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    It still looks good Steve. Any idea how long...

    It still looks good Steve.

    Any idea how long it will take for the cable to arrive?

    John
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    Thanks Cotton.

    Thanks Cotton.
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    Thanks Steve for that clarification on parts, my...

    Thanks Steve for that clarification on parts, my book only goes up to '21.

    Checking CD's website they list one for $22. By the time it gets to me it will be about $75 with shipping and taxes. I...
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    Thanks for the picture, interesting. There is...

    Thanks for the picture, interesting. There is nothing like that in the parts book so I assume its an aftermarket part.

    First thing tomorrow I will have a quick game of darts.

    John
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    Cotton, the roller does roll so I wont worry...

    Cotton, the roller does roll so I wont worry about it.




    Previously I took some advice from this guy :)
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    Cotton, once again thanks for all of your input...

    Cotton, once again thanks for all of your input on this issue.

    I checked the float height which was correct. Now that you have confirmed that your floats have been compensated for the density...
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    Hi Cotton, thanks for the steer. I did spend...

    Hi Cotton, thanks for the steer. I did spend some time pondering this issue since my last post (and before reading your latest post). It seems to me that I need to get the disc and cam to be...
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    HI Dana, congratulations on getting this far now...

    HI Dana, congratulations on getting this far now moving into the test riding phase.

    I cant comment on these 101's specifically but regarding your clutch, I have a 1939 Triumph and the clutch is...
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    I wish I did have one. However that doesn't...

    I wish I did have one.

    However that doesn't mean that I cant screw around to see if anything makes a noticeable difference.

    John
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    Thanks Cotton. I wont mess too much with the...

    Thanks Cotton. I wont mess too much with the original parts. I might make some needles with varying point angles to see what varying the angle does.

    John
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    Hello Cotton, thanks for the reply. I did...

    Hello Cotton, thanks for the reply.

    I did wonder if the factory had different needles and used the grooves to identify them?

    Do you happen to know if the angle of the point makes a difference? ...
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    With the Mikuni carb the bike ran OK. If it had...

    With the Mikuni carb the bike ran OK. If it had been the Schebler I would have said great but I am pretty sure the 30mm Mikuni is a bit big for the bike and with a smaller one it would run better. ...
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    I am no expert but I would certainly try more...

    I am no expert but I would certainly try more penetrating fluid and maybe heat. Not oxy torch but heating the cylinder up to, say, 100 degrees C which is about 212 Fahrenheit


    If that doesnt...
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    So the workshop is tidy (ish). The twistgrip...

    So the workshop is tidy (ish).

    The twistgrip and broom handle was really just a proof of concept. I already had the cable made for the twistgrip and Mkuni so it was a quick job to use the...
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    Cotton, how did you know what the inside of my...

    Cotton, how did you know what the inside of my workshop looks like? :)
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    You are of course correct, fresh copper should be...

    You are of course correct, fresh copper should be soft although I am not certain how much work hardening will be introduced by the machining process.

    John
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    Hi Cotton, I agree I am no miracle worker. I...

    Hi Cotton, I agree I am no miracle worker. I have mostly just taken the nickel plate off and its no worse now than it was before. I really haven't taken much off. I could order a cutter to make a...
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    I am no expert by any means although I have been...

    I am no expert by any means although I have been chasing a fault of my own recently.

    You say it misfires at low revs but is OK at higher revs?

    First fix the intake leak that you mentioned.
    ...
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    Thanks painterdale for the comment. Steve, I...

    Thanks painterdale for the comment.

    Steve, I didn't manage to ride the bike because it was un-ridable with the engine running as it is/was. As I said, one step at at a time so once I get the...
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    The thing I have done the most of is to try to...

    The thing I have done the most of is to try to get the motor running properly.

    I have moved the timing several times now (and as anyone who has adjusted the timing on these bikes that is no...
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    Steve, space is always an issue with me too. ...

    Steve, space is always an issue with me too.


    Since my last installment I haven't been idle.

    One small task that was niggling me was the rear cylinder leaks oil very slightly around spark...
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    Hi Steve, the bike looks all the better for being...

    Hi Steve, the bike looks all the better for being non-original, I love the headlight and the horn.

    Your comments re the speedo got me thinking and I did a bit of googling and noticed this one...
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    Thanks Steve, I had suspected that 5/16" was the...

    Thanks Steve, I had suspected that 5/16" was the factory number as its in the 1918 manual which seems to be the book to refer to for the J motors.

    Thanks for reminding me about which cylinder gets...
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    Steve, its looking better and better. I like the...

    Steve, its looking better and better. I like the rear end and the light. I cant wait to see it painted.

    I see you have a Johns Manvill too as opposed the the more common Corbin. Is it an HD...
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    Thanks for the advice Cotton. The gasket isn't...

    Thanks for the advice Cotton. The gasket isn't that thick, just a bit thicker than the previous one which could be described as thin. I made the gasket myself out of standard gasket paper so it...
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