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#521882 - 01/07/14 2:21 pm My WM20 Project  
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Well folks, I've got another one on the go.. Not sure of when it'll be finished but.. watch this space!!



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#522118 - 01/08/14 11:12 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Great! Just finished one myself. You probably know Henk Joore over at the WD Motorcycle forum, but if you don't:

http://pub37.bravenet.com/forum/static/s...d=show&cp=1

I just finished one a couple of months ago.

BTW, your rear stand stops are severely worn and in danger of fracturing the rear frame lug. The rear stand should not be angled more than about 15 degrees forward from vertical. You should not park it on the rear stand until you fix that.

Kevin

#522132 - 01/09/14 5:17 am Re: My WM20 Project [Re: L.A.kevin]  
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Thanks for the heads up Kevin. Reason for stand issue is that a PO cut the stand stops off which I need to fabricate then weld on!! (see below). I know Henk yes, he has provided very useful information on my 2 M20 projects (other one in pieces).





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#522136 - 01/09/14 6:39 am Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Cant wait to watch this one...I love old BSA singles. wink
Good Luck.

#522184 - 01/09/14 3:15 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Yowsa! Yep, you have some work ahead of you. Looking forward to seeing you finish. I've been riding mine around more and more since the recomissioning. I need to get my rear and gear and post more stuff about my rebuild saga in my separate thread on this forum.

Good luck!

Kevin

#522203 - 01/09/14 5:54 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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You want to get your carb ordered soon lad, these things take a time to arrive you know laughing

Btw, is this the one I'll be fitting the "shuttleworth snap" tail fin to, and riding around the TT course??? grin

Btw B&Q have a special on chequred paint at the moment bigt


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#522235 - 01/09/14 10:51 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Looking forward to watching this one progress!

Cheers

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#522272 - 01/10/14 10:25 am Re: My WM20 Project [Re: T140V-Rich]  
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Will post as things progress guys. Allan, I'll have some of that paint.. Gonna do a George Formby run round the IOM!! laughing


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#523686 - 01/19/14 1:07 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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So things are progressing...



I had to weld on new stand stops and the stand spring stud on the frame after a PO decided they weren't necessary!! crazy


Last edited by Ian aka Frank; 01/19/14 1:08 pm.

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#523745 - 01/19/14 4:36 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Ere' lad, that's lookin' alright is that. I bet's you have it finished before mine laughing


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#525213 - 01/28/14 2:15 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Allan Gill]  
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Originally Posted By: Allan Gill
Ere' lad, that's lookin' alright is that. I bet's you have it finished before mine laughing


At rate your going.. You'll be missing this season too!! laughing


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#525214 - 01/28/14 2:17 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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So progress slow but managed to get forks fitted yesterday..



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#525237 - 01/28/14 5:52 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Originally Posted By: Ian aka Frank
Originally Posted By: Allan Gill
Ere' lad, that's lookin' alright is that. I bet's you have it finished before mine laughing


At rate your going.. You'll be missing this season too!! laughing


You mean AGAIN? laughing


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#529837 - 02/23/14 11:47 am Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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So I received the SS exhaust from Armours the other day. It will be bead blasted before fitting as it will resemble cad plate..



Just got the wheels back from re-build and tried front for fit. Had to make adjustment to spacer between brake plate and fork as it was too wide..



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#529947 - 02/23/14 6:21 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Lookin' good !! The green or Olive Drab looks more like a U.S. Olive Drab color. Is it a correct WW II, British Army wartime color ?


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#530023 - 02/24/14 7:43 am Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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Originally Posted By: Jon W. Whitley
Lookin' good !! The green or Olive Drab looks more like a U.S. Olive Drab color. Is it a correct WW II, British Army wartime color ?


AFAIK Jon, It's late WW2 Olive Drab (RAL6022)which was specified for Operation Overlord.. bigt


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#535121 - 03/27/14 2:04 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Well progress slow, but got to this stage.. Now attempting to get the rear mudguard fitted.. Some issues with this as it came from India, so my fettling irons are at full stretch!! Will have to make a new lower attachment brace as the one currently fitted is too short.



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#535335 - 03/28/14 7:37 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Well, that is cool info ! It certainly is the perfect Olive Drab color. Thanks.




Originally Posted By: Ian aka Frank


AFAIK Jon, It's late WW2 Olive Drab (RAL6022)which was specified for Operation Overlord.. bigt


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#540210 - 04/28/14 7:16 am Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Frank has asked me to do some work on his fuel tank and primary cover. both had a few dents in, infact the tank had more smaller dents in it than I expected and looked like it had when painted.

I covered the tank and primary cover with nitromors (to be honest I think that stuff has less will power than someone trying to stop smoking and surrounded by packets of duty free cig's!)

AFAICT the paint was original, it really took some shifting it had 2 base layers the lowest of an orange/red colour and the second layer was what I would describe as "fire engine red" then coated by the olive drab.

I lightly used the 6" sanding belt on the bench grinder to remove the old paint, then detailed with the sander on my dremel to clean around the tank cap, in the dents and anywhere else.

The base of the tank was in excellent condition and is a good surface to key to, so a sanding by hand ready to be top coated was all that is required there.

I bought some "Metalik" filler (and yes it does hold a magnet! - so might even powder coat?) and set to work (it also sets blooming quick too) and building up bit at a time. One or 2 dents still require some final dressing as they have a slight flat spot, so I will use some "spotter" which is a ready made filler in a tooth paste type tube, and have another go.

Anyway a good few hours work gone into it, so here it is so far.

As received:


The only noticable dent which is actually worse than it looks


Filled and sanded (the filler is a similar colour to the bare metal)


A few small impressions filled on the back




It doesn't look much but sometimes the smallest dents are hardest to fill.

The primary cover which I made an attempt at stripping, the Nitromors had failed again and only removed some of the top (last coat of paint, revealing the shiny cellulose or Stove enamaling underneath.





Frank is going to take this one back off me for grit blasting, then I'll have another attempt. For ease, I may Glyptal the inside of the case.


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#540247 - 04/28/14 11:24 am Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Allan Gill]  
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I'm looking forward to seeing the tank finished Allan.. I've got another 2 that want painting after this one!! laughing


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#540252 - 04/28/14 11:39 am Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Just remember I'm slow and steady laughing


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#540254 - 04/28/14 11:42 am Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Allan Gill]  
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Originally Posted By: Allan Gill
Just remember I'm slow and steady laughing


Well you can't take longer than AMAL to deliver a carb!! laughing


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#540265 - 04/28/14 12:19 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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You can't say that on a public forum shocked


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#550420 - 06/28/14 2:46 pm Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Allan Gill]  
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Just an update on progress folks.. I've now got the engine bottom end built and more of the cycle parts powder coated and bolted on.. At present I'm waiting for the barrel to come back from the shop after a re-sleeve to standard plus new valves, guides etc.. Next job is to make a good gearbox from the two I have..








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#557545 - 08/09/14 11:49 am Re: My WM20 Project [Re: Ian Clifton]  
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Things now moving on.. Mag back from overhaul and fitted with Alternator..



Gearbox fitted with new bearings and tested for gearchange accuracy. Ok on bench, but probably will be an issue on the road.. crazy



Engine bolted into frame, but I've not yet fitted piston.. I'm waiting for the Cylinder Head coming back from fin repair..






Still lots to do though!!! Watch this space bigt


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