who put those circlips there ??

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who put those circlips there ??

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:57 pm

Feeling rather smug with myself putting together my WNG engine..
Only the rockerboxes to fit and it's ready for the frame.....

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Ohhhhh, whats that at the edge of the table ?? :oops: :oops:

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I symply cannot remember not putting them in, so they must be in there..
But,.. for which piston are those loose circlips ?
So..
I am going to undo the four base nuts again and lift the whole plot up to the pin :|

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Re: who put those circlips there ??

Postby chris.vredenbregt » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:14 pm

On our age everything is getting less only forgetting is getting more
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Re: who put those circlips there ??

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:48 pm

hi i did the same thing with my GB gearbox full rebuild in lock down i put it all back together and refitted back in the frame and put it all back ready to run, and i started to clear up then i saw a little new spring left in the bag what the new parts came in, then i realised i had forgot to fit the selector drum cam plunger spring , just wen i thought the Ariel was all done ready to go for a run :oops: :( :roll:

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Re: who put those circlips there ??

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:23 pm

I hate it it when that happens. Sometimes the opposite happens. A missing nut for my piston ring compressor tool, spent hours looking for it but luckily found its way down to the sump plate caught on the magnet

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Re: who put those circlips there ??

Postby chris.shearwood » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:54 pm

I had quite a struggle once fitting a new tube and tire to one of the rims of my Sq4 and once I got them on the rim it took a lot of inflating and deflating and bouncing it up and down to centre the tire properly. After finally getting it all done I cracked open a beer, sat down to enjoy it and noticed the rim tape sitting on the table beside me. Doh!
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Re: who put those circlips there ??

Postby rschurr » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:45 pm

My story from Alzheimer land:
I have a BSA A7 longstroke that runs well. But I also have a spare engine with partly good/better parts.
Last year I scheduled an overhaul using the cylinders and cylinder head from the spare engine. When I opened the engine, there were no piston rings and no push rods.
So I got the parts from the Drags.
After the swap I completed the spare engine with the removed parts. I happened to open the clutch housing and found the push rods and piston rings there. I had expanded it to protect it and kept it (very very) safe there!

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Re: who put those circlips there ??

Postby fpassmore » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:14 pm

Hahaha, after three years waiting for the right bits I am assembling my A7 long stroke this past week and have found duplicates of some of the parts I looked for so hard. Forgot about a friend of mine contributing a few pieces but I never properly looked in the box! Oh well, I have a second bike to do in any case.
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Re: who put those circlips there ??

Postby nevhunter » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:37 am

I always put 1 circlip in the piston before the gudgeon pin goes in. Cover the crankcase to make sure NOTHING falls in there. Circlips have a habit of flicking to other places when you are installing them. Nev

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Re: who put those circlips there ??

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:46 pm

Well...... they where in there :lol: :lol: :lol:
but found that the gasket had flipped a corner on first assembly, new gasket fitted all o.k. now :D

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