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by ian williams
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Mini Lathe
Replies: 53
Views: 5578

Re: Mini Lathe

hi michael; the most popular is a myford ML7 for many people and spares are easy to obtain , they do tend to hold their price though . i have a couple of lathes , my small one is a raglan littlejohn which is a superb lathe and my big one is a wilson with a 45degree slant bed . modelmakers lathes are...
by ian williams
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: My latest project
Replies: 58
Views: 11157

Re: My latest project

yes its the lifting handle, goes into the tube right next to where you have it laying . 2 tabs just under the star shaped end that twist and lock it into the "keyhole. will also be sprung loaded so it pops out a bit when you release it . bike looks really clean to me , one to ride as is , mine ...
by ian williams
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: excessive fuel consumption...
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: excessive fuel consumption...

hi Nige ; you should see at least 50mpg but its more usual to get 70mpg out of the leader or arrow . my leader easily does 70mpg and it doesnt make much difference how its ridden . im using the 7/8" carb . if you have a 1 1/16" carb and the engine has high compression heads and has had a b...
by ian williams
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: New project but off piste
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: New project but off piste

hi steve ; you could try filling it with gunwash thinners [cellulose thinner] for a few days or more and soak it , give it a shake every now and then . or try nitromors paint stripper in the tank . after washing it out and if it cleans up reasonably you can fill tank with malt vinegar and leave for ...
by ian williams
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Tyres for Sprinting/Racing/Parading?
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Tyres for Sprinting/Racing/Parading?

hi david ; im not sure if 16" wheels are allowed for racing , i thought i saw a post recently regarding this and it might need 17 or 18" if the acu rules dont allow 16" for racing on , parading may be different and rules might allow it . of course R roger will tell you all you need to...
by ian williams
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: suzuki pistons
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: suzuki pistons

hi David ;
you can also get the pistons from John ellis who does the aomcc 2 stroke spares , he can also tell you where to obtain the small end bushes if you havent already sorted those out .

johns e mail and number are listed in the cheval magazine .

by ian williams
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Where is it now ?
Topic: 881 BAM 1963 Leader.
Replies: 1
Views: 5146

Re: 881 BAM 1963 Leader.

hi Terry ; that may be a swindon or wiltshire bike with the AM suffix . i have a 1963 puch cheetah which is 993BAM and i live near swindon and the local registrations used to use AM MR MW and i think WV and maybe others . . my 65 triumph T10 scooter is GMR311D again from swindon . i have a very late...
by ian williams
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Leader Electrical fault
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: Leader Electrical fault

could be the battery and to find out put the headlights on and see if it conks out like it does when you have the indicators running . you might have a charged battery at the time you go out but it may lose charge after a while hence the engine missing . check the alternator is working etc . on my l...
by ian williams
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: MOT test exemption question
Replies: 18
Views: 2228

Re: MOT test exemption question

all i had to do was download and print off the form V112 , fill it in and sign it and send it off to the dvla , they then sent back a confirmation letter and that was it . V112 form has very little on it you need to fill in , it is basically just a declaration that you sign and send off . i did 4 or...
by ian williams
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Ariel Arrow starting
Replies: 65
Views: 6402

Re: Ariel Arrow starting

hi john , i had similar thing with my leader this weekend gone , it ran the first time i started it but then i changed one of the exhaust downpipes and next time i tried starting it i couldnt get it going . did have a bit of fuel down on the floor and although plugs were wet at tmes and still sparki...

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