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    North West
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    Military Bolt action rifles (Main interest in Lee Enfields, Sniper rifles and .22 trainers)
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    Marine Engineer

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  1. Thanks Ron , thats excellent, makes life a lot easier with that weld, I can near enough judge the sizes etc of the hole and the slot, just the fastening assembly diameter and length would be handy.
  2. Can anyone help with a close up picture of the battery box holder at the side of the top and also at the hinge ? I'm fabricating one based on a few pictures and what I have left, But cant tell if the hinge was separate and brazed/ welded on or it was all one piece. Also where the two halfs meet up over the battery box, a picture I took at the W&P show a few years back show they are off centre.
  3. 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.....
  4. Regarding the difference in the Clutch spider, is it just the internal diameter that is different or is the whole clutch different? I would say I've got a CO clutch on a C main shaft, looks like it was the rear that was just biting on the shaft where the diameter steps up although one part of the internal spline has been worn away so guess it was just haging on......... Hitchcocks and Burtons didn't have any, but did speak to someone who may have some bits tucked away. I'll make a start on making one in the mean time.
  5. Thanks Ron, Much appreciated, nice bikes by the way.
  6. Thanks Ron, I'll phone around tomorrow but I've got a feeling I'll be making one, anything on the box that will confirm what one it is? only ask as the bike does have a mis mash of bits etc.
  7. If your baffled Ron then I'm really confused....... the bottom studs what are on it are way off but could make a bracket no problem to anchor to the fixing points. I noticed the WD/c and CO tanks, the outlets are behind the fixing points, , Bike be stripped for a long time so may find a decent tank before I need one but it will certainly do for time being. Regarding the clutch centre or spider as some call it, I mentioned it to Jan and he says the WD/C and CO are different, as in the main shaft size. I know the CO used Burman boxes for a certain contract but would of thought the 4 speed RE box standard ?
  8. Some pics of the tank,
  9. Thanks Ron, The tank came off a BSA M20 but he said it isn't a M20 one....... someone has welded the lugs on the front to fit it to a BSA. In his description he mentioned possible Enfield. I'll get a few pics of it and post. I've searched high and low for a tank and they all seem to reside in Australia, postage is a killer. Jan offered me some controls so have emailed him and I'm also after one of his tool boxes. I need to contact Hitchcocks etc to see if they have a clutch inner/spider. I picked up a few things with the bike, including four Dunlop rims, needed two for another Matchless build. More than happy to hear it start, but guessed it wouldn't take much, pity about the clutch as I was really enjoying myself.
  10. First off a big thanks to Ron and Jan for there help etc before I picked this up, although originally it was a Mate who was interested in it and I'd contacted Ron who contacted Jan regarding info on the bike, some of you may of seen it at Kempton, my mate decided against it and i thought it may be a worthwhile restro or runner...... Picked it up Friday, the tank is not from the bike (It was sale item from Stuart bray who though it was Enfield but it isn't but will do for the time being. Unfortunately the tank had been sold at Kempton as the seller didn't realise there was a bike for it....... Ron and Jan give me the info I needed and made a deal. Give it a start today and it run fine, but after a few starts later the kick start had no drive, had a look at the clutch and the drum was loose, I tightened it up and everything then seemed tight........ removed the whole clutch and the centre was badly worn and had been binding on the inner case, I had seen a post regarding something similar on here ? So need a new clutch centre, anyone know where ? All in all very happy, I'm not stripping it as yet, just slowly going over a few bits and sourcing some of the missing parts. its easier to store as is at present as I've still got the Matchless in four corners of the workshop.
  11. Even molded in to the Bricks at the Forte in Corfu, either to stop Squadies selling them to the locals or the locals helping themselves ... They were part of a walkway and stapes that I stumbled upon when searching for the Toilet.
  12. There is or was a cylinder head and barrel for one on ebay. I was watching it too on ebay just out of interest....myself I know little of them at least not enough to bid on one.
  13. Just checking this post and I'd never hit the send button from some time back so, First of , a big thanks to Lex and Ron, Lex for lending me the G3 engine plate and Ron for being the middle man. The plates I,ve made come out well and there are another few on the way, just the reinforce/spacer to do but the leg work is all done. In the words of Rolf HarRis can you tell what it is yet Pic below is the profiles roughed out, the top plate was drilled then tacked to the other so I could drill through and use the top as a guide. Cleaned up and ready for bead blasting.
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