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  1. Yes Gary I have a 1943 WD/CO from an RAF contract. I've just stripped the engine to get the crank assembly balanced as there is too much vibration for my liking. But I've also acquired the correct crankcases for my contract, so will rebuild it into those. I also have several other models of WD Royal Enfield's Ron
  2. The WD/CO carb spec is :- Model 276AC/1A 15/16" bore, 130 main jet, 106 needle jet, needle position 2nd groove down, throttle valve cutaway 2/4, float-bowl 1A. Ron
  3. Ron

    G3L Rear seat ID

    Yes Jan I noted in my post that I could see that the seat if further back and higher. But don’t see how the springs interfere with the carrier. Ron
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    G3L Rear seat ID

    Jan I've just read your 28th Aug edited post with pictures and it seems I must have the BSA version on my W/NG. I can see that the Ariel version is moved back and up, but can't see how the springs of the BSA version would interfere with the carrier?.Never done learning!! Ron
  5. Well funnily enough, at least some WW2 RAF vehicles had 'Defense of the Realm' tax discs as seen in this original that was sent to me by Greg Powell. Also can be seen on this RAF Norton Big 4. So I've copied the idea with Greg's repro discs on my RAF's Big 4 and WD/CO. Ron
  6. I'm not actually sure if post war WD vehicles were civilian taxed? But if so, Greg will have one in his repertoire. Interesting site anyway. http://www.poplargreg.com/ Ron
  7. Good old Pete! An officer and a gentleman! Ron
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    wanted

    Hi Graham. I will be at Netley on Friday, but only as a punter. I haven't got enough stuff to sell this year to be worth taking a stall. Ron
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    wanted

    Yep he's still active as I see him with a stall at Kempton jumble. But I don't think the website has been active much since Keiron Shortfall died?? But worth a try! Otherwise see what Stuart Bray has. http://www.stuart-bray-motorcycles.co.uk/ Ron
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    wanted

    Good luck with getting a reply from them! As far as I can see, that site hasn't been used in years. I think Kieron's son took over when he died, but maybe couldn't make it pay? Ron
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    G3L Rear seat ID

    I pity any PPP (Potential Pillion Passenger) Ron
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    G3L Rear seat ID

    So as I see it now. In answer to Dukes query. He has the rear spring type Lycette which were definitely used on G3L's.👍 It's also the type that I have on my 16H👍 But my G3L has a short Acumen saddle with original cover, which has been on the bike all the while I've known it in well over 30 years ........So it will stay put🤞 Ron
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    G3L Rear seat ID

    Thanks Jan. You explained my comment "They swapped and changed around" in much greater detail......I'll try and remember some of it for the future. Yes Steve. I've tried several times to get that guy to make more covers for me. But sadly he keeps having mental breakdowns and not worth the risk of sending a rare saddle.......Even if he does answer the phone or email!! Ron
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    G3L Rear seat ID

    Perhaps Jan will post pictures. The M20 used the long version with the ribbed guard, with and without the front hump and later the short version. But they also fitted the loaf of bread bum pad at some time. This is the long version with front hump. Ron
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    G3L Rear seat ID

    They swapped and changed about! The short saddle that you have was fitted to at least Norton 16H, Royal Enfield WD/CO and G3L's at different times....With or without the front hump. I have one as in the G3L parts list drawing that has just been re-covered by http://www.rk-leighton.co.uk/ which I'd be happy to swap with yours if it suits you better. Ron
  16. Try Champs Spares UK for brake and clutch kits. http://www.historic-military-vehicle-brake-carburettor-fuelpump-spares-kit.com/ Or Bygone Bedfords. http://bygonebedfordbits.co.uk/?page_id=10 Ron
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    BSA M20

    Looks like a sound bike and straight forward restoration Duke! I turned my own WM20 into a 600cc. It certainly accelerates better and really donks up hills. If you want to use its original WM20 crankcase? You can simply use the crankshaft assembly and barrel off your 600 engine. You can up gear them to 20 or 21 Tooth engine sprocket for better touring speeds ( I tried a 21T but dropped it down to a 20T for my type of needs) The plug in the timing cover is a Godsend, but should be ally! The brass one is for the chaincase (same thread) And heads up on the float bowl if you're bothered about acquiring the original type fuel pipe? The fitting at the bottom was a banjo type, not a spigot type. Ron
  18. I guess they were cheaper and easier to make. They do tend to rattle with empty pannier bags. However there is a forum member who makes spot on frames (wing nut type). No doubt he'll make himself known to you. Ron
  19. As an aside to this thread. There are pannier frames without the wingnut held supports for the bottom tray. They have a simple slider affair. I've only ever seen these in original pictures, fitted to G3L's. I wonder if they were made by or specifically for Matchless? I found some and fitted them to my G3L, just to have something different. Ron
  20. Unfortunately, looking at an on-line swatch is not going to work for me. I'd prefer a 'hard' sample. Ron
  21. Pete is right. The debates about paint colours can get long and tedious. Unfortunately there is no BS number for KG3. When I acquired my WD/L which had been hand painted black, I found that there was unmolested KG3 inside brake plates, headlamp, tool box, chain guards etc. I mixed paint myself and to my eye it was an exact match. Unfortunately I lost any resemblance of a formula as I just kept adding this and that till I got it right. I've mixed KG3 several times since but there is always a slight variation....which is quite acceptable. I long to be able to buy it "off the shelf" so to speak from my usual supplier. So a friend presented them with a swatch to copy. Which they did and he's sprayed his Norton Big 4 outfit with it and is more than happy. However, to my mind it was just a tad too light, so when I bought some, I added 1/8th ltr Service Brown (BS499) to each ltr and I'm happy with this. The paint I use is Single Pack Polyurethane mat from 'Rainbow paints' and they have given this mix their own code, which hopefully we can use for future purchases. Pix are my 5SW the paint tin label and my WD/L. Ron.
  22. I think you'll find that Jim only concentrates on US vehicle canvas now.With obviously the wrong colour canvas (US Olive) for a British vehicle.John and Mary Worthing are the same! It's a problem for us British vehicle owners. A friend of mine has found a supplier of some correct colour canvas and has also found a trimmer who will make it up for his WOT2. PM me for his email address if you want to talk to him.......He's always more than helpful. Ron.
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    Tilly Let down

    I commissioned a couple of 1.6mm soft solid copper head gaskets to be made. (I have a spare one if anyone needs it...PM me). I've torqued all, the 'new' nuts down in the correct sequence to 25 ft pounds. Rebuilt radiator next! Ron
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    Norton Big four

    Ha Ha! I'll let you know Rik. Ron
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    Norton Big four

    Oh yes, for sure! I've been getting these parts made for well over 20 years and sent all round the World. Sadly my engineer is retiring this month, so the last parts have just gone off to Australia, New Zealand and Malta. I have all the drawings, but doubt I'll find anyone at his prices? Ron
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