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Singles / Re: Gold star fuel cap
« on: 18 December, 2017, 19:32:42 »
I had the same problem and in the end just bought some viton rubber sheet and cut my own with scissors.

For years my mate struggled with an overcrowded single garage. I'd go round and find him assembling an engine in the utiliy room on the free couple of feet of worksurface.

Then the lucky bugger got a great deal on a detached house that came with a modern block and concrete barn almost the size of half a football pitch. It had great work bennches and you could fit everything and anything in there.
Guess what?
A few years later and everything and anything has found its way on there and I now find him assembling an engine on the last free couple of feet of work surface!
To corrupt that old work saying: stuff expands to fill the space availabel for it  ::)

I have  abig wooden shed with wooden floors that I store some bikes etc in. I have added some ventilation holes in the in the bottom of the door and the top of the wall to allow a through draught.  I have very rareky had any condensation in there. I think the only time was when it had been very cold for a while and I spent some time in  there so my breath was condnsing in the cold metal. I have glazed windows and have learned that condensation on the inside of the glass means its time to re-felt the roof.
Although the floor is planked on joists I still had a concrete base laid to get everything level and rigid.
Although the floor is still as good as the day it was installed I did notice one of the bikes was leaning at a jaunty angle after I'd given it one of its routine start-ups. One of the feet of the centre stand had dug its way through the floor plank!

Pre War / Re: 1932 Blue star HELP!
« on: 24 November, 2017, 08:39:57 »
Have you been in contact with Jules Dassen, the club's pre-war tech consultant?

The Star and Garter / Re: Military contract number
« on: 18 November, 2017, 19:50:58 »

Sidecars / Re: 1931 Sloper side car fittings
« on: 17 November, 2017, 17:50:48 »
Well I tried everything to unscrew mine and it would not shift. I was applying so much force at one point I was risking bending the rear frame!
I gues you could cut and drill it out but I modified a straight fitting with an eye at each end. One end attaches to the fixed pin on the frame and a standartd sidecar ball joint fitting goes on the other. However I have not got it on the road yet so cannot vouch for its effectiveness.
Newly manufactured replacement Sloper rear frame brackets are regularly offered on ebay so it could be worth asking the question of the seller/manufacturer.

Good luck!

Singles / Re: gear selector problem
« on: 14 November, 2017, 17:28:31 »
Sorry I can't help directly but I'd put money on you getting an answer from one of the many experts on the BSA WM20 forum. You don't have to sign up or join to post on there and I have found them very helpful as I blunder my way through an M20 rebuild.

good luck!

The Star and Garter / Re: Ethanol. What it does and how to fight it
« on: 05 November, 2017, 13:24:28 »
You readily find fuel stabilisers at garden shops as its used when laying up garden equipment for the winter. I've been uding Briggs ans Stratton stabiliser  in the bikes for a few years now once they start spraeding raod salt. Brim your tank to prevent rust or drain it completely.

The Star and Garter / Re: message for Dean Southall
« on: 05 November, 2017, 13:19:36 »
Hi Andrew.
I received both your messages so I don't know why you are getting 'not sent'.
I've leave a message on your voicemail.
cheers Dean

The Star and Garter / Re: Hello to you all newbie in Nottingham
« on: 04 November, 2017, 21:51:49 »
Hi Andrew
I am south nottingham (and coincidentally refurbing a WM20 at present). PM me and we can maybe arrange a meet up.
There is a Club meet every weds at the Shakespear in Shardlow.
Cheers Dean

Sidecars / Re: A bit in the side
« on: 03 November, 2017, 19:31:37 »
An absolute beauty Roy. Thanks for posting the link.
Here's to many miles of happy motoring on her.

Singles / Re: B31 Magneto oil seal
« on: 19 October, 2017, 20:24:55 »
You are correct, the seal should be fitted with the open (spring) side facing into the engine. The way I always confirm which way to install seals is to have the open side facing the higher pressure side. That way the pressure will tighten the seal.

Have you checked the location studs under the magdyno as a source of the 'rocking' ?

Twins / Re: A10 Carb
« on: 14 October, 2017, 20:02:08 »
Here you go.......

Singles / Re: A10 shoes in M20 drum?
« on: 11 October, 2017, 17:20:31 »
Thanks Julian.
Given the problems with old brake systems and modern traffic the nailin the coffin for me was the A10 linings having such a small surface area compared to th proper M20 linings. Less friction surface = reduced braking efficiiency. The M20 may not be fast but it has plenty of mass and like all my bikes brakes, they have to cope with my increasing mass ;)

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