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Twins / A65 brake pedal
« on: 24 May, 2018, 19:15:23 »
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I need a brake pedal for an early model A50/A65 with the cross over shaft. Do any other BSA models fit. Your advice appreciated,

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: Electronic Ignition
« on: 22 May, 2018, 13:05:10 »
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THank god for the "simple" part

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Electronic Ignition
« on: 22 May, 2018, 09:53:47 »
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Greetings all.
Just shortly getting my engine back from machinist.
Whats available in the electronic ignition line. Thinking of going that way again current A50 has boyer.
Anything recommended or anything with a particular not so good reputation.
Any advice gratefully accepted
Mike 8) 8) 8)

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To seal the filler opening.  Cut a piece of old inner tube or similar--side of an old rubber boot will do. Put it over and around the filler and hold tightly in place with a jubilee clip. Double layer to be on the safe side if you wish.

Luck 

Mike 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / SRM oil pumps
« on: 18 May, 2018, 16:57:20 »
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I spoke to SRM today about their A50/A65 oil pumps. They reckon they will have new stock in August. They are reserving them now for anyone interested No price at the mo but won't be cheap I guess. (yes I've ordered one)

Take care all

Mike 8) 8)

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Singles / Re: New to me 48' B31, well almost
« on: 17 May, 2018, 10:21:40 »
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There are several tanks on Ebay. Cant find any your side of the pond. You could look at item No 362302432999 Its in the UK. I've dealt with this guy with sound results.
Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Singles / Re: Gold Star engine for sale?
« on: 16 May, 2018, 14:04:23 »
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Maybe theres someone in BSAOC from the inverness area who would care to check it out. At least its not Moscow this time.
Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 16 May, 2018, 09:07:58 »
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You can buy a metal polishing kit from ebay. Has all you need to use it on an electric drill. Arbor, wheels polish etc. Works well, need just a bit of care.
Mike 8) 8)

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Singles / Re: Gold Star engine for sale?
« on: 15 May, 2018, 19:50:35 »
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I was just looking at Craigs list Hampshire. They have an A75R all in bits at 2200 so I said I'll have a couple of those to be going on with.
Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 15 May, 2018, 10:33:19 »
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I honestly don't know what I have cured but it aint leaking anymore.(Yet????). So I think I can put this saga to bed.
Thanks for all the interest and advice, much of which may have other future applications, eg using anti freeze for leak testing.
So I'll let you know if it starts to leak agen.

Take care.

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 14 May, 2018, 20:08:43 »
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Good idea. I never thought of anti freeze. I use Ardrox which is specific to crack detection. I don't think I would have been able to use it in that particular area. BUT if I'd had a sensible head on at least I might have tried.
 Thanks for that something good to remember.

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 14 May, 2018, 16:40:33 »
Hi :)
Thanks for all your efforts and advice. I gave  a great deal of consideration to each.

Situ now:- I have taken out bolts and endcaps, drained the leaking side  (only a piddling drop of oil came out and I on;ly refilled it last week) and put some air pressure into it. No apparent air blow.  Poured about 1/4 pt petrol down No leak. Re pressurised it No blow. Probed with .6mm wire no apparent hole. So don't have a clue.
Action taken:- I rolled up a ball of ptfe larger than the bolt diameter and pushed it up inside all 4 holes, forced it hard in with cap bolts. Then used a swathe of ptfe around each bolt, refilled the leg and quit for the day
Let you know
Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 13 May, 2018, 17:02:17 »
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The idea to take the cap off etc is now gonna be my next move. I shall also start looking for a new?? slider
Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 13 May, 2018, 09:29:40 »
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Thanks for that. Been down the PTFE route but not successful. I am considering: - Drain it completely then big swishy clean with petrol. Then I'll cut a rubber bung a bit oversize and force it up the hole with the normal bolt. Maybe smear it with Araldite first. If I do that I'll probably need to carefully tap(clean) the thread out afterward.
Any ideas
Alternative----braze studs in but don't want to go that route.
Mike 8) 8) 

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Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 11 May, 2018, 21:39:50 »
Hi Thanks for reply
The fork slider is part No 42.5142. I can only think that at some stage in its life someone may have drilled out a broken stud or drilled through to use an "easy out" and gone too far.
All ideas or assist welcome. Must confess that I don't really want to strip it all down if someone out there has an answer.
Mike 8) 8)

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