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by britgaskets
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: SRM sump plate
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

Re: SRM sump plate

You could make a sump spacer or use 3 tough 1/32 gaskets to get depth.
Steve
by britgaskets
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Gearbox Outrigger Support Bearing Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 5497

Re: Gearbox Outrigger Support Bearing Problem

I'd use grey permatex and let it dry a day or if you are not running a huge sprocket why not bolt through with a couple of nylock nuts? I'll have to look at cases but the door could be fastened many ways including krazy glue on screws which with heat will release.
Steve
by britgaskets
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: b50 engineering tolerances?
Replies: 11
Views: 2932

Re: b50 engineering tolerances?

Do you mean the "play" between the valve stem and bore of the guide? I don't know the book number but I would guess? 2thou or more is not good. Someone can spec that here I am sure.
Steve
by britgaskets
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Hello,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Replies: 19
Views: 4353

Re: Hello,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Freezing -4 to 5 no riding really just non-destructive painting of the R3/C15, looking at the T150 Keihin carb rack all 29mm and wondering if they may just make good 441 carbs! http://britgaskets.com/partz/keihin.jpg Almost too cold in apt for photoshop or cat walking. A Victor R3: http://britgasket...
by britgaskets
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA 4 valve heads
Replies: 37
Views: 11120

Re: BSA 4 valve heads

I agree strip it back not for the fins mostly but to build up weld or weld on drilled alloy stud bosse the full length? Just mill out the pattern oversized then fit your bosses with tig before adding fins. I saw a unit with a stationary generator fin barrel once so heat transfer may not matter throu...
by britgaskets
Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 crankcase breathing
Replies: 39
Views: 12185

Re: B44 crankcase breathing

I was not trying to snub anyone's efforts just the corrosion issue made me chuckle a bit. I cannot ever expect to know the micro and macro of the unit single like all of you trained equipped guys have and no way I would keep a "victim" in '91 this long if for not the go fast theory shared online. My...
by britgaskets
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Redundant Cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 4385

Re: Redundant Cylinder

Steve Note not quite the same as a 441 front end, that is an 8" twin leader front brake rather than the 7" fitted to BSA single and smaller Triumph twins. On my '68 Bonnie the 8"TLS was capable of making the front tyre squeal at 90mph, on a triple there was a little more weight to contend with, hen...
by britgaskets
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 crankcase breathing
Replies: 39
Views: 12185

Re: B44 crankcase breathing

Beeza, Is there any pics of this B44 breather about? how much are they I like hand made stuff. No disrespect to designer intended but I found it: http://www.britcycle.com/products/bunnbreatherkit/bunn_breather_kit.htm Recycling crank breather warm air to rockers? corrosive gasses? leaks that matter?...
by britgaskets
Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Carrillo conrod or not!
Replies: 20
Views: 6407

Re: Carrillo conrod or not!

I wish I could afford my own CFM gauge but I better own a house I have to pay tax on before I go that deep into tuning LOL! My throttle is my flow indicator and trial and error. I did see some C15 I mean triple Carrillo's today and even fondled them !!! oooooooo! A 181mph 750 triple oooh!!! :thumb a...
by britgaskets
Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA 4 valve heads
Replies: 37
Views: 11120

Re: BSA 4 valve heads

In the 90's I had the Yahoo group BSA_motorcycles and my flange gasket was last on front page of that group. I lost password in 2002, but I think there is really good stuff in the files section and if someone is still a member the can go get the jpg's and I think the blue and white dealer fold out o...
by britgaskets
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: 500cc singles
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Re: 500cc singles

I am going to visit a land speed record triple guy hopefully sunday if it warms a bit and think it is time for some winter Campbells soup or burrittos on the muffler video if the 441 heats up enough. The '69 R3 triple grill is going to be a great stove! :ban and good thing because I sure as heck won...
by britgaskets
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Redundant Cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 4385

Re: Redundant Cylinder

That twin is already looking like a runner! Here is my christmas find, now I am paying through the nose I think, note same front end as my 441! LOL!: http://britgaskets.com/western.jpg I just loved the tank and then realized it had triple C15 barrels cast together! LOL! makes an H1, GT380, Y*maha Se...
by britgaskets
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Carrillo conrod or not!
Replies: 20
Views: 6407

Re: Carrillo conrod or not!

If your going to different dimensions make the jump for sure, I would. That said in 21 years I have never damaged a stock b44 connecting rod. I have broken mainshaft, quadrant, valves, piston domes and 1 big end crank pin. I think that bottom end play would create the jarring to break a rod and or t...
by britgaskets
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: SPAM -Personal messages ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3600

Re: SPAM -Personal messages ?

