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    One way to repair pinholes that pretty much can't fail is to rivet in aluminium rivets. It's not the neatest or tidiest, but it is easier to reverse than some other ideas. AC Mig seems like it ought to work, though I seem to recall it's been tried, and failed, on Dennis castings.
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    One method that may be suitable:-
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    Ian, if not loose on the shaft then it is possibly the bearing or clutch basket as you mentioned.........I'm sure I have a good used bearing here, plus a NOS clutch basket still in the wartime packing..........I'll have a rummage tomorrow in the workshop....... It's Steve Madden by the way.........
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    Well there's an offer that beats trailering it to Bournemouth. Ron
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    Ian, never had this issue with my 16H.......I also run the clutch dry with modern bonded friction linings and 4 instead of 5.......... As mentioned, I would suspect the clutch bearing or possibly the basket......another possibility would be if it was slack on the shaft....... I'm on the north edge of Newbury so not a million miles away from Abingdon and willing to drop over and have a look......I have a lot of NOS 16H stuff plus decent used spares so substitution of parts may be an idea......? I'm also around most of the week as retired..........
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    I would want to pull the whole clutch off and start from basics. What is your location for moving the bike? Ron
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    "Do I take it Richard your money would be on a 55' pitch? the TPI I fairly confident about. You can't beat a BSF or Whitworth thread no matter how long it's been sitting around they always come undone with only a little application of heat." Hi Pete, I feel sure it would be 55 deg thread angle and the machine shop would be using the same cutting toos on all items such as shafts. My guess is the nut is reasonbly narrow and it would not have had enough threads on it using the standard BSF tpi for that diameter. I have come across this 'special' situation before. Like you, I still think BSF is far superior than what was thrust on us from over the Atlantic. In my 53 years in the trade I have had more trouble with NF threads than I ever have with BSF ............... and as for Metric, I have little time or use for it as I try to avoid modern vehicles nowadays.
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    Nicely made seat, it look s a bit if came from a church...😉
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    Got the axles reattached to the frame,just some bomb racks to rig up!
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    Evening All, The petrol tanks in place but not leak tested or finished, as I have been waiting for various components to arrive. It should hold about 70 litres of fuel, so a lot less than the 170 litres in the original tank but I want to put the electrics between the engine fire wall and the petrol tank. This area then gets covered so that you won't see any of it. One of the other items that I have been making, is the air filter housing. I want to use a standard early Jag filter, so although the outer housing looks as it should, hopefully, the modern filter fits inside. These are the best two pictures that I could find of the original item. The inner housing, containing the actual filter. The top cover for the outer housing although in reality, on my version, it's just for show. It's looking a bit like a vacuum cleaner. The complete housing with the outer housing and brackets in place. I can't bolt it in place yet as I need to have the gearbox in place to make sure everything fits. Jon
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    As it says on the parts list, this is a special thread, invented by Leyland for that particular application. I used to work for Fodens and they invented their own threads for that kind of thing if there was no standard one that seemed right. Don't mess the nut up ! David PS, It couldn't possibly be UNF as that wasn't standardised until the early 50s. Before that the USA used American Standard threads from which UNF and UNC were developed but not all sizes interchange (like 1" UNF is 12tpi vs. 1"AF which is 14tpi).
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    Could it be Unified extra fine series which is 16TPI but 60 deg. https://www.gewinde-normen.de/en/16-un-thread.html Regards John
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    On a happier note my new seat arrived today via Steve Davis of HCS. Steve is a cabinet maker and a long suffering friend ! He has created this high quality piece from drawings kindly supplied by Gosling Restoration Inc. Shown here in position and freshly primed.
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    Odd size that one. BS only use 55' UNF etc is 60', and on a Leyland you would think BS. That said, it is far too fine in TPI for BSF or BSP, and Whitworth is way too big. Zeus tables are pretty comphrensive and they don't list anything like it.
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    Wish you luck Ian, few generous offers there. I'm hoping to get to Normandy myself but unfortunately it wont be on a WD bike, although The Kawasaki ZZR will be in Nato green if it gets finished on time, or its a Black AJS Model 8 if I can get it to stop.....
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    I collected a length of angle iron this morning and fitted it to the front plate using a plate borrowed from Alistair as a pattern. Then I could not get anything to line up correctly, wasting most of the after noon before realising that the holes for the first set of body brackets were 1/2" out. (I didn't drill them!) These were redrilled then everything made sense. I hope to have a better day tomorrow as everything now makes sense! I am a bit short of pictures will try to get more tomorrow. Peter.
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    Thanks for the positive comments. Discs aren't cheap but was probably the cheapest and quickest way to do the job. I had to visit a mate in Lincoln hospital on Monday afternoon so when I had done I popped round to see Alistair and borrowed some of his original pattern body panels to give me hole patterns. The pictures show some of the parts layed out on Alistair's Loyd. Peter.
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    Early last year I attended an auction in Lincolnshire where Messers Cheffins had on offer a miss matched pair of WD acetylene headlamps. One of these was a Miller, which was complete and would complement my previously restored WD Miller sidelamps. Unfortunately for me, Duncan P. had also spotted this desirable lot and we ended up in competition for it. So ferocious was the bidding that no one else got a look in and I ended up with it, after Dunc gave up the unequal struggle. Thanks Mate ! Another empty carcass was obtained from John Marshall and a lucky derelict find in Kent supplied all the bits I needed to make up a pair. The other lamp was a Powell and Hanmer and has been donated to the Gosling Peerless project. I am well pleased with the freshly painted WD Millers and only need a rear lamp to make up the set.
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    The most delicate operation involved the front chassis member where a nasty crack had appeared right through the treasured chassis no. and down the side causing the complete separation of the end of the plate. This part is not under stress and is held by the front bolt, and the later added internal reinforcing piece, so we decided to weld the outside only to preserve the number. Note the three figure engine No. from 1915.( lovely !)
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