Status Replies posted by Ron
Ron I hope you don't mind me bothering you again. I am getting confusing messages concerning the 3HW oil retaining plate. I put my enquiry out on another forum, and was told that I don't need the spigotted spacer in fact they could be a disadvantage, as they run the risk of catching the back of the clutch and spinning with it, use the flat one as they were just as good I was told. I know their i.d. is 15/16" and as the clutch shaft is 13/16", that seems to me to be an awful lot of play between shaft and plate.
There is a chap now selling what looks like the correct plate and I am waiting for him to get back to me with the I.d. of his product (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-PRE-UNIT-OIL-SEALING-PLAT/254056711747 )
I value your opinion and knowledge of the 3HW, and as you had your plate re manufactured I was wondering what i.d. you had it made to?
Thanks in anticipation.....Gareth
Gareth I can't think why the clutch would snag the spigot, surely it would hit the retaining plate first and if anything like that did happen, it must because of miss-assembly/end float of the main shaft. The one on ebay looks to be a snug fit on the shaft, but I can't compare mine as it's buried behind the clutch.
As I said Brian Tillin made mine so he must know the spec. You could ring him on 07786 861697.
Ron, I need to get a dynamo rebuild kit for my 1945 3HW, is there anywhere you would recommend? I have just had the magneto rebuilt by chap here on the I.W., but dynamos are not his thing.