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Twins / Re: A65 ????
« on: 17 February, 2018, 18:01:47 »
Hi Mike, be really interested to follow your posts I'm in a similar position my self, frame p coated, hubs ready for wheel rebuild,yolk on, forks ready to assemble,waiting for a few bits so I thought I'd start on panels  and tanks, fuel tank is in fair condition bits of rust inside and out so just pondering best way forward with it, it will need chrome and paintwork done so I think ill take it to the local platers and get it stripped first and see what comes back.Cheers Dave.

The Star and Garter / Re: Tip for cutting pipe
« on: 13 February, 2018, 19:10:03 »
Hi chaps, those are pipe cutters, and as you say are usually used for soft material (copper) but you can get larger ones that will cut up to 4inch mild steel tube, a slim cutting disc in a small angle grinder works well,use masking tape to achieve a straight cut. Cheers Dave.

Twins / Re: Silent block bushes
« on: 01 February, 2018, 20:06:47 »
Hi, like I said, horror stories,maybe ill mess with another bit of the bike for awhile and leave the swinging arm, cheers Dave.

Twins / Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
« on: 26 January, 2018, 18:10:07 »
That's an absolute stunner, hope my a65 looks s as good when it's done ( be a while yet )  no comment on the reflection from a bald head, look at the tank.looks like you have some more nice machines in the background to. Happy biking, Dave.

Twins / Re: Silent block bushes
« on: 24 January, 2018, 23:07:04 »
Thought that may be the case, looked them up earlier,was going to ring tomorrow to confirm, best get the tape measure out then, cheers,Dave.

Twins / Re: Silent block bushes
« on: 24 January, 2018, 19:41:39 »
Hi, that's a great bit of info,it's been holding me up for a while, I may even have a ride to Burton and take the s/arm with me, cheers Dave.

Twins / Re: Silent block bushes
« on: 23 January, 2018, 22:54:02 »
Hi AW, im afraid I don't have the originals there were non present in the boxes and they'd been removed from  the s/arm,the local supplier that im using has been waiting for them to come in for over 6 months now and im starting to think I have to go somewhere else,shame because there really helpfully. Cheers Dave.

Twins / Silent block bushes
« on: 22 January, 2018, 18:33:39 »
 Hi, does anyone know of a reliable source for silent block bushes I've heard one or two horror stories concerning sizes so would like to go somewhere recommend, cheers, Dave.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 19 January, 2018, 22:27:33 »
Ah, should always read what you've written, cheers Bess.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 19 January, 2018, 16:03:12 »
Ignore the 10mm thing,the fitting I had is an oddball but found the true size, it's 3/8 bps.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 19 January, 2018, 10:27:39 »
Ok, found the thread size, oddly enough, if you take the nut and olive of a 10 mm compression fitting the thread fit perfectly.   Was going to put a smiley face but doesn't seem to work!.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 18 January, 2018, 17:34:46 »
Hi, I like the idea of testing with air,I suppose even if the cap leaked a little it wouldn't matter, just keep the a pressure topped  up, I don't suppose you happen to know what size the tap threads are. The insides not to bad no sealants and a slight speckling of rust,what would be the best way of removing it? and would it be best to seal the inside at this stage to prevent any further deterioration. Cheers Dave.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 17 January, 2018, 19:48:02 »
Hi Charles, looks like you have a complete bike there,I only have boxes of bits to work with so every step brings a bit of head scratching. I would think the only thing you could do with the dent is the dreaded filler but I'm sure there will be someone in the club that will know,good luck,----A10JWO,Hi, unfortunately I'm one of those despicable diesel owners and its probably going to be a while before the a65 is going to want any fuel, thanks both for your interest, Dave.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 15 January, 2018, 22:16:46 »
Hi, I'm afraid the chrome will need replacing as well so it's a complete renovation,I've been told the best thing to check for leaks is paraffin I've got a bit but think I probably need at least a gallon again any input greatly appreciated, cheers.

Twins / A65 rebuild
« on: 14 January, 2018, 16:55:37 »
Hi all, starting to get a few bits and pieces together now, looking at starting a bit of assembly soon,although on occasion it's been one step forward two back anyway I've had the side panels stripped and they've come back nice bare metal,one or two small dents and a bit of rust,I'm not capable of doing the paintwork to a high enough standard so will need to get them done professionally. The tank will need the same treatment but first I thought I'd ask is there a procedure I should follow with the tank and should I do anything to the side panels to protect or prepare them until I'm ready to get all of the paintwork done, also if there are any recommendations for the work in the west Midlands region I'd be very interested, cheers Dave Mitchell.

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