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by minetymenace
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 / B25 Side panels - Fibreglass?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: B50 / B25 Side panels - Fibreglass?

How about a 3D print?
by minetymenace
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 ignition switch
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: B50 ignition switch

Picture? Make? Part No? Share the love MrMike!
by minetymenace
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50/44 Hybrid
Replies: 28
Views: 2123

Re: B50/44 Hybrid

I think you'll need 48, and it is chromed. Be careful with these, there are many for sale that are the triumph ones which have the bolt orthogonal to the top of the tank, I don't know about the smaller tanks, but I have the larger tank on my FS and the top of the tank is NOT at right angles to the b...
by minetymenace
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Manual advance retard
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Manual advance retard

:laugh :laugh eebtr7 love the lockdown rant, but why would you retro-fit manual advance and retard?
by minetymenace
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Manual advance retard
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Manual advance retard

Most developments and modifications to vehicles tend to reduce the amount of input required by the driver/rider. In my lifetime I've seen the introduction windscreen washers, heaters, inertia seat belts, automatic chokes, anti-lock brakes, pre-set radio stations, traction control, speed limiters (wh...
by minetymenace
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Lost v5
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Lost v5

Pleased to see the boys in blue are not corruptible, I guess you need friends in higher places!
by minetymenace
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 134
Views: 13033

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Ah! The dreaded lurgy! Good English Beat, but I guess you mean closed the boarder with "G"! :ban

The front fame tube seems to split into the two bottom rails fairly high up, any reason for that?
by minetymenace
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Lost v5
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Lost v5

Write a letter to the DVLA explaining everything, they will still have it on their books (silicon) it is just a matter of convincing them to search based on the criteria you have. They should be able to find all vehicles registered to you and provide you with that info (freedom of info or something)...
by minetymenace
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 78 CCM restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: 78 CCM restoration

<135 To the forum graham parker, would you edit your profile and let everyone know roughly where you are please? You might want to consider changing your user name to something less recognisable, there are nefarious souls out the who might covert your treasure, you don't have to I'm just saying it's...
by minetymenace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: New oil pump
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: New oil pump

Just what I need, a cast iron box for storing my miniature 3D model of a cow's head......How much? :ban

You've been promising these for ages Mark, I bet you can sell as many as you can make. Is the top interchangeable so they can be used on A65/50 and two stud B&C series?
by minetymenace
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Running the big cap
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Running the big cap

Start it with no battery, but a dead battery can look like a low resistance to the generator circuit, so the cap never charges. The design is supposed to enable quick detachment of the front (unplug from the electrics box and remove the wire stays) and rear (slacken the bolts under the mudguard, sli...
by minetymenace
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 ignition switch
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: B50 ignition switch

Most rules about construction and use are not retrospective, that is one reason why there is no requirement for an MOT test (Annual government vehicle test for roadworthiness) for vehicles over 40 years old in the UK, i.e. most of the testers were not born when these vehicles were made and they can'...
by minetymenace
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 con rod B44 piston
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: B25 con rod B44 piston

Over rev a B25 and the con rod will probably break anyway (or the push rods will flex and jump), but I think it is either the crank end that fails near where the oil hole was, or they snap below the small end eye, I don't think the eye fails too often. If it was me I think I'd see Mr Cook and get hi...
by minetymenace
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 ignition switch
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: B50 ignition switch

In the UK, we have a Highway Code, while not Law anything in there can be used to provide evidence of contributory negligence if not followed (and used as a method of sneaking in traffic laws under the radar using "its been in the Highway Code for years so might as well make it Law"). You are unlike...
by minetymenace
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 71
Views: 10426

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Not fundamentally altered, period mod to improve braking, , DVLA are more worried about engine capacity and frame mods, pander to them and you'll be seeking permission to change the lights to LEDs etc....forget about telling DVLA.....mention it to your insurance and they will ok it, plenty of other ...
by minetymenace
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help Please.
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: Help Please.

I'm good at making those
:laugh
by minetymenace
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 hydraulic drum brake
Replies: 53
Views: 2920

Re: B50 hydraulic drum brake

BSA_WM50 wrote:there should be an anchor strap from both cylinders to the fork leg to take the braking forces.
Won't the brake plate be strong enough (assuming of course it is anchored in the usual way)?
by minetymenace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 71
Views: 10426

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Golf! GOLF?, most here are not nearly old enough for that malarkey and so very <910

aussi, la langue du forum est l'anglais. :cool:
by minetymenace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 crankcase oil seal ??
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: B50 crankcase oil seal ??

<135 to the forum jayfish888

Would you update your profile and let everyone know roughly where in the world you are please?
<135
by minetymenace
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 134
Views: 13033

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

How did they get that bus to the top of the mountain? :ban
by minetymenace
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .
Replies: 91
Views: 4908

Re: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .

