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by beesa71
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Our friend Francois Baluteau has passed away.
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Our friend Francois Baluteau has passed away.

Francois died yesterday, it had been expected but here in the UK it is still a shock. Francois was one of the first people in France who contacted me when I started researching all things Mead & Tomkinson and we each took great pleasure in finding, and sharing, new snippets of information or picture...
by beesa71
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Pre 75' B50mx frame builders
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Pre 75' B50mx frame builders

I heartily support Minety in his recommendation of PES for anything BSA B50 or it’s later based derivatives. They are getting on for a one stop shop for such. Do support them, they deserve it.

Regards to all OIF’ers.

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu May 27, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oversize Barrel - Can Anyone Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Oversize Barrel - Can Anyone Help?

From the picture the piston looks very like the Jahn’s one used in the Factory ‘big bore’ 580cc kit supplied in the USA. it used an LA Sleeve Company liner to accompany it in the kit.

Let us know what you find please.

Paul.
by beesa71
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 / B25 Side panels - Fibreglass?
Replies: 8
Views: 2028

Re: B50 / B25 Side panels - Fibreglass?

The company was Classic Moulding and Fabrication (CMF) of

34 Brookend Street
Ross On Wye
HR9 7EE

But not sure whether they are still going.

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 / B25 Side panels - Fibreglass?
Replies: 8
Views: 2028

Re: B50 / B25 Side panels - Fibreglass?

Steve, There was a thread some years ago about this sort of topic but I can’t find the man/company it pointed to but this chap is in the same geographical area.... Roger Ennis 2 Yew Tree Cottages The Tufts, Bream, Lydney, GL15 6HN Tel 01594 562361 I bought MX side panels through a website located in...
by beesa71
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Registering a b50 built from parts
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: Registering a b50 built from parts

Oh, and don’t forget....... you haven’t built a B50 from parts you’ve just recommissioned it.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Registering a b50 built from parts
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: Registering a b50 built from parts

It’s well known that there are many organisations and individuals authorised by the DVLA to provide dating certificates (as we like to call them). Maybe not all of them have access to the detailed despatch records as held by the BSAOC (for instance). The despatch book is clearly the bible in terms o...
by beesa71
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50/44 Hybrid
Replies: 36
Views: 7275

Re: B50/44 Hybrid

Forgot: Claus, send me a PM with your full name and address and I’ll send you three if they are helpful to you.

Paul.
by beesa71
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50/44 Hybrid
Replies: 36
Views: 7275

Re: B50/44 Hybrid

There are three such spacers; one inside the rhs front engine mount, one inside lower the rhs engine mount and one outside the rhs engine mount between the plate and exhaust mounting ‘bracket’ (front pipe). The 1971 parts book omits to show the front rhs front inner spacer. The 1972 parts book (atta...
by beesa71
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: UK will start charging 30% tax on classic Cars.
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: UK will start charging 30% tax on classic Cars.

Have you checked that the ‘previous’ conditions for vehicles of historic interest will not still apply? My two Mead & Tomkinson machines were sent from Australia under that scheme (and the evidence I presented showed clear connection to their racing success) and then I paid only 2.5% VAT (I think) a...
by beesa71
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Expo 70
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Re: Expo 70

Can’t wait, ordered my copies yesterday.

Keep it up Brad.

Regards to all OIF’ers.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 rear hub
Replies: 11
Views: 2480

Re: B50 rear hub

And here’s one I’ve just measured. Other dim’s concur with Steve.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 rear hub
Replies: 11
Views: 2480

Re: B50 rear hub

That’s what I said. The bearing spacer ‘in the hub’ not the MX (only) spacer that sits between the bearing and the swinging arm.

Regards to all OIF’ers.

Paul.
by beesa71
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 rear hub
Replies: 11
Views: 2480

Re: B50 rear hub

I disagree; ‘from here’ the bearing spacer and it’s ends look fine and as mine do.

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 rear hub
Replies: 11
Views: 2480

Re: B50 rear hub

I agree with Steve, all looks correct.

Only comment I’d offer is that don’t forget that the speedo drive side bearing is not locked in by the screwed in speedo drive ‘ring’.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Electrical Box Mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 2909

Re: Electrical Box Mounting

Keith, have you seen the ‘Pm’ from me?

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Speedometer and Tachometer cable details
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Speedometer and Tachometer cable details

Thank you Steve. All gratefully received.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Speedometer and Tachometer cable details
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Speedometer and Tachometer cable details

That’s Russell’s site I mentioned.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Speedometer and Tachometer cable details
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Speedometer and Tachometer cable details

I’ve also posted this question on the. SAOC Forum but I wonder if any on here have what I’m looking for....... A question has arisen about how far the inner cable for 60mm and 80mm Smiths Magnetic instruments (SSM and RSM) should protrude from the outer cable at the instrument end? Assuming correct ...
by beesa71
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: TR5mx Fork/Steering Stem
Replies: 16
Views: 3267

Re: TR5mx Fork/Steering Stem

And that nice fella ‘stainoifless’ on EBay sells a stainless steel stem top nut in the early version ie the coarse thread. They will ship worldwide. It is cheaper to buy it, and the other listed items, through direct contact via this wonderful forum. As you would expect. Regards to all OIF’ers. Paul...
by beesa71
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 236
Views: 44798

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Yes Beat but not for a few days as I will not be near the cover until then.

