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by simon.holyfield
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: My latest project
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: My latest project

So how does it work, as someone who hasn't bought a Leader yet?
by simon.holyfield
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Four or Two Port?
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Four or Two Port?

paul_turner wrote:not many 2 pipers made in 1953, according to squareforum, it says 3.


If that's true, we can easily check the frame and engine letter prefixes to determine whether the engine is earlier.
by simon.holyfield
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Silk Bonnet
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Silk Bonnet

Folks,
I vaguely remember reading about an oiled silk tube that was offered to protect the HT leads and distributor cap on Mk1 & Mk2 Square Fours.

Anyone seen one?
by simon.holyfield
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Oil Tank Cap
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Oil Tank Cap

Leejm wrote:Gents I have fitted o rings into my caps, as you screw it in you get a squish on the o ring that stops it working loose on the move.


Me too, makes a better job of sealing as well.
by simon.holyfield
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Four or Two Port?
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Four or Two Port?

Congratulations, welcome, and let's see some pictures!

Somebody will know, but alas not I...
by simon.holyfield
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Oil Tank Cap
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Oil Tank Cap

When I said I hadn't found an oil tank cap, it appears that I was wrong...

This is what happens when you collect bits over a period of years :

IMG_20181015_191102.jpg


It appears that I have a cap after all.

Sorry folks.
by simon.holyfield
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 Misfire
Replies: 33
Views: 1203

Re: SQ4 Misfire

Right, my fellow Squarielisti, I have news. First, the open circuit battery voltage is 6.2 V, on a bike that has not run for a week or two. I'm happy with that. Second, removing the tank, rocker covers & HT cabling reveals that the tired rocker cover seals (no one should use fibre gaskets at tho...
by simon.holyfield
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: Speedo gearbox question
Replies: 25
Views: 1046

Re: Speedo gearbox question

I'd appreciate you summarising the gear teeth and the gearbox ratio as you see it Nev. I know that I have 14 teeth on the small gear (I have a picture of it) but anything else will need it to come apart.

The W/NG is my only running bike while I search for the misfire on my SQ4.
by simon.holyfield
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Mystery Hole
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Mystery Hole

Brilliant, thanks for that Simon. I'm just waiting for some help to get it up on the bench, and I'll have a proper look.
by simon.holyfield
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: Speedo gearbox question
Replies: 25
Views: 1046

Re: Speedo gearbox question

nevhunter wrote:The speed reading and the ODOmeter reading are in the correct relationship. Is this a front wheel drive set up? There's less to be out with the front wheel driven unit. Nev


Yes, it's my W/NG Nev. I'll need to be counting turns and teeth next time I have the front wheel off.

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