It‘s official - she hates me! She wants to be a garage queen, but I will force her to like me one day.
I was having a lovely late afternoon ride, and then it happened on the way home...
Accelerating through the gears coming out of a village, and suddenly she started backfiring and missing very badly and died. Tried to restart and nothing. Tried to jump start in 2nd with my mate pushing me and nothing. Checked the fuses, fuel, connections and nothing. After a lot of head scratching took off the distributor cap, but found nothing until I grabbed the distributor finger. It just rotated freely!
Pulled the thing off and there it was - the pin on the gear had shorn off
Next gave my insurance a call to send a tow...
Fortunately after a first inspection back home the worm gears are fine. I was able to get the rest of the pin out and all the metal bits. The head gave on one side and the pin wandered out the other side until it caught on the housing, bending it and pulling it out of the distributor gear.
I‘m not talking to my Sq 4 for the rest of the weekend. I shall take the BSA out just to show her!