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Singles / Re: B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 21 May, 2018, 20:53:02 »
Thanks lads , just as I thought , a pig. Got a big 'ammer but not too much energy now-a-days as age is creeping up. I'll have a go and if Mabel does not give the money (age tester) I'll batter the bugger out....  ;D   Griff

Singles / B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 21 May, 2018, 15:00:42 »
  I have to change the bushes in my B40 swinging arm. Quite a bit of movement laterally so it must be done to use on roads between sections, Having never tackled this before is there any easy way to do this job ? Yes I have no doubt parentage, stress and big hammers come into a job last done 57 years ago.. All tips heeded unless a trapped finger is involved.. Thanks   ::)   Griff

The Star and Garter / Re: Stafford Show
« on: 24 April, 2018, 20:38:02 »
Got pictures but can't put them on site as the size is too big. My technical ability will not let me shrink them.... Griff

The Star and Garter / Stafford Show
« on: 23 April, 2018, 12:21:23 »
  We had a winner at the show. Roy Clark with his A7SS and Watsonian chair won the best sidecar in the show. A lovely bike that was grwatly admired. Gave the team present quite a boost. Well done Roy for all your work....   Griff

Singles / C12 plug.
« on: 12 April, 2018, 19:56:59 »
  What is the recomended plug for a C12 ?  Got a short reach one in at present , but that is only to keep the crap out when the barrel was sprayed and re-build completed.   griff

Singles / Re: Gold Star rev counter.
« on: 09 April, 2018, 12:20:38 »
 Thanks for that. I'll give them a call...   Griff

Singles / Gold Star rev counter.
« on: 08 April, 2018, 22:27:03 »
  Smiths rev counter went dodgy on a run this afternoon. Any recomendations for repair ?  Problem is it shoots over to over 8k revs on tick-over and slowly drops back to 2k revs. Stays there for a mile or two, works OK for 1/2 mile then trotts off to +8k....  Bit beyond my abilities to furtle with it....   :-\   Griff

Singles / Re: B31 valve lifter
« on: 04 March, 2018, 21:40:08 »
Thanks, think it could be the cable as it nearly engages when the another 1/4" and it would be perfect....  Griff

Singles / B31 valve lifter
« on: 04 March, 2018, 19:22:18 »
The cable is too long on my valve lifter. Is it possible to move the arm , thus shortening the cable ? If so how does the arm come off the rocker as after removing the nut nothing look obvious and the Haynes manual does not menton this part. New cable perhaps ?  .. Thanks... Griff

The Star and Garter / Re: More ebay fraud.
« on: 28 November, 2017, 17:55:39 »
I find the easiest way is to do a bank ttransfer after you have seen te goods. Worked quite well for me so far... Griff

Yes the bultaco is now registered.. Got it right in the end. Had a telephone call to Swansea to a most helpful chap. Discussed the case and told me where to forward the paperwork to and hey presto the jobs a gud-un... anybody want to but a 250cc Bultaco trials bike ?   Griff

Now on the 5th reply to DVLA and possibly  making progress after a chat with the most charming fellow. I was all nice and controlled and it seems that the problem could be solved (NOVA cock-up). Lets hope the log book arrives this week. Bet it's an inspection job first ! ! !  ::)    Griff

The Star and Garter / Re: More on tanks
« on: 02 November, 2017, 22:09:09 »
 They are located at   Cockshades Enterprise  Park, Stock Lane, Wybunbury. Cheshire CW5 7HA 01270 841048  / 07876220928   No I have nothing from them , just a very happy punter.. Griff

The Star and Garter / More on tanks
« on: 02 November, 2017, 08:15:50 »
Took my A65 tank to a local paint shop(thet specialise in classic car paintwork RR etc) to have it painted. There was a dent in it , out of obvious sight . The lads at 'Splash of Paint' removed the dent and painted the tank to perfection. In fact at a local show there was an award fot the best restored paintwork and yes got it . Total job 175 and yes taking the B31 tank there for a splash of paint...

Sent the reply with all paperwork checked and re-checked.. It came back saying they could not find the NOVA reference number. Called (yes spoke to a human being) NOVA who said they could not find the reference but it had been registered. They suggested I re-apply for NOVA. Did so and 2 hours later had an e-mail from them to say to call them. Seems they had had a duplicate application from me . (Surprise). They claimed a glitch on the system and had cleared it so would scrap the second application and to carry on with the first reference numbers... Here's hoping as paperwork is now re-submitted... Sods law will be applied and a require a vehicle inspection before registration... Griff

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