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Twins / Re: Indian tanks
« on: 04 June, 2017, 23:15:30 »
 :) :)
Hi I've got one on my A50 and there are no apparent problems.I shall of course report here if that changes. Argueably of course they are the only quick source of new tanks.


Twins / Re: A7ST Tank leaks - weld or liner repair kit?
« on: 03 June, 2017, 16:58:05 »

Yep whichever way you go success aint guaranteed unless you use a weld/solder repair. The the other problems of distortion etc come up.
No it is a petrol starting tank on an international petrol/diesel engine.

I haven't used a internal kit for a long time, the last one was called "splosh" it worked ok for me.
So I guess we are back at the "takes yer pick" point.

Ultimately I aint bin very helpful???????///


Twins / Re: A7ST Tank leaks - weld or liner repair kit?
« on: 03 June, 2017, 10:03:52 »
Hi I too suggest you go for the "kit" option. derust as completely as possible with the reverse electrolysis method. Then have it steam cleaned internally to ensure that as much rust dust etc as humanly possible has been cleaned out. Then take your pick of available sealant options..

However if you can find the point of origin of the leak try a small fibre glass patch. Patched a tractor tank this way about 8 years ago and its still fine.

Take care

Mike :)

The Star and Garter / Re: MOT
« on: 31 May, 2017, 10:52:51 »

We had a long discussion on this page a while back covering this point about insurance companies. I contacted several and none of them would commit themselves to whether or not they require MOT. However it is quite a ridiculous gap in what is legal and what isn't.

I think the whole thing started because one of you guys was refused roadside assistance because of no listed MOT. It was probably a bit deeper than that and I believe it was sorted satisfactorily?????????

Maybe someone else remembers.


The Star and Garter / Re: MOT
« on: 26 May, 2017, 10:13:33 »
 8) 8)

Thanks for that. The "1962" was a stupidity. I seem to remember its an age thing.

Mike :) :)

The Star and Garter / MOT
« on: 25 May, 2017, 22:06:05 »

Hi. Just a quick one for you guys. I know that an MOT is not required for pre 1962 vehicles. However the initial registration forms call for one. Does that mean that an MOT is needed for initial reg purposes. Cant find the answer on DVLA site.

Mike 8)

Singles / WM20 paint
« on: 18 May, 2017, 19:24:05 »

Here we go again. Someone (Arthur I believe) posted the WM20 "desert" colour code here about a long time back. Sorry I've lost it so would that kind someone be kind again. Thanks


The Star and Garter / Re: Cardurettor sealing
« on: 13 May, 2017, 09:13:09 »
You could try making a gasket out of "cushion floor". I've used it for several gasket applications. Its thicker to start with and will squeeze up easily.

Mike ;D

Twins / Re: Dynamo driving sprocket nut
« on: 11 May, 2017, 11:47:38 »

Hi I cant find the nut size that you need but if you contact   they sell the the taps and dies to the size that you require. so you may be able to make one. I will continue looking


The Star and Garter / anti wet sumping valve
« on: 10 May, 2017, 19:47:04 »

Greetings. Just thought I'd let you all know (if anyone is interested) I finally bit the bullet and put an anti wet sumping vale on my A50.

Heres hoping???? fingers crossed.

Mike :o

Singles / Re: WM20 paint
« on: 05 May, 2017, 11:19:45 »

That takes me back then. They probably left the factory sprayed but I'll bet they had a brush job within 2 years or less.(nothing to do??? find something to paint)

As you say they were bronze green, but I think the actual colour designation was 'Olive Drab' in Europe and the jungle countries But a yuckey sand colour in N Africa, Aden and 'up the gulf' etc
Go back into the archive here and I'm sure Arthur posted the correct sand colour about a year ago for me to do mine, but I lost it.


The Star and Garter / Re: TRike
« on: 30 April, 2017, 19:20:42 »

Looks about right for me. I could sell ice creams from that.

Bout my limit :)


The Star and Garter / Re: Oil control Valves and Ignition coils
« on: 30 April, 2017, 19:18:13 »

The spring etc was replaced when the engine was rebuilt last year. It used to happen on previous A65 but not a problem when in use. So I shall prob put one in or maybe a tap----yep I'm aware of the major pitfall with thatIf I go that way I'll maybe put an ignition fail safe on it.. Don't know yet.  I remember having a tap on the down pipe of an old 350 Ariel in the mid fifties--- but I don't remember if it was because of the same prob. In fact I don't remember much about it except that I "ditched" it on the seventh day of ownership. Bent the fork shafts--put em in a fly press-- sorta straight-- back on bike--Ok for a couple of years.

Anyway many thanks to you and all for your kind input

The Star and Garter / Re: Oil control Valves and Ignition coils
« on: 29 April, 2017, 18:20:39 »

Thanks to you both. I guessed the point about the oil spillage point and am glad that I was correct. My fear of course was a B++++ed gasket. Thanks again for info on Valve. Its either that or a tap??????


The Star and Garter / Re: Oil control Valves and Ignition coils
« on: 29 April, 2017, 16:37:19 »
Hi Julian

Thanks for that I understand the overall problem area vv the pump seats etc. What I don't really understand is where it actually escapes from when it comes out of the engine from the engine, And for the info about the coils. I guess over the years you pick up all sorts of misleading info. I take it that your in valve didn't cause any problem???

Mike :) :)

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