You are faced with the situation that blokes are trying to make a perfect , or what they think is perfect
setup from a mass produced piece of gear that was engineered to allow for imperfections and priced
to suit. These old crates were built by blokes who were payed by how many they made, not if they were
within 3 tenths of a thou. The a65 is a rugged motor if put together well, not a precision motor, it was
never built as a Brough or similar it was equivalent to a 'detroit dustbin' of the car world. The fact that
they enjoyed huge success when used in sidecar racing proves that they were rugged. It's also a note
that most of that sidecar success was on motors with standard bottom ends not needle race converted
Just my 2c.

Last edited by NickL; 02/06/21 12:16 am.