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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Dkx2a distributor
« on: December 31, 2015, 10:02:00 AM »
Hi forgot to say I've had my distributor back from distributor doctor and fitted to my bike, it has been repaired well, looks like new and my Thunderbird runs really well, thing that's really noticeable is when I Rev the engine with bike on centre stand it used to move backwards but now it's remains stationary however hard I Rev it

Wanted Bikes / Triumph wanted
« on: December 31, 2015, 09:45:03 AM »
Wanted Pre unit Triumph Trophy Tr5 or Tr6 restored or unrestored. Thanks John

British Bikes / Triumph bonneville
« on: December 26, 2015, 10:58:15 AM »
Hi Wondered if anyone know's the whereabouts of a Triumph Bonneville I purchased new from Jarman bros in Taunton on the 17/09/1960, it's still listed on the DVLA website but not taxed for the road, registration number is 704JYC.  Thanks John

Autojumble / Re: Avon streamliner
« on: October 09, 2015, 02:23:42 PM »
Hi Tried sprint manufacturing and yes they can make me the correct windscreen. Thanks for your help John

Autojumble / Re: Avon streamliner
« on: October 08, 2015, 10:21:16 PM »
Hi Ian Thanks I will try them.John

Autojumble / Avon streamliner
« on: October 07, 2015, 04:03:20 PM »
Wanted windscreen to fit 1950's Avon streamliner

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Dkx2a distributor
« on: October 02, 2015, 01:26:26 AM »
Hi I doubt he has a grinding machine or he would know the accuracy of his cams, I think bending the points post probably would'nt help because whichever way it was bent the two cams would still be different distances from it. I set my ignition timing using a dial gauge screwed into the plug hole right hand side, engage top gear, find tdc turn the engine back about 150" to take up any free play in the gears then turn  it forward and set the distributor with the points just opening at 32" before tdc, if I then check the left hand side I find the points open at 60" before tdc using my cam and  70" with his. I did have a 3,100 S Ford Capri fitted with a Lumenition electronic system which replaced the points but It was surprising how not having the resistance of opening the points upset the advance curve and of coarse I still would have the worn distributor.i think most must get them repaired as he's very busy and quotes a six week waiting time. John

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Dkx2a distributor
« on: September 30, 2015, 10:09:34 PM »
I expect it could be set up better than a mass produced original, with time, patience and lots of springs etc to get the advance curve spot on but perhaps people are just saying it looks good. I do have a Bouyer points assisted electronic system fitted, i was'nt aware I could buy an electronic system to replace the distributor.

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Dkx2a distributor
« on: September 29, 2015, 12:22:29 AM »
Yes I did get the cam from him! He should'nt really sell them if he does'nt know if they are accurate, they have been machined and have a nice finish so if anyone does what the workshop manual says and timed there engine just on the right hand side, they would never know. Coarse he may have bought them in believing them to have been machined to the correct contour, he seems pleasant enough and helpful.

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Dkx2a distributor
« on: September 28, 2015, 09:22:06 PM »
Hi Mark2 I tried another test, I fitted a couple of fiber washers behind the points to move them out to a different contact area on the cam, this did even things up a bit so I contacted Distributor Doctor and he  says he has several spare cams but could'nt guarantee how accurate they are, so the only way to check them is to send him my distributor and he'll experiment,so that's what I'm going to do. Thanks for your help and suggestions, very much appreciated. John

The Classic Biker Bar / Avon streamliner
« on: September 27, 2015, 11:00:57 PM »
I. Have a 1959 Triumph Thunderbird fitted with an Avon Streamliner,does anyone else have one or know if there are many around. Ido need the correct screen if anyone should have one for sale. Thanksgivings I

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Dkx2a distributor
« on: September 27, 2015, 09:05:32 PM »
Hi MARK2 If the shaft was worn or bent, would'nt the advance settings remain.the same whichever way I fitted the cam.John

British Bikes / Re: morgo oil pumps ?
« on: September 27, 2015, 06:15:24 PM »
Hi IHave a Morgo uprated  oil pump fitted to my 1959 Tthunderbird! No problems so far a little more oil circulates which seems good to me.John

The Classic Biker Bar / Dkx2a distributor
« on: September 27, 2015, 05:32:29 PM »
Hi Has anyone had this problem! I have a 1959 triumph thunderbird on which I do the ignition timing manually,if set it on the right hand side at 32'' as recommended, I find that if I then check the left hand side it's 70'' advanced. I'm assuming the cams are worn unevenly as when I turn the cam  half a turn the problem switches sides but I'm getting the same situation with a reconditioned cam from Distributor doctor, does anyone know of any other reason for this.Thanks John

Autojumble / avon fairing
« on: November 16, 2012, 09:53:48 PM »
Hi I'm looking for an avon fairing,made during the 1950's, often refered to as a dustbin at the time, they ccovered the front of the bike ,had a single headlight and twin sidelights. Thanks

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