Please ‘Pm’ me on Thursday.

Paul.
by beesa71
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 valve lifter to bare casting.
Replies: 37
Views: 6287

Re: B50 valve lifter to bare casting.

My bet is plugged.
by beesa71
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 valve lifter to bare casting.
Replies: 37
Views: 6287

Re: B50 valve lifter to bare casting.

Phil,

I’m a little surprised you have a B50 rocker box without provision for the valve lifter components. I’ve never seen one un-machined for it.

Have you had a good luck/can you attach some pictures, I’m curious.

Regards to all OIF’ers.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 236
Views: 44798

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Back to the clutch operation modification; this outer timing cover came to me when I cleared out Mike Tomkinson’s B50 ‘left over racing spares’ and, other than an occasional outing, has been buried here for years. So, it having surfaced today I thought it might be of interest. My inclination is that...
by beesa71
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 3180

Re: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor

I’ve no idea what his or your ‘going rate’ is but I’ve got a few dizzy’s that I could spare you one from.

Let us, on here, know what your rate is please.

Regards to all OIF’ers.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 57
Views: 25634

Re: >mead tomkinson

Ady, You are more than welcome to join the unofficial M&T Enthusiasts Group. A small but dedicated group, worldwide membership, true keepers of the faith (as described by ‘outsiders’ - themselves most welcome too). Plenty is known about Mike Tomkinson and his incredible team but we are always keen t...
by beesa71
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Under engine exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

Re: Under engine exhaust

I’d suggest Rayson’s....

See; viewtopic.php?t=6998

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: X75 Hurricane Parts List on MICROFICHE
Replies: 2
Views: 1898

Re: X75 Hurricane Parts List on MICROFICHE

Yours Gerry, as I hoped it would be!

PM me your postal address.

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: X75 Hurricane Parts List on MICROFICHE
Replies: 2
Views: 1898

X75 Hurricane Parts List on MICROFICHE

I have a quantity (60+ available) Triumph parts lists on microfiche and a ‘sample’ is currently listed on EBay. I thought the Hurricane one might be a nice bit of not necessarily usable memorabilia that someone on here might like. Anyone? Sensible offer with the proceeds to my local hospice of inter...
by beesa71
Thu May 28, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Where was it made?
Replies: 11
Views: 4091

Re: Where was it made?

The FS did go to Hammonds and the B25T to BSA Inc East on 27/1/71.

But, you sure it’s AE3395?
by beesa71
Mon May 11, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B25R ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4187

Re: B25R ?

And I have decent enough evidence of a B25V in the same context as A75V (not sure whether other code letters were included in that one). Vertically split castings too if I remember.

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Mon May 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1972 B25SS FRONT ENGINE MOUNT
Replies: 10
Views: 2331

Re: 1972 B25SS FRONT ENGINE MOUNT

Too true there should be one between the crankcase and the front RH engine ‘plate’ (83-2004). There should also be the one on the RH side of the engine between it and the frame (83-2005). There should also be one between the outside of the RH front engine ‘plate’ and the exhaust pipe mounting bracke...
by beesa71
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Leak back,
Replies: 20
Views: 4611

Re: Leak back,

If John will excuse me; here’s a link re’ the exhaust system.

http://b50.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2 ... ons#p64189

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25ss fork damper unit retaing bolt washers
Replies: 9
Views: 2514

Re: B25ss fork damper unit retaing bolt washers

I’ve just bought a large quantity of the bonded seals for rebuilding quite a quantity of forks, pm me if you want some sending.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Rear axle,
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Re: Rear axle,

John, I have a number of NOS ones that are in less than perfect condition, you are welcome to one of these. You can collect (Warrington) or I can send, both though after the current crisis eases. Put me down for some S/S copies of the OEM version please. Regards and best wishes at this awful time to...
by beesa71
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Best Electronic Ignition
Replies: 23
Views: 5762

Re: Best Electronic Ignition

Trevor, can you post a link the Podtronics ignitions please.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 Clutch Pressure Plate
Replies: 9
Views: 2677

Re: B40 Clutch Pressure Plate

I'm not familiar with those spring tensioning nuts, have you tried it with the more common ones?

Paul.
by beesa71
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Speedway B50 piston details wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 3607

Speedway B50 piston details wanted

Has anyone got an OEM 'factory' B50 Speedway piston please?

What I'm looking for are some details from it.

Regards to all.

Paul.
by beesa71
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Electric Start - Broken Knees
Replies: 28
Views: 8281

Re: Electric Start - Broken Knees

Only posting as I've seen it in the flesh (and component parts); have you seen the Shropshire Motorcycles electric start kit for Unit Construction Triumph twins?

Very neatly done.

https://triumphbonneville.com/store/ele ... tails.html

Regards to all OIf'ers.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Titanium works bikes.....
Replies: 0
Views: 4283

Titanium works bikes.....

If anyone knows the current owner of the titanium bikes as pictured (a recent addition I believe) on the excellent B44GP website would they please try (somehow) to pass my contact details them or refer them here for a 'PM'.

Thank you.

Paul.