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by craigacc
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Anti wet dumping valves.
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Anti wet dumping valves.

Hi. It’s a B40G WD motor, with a Later needle roller big end. Ref my A10, I installed the valve 5 years and 10k miles ago and all is well so far. But I take your point on board re plain bearings. To be honest it hadn’t occurred to me that was a potential issue. I guess, the important thing to rememb...
by craigacc
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Anti wet dumping valves.
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Anti wet dumping valves.

This type
by craigacc
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Anti wet dumping valves.
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Anti wet dumping valves.

Reassuring. Thanks!
by craigacc
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Anti wet dumping valves.
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Anti wet dumping valves.

Hi all, I recently purchased one of the Bri-Tie anti wet dumping valves. Marketed for BSA singles. I have one of these on my A10 and it works fine. But the spring in the valve is such that it would take a strong set of lungs to blow it open. Which got me thinking. Given that the BSA singles have a g...
by craigacc
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

Re: B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?

Thanks all,
Very helpful and I'll try these recommendations.

Any thoughts on the thread clean up for the fork slider I mentioned? It's actually from a BSA RGS.
by craigacc
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?

HI all, 1. Looking for recommendations for an engineering business in the South West of the UK which can fit an Alpha big end and balance the crank on my B44. I've been using a business in eastern England, but it's a heck of trip up and down. 2. Are there any views on Italian Gandini pistons? Just a...
by craigacc
Wed May 27, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 / B50 kickstart quadrant
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: B44 / B50 kickstart quadrant

That's excellent - really helpful thanks!
by craigacc
Sun May 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 / B50 kickstart quadrant
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: B44 / B50 kickstart quadrant

Thanks, interesting info and history. So I suppose I’m back to my main query - can I fit a B50 kickstart quadrant into my B44 (which has a B44 mainshaft) and simply turn the ratchet mechanism the other way round?
by craigacc
Sun May 24, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 / B50 kickstart quadrant
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: B44 / B50 kickstart quadrant

Sorry, not ratchet, quadrants
by craigacc
Sun May 24, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 / B50 kickstart quadrant
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: B44 / B50 kickstart quadrant

Hi again, Had to leave this for a couple of weeks, but on it again. I went right through the parts books and only one mainshaft is listed for all B44 models 40-3254. The B50 appears to have just had one as well 57-4344. So is the long splined shaft mentioned actually a B50 one, or a B44 one? Would b...
by craigacc
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 / B50 kickstart quadrant
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

B44 / B50 kickstart quadrant

Hello again all. The 3/4 kickstart quadrant for various seems quite hard to come by now. But B50 type seems to be available. I have a ‘68 B44 motor which lacks a kickstart quadrant. Can I fit a B50 type. I’m aware I’d need the B50 K/S ratchet parts as well, but aside from that, what issues/work need...
by craigacc
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 camshaft identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: B44 camshaft identification

Thanks for that info. Appreciated.
by craigacc
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 camshaft identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: B44 camshaft identification

Thanks. Yes matches my profile as well, so that’s resolved. Mine came out of a B44 EA numbered motor.

What characteristics can I expect from the GP cam?
by craigacc
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 camshaft identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: B44 camshaft identification

Thanks for all the comments.

Both lobes have a flat rather than pointed top, which may suggest the GP profile. The cam is in good shape, no ridges or steps.

Would be interesting to know for sure.
by craigacc
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 camshaft identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: B44 camshaft identification

It's on the side of the inner lobe, not on the timing wheel - the V stamp is on the camshaft itself.

The timing wheel is fitted correctly and the timing mark has an H against it, which I was also curious about.
by craigacc
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 camshaft identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

B44 camshaft identification

Hi folks,

Working now on two B44 motors. Quick query:

Camshaft has a V stamp on the side of the inner lobe. Which camshaft is this please? Can anyone help?
by craigacc
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 Clutch Pressure Plate
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: B40 Clutch Pressure Plate

Thanks for the replies. Spring dragging is a good thought and along the right lines I think. To answer a question, yes, the springs are all the same. I think the problem may be the spring cups dragging on the clutch centre as the plate lists them out. One seemed to be interfering a little when I did...
by craigacc
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 Clutch Pressure Plate
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

B40 Clutch Pressure Plate

Hi all, So, the clutch pressure plate refuses to lift evenly, always lifting fully on one side only. Result is bad clutch drag (no slipping) All clutch components brand new Alloy pressure plate Springs are heavy duty, new and all the same length. Spring cups are new and all the same depth. New clutc...
by craigacc
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 5872

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

Thanks again for the responses. I've not had a chance to look again at this again in the last couple of weeks, but as I'm waiting for a larger front sprocket, fitting this will give me a chance to look a few things over again. (I built the bike for long distance hill climbing trials and went too far...
by craigacc
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 5872

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

Thanks, a good thought. But all mounts are tightened properly
by craigacc
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 5872

