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by Ed V
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Valve job
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: B25 Valve job

Should be about 1.560" then that's about all I can stuff I a B25
by Ed V
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Arias piston
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: Arias piston

Well I won't hold breath on that measurement then
Ed
by Ed V
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Arias piston
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: Arias piston

Sorry Mark,we have.062,.062,.156
Ed
by Ed V
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Arias piston
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: Arias piston

If you can give me the ring dimensions or piston groove dimensions we may have a set of rings on the shelf to fit your Arias piston along with the pin and keepers
Ed
by Ed V
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Flushing Castrol R out of a frame.
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Flushing Castrol R out of a frame.

Castrol used to make a solvent solution just for situations such as your it was for switching from R to conventional oil but I do not know if it is available any longer
by Ed V
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: The racing 3 speed
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: The racing 3 speed

Hello Flat black, I used to work with Ted on many of his road racers and he did not have any 3speeds in them but it is possible that he could have had a dirt track bike with a 3 speed as 1st is not usually used there and in his younger years he was a fair dirt tracker so it is possible you have a di...
by Ed V
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: PVL - But what model / curve?
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: PVL - But what model / curve?

Hello Mac, No one has responded to your post so I will pipe up. We sell PVL ignitions for the B50 engine and the one we use has the 3 degree advance and I think most others do also. I am answering this from home so do not have the numbers in front of me to give you the stator number but ours do not ...
by Ed V
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Alloy clutch plates
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Alloy clutch plates

My experience with alloy clutch plates goes back 40 years but in my experience the alloy plates expand when hot pushing the pressure plate away from the clutch rod requiring you to constantly adjust the cable at the lever to either attain maximum disengagement when hot or back it off so the clutch d...
by Ed V
Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Timing Aperture Plug in front of cylinder on B50
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Timing Aperture Plug in front of cylinder on B50

Yes John,this is the full advance setting and will be in the 32-34 range BTC
by Ed V
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dried out gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Dried out gaskets

hi Jeff, In my experience old gaskets like that have shrunk and no longer fit the application anyway so are best used for a bonfire, I keep all of our gaskets in air tight plastic baggies and they lase indefinitely but if air can get to them they will harden and get brittle. We have bought out old d...
by Ed V
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: ABSAF
Replies: 19
Views: 3590

Re: ABSAF

Look at you go Mark
Two of those A65 boxes are mine and I can hardly wait to get one up and running
by Ed V
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 con rods vs T100
Replies: 19
Views: 1535

Re: B25 con rods vs T100

Some one did make a heavy duty pump Jeff, BSA did in 71, the iron S pump
by Ed V
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 71 Triumph hop-up kit brochure
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: 71 Triumph hop-up kit brochure

Jeff,
We offer this kit using a JE piston and put together correctly are reliable to 9000 rpm
by Ed V
Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Engine Screws - Thread?
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Engine Screws - Thread?

Rickard is correct the 3 small screws in the front of the outer timing cover are 2 BA and I am amazed at the amount of screw sets out there that do not get this correct how ever 10-32 is very close and does work
by Ed V
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Conrod Breakage (or Not) Quick Survey
Replies: 81
Views: 6150

Re: B50 Conrod Breakage (or Not) Quick Survey

Like Stan I have broken them flat track and ice racing but do have a trail bike MX with a stock rod and a B50SS with a stock rod but then they do not get ridden in anger like the others. If you never use your engine as a brake I don`t think you will break one but if you do this is what pulls the rod...
by Ed V
Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: UK part number for breather valve
Replies: 121
Views: 50944

Re: UK part number for breather valve

Glad to hear the valve worked out for you John
by Ed V
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50 at Bonneville Salt Flats
Replies: 223
Views: 68523

Re: B50 at Bonneville Salt Flats

Congratulations Tom and thank you for the great report
by Ed V
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Carb setup
Replies: 143
Views: 11249

Re: B50 Carb setup

Not down the brass tube Mike, in the well of the float bowl that the tube fits into when it is assembled, at the bottom of the well is the jet it is a screw in jet similar to an air correction jet in size. I will see if I can find out what sizes are available for you, Been doing fine Mike how about ...
by Ed V
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Carb setup
Replies: 143
Views: 11249

Re: B50 Carb setup

Mike,
The jet for the enrichener is in a well in the float bowl, the brass tube you mention fits into this well above the jet. Shine a light down this well and you can see the jet. If yours does nothing it is possible it is plugged

Ed
by Ed V
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Birthday
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: Birthday

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes I have been lax at answering because I have been trying to get caught on projects that have been here too long
by Ed V
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tom Borcherdt new land speed record at Bonneville
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Tom Borcherdt new land speed record at Bonneville

