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    Poole UK
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    Collecting WW2 British vehicles for over 30 years and especially passionate about motorcycles.
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  1. Similarly, when I stripped my RE WD/L which had been hand painted black. Inside all the covers (primary, brakes, headlamp etc) was the original Khaki Green. I surprised myself how well I managed to match it, but with no written recipe to follow in the future, as it was done by adding this, that and the other. On the other hand, much the same as today, the paint must have come from different suppliers with differences in the shades.......At one point when trying to match the paint on one of my bikes, I had five tins of Olive Drab from different suppliers and not two of them were the same
  2. No doubt "Warpaint" sell Service Brown. But it's a standard off the shelve colour BS 499 along with Dark Cammo Brown BS 436. https://www.http://pub37.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=3155626639&frmid=16&msgid=1443496&cmd=showe-paint.co.uk/BS381-colour-chart.asp Robert. Richard might be the guy to talk to regarding your REME interest. Ron
  3. Unfortunately there is no BS or RAL number for KG3. I mix my own by sight. But someone came up with this chart for mixing British colours from RAL numbers. I've never tried any of them myself though. Ron
  4. I sent Sean info on REME markings. Hopefully he passed it on. The colour should be Khaki Green, for some reason Sean chose a German colour. Ron
  5. The two specialist guys I've used for cast iron fin repairs always braze the new piece on. However these two guys involve a lot of traveling, so I've had a couple repaired by an excellent local fabrication guy (Phil) who simply TIG welded mild steel to the cast iron and defied me to snap them off without using serious force. What is it with such heavy handed people who can't remove a head or barrel without breaking fins off. I managed to drop this NOS M20 head about 10 years ago, which broke about 5 fins. Phil repaired it with TIG. I've just replaced it with another recently acqui
  6. Welcome Robert. I know quite a bit about your 5SW through Sean. Only 7 or 8 of these on the Triumph register so far. Ron
  7. Ron

    Triumph 3HW

    Give John Brewster a shout. He makes spindles/bushes/head race bearings etc for Triumph and 3HW Webb forks. Ron
  8. I've just been reminding myself. The G3 has an exhaust spout. G3L doesn't. Ron
  9. Personally I don't know enough about the other AJS and Matchless models (post war and all that) The G3L barrel is smaller, maybe the head is too......The G3 and G3L have different part number for their heads. Ron PS. I don't think my heads have that exhaust spout?
  10. In the parts list, the twistgrip part number is preceded with DF (Dull Chrome Plate) Ron
  11. The Big4 is actually genuine ex RAF. One of only two that I know of from 429 supplied. Ron
  12. Can't argue with that! Ron😀
  13. Ron

    Dunlop Saddle

    I've fitted the new rubber saddle to my KC10 and moved the one that was on it over to my WC10. After much research and studying pictures and parts lists I have fitted the KC10 saddle in a much lower position than the WC10.....With its nose tucked into the tank recess. The difference between them in height is about 2". I'm really chuffed with the outcome. Ron
  14. Ron

    Mil Web

    There is a better looking M20 on ebay for about the same money. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-WM20-500cc-64-CORP-MILITARY-BIKE-WITH-ONLY-250-MILES-FROM-NEW/265107588684?hash=item3db9a4c64c:g:4cgAAOSwi-dgZKqQ Ron
  15. What about a nicer looking M20 for the same money? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-WM20-500cc-64-CORP-MILITARY-BIKE-WITH-ONLY-250-MILES-FROM-NEW/265107588684?hash=item3db9a4c64c:g:4cgAAOSwi-dgZKqQ Ron
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