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by paul.wirdnam
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Burman gearbox cover
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Burman gearbox cover

Nick, are you doing this with the box in the bike...or on the bench? Nick, the reason I asked is because I've done this many times on the bench with the gearbox being held in the vice by the mainshaft clutch bearing surface with open box facing upwards. In this situation, it just a matter of assemb...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Burman gearbox cover
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Burman gearbox cover

Nick, are you doing this with the box in the bike...or on the bench?
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: My 46 SQ4 is finished - or so I thought
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: My 46 SQ4 is finished - or so I thought

Hi John, Yep...3 too many cylinders without a doubt! We're in luck I think. I still have 2 new Viton seals that I used on the Sloper and I've just dug them out. They are 20 x 26 x 4...and having just measured the sprocket boss diameter (22.8mm) and the crankcase hole diameter (23.7mm), these look pe...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: My 46 SQ4 is finished - or so I thought
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: My 46 SQ4 is finished - or so I thought

John, A couple of photos from a crankcase that apparently has never been used....came from Healey works I think. The hole measures 0.935" When I restored my Sloper in 2012, I had a similar issue and didn't want to dismantle the engine etc. In the end, I resorted to carefully opening up the dama...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: The KH Project MK II
Replies: 25
Views: 2571

Re: The KH Project MK II

Looking good Paul. Over the past 3 months, and while my Red Hunter is off the road with a broken rear mudguard hinge, my '48 KG has really grown on me. And a mate has just bought a '51 KH. Both pictured below. That tyre looks great --- not a name I'm familiar with --- where did you buy it & cost...
by paul.wirdnam
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1928 model E
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

I do find it strange that we're almost at the position where some models of SQ4s are selling at the same price as similar condition Black Ariels. Prices on the latter have risen over the last 24 months while prices for SQ4s have stagnated and, in some cases, fallen. Paul I can imagine, but I think ...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 112
Views: 11667

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

I've been battling with the mudguards from day one --- they have been the worst aspect of this restoration. Under layers of paint on the top, and some sort of bitumen underneath, they are not in a good shape. A MIG-welding friend has managed to salvage the rear one but having had both gently bead bl...
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 112
Views: 11667

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

paul.jameson wrote:Did you spray the wheelbuilding jig for practise first?

:lol: :lol: No, but it does look like it!
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 112
Views: 11667

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Six months since my last update :( . I'd like to say that progress is slow but steady, but in truth, it is slow and erratic. In my defence, back in April, a friend and I bought three oily rag 1930 Douglas S6/T6 motorcycles and we've had fun re-commissioning those and riding them. Here they are in Mi...
by paul.wirdnam
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 Sidestand
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: SQ4 Sidestand

Bob.Murphy wrote:I've never seen a 'Green Lane' with tarmac & white lines before :lol: :lol: .

Nor me :lol: :lol:

And a chromed plated rear stand on the 4G. :o

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