LOL! not enough time LOL! :laugh Anyways as for the computer, server, gmail crazies, blackberry classroom hackers, mugshotBook and similiar social "networking" BIG red flag there stuff it is. The perceived ease of use features that lead to disaster inmycyberOpinion :idea: . Youtube has message filte...
by britgaskets
Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: 500cc singles
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Re: 500cc singles

Wow, the roads look great in the second clip! gazing at the frost here still on the lawn at 1pm! Have a racer guy to visit but at a higher and more ice covered altitude I'll stay here and watch your B50 ride. Garage is freezing too and I have oil line work to do so back to the videos. Hope everyone ...
by britgaskets
Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA 4 valve heads
Replies: 37
Views: 11120

Re: BSA 4 valve heads

I've seen 3 Weslake heads and I think Rickard has the factory spec sheet I had posted on the old site maybe? The one I saw running was on it's last legs so did not stand out as a huge improvement and the other 2 were missing either the matching barrel or valve gear. I lusted after the head I had a c...
by britgaskets
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: The new "modifried" Campbells muffler sounds...
Replies: 1
Views: 1759

The new "modifried" Campbells muffler sounds...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0-VBkXnM8w Oh the next day the resonation of the high compression vibrated the bolt welded onto said muffler off the stockish Capbells muffler! :roll: Nice thick UK chrome though! :thumb I have it bailing wired on better now while the welding shop is closed for holid...
by britgaskets
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: There is a '72 BSA bulletin on my new articles page,
Replies: 0
Views: 1478

There is a '72 BSA bulletin on my new articles page,

Well the 441 is great and the new barn find triple C15 seems to be promising although a bit oversized as far as resto surface area goes but the website host vanished for my .ca. Here is my new '72 updates for dealers page I made up for the now britgaskets.com site. LOL! That was minor compared to th...
by britgaskets
Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 crankshaft lightening
Replies: 38
Views: 11004

Re: B44 crankshaft lightening

:laugh :mrgreen: I'll remember that part about secrets when I have some and discover what making a living is :laugh :laugh I'll check for any old CCM parts too Mark then we can clear that sector of North America of unit BSA's :lol: ccmicon I looked for the smilie with the PEZ sign to use but could n...
by britgaskets
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 crankshaft lightening
Replies: 38
Views: 11004

Re: B44 crankshaft lightening

Sorry guys I guess my Canuck humor is lost again. <215 my joke was it's easier to gain 1HP by losing 10lbs. A racer thing. :roll: EDIT: Friday Mark the joke was about your warning of tech pages mods silly. :thumb Off into the Rocky mountains to save a BSA Rocket3 with 15k org miles and a sick gearbo...
by britgaskets
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 crankshaft lightening
Replies: 38
Views: 11004

Re: B44 crankshaft lightening

Mark :laugh crusty old chap you just did not do them right! :laugh b44icon :uhu :uhu :uhu :uhu :uhu :uhu :uhu Steve Hey B44Head I'd like to see the old AU ingenuity!resourcefulness out of necessity just my style Aussies are! the only reason your country is better is there are less police cars huntin...
by britgaskets
Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil feed air-lock puzzle
Replies: 56
Views: 10498

Re: Oil feed air-lock puzzle

Thanks guys! now I have to go clean my filter! I only run 50 in the summer 20/50 or straight no detergent 30wt as it can go in primary, engine and brace yourself! forks. I like that because I can break real late into corners and the one hand signals are easier. I can do the after race arms down thin...
by britgaskets
Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil feed air-lock puzzle
Replies: 56
Views: 10498

Re: Oil feed air-lock puzzle

Have you prodded your feed line and return union with a wire? Perhaps there is some fuzz or lint in there that clears or is bypassed when return pressure is higher? The oil esspresso thermometer dipstick on top of my tank is right in return path so if that has no reading and bike is hot I know it is...
by britgaskets
Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: sealing header pipe at head
Replies: 36
Views: 13483

Re: sealing header pipe at head

Now this is a thread! My bike has some high performance :laugh popping now too, nothing bang bang but still not right. Bring on the Anti inversion! I could get the tig girl to fab up that for my bike next! SteveM Thanks for explaining and the pics. Hardley Vrod squeezes down the E tube as well I thi...
by britgaskets
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: 1974 Bol d'Or
Replies: 2
Views: 2073

Re: 1974 Bol d'Or

Was that 2hrs boss?

I'm going to bed now must be up in 5 hours, bikes are safe another night in Vancouver.
Steve
by britgaskets
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Pipes and silencers
Replies: 42
Views: 10521

Re: Pipes and silencers

Kick butt workmanship Colin! There is a good market for an affordable quality true B44 Goldstar shaped pipes I am sure. I've priced the U-bend and I'm still practicing TIG part time after 3 years and need more before I risk the $50. in materials and shop time on the Miller rig. We need good supplier...
by britgaskets
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: 1974 Bol d'Or
Replies: 2
Views: 2073

Re: 1974 Bol d'Or

Darn you Rickard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how's a kid supposed to get any sleep <220 with such a great unit single board and host! <218 Now I will have to re-master and do honor to the music and winning B50! Glad I have Friday mornings work done! Check back in 2hrs. time to get my digi skills on! :ban <21...
by britgaskets
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50T Lack of engine serial #???
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

Re: B50T Lack of engine serial #???

