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The Star and Garter / Re: More registration ! !
« on: 29 June, 2018, 22:32:04 »
Frame number is fine, its from 1969 season (August 1968-July 1969) - XC = December 1968 so would have left the factory December 1968 or early 1969.

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Singles / Re: C15 New Owner
« on: 29 June, 2018, 13:47:04 »
Below is the C15SS 80 from 1962 catalogue.

It looks like standard C15 colours so it could be a originally have been standard bike with SS80 engine fitted later in its life.

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Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 28 June, 2018, 22:29:35 »
Should be one. Some owners use loctite.

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Singles / Re: Bantam D14 engine number.....
« on: 28 June, 2018, 22:28:12 »
Top of crankcase behind of cylinder.

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The Star and Garter / Re: DVLA Registration
« on: 28 June, 2018, 16:50:19 »
Mike

Have sent you a PM

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Singles / Re: WM20 lectrics and valve lifter.
« on: 28 June, 2018, 15:55:00 »
The regulator - suggest the DVR2. Probably the best on the market. Comes positive or negative earth and can be hidden in an original regulator case.

http://dynamoregulators.com/dvr2.php

Avoid anything offered beginning with W. Tried one, cheap to buy but awful quality - waste of money.

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Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 28 June, 2018, 15:42:38 »
Well done.

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Bantam / Re: B175 wiring conundrum
« on: 28 June, 2018, 15:00:03 »
They are all separate connections not one common connection.

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The Star and Garter / Re: DVLA Registration
« on: 28 June, 2018, 14:16:28 »
Mike

It is more likely a problem with the individual at DVLA rather than the system.

All the Club vehicle reports include the wording quoted above by Bess and there have been hundreds of successful applications based on it.

As previous post "New DVLA Committee" there is no separate record of build date.

You could try a phone call to them.

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Singles / Re: Oil leak
« on: 28 June, 2018, 14:04:35 »
Right hand thread.

Sometimes a hard sharp tap on the socket wrench with a suitable hammer will start it.

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Twins / Re: Timing my A10 for first time
« on: 28 June, 2018, 13:47:01 »
 Not tried it but sound like it should work. I seem to remember some fitted such to some Triumphs to allow more advance for fast work.

Let us know how you get on.

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Twins / Re: Timing my A10 for first time
« on: 28 June, 2018, 11:33:41 »
Auto end houding photo 1.

Manual end housing photo 2.

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Twins / Re: Timing my A10 for first time
« on: 28 June, 2018, 11:21:04 »
I have used the cigarette paper method and it works OK but now prefer a mag timing light.

Manual and auto advance mags have different parts.

The end housing are different as are the cam rings.

To use an auto advance on a manual mag you would need to use the appropriate cam ring. You can use it in the manual end housing but you might need to loctite it.

Auto advance cam ring in photo 1.

Manual cam ring in photo 2.

Auto or manual cam ring, can be used in either in photo 3.

Auto or manual is a matter of personal preference.

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Twins / Re: Timing my A10 for first time
« on: 28 June, 2018, 09:49:43 »
I used the distance method fo many years without any problems, the real issues being establishing exactly when engine at TDC and exactly when the points are just opening.

The advantage being you dont need to remove the primary chaincase outer nor source and fit a degree disc.

I now use an SRM degree disc fitted to an SRM crankshaft nut. SRM recommend 33 degrees for iron head engine in their electronic mag kit instructions.

It is usual for there to be a difference between the cyinders with a magneto, due to manufacturing tolerances and wear, sometimes up to 5 degrees

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