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by Orange dog
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50SS battery carrier.
Replies: 15
Views: 3334
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Re: B50SS battery carrier.

Mine sits in a simular way to that, the battery strap seems to separate the two.
by Orange dog
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50's now MOT exempt
Replies: 14
Views: 3778
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Re: B50's now MOT exempt

No change, still pre 1960

https://www.gov.uk/historic-vehicles
by Orange dog
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Non Standard Decompressor
Replies: 15
Views: 3279
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Re: Non Standard Decompressor

Looks very much like one from a Partner K650 stone cutter.
by Orange dog
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code
Replies: 27
Views: 6349
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Re: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code

I used ford diamond white and kia ivy green for the tank on mine. Found them to be a pretty good match using colour chips. no ral numbers for either of these. If it was produced around June 71 onwards then black will be ok for the frame. Can,t help with the Dove grey.
by Orange dog
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
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Re: Trail Blazer restoration

Just now have to register, although I am expecting problems as some dick in Delaware has put an extra letter R in its title papers, this also appears on the Nova certificate, when It goes for its mot tomorrow it will be listed without the non existing R. Probably a load of hassle to come.
by Orange dog
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: oil pressure
Replies: 18
Views: 4038
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Re: oil pressure

Just had a similar thing with my T25t. However, having just rebuilt it, I was confident everything was ok mechanically. Turned out to be the oil pressure switch.
by Orange dog
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
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Re: Trail Blazer restoration

Thanks. I intend to keep this one so when I can't ride bigger bikes, this one should remain manageable. That is provided internal combustion engines aren't outlawed.
by Orange dog
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
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Re: Trail Blazer restoration

Have made progress and is now running.
by Orange dog
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fuel tank mounting rubbers
Replies: 11
Views: 2950
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Re: Fuel tank mounting rubbers

Just to confirm, On the T25T small one to the front. If placed the other way round, the oil tank breather fouls the fuel tank.
by Orange dog
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fuel tank mounting rubbers
Replies: 11
Views: 2950
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Re: Fuel tank mounting rubbers

Thanks Midgie
by Orange dog
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fuel tank mounting rubbers
Replies: 11
Views: 2950
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Fuel tank mounting rubbers

Can someone tell me the correct way round for the horse shoe shaped rubber blocks ? ( one being smaller than the other )
by Orange dog
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 20" front tyre (in UK)
Replies: 11
Views: 2333
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Re: 20" front tyre (in UK)

If you do go down the new rim route, I recommend the Devon rim company, I found them to be better than the original. Correct spoke patterns/profiles, excellent welds and chrome finish.
by Orange dog
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 20" front tyre (in UK)
Replies: 11
Views: 2333
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Re: 20" front tyre (in UK)

Went through the same on my T25T, also had a very good rim but changed to a 21". The ensigns don't look like a trials type and just felt they would ruin the overall appearance
by Orange dog
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conrod. Is this normal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1613
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Re: Conrod. Is this normal?

Having worked on many diesels over the years and having seen a pic on here somewhere of a rod split along its length. I assumed the oil drilling that keeps being mentioned, ran the length of the rod and now realise this is not the case. However, I now have the problem of sourcing decent shell bearin...
by Orange dog
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conrod. Is this normal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1613
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Re: Conrod. Is this normal?

Ok thanks for that Kommando
by Orange dog
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conrod. Is this normal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1613
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Conrod. Is this normal?

Stripped my Trailblazer engine today. When I got to the conrod, I noticed the small oil way shown in the added pictures. I trained in two trades, mechanic and toolmaker, so have a little knowledge of engines. However, the state of the engine internally backs up its under three thousand miles showing...
by Orange dog
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
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Re: Trail Blazer restoration

Stripped down engine today and found what I considered to be something a little unusual with the conrod, will post in tech
by Orange dog
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 crank timing pinion puller
Replies: 4
Views: 1222
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Re: B25 crank timing pinion puller

Just to answer the question - no. Tried today and oil pump is to close so will modify a crappy three leg piece of crap and give that a go tomorrow.
by Orange dog
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 crank timing pinion puller
Replies: 4
Views: 1222
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B25 crank timing pinion puller

Anyone know if a T140 one will work, or is there not enough room? (don't seem to be able to find my two leg one)
by Orange dog
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Inlet rocker
Replies: 5
Views: 1310
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Re: Inlet rocker

