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Messages - ANDY HIGHAM

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Singles / Re: Running in troubles - engine fade
« on: 19 April, 2018, 19:32:17 »
There was no room for the nut on the B25, later C15 and later B40 at that area was full of points

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Singles / Re: Twin front brake
« on: 10 April, 2018, 22:00:12 »
No danger of wheelie with 2 BSA drums up front

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Singles / Re: Engine shock absorber
« on: 10 April, 2018, 19:51:07 »
The thread should be long enough to start the nut without it contacting the spring. Forget the tab washer and use loctite

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Singles / Re: Rockerbox breathing
« on: 06 April, 2018, 22:43:11 »
The timed breather on the camshaft is designed to keep the crankcase at below atmospheric pressure. Adding a breather to the rockerbox destroys this

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Singles / Re: BSA B33 Engine Oil Gauge mounting
« on: 03 April, 2018, 16:26:23 »
There is very little oil pressure on a B33, probably won't even register on a gauge. It is a Roller bearing engine so its oil flow rate that matters

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Singles / Re: C15S 1959 Oil Pump total oil loss from oil tank
« on: 02 April, 2018, 20:16:07 »
Anything fitted between the tank and pump can cause engine damage, gear pumps are good at pumping but not so good at sucking

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Singles / Re: magdyno base
« on: 23 March, 2018, 19:37:14 »
Your slots are not that badly worn compared to most.
Fit the wider Gold Star mag straps, they hold the mag more securely

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Singles / Re: timing case painting
« on: 15 March, 2018, 21:33:25 »
I didn't bother with either the BSA on my timing cover (hidden behind the pipe) or the piled arms on the pushrod tunnel (looks classier left un painted)

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Singles / Re: Chrome Rims - rust prevention
« on: 14 March, 2018, 19:41:05 »
The best solution is to replace the rims with alloy or stainless rims and stainless spokes

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Singles / Re: Stainless parts for BSA
« on: 14 March, 2018, 19:19:33 »

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Singles / Re: B31 head onto B33 Barrel
« on: 23 February, 2018, 12:39:41 »
Follow this link and there is a full write up of the modifications I made to my B31
http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/640945/b31-clubman#Post640945

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Singles / Re: B31 head onto B33 Barrel
« on: 21 February, 2018, 13:33:47 »
I would say even if it was possible it would be undesirable. The compression ratio would be high and the valve sizes smaller than the B33

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Singles / Re: B31 clutch & primary drive
« on: 18 February, 2018, 20:19:39 »
The inner drum, basket and pressure plate are Suzuki GS850 shortened by one plate. The sprocket is a standard plate sprocket fitted with a ball race onto a modified BSA centre. A modified rusty old BSA inner drum unites the Suzuki drum to BSA centre

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Probably just preloading up old saggy springs

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Singles / Re: B31 crank shaft
« on: 17 February, 2018, 22:26:27 »
it would be folly not to put a new rod and big end in it while it's apart. A leg out of bed can be expensive

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