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British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« on: October 16, 2018, 01:56:27 PM »
Huh

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British Bikes / Re: Excelsior 350cc OHV twin port 1929/30
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:08:34 AM »
Copper pipe is also reliable and impervious to everything.

Depending on the frame lugs he needs something like prewar Triumph set up to raise the seat, very long springs are not the answer.

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British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:06:06 AM »
But a lot of those who have had them , won't have another.

Should you pop in again one day I'll wear your ears out with tales about Broughs,Vincents and the defects of  both the bikes and their owners.

Both marques  seem to be owned by the watertight ducks arse  mob.  Vincent owners will rob their mothers for parts, every time I had stuff nicked from my stalls at Jumbles it would be Vincent parts 75% of the time.
I still remember how back in my youth I was robbed of 4 heavyweight Sturmey boxes by a Brough owner who was too tight to pay the asking price, well below the going rate because of my greeness, but not too tight to drive 150 miles of an evening to do it.

I'll also relate the tale of the  wealthy SS100 owner who I once arranged to meet on Chelsea bridge at the dog stall, 'why there?' he asked, 'because if you don't pay my effing bill  I am going to heave the effing thing  over the side into the Thames.'
 Like drawing teeth  getting paid by that guy, 8 months late.

Class is not defined by paying silly money for an obsolete machine.

When I learned to ride , 1963, my uncle who taught me was a total Vincent nut, along with his neighbour, who bought Vins for breaking, rule was, 40 for a twin, 5 for a Comet if it had good tyres, because they wanted the front heads.
Cheapest running twin I came across was 25, a bloke at the side of the road who had not realised how much fuel it would use and was pushing it home.
I suppose I have been mentally scarred by the experiences :o as I can't see the value of  them now either.


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British Bikes / Re: Excelsior 350cc OHV twin port 1929/30
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:27:29 PM »
A passable effort, now, as Rex says sort that saddle out, adjust that rear chain, get rid of those appalling  crimp connectors which stick out like a sore thumb, and are those rusty nuts I see?

Keep at it lad.

No old bike should need connectors in any run of cable except at the ends. just run one length of cable back to front, for each application, preferably in black wire.  NEATLY.

More nitpicking.
where the HT had it running?
that fuel pipe needs changing asap preferably for a copper pipe.

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British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:17:28 PM »
Limited market, limited taste, but good luck.

It'll appeal to the hipsters.

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Breather on end of camshaft has not been assembled properly, or oil pump is not returning to tank.
the latter problem is more easily resolved, the former is an engine strip.

check pump and return first.

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British Bikes / Re: cylinder or barrel
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:32:51 PM »
Engines noted for their ability to self destruct;  Grass track lads used to tune the balls off them when they'd go really well before they went bang.

I sold them new, never known so many Guarantee claims. Crap bikes, crap engines, crap all round.

Personally I would not give one room in a skip.

 WD B40 made a nice soft engine for a trials bike.

The there was the 500cc version of the 250, B50, sold those new as well, what a pile of crap, if you could get them started. Did well on the tracks for a bit though.

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British Bikes / Re: Sunbeam
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:20:08 PM »

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British Bikes / Re: Anyone into Scotts here
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:18:39 PM »
Daft innit?

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Identify these bikes! / Re: ID this fuel tank ?
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:29:44 PM »
He's nailed it, Voshkod 175.

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Identify these bikes! / Re: ID this fuel tank ?
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:22:41 PM »
Russian/East european/poss chines
tank filler motif should ID,

Don't touch it if its Russian probably covered in novichok :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

fill it with concrete, nice boat anchor .

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British Bikes / Re: Slimline chrome!
« on: October 10, 2018, 04:25:50 PM »
 useful
thanks

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British Bikes / Re: Slimline chrome!
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:50:03 AM »
Name him, please!


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British Bikes / Re: Slimline chrome!
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:48:51 PM »
Some platers will just polish the edges,which is handy when you want to paint the middles.

Start saving though, because the price will probably buy you two French scrapheaps ;D

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British Bikes / Re: Anyone into Scotts here
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:31:50 PM »
I never saw the Sunbeam frame.
Theres some money to be made there, looks like two  2 speed Scotts plus gearboxes and mags.

Makes me wish I'd never sold that Scott engine years ago.

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