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by minetymenace
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 32
Views: 5161
Flag: England

Re: Headlight drained the Battery

Glad you got it sorted, and thanks for the update...
by minetymenace
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25SS Rocker Box Studs
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Flag: England

Re: B25SS Rocker Box Studs

Good advice gunnag, but I'm worried you have been influenced by beat ref the metric threads.....you will be advocating synthetic oil and electronic ignition soon!
by minetymenace
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 MX Camshaft wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Flag: England

Re: B50 MX Camshaft wanted

Steady Momus, most here have lives outside their hobby, don't make a living out of these things and don't have postage rates stored in their heads. Your comments are bordering on personal and I would suggest that publicly mocking someone who might supply you with the parts you need will not elicit t...
by minetymenace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 441 Victor resurection
Replies: 34
Views: 1456
Flag: England

Re: 441 Victor resurection

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by minetymenace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25SS Rocker Box Studs
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Flag: England

Re: B25SS Rocker Box Studs

I would try to identify if it is the rockerbox out of shape or the head and then make a decision. It could be a number of things, valve guides out, bad casting etc and the solution depends on the cause to some extent. If there is a possibility of something moving touching something stationary, it ne...
by minetymenace
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25SS Rocker Box Studs
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Flag: England

Re: B25SS Rocker Box Studs

I'm guessing the "special" ones are the ones which support the engine steady. I think the last time I did this, it cost me a couple of pints and a mate turned up some studs for me, I lent him the rocker box and he gave me plenty of thread on the ends which I cut to length.....helicoil kit at the rea...
by minetymenace
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 441 Victor resurection
Replies: 34
Views: 1456
Flag: England

Re: 441 Victor resurection

Like eebtr7's suggestion about putting points back in, was going to suggest it but you beat me to it.
by minetymenace
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 441 Victor resurection
Replies: 34
Views: 1456
Flag: England

Re: 441 Victor resurection

OK, I've hear of Air on a G String (aka the second movement in Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major), and have once or twice got my tongue round a hair on a G String, but for those of you who do not possess such musical or carnal knowledge, a guitar E string is about 10 thou.......
by minetymenace
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 441 Victor resurection
Replies: 34
Views: 1456
Flag: England

Re: 441 Victor resurection

hhh wrote:Also, reversing the wires to the stator plate will move the ignition about 60 degrees out and it will retard with increasing RPM.
That sounds possible, back to basics I think, check the TDC make a new static timing mark and set up again......
by minetymenace
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 441 Victor resurection
Replies: 34
Views: 1456
Flag: England

Re: 441 Victor resurection

How have you established TDC? Do not trust the marks on the alternator rotor unless you have checked them, a peg in the TDC setting hole or a degree wheel associated with something down the plug hole are the only ways of doing it. Just a thought, a significant difference between Trumpet twins and Be...
by minetymenace
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken
Replies: 52
Views: 3917
Flag: England

Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

yep, 2BA
by minetymenace
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 MX Camshaft wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Flag: England

Re: B50 MX Camshaft wanted

To your Private Message Inbox? :???:
by minetymenace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 49
Views: 2282
Flag: England

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

The white reminds me of mine in its original de-mob colours...
B25FS.jpg
Don't know how deep your pockets are, but you can still get the light switch see here
by minetymenace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 MX Camshaft wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Flag: England

Re: B50 MX Camshaft wanted

On the right (over there ------------->) there is a speech bubble icon which says "Contact" click on that and send him a private message. Failing that, after he sees this he might message you on fb (I know he reads your posts there) or he may send you a pm from here. If all else fails let me know an...
by minetymenace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25S and SS pistons
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Flag: England

Re: B25S and SS pistons

The difference between 10:1 and 9.5:1 is about 1.3 cc in compressed volume or a little under 0.5 mm in crown height, with my eyesight the crown heights would look the same as well! If you start with a high compression piston (assuming there is enough meat) you can measure your compression ratio and ...
by minetymenace
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: It's the big one
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Flag: England

Re: It's the big one

I wish beat, I wish....maybe then will I get the beast finished!
by minetymenace
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Refurbishment of B25 cylinder head and rocker box
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Flag: England

Re: Refurbishment of B25 cylinder head and rocker box

<135 to the forum Cocker Cox, about time you started posting here, we need some more 250 riders... For info this is how you can post pictures. I have added Barnsley as your location (I normally ask new posters to add their location, but as the moderator knows where you are, I thought I'd do it for y...
by minetymenace
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Flag: England

Re: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor

Come on Momus, I've moved this once already!
by minetymenace
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Flag: England

Re: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor

Now then possums, wanted goes in the "Wanted" box, and for sale goes in the "for sale" box....do try to keep up :oops:
by minetymenace
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: It's the big one
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Flag: England

Re: It's the big one

Thank you all for your kind wishes, I had a very pleasant day....

Yes Grouty deffo 26JUN21, hope to see you then if not sooner, and if any of you foreigners are in Blighty next June, let me know and we'll show you some Wiltshire hospitality!
by minetymenace
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 MX Camshaft wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Flag: England

Re: B50 MX Camshaft wanted

New from PES....
by minetymenace
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: It's the big one
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Flag: England

Re: It's the big one

Thank you my antipodean maties, just gone one in the morning here and I'm up working, thanks for the reminder.