Congratulations are in order for Tom Borcherdt as he just set two new records at Bonneville 143 mph faired and 125 unfaired both new records and he did it with his B50! :ban
by Ed V
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: scavenge pump
Replies: 12
Views: 3070

Re: scavenge pump

Be sure the pick up tube is cut on a 45 degree or sometimes the cover plate blocks the end of the tube when it is in place. You need a minimum of .100" clearance and preferably more
by Ed V
Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: UK part number for breather valve
Replies: 121
Views: 50944

Re: UK part number for breather valve

John
The one I have been using is marketed by Dorman #80190 you can search this on the net and it will come up but I am not sure the availability in your area If need be I can send you one just let me know
Ed
by Ed V
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: UK part number for breather valve
Replies: 121
Views: 50944

Re: UK part number for breather valve

The Ford escort air pump check valve works well but lately I have been using the small brake booster check valves and they seem to work as well and are smaller and cost less a double bonus
Ed
by Ed V
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 -air filter, what size jetting?
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: B50 -air filter, what size jetting?

Nambo, Yes whenever you change the intake and make it freer flowing along with the exhaust you will need to alter the stock jetting as the original setup was very restrictive for a 500cc engine. In 1973 I bought a new MX that came with the dual upswept mufflers and the convoluted intake arrangement,...
by Ed V
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 -air filter, what size jetting?
Replies: 8
Views: 974

Re: B50 -air filter, what size jetting?

Your main jet should also be in the 250 range which may allow you to lean our the lower end some again
by Ed V
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: Birthday
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Birthday

Thank you everyone for the kind birthday wishes like Dave says our weather here caught cold but that is no excuse for not replying sooner and I apologize
Thanks again
Ed
by Ed V
Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 74 b50mx gear swap
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: 74 b50mx gear swap

On a 73/74 you will have to switch the complete mainshaft with the B44 as the 1st gear is integral with the shaft other than that yes they will exchange
by Ed V
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil line dismeters for a B441VS 1970
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Oil line dismeters for a B441VS 1970

We have a lot in common you have a B44 and an S1 I have B50`s and an S1 and S2 I don`t know if this is a good thing or not but I do enjoy them both
by Ed V
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil line dismeters for a B441VS 1970
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Oil line dismeters for a B441VS 1970

The internal diameter is 5/16" and should be black nylon reinforced rubber hose available at most Auto supply stores as fuel and oil rated hose.
by Ed V
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The Beast Of Minety
Replies: 405
Views: 35947

Re: The Beast Of Minety

Well I made it to retirement age waiting for this project to come to fruition so maybe Minety can ride it in his retirement
by Ed V
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: valve stem clearance
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

Re: valve stem clearance

Robert I see you are in California so if you are using Kibblewhite valves and guides the dimensions you were quoted are correct. What you are looking for is the valve to slide through the guide of its own weight with no drag, Kibble white valves are normally sized in the .309-.310 area and if you si...
by Ed V
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: valve lifter
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: valve lifter

If you don`t find one locally let me know and I will send you one
by Ed V
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Oil Pump Gear Thrust Washers
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Oil Pump Gear Thrust Washers

I may have some John I will look

Ed
by Ed V
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: A bit of guidance
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

Re: A bit of guidance

Titanium valves can be run in either cast iron or Ampco45/C630/Colisibro material because like Stan says the valve coatings have progressed now to the point that they can be ran on any of these materials. We have been using valve stem seals on the intake valve for over twenty years with no ill effec...
by Ed V
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: New toy (B50T)
Replies: 15
Views: 1920

Re: New toy (B50T)

John
The regulator appears to be a "Mity MAX" I think they are now out of business so so if that one no longer works you can replace it by a Tympanium or Podtronics

Ed
by Ed V
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B25 barrel and high comp je piston
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Re: B25 barrel and high comp je piston

What happened to the rings, pin and keepers Mark?
by Ed V
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Removing Stator and Pinion - How do you do it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: Removing Stator and Pinion - How do you do it?

I have a two jaw puller I bought back in the 60`s when I first started playing with these engines, the jaws are 3 3/4" long by 1/4" side where they attach to the pinion gear, I have ground the outer edge of each jaw into a rounded shape that allows it to slip between the gear and the oil p...
by Ed V
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sump guard
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Sump guard

Looks every bit as good as my original CCM one which I thought was a joke and removed because all of the debris in the woods collected in it.
by Ed V
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 3 Season piston
Replies: 17
Views: 1246

Re: 3 Season piston

Good one Stan <069

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