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

By way of an update. Made an air intake rubber from two right angled reinforced silicon hoses, cut, shut and taped with some decent fuel proof stuff. Looks tidy, seals properly and does the job. Smoking. Pretty much stopped now. Looks like it was the rings that needed bedding in. Knocking. Still an ...
by craigacc
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 5872

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

Definitely getting off topic, but enjoyable all the same! By way of an update, the smoke stops when I've been riding for a bit, but tends to be back when restarting the engine - until another few miles are ridden. A further problem has emerged, dull heavy knocking when under moderate load when the m...
by craigacc
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 5872

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

Thanks all, mega helpful replies. A few points. The motor is a 1968 B40G, military model, so side points and later oil system/pump are standard, but thanks for the interesting post on the issue with the converted engine Tom. Re Jeff's post on the round BSA/Tri filters. Tried that, but the clearance ...
by craigacc
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 5872

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

I should add that it smoked badly from revolution number 1 on start up - before the oil had time to get around the motor. Oil circulation started up OK after a short while, but no difference to smoke levels.
by craigacc
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 5872

B40 in OIF frame issues

Hi all, I have a B40 motor in a 1971 T25T frame. I’ve posted on this in the past and thanks to everyone who replied on some tech issues when building this combination of bike. One problem remains. How to join the carb to the air filter. The carb on the B40 sits quite far left of centre, so two acute...
by craigacc
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: OIF T25T/B25 oil feed from rear of frame?
Replies: 6
Views: 2643

Re: OIF T25T/B25 oil feed from rear of frame?

Thanks to all for your posts on this. It's appreciated.
by craigacc
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: OIF T25T/B25 oil feed from rear of frame?
Replies: 6
Views: 2643

OIF T25T/B25 oil feed from rear of frame?

Is there a part available that allows oil to be fed to the motor from the rear of the frame on an OIF? Thinking of some sort of 'gland bolt' (wrong word I know) to which an oil feed banjo and pipe can be fitted.

?????

Greetings to all.

Craig.
by craigacc
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 registry
Replies: 69
Views: 178357

Re: B50 registry

Is this still active and working properly? All attempts to add my bike were rejected.
Plus the location map throws up a Google error dated 2011.

Craig.
by craigacc
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: O.I.F parts for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

Re: O.I.F parts for sale.

Do you have a photo of the alloy fuel tank?
How much are you looking for?

Craig.
by craigacc
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: OIF B25/50 electrics box bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: OIF B25/50 electrics box bolts

Thanks. I think I'll be trying that solution. Now to find some tube ...
by craigacc
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: OIF B25/50 electrics box bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

OIF B25/50 electrics box bolts

Hi, does anyone have some of the shouldered electrics box bolts they can pass over for a fee? Part number 21-2128 I need three. No one here in the UK seems to be selling these now.

Thanks!
by craigacc
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crank end feed oil seal loose?
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Re: Crank end feed oil seal loose?

Thanks. I'll try some of this. Maybe I'm worrying too much - oil pressure build up on the roller big ends is low, so reducing the chance of the seal blowing out.
by craigacc
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crank end feed oil seal loose?
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Crank end feed oil seal loose?

Hi, I'm refurbishing a WD B40 lump. This has the crank end feed oil seal pushed in with no retaining circlip in contrast with later motors that have this circlip. However, the new oil seal is a very easy push fit. I've tried fitting alterative seals from a different supplier, but the same issue aris...
by craigacc
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 and B44 motor in OIF chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 3026

Re: B40 and B44 motor in OIF chassis

Thanks for the replies re this. All concur with what I've discovered so far and I appreciate the input. Rear engine mounts need spacers as mentioned, I'm having these made at the mo. Plus new rear engine plates, as the much wider rear engine mount casting on the OIF motors has the bolt hole placed f...
by craigacc
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Locating conical hub rear wheel bearings correctly
Replies: 3
Views: 1850

Re: Locating conical hub rear wheel bearings correctly

That's great - thanks!

Looks to be set up about the same as mine.
by craigacc
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 and B44 motor in OIF chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 3026

B40 and B44 motor in OIF chassis

Hi all, I'm planning to fit an ex war department B40 motor into an OIF B25/T25T chassis. I also plan to use a B44 motor in the same chassis at a later stage. Any tips, warnings or things to take into account when doing this? I'm already aware of the need for rear engine mount spacing, as the pre OIF...
by craigacc
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Locating conical hub rear wheel bearings correctly
Replies: 3
Views: 1850

Locating conical hub rear wheel bearings correctly

Hi all, Can anyone advise on the correct depth for the sprocket side rear wheel bearing into a conical hub. My bike is an OIF chassis B25 type from 1971, but the T25T 'badge engineered' version. I'm concerned about sprocket alignment. The wheel I have has had new bearings, but these were fitted to a...