Due to Covid19, I refuse the sexigenarian thing until next year when I'm going to party like I'm 59!
by minetymenace
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 57
Views: 15318
Flag: England

Re: >mead tomkinson

Fat fingers, old age, sneaking a reply when I should be working....take your pick...I promise to try harder next time :oops:
by minetymenace
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 57
Views: 15318
Flag: England

Re: >mead tomkinson

<135 to the forum Ady00!

Would you update your profile and let everyone know roughly where you are please? (Location)

Good luck with your T25, I full understand the reasons for rebuilding the T140, the Meriden boys were rejects from Armory road!
by minetymenace
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 441 Victor resurection
Replies: 34
Views: 1456
Flag: England

Re: 441 Victor resurection

Redundant sperk? Would expect that with the pickup on the cam shaft there should be no redundant spark, unless you have two pickups....
Winsur44 wrote:check the static timing
Yep, that's the one.
by minetymenace
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Little BSS cafe racer
Replies: 47
Views: 4917
Flag: England

Re: Little BSS cafe racer

Original ones were a rolled sheet (there is a topic on this somewhere). PES who make these from new use a solid bush, I think they will sell you the bush on its own (if they have one) but it will probably be unfinished so you may need to fettle it into the gear and then ream it to fit your mainshaft...
by minetymenace
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 23
Views: 1338
Flag: England

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

beat wrote:I do like basically the use of different oil for the engine - and on the other side
.....and I will make the breathing like this............................?
by minetymenace
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 23
Views: 1338
Flag: England

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

koncretekid the answer to you first question will be fixed, but not low, the answer to your second question is a little bit shorter than the length of string. Anita is the lady to speak to, I spoke to her yesterday on the same subject, but I am not in a hurry.
beat wrote:dos it need it ??
See here.
by minetymenace
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Birth Of A new B50 Roadracer
Replies: 49
Views: 15071
Flag: England

Re: Birth Of A new B50 Roadracer

Brid wrote:I'd obviously like the bike going to someone who will race it - than some collector!!
Rémi, je crois que tu es l'homme destiné à cela.



Note from the Moderator, The Forum language is English.

( :ban )
by minetymenace
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B 50 Wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 1053
Flag: England

Re: B 50 Wanted

Two things: 1. No idea about you guys being locked out. I blame your government. 2. Langster has now purchased a nice little B25SS and he has asked me to delete or something this topic. I cannot bring myself to delete koncretekids bike pron, so the pictures will stay and remind him (and everyone els...
by minetymenace
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: X75 Hurricane Parts List on MICROFICHE
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Flag: England

Re: X75 Hurricane Parts List on MICROFICHE

I would be interested in the X75 one!! I have an original paper parts list given to me by a friend who worked at Meriden at the time (signed my Craig of course!). Not sure what a "sensible" offer would be for something that I don't have the equipment to read, but happy to support you local hospice.....
by minetymenace
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lock down projects
Replies: 23
Views: 1129
Flag: England

Re: Lock down projects

Ah, float level checking... Crankbuster, we print nylon at work and regularly print threads, we sometimes have to clean them up with a tap or die, and in nylon they aren't that strong, but it amazing what you can print, hold down clamps with integral springs was an eye opener. We used to be charged ...
by minetymenace
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lock down projects
Replies: 23
Views: 1129
Flag: England

Re: Lock down projects

Love the reflection!
Why drain the tank through the carb?
by minetymenace
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Who's a birthday lad?
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Flag: England

Re: Who's a birthday lad?

Skippy, just past your mid 50's! Hope you have a great day <219 <208 <219
by minetymenace
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 1969 starting problems
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Flag: England

Re: B25 1969 starting problems

My money is on a loose/intermittent connection. Everything checks out OK when static, shakes and pops and bangs when running (love the Lee Enfield reference, at least its not Martini Henry!)
by minetymenace
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 - Vape Electronic Ignition
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Flag: England

Re: B44 - Vape Electronic Ignition

:ok May the force be with you and leave you out standing in your field!
by minetymenace
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Inlet Rocker woes
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Flag: England

Re: Inlet Rocker woes

Long time no speak chobbler me old fruit!
If you have a BSA single, a Guzzi is a natural progression! I think all these little ball things are the same, C15 etc. there should be plenty of them about You can tell if the oil ways are lined up by blowing down the hole in the ball end....
by minetymenace
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Inlet Rocker woes
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Flag: England

Re: Inlet Rocker woes

The ball ends are just pressed into the arms, you have to line the oil holes up and I have seen ones where the hole do not align, so either they turn or were assembled wrong. That aside there is a topic about the sockets in the pushrods being too deep and the edge of the cups hitting the rocker arm ...
by minetymenace
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 - Vape Electronic Ignition
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Flag: England

Re: B44 - Vape Electronic Ignition

Got to chip in here: hhh is correct...ish. The output from the coil is dependant on the rate of change of the magnetic field, not the strength (in this case with a fixed magnet the field strength is constant), so the faster the magnets passes the coil the higher the output voltage. This is very much...
by minetymenace
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 23
Views: 1338
Flag: England

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

beat, how do your get your cases so clean?