Sorry 1971 T25T
by Orange dog
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Inlet rocker
Replies: 5
Views: 1310
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Inlet rocker

Hello. Does anyone have an inlet rocker (or both) they would be willing to sell ?
by Orange dog
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cleaning aluminium
Replies: 8
Views: 2003
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Cleaning aluminium

Hello, just wondering what ways others find good for cleaning ally engine cases. Don''t really want to send off for vapour blasting, as no one near to me does it anymore and just like to do things myself wherever possible.
by Orange dog
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Trail Blazer restoration

Minety can you tell me where the earth points are supposed to be? (will not be using the washing machine loom)
by Orange dog
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Trail Blazer restoration

Yes the wiring is about as much use as a footbrake on a wheelchair, but thought I would post the picture for appreciation purposes.
As for magazine articles, I think most of the bike journalists must all be chefs really, they are always mentioning STOCK? in their articles.
by Orange dog
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
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Re: Trail Blazer restoration

Yes. A plastic pig that grew an extra wheel and took a load of steroids.
by Orange dog
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
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Re: Trail Blazer restoration

Moving a little further on. Was wondering if anyone would be good enough to post some photo's of the main wiring loom layout? as you can see in the photo, this was in a cardboard box when I bought the bike and although I have wiring diagrams, it would be nice to know the correct routing.
by Orange dog
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1971 B50T Victor 500 Restoration.
Replies: 67
Views: 15692
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Re: 1971 B50T Victor 500 Restoration.

The jack wil give better economy
by Orange dog
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Shell bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 1121
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Re: Shell bearings

How much to post to the uk?
by Orange dog
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Shell bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 1121
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Shell bearings

Does anyone have or know of a source for standard size T100 shells for a T25T? ( not the white metal ones )
by Orange dog
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1969 BSA shooting star
Replies: 5
Views: 2571
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Re: 1969 BSA shooting star

Is that the word KILLER written on the tank?
by Orange dog
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: My ignition is better than your ignition
Replies: 24
Views: 4370
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Re: My ignition is better than your ignition

My inner tube valves are better than yours.
by Orange dog
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: T25ss wheel hub paint
Replies: 4
Views: 4558
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Re: T25ss wheel hub paint

RAL9006 was a very good match for mine.
by Orange dog
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
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Re: Trail Blazer restoration

Vermillion red is very similar, bur lighter. I still have some left over from an MZ I painted and nearly did use that instead.
by Orange dog
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: getting a bike registered
Replies: 19
Views: 5136
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Re: getting a bike registered

Mot required plus insurance, also the cost of the road tax if required (not in this case). Dating letter not required if you have the old certificate of title from the U.S state it was registered in.
by Orange dog
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Trail Blazer restoration

Sorry Jim-nz, the paint was matched from the front mudguard. I am not sure if any sort of record was kept, I will be buying some more paint for a Land Rover soon and will ask when I collect it.
by Orange dog
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Best ignition?
Replies: 27
Views: 4312
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Re: Best ignition?

Point, condenser, capacitor
by Orange dog
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Trail Blazer restoration

I would shot blast Minety but, it won''t fit in my blasting cabinet. Having previously taken parts to two local blasters, the fist one took nearly six weeks and the second one placed the frame against his shop wall, with leaky roof and everything was covered in rust on collection. So from now on, I ...
by Orange dog
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Trail Blazer restoration

Side panels finished, started shot blasting. Just wondering if anyone has any good ideas regarding stripping the frame paint? Don't rate Nitromors, as it doesn't seen to work like it used to. Side panels on the sofa this time Minety ( I like a bit of variety )
by Orange dog
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trail Blazer restoration
Replies: 31
Views: 8745
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Trail Blazer restoration

Thought I would add a few photo's and will update as I go. Have finished all the orange bits and have re laced and trued the front wheel to 21"
Next, shot blast all the small black bits. I think I will use a hot air gun on the frame and swinging arm and spray in 2k.
by Orange dog
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: !971 Conrods
Replies: 4
Views: 1154
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Re: !971 Conrods

Many thanks for your replies. I didn't think they were as bad as the urban myth suggests ( hence the silly comment regarding the A65 ). Kommando, I take it by oil mods, you mean opening the diameter of the oil ways from pump to crank ?