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It was too hard to kick with the rings installed.


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Originally Posted by Ian Clifton

The piston fitted is a +0.040" which is definitely not recommended on these engines.


There is enough on the cylinder to go to +.060 easily so I'm not sure why +.040 or +.060 is definitely not recommended. I've taken a few out to +.060 with no problem. Why is it not recommended?

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Originally Posted by Peter Quick
Originally Posted by Ian Clifton

The piston fitted is a +0.040" which is definitely not recommended on these engines.


There is enough on the cylinder to go to +.060 easily so I'm not sure why +.040 or +.060 is definitely not recommended. I've taken a few out to +.060 with no problem. Why is it not recommended?

Peter


I should check my facts before posting Peter, but I was going by what Mark at PES told me.


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Received another shiny bit today.. It's the later style primary cover (NOS) with the drain and level screw.. I'm not going to do much to it as it's still in very good condition.. grin

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Just be aware the later B50 primary cover has the strobe timing mark a degrees advanced from the B44, I have one on mine and needed to mark a new mark on the alternator rotor. The date on the label says it was made Oct 69 so you should be ok but worth checking in case its mislabelled.

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Originally Posted by kommando
Just be aware the later B50 primary cover has the strobe timing mark a degrees advanced from the B44, I have one on mine and needed to mark a new mark on the alternator rotor. The date on the label says it was made Oct 69 so you should be ok but worth checking in case its mislabelled.


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Picked up the repaired crank from Mark at PES Engineering yesterday.. He has machined the flywheels to be of equal weight plus fitted a new crankpin with B50 style needle roller big end and balanced it.. Seems a shame to hide it in the engine really!! I'm now in a position to get most of the frame and ancillaries powder coated so will post again soon on progress.. grin

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Nice. Good to see this project moving along.


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By the way, I have a matching (maroon) fiberglass sidecover and oil tank if you need either or both. A bit rough, but definitely serviceable. I also have one new pushrod, with the red spray paint mark.


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Originally Posted by GrandPaul
By the way, I have a matching (maroon) fiberglass sidecover and oil tank if you need either or both. A bit rough, but definitely serviceable. I also have one new pushrod, with the red spray paint mark.


Thanks Paul.. I'll let you know if I need anything.. :bigt


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Frame and ancillaries now at powder coaters and gas tank/sidepanels at painters.. I remembered I needed to repair the foot on the sidestand, so set to work with a 'borrowed' mig welder, then re-cut the grooves with a hacksaw.. This will have to go for powder coating too (not too serious a delay as it won't be needed for sometime)

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Now time for serious 'elbow grease' as this timing cover needs further rubbing down ready for polishing.. Inner timing cover and LH crankcase need some alloy welding too due to a DPO being too rough with it!!!

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Picked up the frame plus lots of other parts from the Powder Coaters today.. Looks like I'll be upwrapping for some time!!

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Things are moving along slowly... Just got tank back from painter today with side panels following on soon..

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Happy 2019 everyone!! Time has flown since I last posted but other projects and actually riding a bike have gotten in the way including a fantastic trip to Oz for the recent BSAOC International. Anyway, I've nearly got the rolling chassis to the stage I'm happy with. Front and rear mudguards have been a drawn out issue but now I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Just need the lower front stay (one in pic just temporary).


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The midguards look great!!


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Originally Posted by Allan Gill
The midguards look great!!



Cheers mate.. BTW is that how they pronounce em in Cheshire!! 😁


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Well spotted mr Clifton. Lol. It’s the auto-incorrect feature on my phone I’m afraid.

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I've finally got this bike finished!! Apologies for the lack of any progress pics, but the end result is here to see.. I'm about to send off for the BSAOC dating certificate, then apply for registration from the DVLA..

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Nice! You’ve even hidden the blue on that exhaust well 😅


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Yeah.. a leaky tank delayed the pic upload mate!! laughing


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Nice job, see you have fitted indicators too which must be a blessing.


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Originally Posted by gunner
Nice job, see you have fitted indicators too which must be a blessing.

Cheers Gunner. In most of my resto's, if not originally fitted I try to make them look as stock as possible.


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