Nice oddity, I have seen a few bikes like that and with dry oil tanks and seized pistons the type that look molten with dome damage etc. that or maybe rather than send a gearbox for a kickback broken mainshaft they sent a lump or dealer had it? Maybe it was dealer raced?
Steve
by britgaskets
Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b50ss
Replies: 9
Views: 3329

Re: b50ss

Wow, great score! Obviously that is a bike that was used with respect and purpose! something about the dust scheme. :grin: Only worry about value if your going to flip it if your going to ride it and grow to really dig into it there are some of the best practical modification people right here! :thu...
by britgaskets
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: My BSA's 20th birthday aniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 1144

My BSA's 20th birthday aniversary

It was a great lunch break today, I think I am close to retirement now as it seem most the days are quite fun and rent is paid to boot. Who needs a taxed property or house when you have a BSA you love! :oops: :ban :werd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haEDm6hPzug I am sure not ever taking off my mani...
by britgaskets
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Victor Special rear wheel size
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: Victor Special rear wheel size

I have to correct the victor size on '67 it is a 4.00 wm3 missed the rim spec, my Wm2 does fit a 4.00 as well but on the chubby side.
S
by britgaskets
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Victor Special rear wheel size
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: Victor Special rear wheel size

My '67 here is 18 x 3.50 the stock tire I think. I have run a 120 on my 441 of '69 but a Metzler road tire and with better bigger coils on shocks that becomes an issue as does the chain? It never peeled off the stock rim but was spongey in hard off-seat cornering where I was pushing the bike down. G...
by britgaskets
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: non starter
Replies: 10
Views: 2621

Re: non starter

Beat.... DSCN2688.JPG I'll forget the dislysec :laugh BSA rule in is out and outer is inlet! They designed early singles that way so that during the war the uptight enemy would install the pushrods according to logic and hate BSA's forever! :thumb As for the new bike, I am with power. If the headlig...
by britgaskets
Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Running a GPS Unit on B50
Replies: 10
Views: 2697

Re: Running a GPS Unit on B50

We are fast approaching Logan's Run era I think but I will reserve judgement when all the google map data reflects real time weather. I must admit the little radius bubble does not remind me of nice uses of gps. LOL! I'm no convinced the phone data is true acquired sat data and not cell towers but i...
by britgaskets
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Running a GPS Unit on B50
Replies: 10
Views: 2697

Re: Running a GPS Unit on B50

I have a Garmin NUVI and it has been rained on no sweat but signal aquisition is not very reliable. It seems best used for odometer and speedometer plus 1/4 mile marking LOL! Now I have a little dot that is me on the cell phone with what looks like a average radius "bubble" around my dot. On google ...
by britgaskets
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44VGP barrel height vs std B44VS Barrel length?
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

Re: B44VGP barrel height vs std B44VS Barrel length?

So 15psi is atmospheric so 175 divided by 15 is 11.66667 to 1 compression dynamic test wise, the best I have ever had it I think. I have a 3rd head to start work on so may try and go 12-1 as it gives the bike longer to wear out LOL! also take exhaust out to 1.5" maybe, the valve grind is already on ...
by britgaskets
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44VGP barrel height vs std B44VS Barrel length?
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

Re: B44VGP barrel height vs std B44VS Barrel length?

Thanks guys, I am running 97 octane unleaded, b7es or nc3 champs with no pinging under load at all or overheating yet. Ran some vintage tetraethellead? Klotz Octane boost for first 6 tank fulls or so. It has been a hit and miss modification history on this bike mostly me adding things as I heard abo...
by britgaskets
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44VGP barrel height vs std B44VS Barrel length?
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

B44VGP barrel height vs std B44VS Barrel length?

Does anyone know the length difference between the b44vgp barrel and std 441 barrel? The compression difference matches what I have ended up with after shaving the head and liner top on my bike 11.46-1 or so. I had professor Kommando throw the number at me with my now low it seems 165psi repeated re...
by britgaskets
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Got b50.org on my phone now!
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

Got b50.org on my phone now!

A new upstart cell company canuckland wide has a special till Nov 30th that offered unlimited everthing for $40. including gps and a phone for $50. So while dodging the melting snow and ice on bus today I was reading b50.org posts. LOL! The thing is flat rate no contract! unlimited so I can scope ro...
by britgaskets
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: TR44W in the snow
Replies: 6
Views: 2306

Re: TR44W in the snow

Right on HH! nice work on fitting the pipe. I am frozen walking 8 blocks here in city but the streets have some ice and I know I'll find black ice if I go for a ride. snowman.jpg I hope this cold really does go away and we get some nice warn 40f rain to ride in soon. The 3000btu garage heater just a...