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Singles / Number Plates
« on: 30 June, 2017, 15:29:51 »
I have just had my 1946 B31 re-registered by DVLA with an age related number, and I now have an authorisation certificate for getting some new plates made up. Can anyone tell me if the 'stick on' numbers and letters are still legal, or do I have to have the embossed 'silver on black' aluminium types?


Singles / Re: B31 Oil return
« on: 09 February, 2017, 17:55:02 »
Many thanks for all the replies, I did as each suggested and got a  result! So yes, I must basically remember to prime the pump next time...

Even got the engine running for a few minutes, but need to now stop the petrol pouring out of the carb...

Thanks again

Singles / B31 Oil return
« on: 08 February, 2017, 12:46:08 »
Hi all

I am in the process of recommissioning a 1946 B31, which has been off the road for the last 25 years. I understand that the engine was rebuilt prior to it being stored, so I was hoping that all is well with it. I am currently changing all the oils and would appreciate any help with the following query:

I have emptied the old engine oil from the tank, cleaned it out and replaced the filter which was damaged. I have taken the sump bolt out to empty any old oil, and removed the bottom cover plate to clean the gauze filter. I have also checked that pressure ball valve is free of its seat.

On refilling the oil tank and removing the spark plug, I was hoping that I would see oil returning to the tank when kicking the engine over fairly fast. However, I cannot see any movement in the oil, so I am worried that the oil may not be circulating? Or perhaps it will only return when the engine is actually running?

I would appreciate any thoughts.

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