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British Bikes / Re: Interceptor 750 First Start in 35 years
« on: August 29, 2018, 07:27:21 PM »
Thanks for the ideas. Yes I know about the two bolts under the cylinders... haven't touched them, but may have to.

I will try cleaning and using a Loctite ultra low viscosity sealer...maybe even a wicking thread sealer.

I let you know how it goes.

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British Bikes / Re: Interceptor 750 First Start in 35 years
« on: August 28, 2018, 01:53:11 AM »
I have the RE Interceptor running well, but have some oil coming from the split cases where it seals at the base of the cylinders. I didn't split the cases as part of this project...yet. Has anyone seen this before?  The breather is clear and venting well. The oil is weeping from the area circled both in the front and the back.

There is no oil getting out of the push rod seals between the head and cylinder... they were just replaced and that area is as dry as a bone.

I can't detect any oil coming out of the bottom of the cylinders... they are well sealed. If I run a wire tie through the space between the bottom of the two cylinders... I get no oil on the wire tie.

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British Bikes / Re: Interceptor 750 First Start in 35 years
« on: August 22, 2018, 10:55:20 PM »
Finished the project and went for a 20 mile ride today. FUN!

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British Bikes / Re: 1970 Interceptor 750 Nut behind alternator
« on: May 15, 2018, 02:25:14 PM »
Thanks... I was thinking along the same lines. It came off with an impact and 2 1/6th inch socket.

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British Bikes / 1970 Interceptor 750 Nut behind alternator
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:52:40 PM »
OK... so I'm tearing into this motor a little more than planned. The clutch pack is completely worn out and so is the primary chain and adjuster. I also noticed the drive chain sprocket on the trans is loose. The binding nut is not tight. So... I'll have to pull the primary case to get access to the nut... and I want to look at the Woodfuff key and key-way too - to see how worn it is from being loose.

So... Is the large 2 1/6 nut on the crank (behind the alternator/magneto)  right or left hand threads? I does not say in my simple 55 page manual.
Jim

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British Bikes / Re: 1970 750 oil Pump Removal
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:39:50 PM »
Yes Interceptor. I figured it out....  there's an alignment hole in the shaft and the case that you put a pin into... then you can remove the nut and push through the covers. Thanks

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British Bikes / 1970 750 oil Pump Removal
« on: May 14, 2018, 03:55:27 PM »
I have the timing cover off the 750 and want to get it re-plated. Does anyone have experience removing the oil pump from the cover?

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British Bikes / Re: Interceptor 750 First Start in 35 years
« on: May 13, 2018, 03:46:11 PM »
I did cycle the engine about 30 kicks with the plugs out first. I primed the cylinders with gas - replaced the plugs... and added gas to the newly rebuilt carbs. I attached a gas feed system since the tank isn't ready yet. Four kicks and it started. I ran for 20 seconds or so and shut off to have a look around. I pulled two valve covers and restarted the bike. Oil is pushing up to the tappets and the push rods are getting a good oiling too. All is good... so I'll continue the restoration project knowing the engine is sound.

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British Bikes / Re: Interceptor 750 First Start in 35 years
« on: May 11, 2018, 01:18:16 PM »
I have a spark. Will be giving it a shot today. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on getting oil in the lines prior to starting. It has the oil cooler...was thinking about trying to pump some oil through the lines first... if possible.

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British Bikes / Interceptor 750 First Start in 35 years
« on: May 11, 2018, 01:21:45 AM »
I getting ready to start my 1970 Interceptor. I changed the oil and oil filter... I've cleaned the carbs and tank. I have a new battery. Any other tips before starting?

I'm not going to ride...I just want to make sure the engine is ok before spending any money on the project.

The primary cover is off right now.


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British Bikes / Re: 1970 RE Interceptor 750
« on: May 08, 2018, 10:48:59 PM »
Thanks!

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British Bikes / 1970 RE Interceptor 750
« on: May 08, 2018, 12:46:18 PM »
Greetings All - I'm looking for an owners manual PDF and basic maintenance source for my 750.... that was just given to me. Is there a good US parts source for things like gaskets and seals... oil filter etc?

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