have purchased one from them. It is stil in standard configuration never been reground. Obviously as I'm trying to build a "new" engine I shall have that done. Got a pair of used bottom cases from Ebay. So we shall see.  And I'll scream here for help and advice. (and bits)

I'll let you know how it goes. As its a serious ground up rebuild I shall not keep it standard colour wise. But I;m not going to make a circus exhibit.

Thanks again

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: Fitting of M20/21 girder forks to a late A10 frame
« on: 03 August, 2017, 13:55:50 »
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I've got a much better idea---------Sell me the girder forks.

But seriously It cant be that difficult with a bit of sideways thinking. "out of the box" whatever that means.

Mike 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 Crankshaft
« on: 02 August, 2017, 15:26:31 »
Hi thanks for that. I really had no idea as the situation has never been an issue
Since I read yours I contacted Draganfly to check if they had a good used one(they'll ley me know) and they said pretty much the same thing That they were all interchangeable except the A50 as you stated but you could end up with funnies like not being able to use the timing spigot/key. Etc
So we shall see.

Thanks again

Mike

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Twins / A65 Crankshaft
« on: 02 August, 2017, 09:16:13 »
 :) :)
I have a barn find A65 that I think I shall rebuild.

Well what I actually have is a frame, swinging arm and bottom engine casings with only the gear cluster still in it (9bonus???).

My question is were the crankshafts standard and relatively interchangeable during the production of the marque. I can get a crank quite easily but don't want to end up with something that doesn't fit.

So as always your advice would be very much appreciated.

Oh almost forgot I've also got the rear brake rod (another bonus)

Mike ;D

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