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by Dave.Barkshire
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Side valve running hot
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Side valve running hot

My old 51 VB used to run very hot and it seems to be normal for them. The down pipe would sometimes glow orange which was obvious during a dark night after a long run but this was usually after the valves were burnt out which happened at least once. With new valves the compression was restored and p...
by Dave.Barkshire
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Flexible petrol pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Flexible petrol pipe

KenGriggs wrote:Just an observation. Shouldn't your tank mounting rubbers be the other way around? i.e.thicker one to the top to support the tank on the frame lug? :)


I think you're right. I tend to mix and match to stress the tank the least and to avoid clashes with handlebars etc.
by Dave.Barkshire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Flexible petrol pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Flexible petrol pipe

Here is a photo of the pipe on my old 37 NH, not saying that it's original, it was born many decades before I was.
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by Dave.Barkshire
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Flexible petrol pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Flexible petrol pipe

My old 37 NH had a metal braided hose with ferrules. The Red Hunters I seem to remember also had a simple tap without reserve.
by Dave.Barkshire
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1928 model E
Replies: 17
Views: 6361

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

So far as I know the model E was a twin port. It shows clearly in the sales brochure and here is a photo of one in the metal.

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by Dave.Barkshire
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 1930 model G pushrod tubes.
Replies: 20
Views: 3441

Re: 1930 model G pushrod tubes.

I seem to remember that Merv Kendall had overhauled a few G engines and said that he'd seen both types. Possibly they changed during the production year so keep an open mind about this.

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