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British Bikes / Re: Fitting Wassel negative earth regulator
« on: March 18, 2019, 03:52:24 PM »
Hi John.

Yes, you're right. It looks as though the regulator controls the earth side of the field rather than the live, which is how the resistor in the old 3 brush setup worked. Why they would do it this way god only knows as the conventional 2 brush Lucas is by far the most common, with the live side of the field being controlled by the regulator.

I fitted a Wassell regulator to an A10 a few years ago and I'm sure it was just plug and play which is probably misleading me. Apologies to Paul if I've misled you......to

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British Bikes / Re: Fitting Wassel negative earth regulator
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:09:05 AM »
As John says, those diagrams are crazy. Especially as the first ones seem to show a 3 brush dynamo....

Assuming you have a conventional Lucas dynamo, forget mucking about with internal connections - unless you need to change the rotation direction in which case come back.

It looks to me as though you just connect it in the same way as an original regulator would be - ie green to the field connection on the dynamo (simple way to remember - green fields!) and yellow to the D terminal. Ignore the connection that is shown to the dynamo earth - just connect the black lead from the regulator to the normal earth*. And connect the red as shown.


*Actually, I am a bit pernickety about earths so usually take an earth lead from a convenient point on the dynamo - eg the fixing strap - to a common earthing point.

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British Bikes / Re: T 100 oil feed return problem
« on: March 15, 2019, 10:00:07 AM »
Hi Rex,
I often wondered how they found out that the rings rotated unless they did multiple assemblies and dismantling?


https://www.highpowermedia.com/blog/3954/rotation-of-piston-rings

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Autojumble / Re: 350 cc side valve JAP engine parts needed
« on: March 13, 2019, 09:57:30 AM »
It could be quite fun but at the end of the day I wouldn't spend the time and effort necessary. But each to their own.

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British Bikes / Re: T 100 oil feed return problem
« on: March 13, 2019, 09:55:59 AM »
I've never heard of or experienced wear caused by ring ends.......

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British Bikes / Re: Leaking primary chain cases
« on: March 12, 2019, 03:21:28 PM »
Some of us can manage to get leak-free tin primaries.....

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British Bikes / Re: T 100 oil feed return problem
« on: March 12, 2019, 11:49:11 AM »
As soon as it's run for a few seconds they will have moved so in my opinion just put the gaps anywhere.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: Aermacchi 250 ALA VERDE
« on: March 06, 2019, 10:01:24 AM »
I would just choose a red you like and paint it that colour. I used VW Tornado red for my Guzzi V50 and it looks good (to me at least):


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British Bikes / Re: Leaking primary chain cases
« on: March 04, 2019, 11:47:03 AM »
Mini-me is of course correct as always. However, I found the Buckingham seal worked well.

Like all those band type chaincases (Velo is another example) they are a real pain. And when you're also dealing with the dynamo driven from the primary so you're for ever opening it up. It can drive strong men to tears. Not me - I sold my G80S. However, my younger brother failed to learn from my example and is now struggling with his Ajay Model 18........

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Autojumble / Re: 350 cc side valve JAP engine parts needed
« on: March 03, 2019, 11:50:10 AM »
Come on chaps, it's not that hard. I made this for the Sunbeam using thick walled tube:



Used a Chinese 3,5" lathe. Admittedly getting the thread right was tricky but my turning is hardly expert standard. The slots were cut with hacksaw and file.

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My 1952 Norton ES2 (original tank and cap I'm sure) doesn't have a bulge but the cap does tighten down firmly and doesn't leak. It does have a fairly thick "rubber"  (no idea what it actually is) gasket which covers the whole of the underside of the cap with a hole for the breather.

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Autojumble / Re: 350 cc side valve JAP engine parts needed
« on: February 26, 2019, 10:26:55 AM »
Fun, you call it?

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British Bikes / Re: Oil
« on: February 23, 2019, 10:47:51 AM »
Yep, but it's Spheerol.

This kind of thing: https://www.penninelubricants.co.uk/product/semi-fluid-ep-greases/

Note feature no. 3......

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British Bikes / Re: Oil
« on: February 22, 2019, 02:23:57 PM »
I used a similar one on my Sunbeam - originally made for Land Rover swivels if I remember correctly. It's called semi-fluid grease.

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British Bikes / Re: Oil
« on: February 22, 2019, 10:23:16 AM »
You do need to supply more information, particularly make & model.

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