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by minetymenace
Sat May 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1971 B50T Victor 500 Restoration.
Replies: 67
Views: 8781
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Re: 1971 B50T Victor 500 Restoration.

Lathejack, give EdV (E&V Engineering link above) a shout and ask him what his pistons weigh in at?
by minetymenace
Fri May 17, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Crankshaft experiment
Replies: 153
Views: 21246
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Re: Crankshaft experiment

Gosh beat, don't wreck the combo before I've had a blast in the chair! Glad you are OK..
by minetymenace
Fri May 17, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 20
Views: 880
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Re: Starfire 441

Go on Zuff, edit your "More Shopping" post and elaborate on the pictures please...
by minetymenace
Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: c15c - B44 type frame
Replies: 19
Views: 602
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Re: c15c - B44 type frame

<135 to the forum Leif, glad to see you are a "Lurker turned Poster", don't forget to log your bike in the Owner's database (you too Jeff).
by minetymenace
Wed May 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride
Replies: 9
Views: 382
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Re: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride

Roadie, really good to hear from you again, was getting worried! Been missing your whit and humour.

<135 Back!!
by minetymenace
Tue May 14, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Bsa b40g engine tuning
Replies: 15
Views: 619
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Re: Bsa b40g engine tuning

webby16 wrote:machine the camshaft follwer tunnel shorter
why not just shorter push rods, or is it the thickness of the foot and the extra lift of the MX cam means there is not enough headroom underneath the tunnel?
by minetymenace
Sat May 11, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 184
Views: 14776
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Re: Star

Go at night Beat, the neighbours will be asleep (to start with!)
by minetymenace
Tue May 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Winners Circle @ Texas Motor Speedway
Replies: 2
Views: 145
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Re: Winners Circle @ Texas Motor Speedway

Need a bit more info Stan, 2000 or was it 1999? I will probably move this to another section....when I've found that piccie of Gilkey..
by minetymenace
Tue May 07, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1971 B50T Victor 500 Restoration.
Replies: 67
Views: 8781
Flag: England

Re: 1971 B50T Victor 500 Restoration.

Hey lathejack, hope its not too bad (and you aren't left handed!)...Get well soon and take it easy old man.
by minetymenace
Thu May 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Truckle slide
Replies: 20
Views: 1387
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Re: Truckle slide

hhh wrote:I don't understand this part. It looks like a tiny "mouse hole" in the bottom of the port side of the slide. Where does the radius of the carb throat come into it?
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by minetymenace
Thu May 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Flag: England

Re: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride

California dreamin'. If I had my time again, I'd be you neighbour. Not as many Beesas as I was expecting, but some really nice machines...
by minetymenace
Wed May 01, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Kick-start aid
Replies: 8
Views: 271
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Re: Kick-start aid

<910

In danger of going commando.
by minetymenace
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 184
Views: 14776
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Re: Star

The Spitfire took the roof off and landed the other side of the road (see here) Once I have moved in and built a garage, I think a European trip is in order...
by minetymenace
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: All British rally
Replies: 17
Views: 2224
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Re: All British rally

Fiat, maybe?
by minetymenace
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Kick-start aid
Replies: 8
Views: 271
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Re: Kick-start aid

Just like a good electronic ignition can mask less than perfect carboration settings, poor starting is going to be down to something wrong with the compression, ignition or mixture, spinning the engine quicker at startup using assistance may similarly cover up the real underlying problem. Due to the...
by minetymenace
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Kick-start aid
Replies: 8
Views: 271
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Re: Kick-start aid

I think that the carrying of a compressed air cylinder in Europe would be subject to numerous regulations, including the application of hazardous warning label's and a whole host of construction an use rules. Not being able to stay upright is one of my problems (nothing to do with age, I have always...
by minetymenace
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Truckle slide
Replies: 20
Views: 1387
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Re: Truckle slide

<135 to the forum BobM.
Would you update your profile and let everyone know roughly where you are (I Blighty?) please.

...and the answer to your question is: Yes, maybe....
by minetymenace
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: All British rally
Replies: 17
Views: 2224
Flag: England

Re: All British rally

Guess the engine: Half a VW boxer?
by minetymenace
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 184
Views: 14776
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Re: Star

Cheated! Jo Whitworth appeared in a dream and reminded me that those wheels were quite light! All I have to do now is get myself over to the land of holey cheese for a test ride! Now, I have just bought a house that a Spitfire crashed into in 1943, maybe there's a Merlin engine in the attic (there w...
by minetymenace
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Head Gasket Fitting - tips and tricks.
Replies: 6
Views: 268
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Re: Head Gasket Fitting - tips and tricks.

I put the gasket on top of the studs and then use BSA special tool 71-2238 (B25) or 71-1732 (B50) which applies even force over the gasket surface as it slides over the studs onto the top of the barrel, sometimes it needs a bit of a nudge. On most engines this special tool is a large lump of alumini...
by minetymenace
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 184
Views: 14776
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Re: Star

You can't weigh a BSA in kilogrammes! Joseph Whitworth will be turning in his grave! You'll be advocating using metric threads next.

