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Autojumble / Re: 350 cc side valve JAP engine parts needed
« on: March 15, 2019, 05:37:48 PM »
The JAP engines your father enthused about were not cooking ex agricutural engines but entirely different hot stuff.

I am not mortally offended but I do spend time trying to help inexperienced motorcyclists out, by passing on almost 55 years of knowledge mostly hard won,often expensively. That is advice I used to get paid for.

When confronted with such a pile of kack, not just yours, there are lots of others, I wonder why I should bother, because it will never be a viable motorcycle.

I have been told you also feature it on another site, I am surprised that miserable bunch tolerate it there.

I sympathise with the loss of your wife, although what its got to do with here I don't understand. My first wife spent 13 years as a bedriddren doubly incontinent cabbage,  so I share similar grief.

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Autojumble / Re: 350 cc side valve JAP engine parts needed
« on: March 13, 2019, 01:50:07 PM »
Each to their own, to me its junk.
At Shepton there was an Ariel Colt  with a modern engine in it, which was neat tidy and roadworthy, the very opposite of this pile of tat, wich does no-one any favours and just takes the piss out of historic vehicle exemptions.

Lets hope its just for limping around a backyard somewhere. Not the road.

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British Bikes / Re: Leaking primary chain cases
« on: March 13, 2019, 01:46:04 PM »
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who can't be arsed to put the effort in

Well, if they cannot be arsed to put effort in why should we here put the effort in to help them?

I for one get well pissed off with the types that come onto forums with rubbish bikes made from left over scrap and lawn mower bit, expecting free help to rectify  their junk.

If you can't fix it, don't buy it.

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British Bikes / Re: T 100 oil feed return problem
« on: March 07, 2019, 05:37:34 PM »
I nevr had interwebby thing when I started, but I did have a lot of dud bikes :'(

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As a Breton you are almost English, or Cornish if you are particular. ;)

I used to be a member of the Tobec club when I had a Z22c and a Z2, nice little bikes,now both back in France, and to show how confused I am my family name is Norman/Breton origin.

I have not been back to france since 2007, you mayfind it hard to believe but since 1980s it has become too much of a pain in the bum to travel to France, so many ifs buts and petty regulations at the Ports.

I am also a veteran of the Tour de France des Motos annciennes.

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British Bikes / Re: T 100 oil feed return problem
« on: March 06, 2019, 01:30:56 PM »
steep learning but never forgotten.

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Not for us, mini napoleon manu  has banned the british :)

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British Bikes / Re: Electronic Tachometer 6 volt positive ground
« on: March 05, 2019, 05:57:29 PM »
If you don't have the needed one already you need an inner timing cover. As ever, google is your friend and all the bits are on ebay.

When I dealt with A50s electronic rev counters weren't invented, but then  again fat ol slugs like A50s never needed one :o :o :o

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British Bikes / Re: T 100 oil feed return problem
« on: March 05, 2019, 09:23:25 AM »
You may find it will take a couple minutes for the return to get to the tank, which, if you have a lot of oil  in the case will be a steady stream which will settle down to random spurts, that is how it should be.

whatever you do, first make sure the pipes are connected the right way round.

After that you have to bite the bullet and have alook at the oil pump, not a difficult task.

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British Bikes / Re: Leaking primary chain cases
« on: March 04, 2019, 08:34:22 PM »
I am not as up on the twins as I am the singles, but the singles have a breather pipe that ends just behind the case, these often have a fair bit of oil drip after a run, a bit of rubber pipe to just below the case lets it drip instead of  just smearing the back of the case and looking as if its the case leaking.
might be worth seeing if same applies?

I learnt to live with the odd oil stain on the floor.

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British Bikes / Re: T 100 oil feed return problem
« on: March 04, 2019, 06:16:06 PM »
If there is nothing in the crankcase then it won't pick up. fill the rocker boxes up with oil and let drain overnight,  if you can get at the oil return pipe inthe tank try a squirt of oil down that, to enourage it.

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British Bikes / Re: Leaking primary chain cases
« on: March 04, 2019, 03:40:05 PM »
There is a lot on the amoc site re that problem, basically the manual is wrong. yes wrong.

The correct way of assembling is on there.

might also find solution to that on Christians archives

I have done it myself once so you are in good company.

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British Bikes / Re: Leaking primary chain cases
« on: March 04, 2019, 01:48:25 PM »
Pay attention at the back  ::)

I did not say the crankcase is the cause, I said you need to start there.

I am sending you a lengthy PM, read study and digest and all will become clear.  It was aimed at singles but  it all holds true for twins.

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British Bikes / Re: Leaking primary chain cases
« on: March 04, 2019, 10:27:14 AM »
The have been whole sagas of epic proportions written about this on the AMOC jampot site; best you read that, you'll only get exactly the same cockeyed advice about silicone, patent rubber seal and more from here as you'll find on Jampot. Having said all that the permanent positive way to go about it is in their archives.

All I will say, as someone who has owned, ridden, maintained Matchless machines for over 50 years, if you put it all together properly it won't leak. Mine don't.

Putting it together properly starts at the crankcase not by fiddling with the joint.

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Nothing inside the neck at all, you could try a bit of leather as an alternative seal perhaps?

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