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Twins / Re: Oil Pumps
« on: 20 August, 2017, 13:18:07 »
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I'll give it a go then and we shall see. Thanks for that.

Don't fully understand your point about changing the gears but may we leave that one for the time being.

I'll come back to this when I have all the bits ready.

Mike 8)

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Twins / Oil Pumps
« on: 20 August, 2017, 09:41:08 »
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Will the "drive end" of an A50/A65 fit and work with the "pump end" of the earlier A7/10 B31/32 etc. It would appear that they should go together OK but your advice would be very welcome.

Mike

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Twins / Re: A65 Pistons
« on: 18 August, 2017, 21:03:41 »
HI Agen thanks for that. I found the info about the Spitfire very interesting. The barrels that I bought with pistons are hardly worn and  within wear limits. I'm really glad that I asked the question because I was going tojust put new rings and. re-use the parts exactly as they were. So live and learn (just in time)

Now this may be of interest. I was discussing this with a Beesa ""expert"" Yeh!! always had Beesa's mate, know all about them. So I said that I was doing a rebuild and at that stage not sure whether I would make it into an A50 or an A65.  Anyway he told me "the only difference mate is the piston" If you put an A50 piston in, you got an A50. If you put an A65 piston in you get an A65. I wonder I BSA knew that or whether this lack of knowledge contributed to their demise.

So let us dissect the word Expert
X = an unknown quantity an spert = a drip under pressure. Glad I had chance to share this with you and hope it helps in the future

Mike

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Twins / A65 Pistons
« on: 17 August, 2017, 13:57:28 »
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Greetings.

I have just bought a set of A65 barrells and pistons.

The pistons are Stamped on top  68-793 BSA.            46   6/66   L

They are also marked by the gudgeon pin hole  68-743.

I cant find anything that relates to these No's in any of my lists or on Draganfly. (In fact Draganfly says that 68-793 is a dowell)

So what have I got??? any help or advice greatly appreciated

MIke 8)

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The Star and Garter / Re: Stuck valves/Stuck cylinder head
« on: 14 August, 2017, 12:33:29 »
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PS I aint being responsible for anybody who loses a piece of cord down the engine.

Mike

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