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  1. The cable attaches to the screw connector (arrowed). The cable goes down to the trigger.
  2. I don't think we've ever met. I live in the north. I'll get some better pictures next time it gets worked on.
  3. When you press the trigger foot pedal a shield to cover the sight is activated. It protects it from the flash (presumably). When you let go it pops back down. It's approx 6mm outer, 2mm inner cable. I'll just skin the plastic off one, I've got some in the shed.
  4. Yes, bit worried about that. Could take a few mil off the nut I suppose. 2 other questions ... 1. Does the cable from the rear light go through the mudguard or over it. There seems to be a mixture. On the bike I haven't started on yet it goes through, on some photos, over the top. Which is it? 2. On your 2 pounder Anti Tank gun. When you fire it there is a bowden cable arrangement to close off the sight. How is it connected at the pedal? Is it a nipple or is it just clamped on with a screw? And is there a lubricator in the middle of the cable?
  5. Would one of you gentlemen be so kind as to photograph me your front engine mounting (with the engine in place). Thank you. MS
  6. it It’s for a number plate. Possibly an old mudguard ‘recycled’.
  7. Here you are with three coats of spray lacquer.
  8. Yes, I've been lacquering them as you speak. Seems to work well and tightens the sleeve on to the cable outer in the same way that dope tightens up linen.
  9. Had a crack at replica fabric covered cables. Not exactly like an original but not far off. MS
  10. Thats an interesting topic. When does a original become a replica? Both my frames and basic engines are original, most of the cycle parts are too. However much of my fittings are new. So many nuts and bolts are mangled after 77 years I decided to renew. Here's one of my boxes of bsf stuff. I tend to run each one through the lathe to remove the modern letters off the top. One was missing a chainguard so I made one. I've made the brake linkage. Had to renew the gearbox case. I'm re-wiring the bike with modern fabric covered vinyl wire. When is it no longer original but a replica?
  11. I assume they left the factory painted. But certainly if they'd been anywhere near REME for a touch up-everything got sprayed, sometimes even the tyres. It's like bolts. Some restorers like to leave them silver, some paint them. Which is correct?
  12. Got to say, I rather like red oxide.
  13. I think this is from Villiers' 9D service book.
  14. Interesting, thanks Ron. Both the James’ I’ve got have the spark plug on the right (going forward) The last time I was in Villiers Services (2017) they were rebuilding a 9D and that was the same. As you say it doesn’t make much difference. The gearbox outer casing was wrecked on this engine, so I had to fit what I could get, although it didn’t have any numbers on it. MS
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