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by Brian Petheram
Thu May 30, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: gear case cover uncertainty
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: gear case cover uncertainty

Good point, Bob. If it is a straight through breather that will be doable even for me. However a close look at the 1939 parts book shows a reference to a ring and a ball for "valve in elbow union" which implies there may be some non return valve internally in the breather which would proba...
by Brian Petheram
Wed May 29, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: gear case cover uncertainty
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: gear case cover uncertainty

Thanks Dave and Alan for the prompt and helpful replies. It's good to know I have the correct part. It looks like the breather (part number 2100-33) may be a problem as Draganfly don't do it and it isn't listed by the Club Spares Scheme or by John Budgen. I will press on with assembling and hope a u...
by Brian Petheram
Wed May 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: gear case cover uncertainty
Replies: 7
Views: 857

gear case cover uncertainty

I am trying to complete a 1939 VH Red Hunter project from the Mike Taylour collection. It's an interesting challenge as some of the work has been done very well but some parts have clearly been thrown on to make it more saleable. Basically I'm disassembling pretty much everything to check it's corre...
by Brian Petheram
Wed May 22, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1939 RH 'R' stamping
Replies: 20
Views: 2452

Re: 1939 RH 'R' stamping

It would be interesting if anyone with say a 1938 to 1940 VH could have a look and see if you have such a stamping I have an October 1938 (1939 model) VH which is disassembled enough to confirm there is no trace of an R stamping on any of those locations on my bike. Must be either an individual wor...
by Brian Petheram
Tue May 21, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: front brake lever for girder fork needed
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: front brake lever for girder fork needed

Hi Andrew thanks for replying. I am sorted now as I found a lever that does a perfect job and looks pretty much identical in a box in the corner of my workshop! I still have the petrol tap available if you need it - would prefer to swap for other bits I need - I will PM you with my phone number. che...
by Brian Petheram
Mon May 13, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Smiths PA2240 Speedo
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Smiths PA2240 Speedo

I think someone said the messages stay in the outbox until they get read - they don't get sent as such.... (So it's not like Windoze..... :D ) SG That's how it works on the VMCC Forum which I have used a lot. The OP of this thread can't be logging in and reading his messages. I am now sorted for a ...
by Brian Petheram
Sun May 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Smiths PA2240 Speedo
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Smiths PA2240 Speedo

Nope - only one message in there and I have successfuly sent one since - I guess he's sold it or no longer active on the Forum.
by Brian Petheram
Sat May 11, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Smiths PA2240 Speedo
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

Re: Smiths PA2240 Speedo

I sent a PM over a week ago but it's still sitting in my outbox so don't hold your breath!
by Brian Petheram
Sat May 11, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1935 VA
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: FOR SALE : 1935 VA

john.deeth wrote:Was this Mike Taylour's bike? It was sold at Bonham's auction for GBP 1280.00 less.

Yes it is, but the buyer would have paid VAT on the premium so the markup would be closer to a grand, assuming the asking price is achieved. In my experience DR (Richard Gaunt) is one of the better dealers.
by Brian Petheram
Wed May 08, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Spark plug for 350 with tuning
Replies: 14
Views: 1571

Re: Spark plug for 350 with tuning

I much prefer old spark plugs in old engines - modern plugs always seem to be a bit of a lottery to me and too many have prematurely failed or caused problems in my old bikes. I always snap up any NOS spark plugs from the likes of KLG, Lodge and Champion and find they work really well and seem to la...

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