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Ron,

She's looking mighty fine, and Ben, your going to have one nice and rare bike. Hope to see it in the fleash one day.

Dave

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Even better with the back mudguard fitted.

I think I need to concentrate on finishing the wiring next!  Ron

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When are we going to see these two next to each other then ? Two machines from the same contract restored to original specification is pretty unusual.

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The north coast of France or Belgium seems sensible?

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I think that there should be a BEF Norton in attendance as well then :-)

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Nice one Jan. Only real difference I notice, is Ben's top shelf of the number plate is angled down to meet the original holes?: I had to bend it down which doesn't seem right. But the plate and the holes are original, apart from it being all bent and twisted when I received it and I never saw it attached to the bike originally......Anyone got a picture? .....Out of interest.  Ron

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20 hours ago, Ron said:

Nice one Jan. Only real difference I notice, is Ben's top shelf of the number plate is angled down to meet the original holes?: I had to bend it down which doesn't seem right. But the plate and the holes are original, apart from it being all bent and twisted when I received it and I never saw it attached to the bike originally......Anyone got a picture? .....Out of interest.  Ron

This is indeed how we found this bike Ron. And although most contract C5107 pictures show a "straight" top shelf, I have at least two examples with a similarly bent top shelf. Strange eh... Did they make a batch with the rib too deep down the mudguard? Can't imagine another reason...

Jan

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Whew! Thanks Jan. I didn't want a bollocking off Ben!!:thumbsup:  Ron

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Now I see that Hitchcock's don't have the primary case rubber seal in stock.....Bugger! Anyone know if the 16H seal will do or if available?   Ron

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Jan and I had a serious rivet-counter's discussion about this Ron.  It really does seem  that they drilled the mounts at the end of the rib..I think we half-wondered if some guards had longer ribs for a reason.

It was a small contract though and it would only have taken one off-day with a mis-read drawing to show up on survivors or Photographs. In theory still, a UK numberplate has to be mounted vertically (although modern bikes seem to take liberties).

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I’ve a feeling the rib on my mudguard extends a long way but the number plate has been tightened on to it and flattened the rim. I’ll try and get a photo of it.

Ron, I found the Hitchcocks seal to wide for my cases as I could assemble the footrest crossbar correctly with out distorting the outer case. I compared it to the original and found it about 5mm wider. I trimmed off 5mm with a scalpel, not pretty but it was out of site.

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Thanks for the heads up Chris. This bike didn't have an original to study! It just had a piece of foam rubber glued around the inner case. I'm waiting for an update from Hitchcock's on availability, in the mean time Jan has offered to loan me a new one to be replaced at a later date.  Ron

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I've just heard from Hitchcock's. Allan says they've had a run on the rubbers and new stock should be in be end of week.  

Jan. please carry on with the BSA stuff at your leisure.  Ron

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We have lights!! Just the horn to finish wiring in to complete that task.

I've bead blasted the bright chrome rims of the refurbished speedo, ammeter and new stainless switch panel screws.. I'll measure up accurately and order a cable for the Jaeger pattern speedo.  Ron

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Funny to see that you have been taking more or less the same pictures as I did Ron! xD

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But please keep in mind that this was not the correct way to specify the speedo cable... :$

 

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Ha Ha Jan. I was nearly going to ask you about the speedo cable. I think your first one was 1/2" too short. But I have the advantage of being able to confirm it with JJ by phone before manufacture.

I try to make it like a story book with pictures. Great minds think alike!  Ron

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The wiring is finished and all working and I've fitted more parts. 

Hitchock's phoned to say that the primary seals are in stock, so that's on it's way with a couple of other final parts, and the speedo cable is on order. The saddle is still away having its new cover made. Ron

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You make is look and sound sooo easy Ron !! :bow:

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Andy, If I'd wanted easy, I'd have been a Pharmacist or somethingB| Ron 

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The primary case seal arrived and fortunately I didn't need to cut it down.  I glued  the bottom edge with 'EXTREME' silicone and wedged it while it set.... to stop it drooping. Then lots of grease smeared all round the seal to ease the cover on. 

The crankcase, gearbox and chaincase are all topped up with oil with no signs of any leakage..........Yet!  Ron

 

 

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Tank fitted and heart pounding I added some petrol. The left side NOS tap was weeping all night so I had to drain the tank and re-cork the tap this morning. With that done there are no apparent fuel or oil leaks now.

The exhaust system is next on the agenda , But I decided to kick the engine over anyway. It fired on the first prod and then died immediately.  This continued for a dozen kicks or so, until I gave it some choke, and it then fired up and continued running on a fast choked tick over until I pulled off the choke and it then ran quite smoothly, all be it noisily-_-

However I'd momentarily forgotten that these are slack wire advance so I'd started and ran it on full retard.:$ 

I'll attend to the exhaust before a re-start. Ron

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