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    Yesterday, 12:30
    Ron replied to a thread Question Triumph 3HW in Motorcycles
    When you think about, it's amazing that the four little tangs on the disc last as long as they do. When you consider the thousands of times that the...
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    26-04-2017, 13:16
    Ron replied to a thread Question Triumph 3HW in Motorcycles
    If the disc is so deformed that it can fall over, then I'm sure it will soon be out of function on the bike and as you have to remove the whole...
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    26-04-2017, 05:17
    Ron replied to a thread Question James ML wheels rims and hubs in Motorcycles
    Unique in as much as they weren't fitted to anything else (to my knowledge). I don't know why they would be considered rubbish? Apart from the brakes...
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    25-04-2017, 16:39
    Ron replied to a thread Question James ML wheels rims and hubs in Motorcycles
    I know of several guys with dormant ML projects because of missing wheels. The ML hubs are pretty well unique. If you have the hubs, the rest should...
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    25-04-2017, 16:31
    Ron replied to a thread Question Triumph 3HW in Motorcycles
    Yes the disc will just suck against the hole on the upstroke. You might have to drill the plug out and make a new one. Or try running a tap into it...
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    25-04-2017, 12:57
    Ron replied to a thread Question Triumph 3HW in Motorcycles
    There's a little metal diaphragm which is trapped behind a plug with a hole in it which is tapped into the body. #126-127 here, which to my mind is...
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    23-04-2017, 07:22
    Ron replied to a thread Question Battery charging thingy. in British Radio Equipment
    I made a replica of the switchboard for my Morris PU. (I'd love an original!) The batteries would have been charged by a generator driven by a PTO...
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    20-04-2017, 20:42
    Ron replied to a thread Question WD Matchless Chassis and Catalogue No's in Motorcycles
    On these first contract G3L frames, the plates where the rear wheel spindles goes are just sort of welded in place like in this picture. After that...
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    20-04-2017, 13:01
    Ron replied to a thread Question WD Matchless Chassis and Catalogue No's in Motorcycles
    Good find! You're spoilt for choice now. My own G3L is one from that same contract C9506 #20399 but with a later 1942 engine and several other later...
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    20-04-2017, 06:47
    Ron replied to a thread Question WD Matchless Chassis and Catalogue No's in Motorcycles
    Mind at rest then! When I tried to deal with Alpha some years ago, there was talk of trouble with the company and receivership etc. It sounds like...
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    19-04-2017, 17:47
    I agree. See what comes up first. Ron
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    19-04-2017, 15:01
    If no one comes to your help with another shaft or easier supply. I have very good engineers here in Poole who are not over expensive who claim they...
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    19-04-2017, 06:33
    Ron replied to a thread Question Triumph 3HW in Motorcycles
    I think you'll find that distance tube F2327 goes between the engine plates. You might have to slacken some engine plate nuts and slide it in from...
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    18-04-2017, 13:30
    Ron replied to a thread Question Triumph 3HW in Motorcycles
    Did you put the bottom rear engine plate stud in place before you plopped the engine into the frame? Or like lots of others, try to fit it later!!! ...
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    18-04-2017, 05:40
    Ron replied to a thread Question Triumph Trw 500 in Motorcycles
    Ah I see what you mean. Bit daft to print a full wiring diagram with no colour codes! I think I would try to establish if they used the same colours...
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    16-04-2017, 18:26
    Ron replied to a thread Question Triumph Trw 500 in Motorcycles
    There is any amount of stuff to download if you google around. This has BTH info. ...
    6 replies | 296 view(s)
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    16-04-2017, 05:40
    Ron replied to a thread Question WD Matchless Chassis and Catalogue No's in Motorcycles
    Always best to get the cases really hot in the oven first (When Janet is out!) The bearings will almost fall in/out then. This G3 case of mine needed...
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    15-04-2017, 16:23
    Ron replied to a thread Question WD Matchless Chassis and Catalogue No's in Motorcycles
    I only ever had one dealing with Alpha, who were going to grind the crank and make the big ends for a Harley XA engine for me. After nine months of...
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    10-04-2017, 20:29
    This is interesting. I have the 3rd Div patch on one of my motorcycles (without the red backing circle). Several books I have on vehicle markings...
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    08-04-2017, 10:27
    Ron replied to a thread Triumph 3HW Gas Tank... in Motorcycles
    Rik I had completely missed that Oct 40 demand date even though I had already mentioned the earlier census numbers and I even glanced through...
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    08-04-2017, 05:58
    Ron replied to a thread Triumph 3HW Gas Tank... in Motorcycles
    I was too hasty last night and got my calculations wrong.... It's a bit complicated! Frame TL 50936 is from contract C8886 which was demanded in Oct...
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    07-04-2017, 17:30
    Ron replied to a thread Triumph 3HW Gas Tank... in Motorcycles
    Yes Triumph on both sides and a quick calculation is C4854691. But I'll double check and get back tomorrow with more info as I'm just off to see a...
    8 replies | 344 view(s)
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    07-04-2017, 04:35
    Ron replied to a thread Triumph 3HW Gas Tank... in Motorcycles
    I have several original pictures, which all show just the C number in the same location on both sides of the petrol tank. It's extremely rare for any...
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    04-04-2017, 06:20
    Ron replied to a thread BSA WD C10 project in Motorcycles
    Me too Ian. Cheers Ron
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    03-04-2017, 04:54
    Ron replied to a thread 3hw piston help in Motorcycles
    Tim did you buy one of Brian Tillin's 3HW front brake rods? Can't remember if it was you. If not, I'll email you his phone number. He's a Triumph...
    6 replies | 282 view(s)
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    30-03-2017, 15:52
    Ron replied to a thread BSA WD C10 project in Motorcycles
    I'm still waiting for my much better condition clutch lever blade that I acquired to come back from the platers (problems with the nickel vat!!??) So...
    36 replies | 3183 view(s)
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    29-03-2017, 07:38
    Ron started a thread 9x9 Tent for sale in HMVF Classifieds
    My genuine 9x9 tent is for sale as I have a van now. It's been fitted with a heavy duty zip in place of the original toggles at the opening, and...
    0 replies | 247 view(s)
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Mechanicaly minded and ran my own business's for last 40 years.
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Poole UK
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Collecting WW2 British vehicles for over 30 years and especially passionate about motorcycles.
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retired

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Morris PU8/4 1940
Austin Tilly 1942
Willys MB 1942 (British)
U/C MK2 1944
2 Pounder anti tank gun 1941
24 motorcycles 1939-44
BSA parabike

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