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Pre War / Re: Sloper Dating
« on: 06 August, 2017, 10:06:55 »

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.

Mike 8)

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

Hi. Greetings.

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

Mike 8)

Singles / Sloper pistons
« on: 05 August, 2017, 15:37:31 »
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.


Mike :o

Twins / Re: A65 Crankshaft
« on: 04 August, 2017, 20:54:52 »

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)

Twins / Re: Fitting of M20/21 girder forks to a late A10 frame
« on: 03 August, 2017, 13:55:50 »
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)

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


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

Singles / Re: M20 girder forks
« on: 01 August, 2017, 19:25:19 »
Dean Hi :)

That's what I was hoping,  as in this particular instance I have a preference for brass.

Must confess that I never ever thought about plug threads. Live and learn ;)

My son bought that Sloper.

Mike 8)

Singles / M20 girder forks
« on: 01 August, 2017, 10:21:29 »
Hi :)

My M20 forks have been damaged and re-buggered  at some stage in its obviously eventful passage through the ages.
I am shortly going to start the rebuild(actually they need to be re-made).

So were they originally welded or brazed. There is so much brass around the joints that it almost qualifies as HGV.

At this stage I am assuming brass :) :) :) but open to info from those with a greater knowledge.

Mike 8)

Twins / Re: K2F Magneto repairs....Again
« on: 29 July, 2017, 11:41:34 »
 :) :) :) :)

Sorry!!! that fone No should be 01772 796047.

Mike :o

Twins / Re: K2F Magneto repairs....Again
« on: 29 July, 2017, 11:38:56 »
Hi  :)

Have you tried Ribblesdale Auto Electrics. They have a dedicated Mag section. They have fixed some seriously antique mags for me in the past and always high quality.

Prices about average or very slightly above. How busy??? no idea.

Anything like this is personal but I can certainly recommend them.

Fone 01722 796047  Never had a problem discussing things on fone with them.

Very best of luck.

Mike 8)

The Star and Garter / Sloper value
« on: 28 July, 2017, 09:46:03 »
Greetings :)

I don't recall ever seeing a Sloper for sale in running order with all the paper work up together.

So anyone out there got any idea what a realistic price might be road ready. Or even an expected price.

The dead one on Ebay at the mo is 5500 I am wondering what its value would be(approx) when its done. Not for me I'm afraid but my son is "sniffing".

Any thoughts or help appreciated.

By the way---Anyone heard any news from or about Mahindra. All gone quiet on that front.

Mike 8)

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: Hello, new arrival
« on: 26 July, 2017, 10:48:16 »
Hi :)Nice looking machine. I've been looking at the 250 range for a while but always remain undecided.

Where (and what) is BUGAD.   


Which BSA do you ride? / Re: 1963 A50
« on: 26 July, 2017, 10:40:40 »
Hi John.

In truth I can't "safely" get on and off it. I'm not prepared to join the group that I look at and say----B---- idiot shouldn't be on the road.

I am hoping when the M20 is finished, that should be OK because its lower.

I may eventually give it another go, once its registered etc, but I don't really have any great yen to do so. Polishing it will give me something to do. Ho! Ho! Ho!

BTW I'm not as sad as that sounds.

Mike :'(

The Star and Garter / Re: Sloper
« on: 20 July, 2017, 22:27:31 »

  )Hi Dean.

Something you could try that we did several years ago in a very similar situation.

Get a longish piece of round bar about a max of 1.5mm (1/16") greater diameter than the ID of your stock. I think I used a length of EN16.
Have long taper machined onto one end from approx. your ID minus about 2mm with approx. 75mm length.

Now take a Oxy/Act torch and heat the first 5 or 6mm red hot, insert your taper and hammer it into the heated section. Heat the next 5or 6 mm and repeat, continue until you have got the full OD of your bar in to the length of your thread. With a great deal of care you can 'stretch' the OD of you head stock enough to rethread it. You may get away with just a 1mm oversize bar. I suppose you would have to judge that from the state of your existing thread.

I know this will 'thin' the wall but not I think to a significant or dangerous extent.

As its already cream crackered I don't guess you have much to lose by trying it. Perhaps you would care to let us know if you give it a go.

Mike ::)


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