I guess: 28 stone, 11 pounds and 7 ounces &lt;069
by minetymenace
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics
Replies: 79
Views: 1921
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Re: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics

I have a colourtune somewhere...
by minetymenace
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 184
Views: 14776
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Re: Star

Serious answer Jack, the transistor has to switch off the current to the primary (relatively) quickly. Yes the voltage will shoot up, but the transistor will be rated for this voltage. The only way to "protect" the transistor from transients would be to provide some other current path that results i...
by minetymenace
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 184
Views: 14776
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Re: Star

>44
by minetymenace
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Breather spigot removal
Replies: 5
Views: 239
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Re: Breather spigot removal

All done, nothing trashed. Thankyou...
by minetymenace
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Breather spigot removal
Replies: 5
Views: 239
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Breather spigot removal

What is the best way to remove the breather spigot (short pipe next to clutch cable outer retainer) from the inner timing cover? I have a spare cover and want to flat the faces. Was going to try heat and grip it with a chuck, but have visions of snapping it off and mangeling everything with Mole gri...
by minetymenace
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 184
Views: 14776
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Re: Star

Jack, beat has designed many points eliminating circuits, his pdf was just a prelim sketch. Despite granting you guys independence over two hundred years ago, irony is still a bit of a problem for some of you, isn't it? :oops:
by minetymenace
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 184
Views: 14776
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Re: Star

What is in the double box? CBE = Commander of the Beesa Empire? >44
by minetymenace
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy birthday Richard
Replies: 13
Views: 2289
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Re: Happy birthday Richard

Hope you had a good one old man!
by minetymenace
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: In search of reliable B25 oil pressure.
Replies: 74
Views: 9461
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Re: In search of reliable B25 oil pressure.

You got your flow and return pipes the right way round?
by minetymenace
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: In search of reliable B25 oil pressure.
Replies: 74
Views: 9461
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Re: In search of reliable B25 oil pressure.

<135 To the forum Blakey. Would you update your profile and let everyone know roughly where in the world you are please? Low oil pressure on a B25 could be the pressure relief valve, but is more likely to be the end feed quill not sealing (for a number of reasons), big end failure due to lack of oil...
by minetymenace
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Bsa b40g engine tuning
Replies: 15
Views: 619
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Re: Bsa b40g engine tuning

Hi webbie16...The search needs at least 4 characters in a word to work. I think that includes the use of wildcards like ?, * etc. All these engines are much the same, and it seems what is good for one is good for the other. Over time, the major improvements were sorted by the factory, with refinemen...
by minetymenace
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: This is a BSA Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 510
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This is a BSA Forum

Just a polite reminder that this is a BSA unit singles forum. Am a little concerned that Nortons are featuring in a lot of posts. Please only reference other marques if they have a close affiliation to the topic subject. The moderator possess Anti-AMC ointment, and is not afraid to use it!! <910 <91...
by minetymenace
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Remote Oil Filter B40/B44
Replies: 10
Views: 416
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Re: Remote Oil Filter B40/B44

There are many posts on this subject, try doing a search for "Remote oil filter"....too many results to list the best. Precis: Fitted in the return you get clean oil in the tank Fitted in the flow, you get clean oil in the engine but blocked filter is bye-bye engine. Best place is between pump and b...
by minetymenace
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: BSA B50MX "AIR BOX" - Is there such a thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 250
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Re: BSA B50MX "AIR BOX" - Is there such a thing?

A thought, PES make scrambley type things, and they do a V shaped GRP air filter box (that takes a foam filter) that goes where the battery and air filter goes on a propper bike( :oops: ) maybe it will pop straight into your MX frame?
by minetymenace
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Big tank for 1971 B25T
Replies: 30
Views: 2147
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Re: Big tank for 1971 B25T

Six gallons 778 <12fs
2 x 3 gal.jpg
by minetymenace
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Big tank for 1971 B25T
Replies: 30
Views: 2147
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Re: Big tank for 1971 B25T

Many a true word spoken in jest ghislain. :roll:
by minetymenace
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: BSA B50MX "AIR BOX" - Is there such a thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Flag: England

Re: BSA B50MX "AIR BOX" - Is there such a thing?

Sorry JAI, don't know the MX too well, but it looks like different mountings to me, someone will be along shortly with an answer I'm sure...How about a picture?
by minetymenace
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: BSA B50MX "AIR BOX" - Is there such a thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Flag: England

Re: BSA B50MX "AIR BOX" - Is there such a thing?

<135 to the forum JAI. Would you update your profile and let everyone know roughly where in the world you are please? If you press the "Spareparts" button at the top of the page, then go search by illustration, the select B50 1973 then "Air Filter......" you get here then select Item 3 from the drop...
by minetymenace
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Inner Timing Cover Damage and Differences
Replies: 6
Views: 330
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Re: B44 Inner Timing Cover Damage and Differences

Kick start arrangement changed about '71 along with gearbox main shaft and bias adjustment of gearshift....