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by simon.holyfield
Tue May 26, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Big end overhaul
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Big end overhaul

Easy question guys - what diameter are the flywheels?
by simon.holyfield
Tue May 26, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Correct number plate for 1949
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Correct number plate for 1949

I'm intrigued too!
by simon.holyfield
Tue May 26, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Big end overhaul
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Big end overhaul

Many thanks guys. Yes Adrie, I am of course talking about my W/NG.

I retire next week, and DIY projects permitting it's time to schedule having a look at the W/NG engine.
by simon.holyfield
Mon May 25, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Big end overhaul
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Big end overhaul

Chaps, is it feasible to split a single big end in the home workshop? I don't have a press, but I can weld, make tools and I have a small lathe, two vices...
by simon.holyfield
Sun May 24, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New Patina
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: New Patina

robjameson wrote:Why repair it? Just rust remedy the rusty bits and Matt lacquer over it with an airbrush.


It's just the tank I'm thinking about. It's got no age related blemishes at all - just 12 square inches of bubbles forward of the filler cap.

I'll get a better picture.
by simon.holyfield
Sat May 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New Patina
Replies: 5
Views: 293

New Patina

My W/NG has nicely 'patinated' paintwork. I believe it was painted to look like a contemporary Guzzi, during its time in Italy in the 1950s. The tank was repainted, probably over rust in the 2000's - and its now lifting, I think due to a leak around the filler neck. I'll need to repair and repaint i...
by simon.holyfield
Wed May 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square four mk1 frame
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Square four mk1 frame

Hi Fletch, Welcome aboard. I too am using original rods. There is obviously a fatigue issue here, and none of us have enough knowledge of our specific engine to be able to estimate what the fatigue life of our specific rods may be, so I dare say we are all running a risk. Depending upon your access ...
by simon.holyfield
Mon May 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Leader |seat
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Leader |seat

These are the go-to guys:

http://www.rk-leighton.co.uk/
by simon.holyfield
Mon May 18, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: W/NG Clutch Plates
Replies: 3
Views: 155

W/NG Clutch Plates

Guys,

I read somewhere that W/NGs originally had fabric clutch plates. Anyone seen one? I guess it would be hard to tell, all these years on.
by simon.holyfield
Mon May 18, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 MKI - more troubles
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: Square 4 MKI - more troubles

Gui, I would wind the pilot adjuster out half a turn - it's too lean in that transition zone. I'm assuming you have cleaned the ports around it and satisfied yourself that the seat is not damaged? I know that some Solex users fitted a modified screw (I think with a longer cone) that David Jones had ...

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