I have a 1930 Model B - sidevalve. It goes great, doesn't leak any oil, doesn't appear to smoke but it will consume a pint of oil or more per 100 miles. Clearly this causes some difficulty if you want to go anywhere.
Has anyone had this problem and managed to sort it out?
I've had suggestions such as putting an oil ring in (I assume it has the original two compression ring piston) - would I need to remove the baffles in the crankcase throat if I do this? Or checking the oil pump is returning properly. Or even valve guides but I struggle to see how it can be that for a sidevalve.
Are piston rings for this bike readily available?
Any suggestions or comments welcomed.
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