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  1. Roger on that! So many changes! And then people are complaining about Matchlesses! You weren't kidding when you said the filter was a tight fit!! Lex
  2. Yes, that's right, the Enfield contracts after this had the locks soon deleted, and a knurled nut installed, have you actually ever seen that Ron? Here also a picture of the key, tiny thing!! about an inch long. This bike has magneto ignition, so no need for a key or a kill button, the decompressor is used for that, Cheers, Lex
  3. Yes, still loads of stuff to do (bought more bikes!!!), I'm never bored! Here some more pictures of the lock, will fit toolbox this morning and take more pictures. Cheers, Lex IMG_4345.MOV
  4. Ok, I never bothered with taking the lid off in the end, ground the 4 little rivets off on the inside of the lid, and then the fun began!!! in the end I did not need any of the parts from the spare lock, and managed to save everything, on metal lip broke off on the hinged part, but soft soldered it back on again! all that was wrong really was a lot of old dried out grease, sand, rust, paint and blasting grit that was inside the lock, took me about 3 afternoons of work though! Cheers, Lex
  5. Ok Ron, could not get it off, and didn't want to break anything, it was clean inside, and all looked well, amazing the carb was still the original one from the factory, will send that body off to Martyn at some point, to have it refurbished, the NOS one will do for now. I did do a trial fit before painting, so it's indeed exactly as you say, will deal with the little lock later, have a spare for parts, it doesn't have the little lips on the edges to mount it, but rest is the same, so will replace the tiny leaf spring, but have to repaint the whole lid then probably. Can the lid be taken off separately? Cheers, Lex
  6. So, the NOS jet has now joined more NOS parts, and the sprayed body and float chamber, the top of that was really stuck, so boiled it in water for ten minutes, that did it! (also a good method to get jet blocks out of the bodies, without hurting something) also found a filter/flame trap in my stockpile of Amal parts, just had to turn an adapter as none were ever made for the 274 type, that would fit straight away, so will fit it tomorrow! Cheers, Lex
  7. Ok, did not submit that last message, but that was last Sunday! Now it's Thursday, and have been doing a little "tweaking" and while the carb was off, I found out the previous owner had fitted the wrong jet, possibly for fuel economy, so while picking up another project today, I noticed these Amal jets, and the kind owner gave me the right jets! Cheers, Lex
  8. On the ferry now! The bike will be back on the continent where it has been since 1940! Hopefully I can retrieve the C number on the front number plate, there's something under the layer of high build primer. Cheers, Lex
  9. Here is a picture of the glossy patch with transfer, strange never made a picture from the end result with matte varnish, will do so next week or so.
  10. Nice, but it will be very heavy?? originals were usually made from tubing. Cheers, Lex
  11. Tom, I had this issue with the James, the transfer just fell off, and I did discuss this with Ron, but the guys from Classic tranfers were very amandment that the transfers have to be applied on a shiny, glossy surface!! (but they did send me replacements free of charge) so I bought a spraycan of glossy clear lacquer, and aplied that, let it thoroughly dry, then applied the transfer, let dry again for a couple of days, then spray with a matte lacquer (available in petrol resistant stuff from modellers shops), and all is well!! Hope this helps, Lex
  12. OK, yes, I did get home OK,. but very, very late!! I slept all day today, and still a bit shattered, all this getting up at O'dark is not what I'm used to! We removed the Halftrack Perimeter rail very easily, with a car lift. Did start the WD-C this afternoon, but has some little issues, which I will hopefully rectify tomorrow. Thanks again Ron!!! Cheers, Lex
  13. welbike

    G3 parts on ebay

    Someone got a great deal there!! If I'd had the money, I'd have gone for it, but wait, I have 2.... Cheers, Lex
  14. Thanks Tom, sent you a pm. Was looking for an original one for 2 years! so not to hold up the restoration, we made one, but I always prefer original stuff, and the bike, with the history, deserves it! To think it was sent to France exactly 80 years ago, and now being lovingly restored back in the UK, is a nice thing! Thanks, Lex
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