Brit humour doesn't always cross the pond in one piece, hope it made you chuckle.....
by minetymenace
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .
Replies: 91
Views: 4908

Re: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .

Wheel advice, see here.
by minetymenace
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil drain hole b50 barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Oil drain hole b50 barrel

Alignment dowel between the barrel and liner perhaps?
by minetymenace
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Grimeca Brake for B50
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Grimeca Brake for B50

What you need to do now is put some pictures up :thumb

There is a description how to do it here, but if you are struggling, drop me a pm (Private Message, button on the right) and I'll send you my email address, so you can send me the pictures and I'll post them for you :cool:
by minetymenace
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: kickstart cotter pin
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: kickstart cotter pin

by minetymenace
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 hydraulic drum brake
Replies: 53
Views: 2920

Re: B50 hydraulic drum brake

Willoughby Waterleys Please drive carefully Through Our Village. <124 .....unless you are brake testing your B50! I would hope that once you have the air out of the slaves and the bottom pipe, the top part of the system will be self bleeding. I guess the exponential progression is due to the multipl...
by minetymenace
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: New Build Oil Types
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: New Build Oil Types

No problem johnu, I guessed that is what you meant, but there is a temptation for others to stray off topic!
by minetymenace
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: New Build Oil Types
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: New Build Oil Types

This topic is very close to being a "What is the best oil?" topic....very very close......if it starts to head that way you know what will happen!
by minetymenace
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: wet sumping valve
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: wet sumping valve

Ride it every week. Job done.
by minetymenace
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: woodruff keys
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: woodruff keys

Woodruff keys are not intended to be load bearing, well, not normally, they should be used for orientation. So, in theory, you don't need one on the clutch as it is on a taper, and the taper takes the load and there is no need to orientate the clutch. The Alternator rotor has timing marks, and so ne...
by minetymenace
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 hydraulic drum brake
Replies: 53
Views: 2920

Re: B50 hydraulic drum brake

Vellofell, why not start a topic in Project Bikes and document your progress? I can move and link your post here to that, I'd love to comment on Grimeca hubs, but fear it would be off topic here.
by minetymenace
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 trials project.
Replies: 92
Views: 12350

Re: B25 trials project.

You got it Frank, but beat is talking about B50s, he only briefly mentions B25s. I have never found a problem starting my B25 with stock points and ATU. Now, as you will hopefully spend longer with the ignition fully advanced than fully retarded, the fully advanced position is what you need to get r...
by minetymenace
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: P92 Tech
Topic: Not sure If this is relevant P55?
Replies: 10
Views: 3726

Re: Not sure If this is relevant P55?

Hi Claus, a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then, I think I can safely say I no longer have the magazine....
by minetymenace
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 hydraulic drum brake
Replies: 53
Views: 2920

Re: B50 hydraulic drum brake

I understand that the later disc brake set up available for the Triumph brand from 73 is a pretty straightforward bolt on alternative for the B50. I believe there are a few members running this set up. Certainly are! front end small.jpg But requires wider yokes and different fork tubes. I wonder if...
by minetymenace
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 trials project.
Replies: 92
Views: 12350

Re: B25 trials project.

Frank, beat has few faults; a propensity for metric threads being his greatest sin, and of the many languages he speaks (and writes) his English is the most hilarious. I think he means the automatic advance and retard unit in all cases here (for ALU read ATU). Beat extends the slots in the unit to g...
by minetymenace
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: P92 Tech
Topic: Not sure If this is relevant P55?
Replies: 10
Views: 3726

Re: Not sure If this is relevant P55?

ETED1 looks like a twin (180 degree crank?), you may be able to discern something from the timing side gasket shapes which might give an indication of DOHC....
by minetymenace
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 hydraulic drum brake
Replies: 53
Views: 2920

Re: B50 hydraulic drum brake

eebtr7 modern brake fluid is not very hydroscopic (times have moved on since the 60's!), and seals on master cylinders last years if not decades. Apart from being an experiment, I guess the reason M&T went for this method was to remove the sponginess you get from a cable. I hate cables with a vengea...
by minetymenace
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 hydraulic drum brake
Replies: 53
Views: 2920

Re: B50 hydraulic drum brake

Excellent, can't wait to hear more when you have ridden it for a while. Where will you put the servo? :ban I like the idea of re-threading the slaves to accept a greater variety of fittings, did the slaves come apart easily for swarf cleaning? JB, I'm not sure a smaller master cylinder is necessaril...
by minetymenace
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 hydraulic drum brake
Replies: 53
Views: 2920

Re: B50 hydraulic drum brake

What diameter master cylinder are you using please?