A collection of communications dealing with tidbits of information that may or may not be true or accurate but are enjoyable to read. Scroll down for Max Lambky’s Restoration Tips an entire series of Great Tech Articles. With rocker caps removed, metric and multistandard pdf the big end quill and cylinder feed quil , and the long forward banjo bolt on the timing cover removed.

And of course the main feed banjo bolt feeding the oil pump itself ,  ie at the bottom end of the large feed oil line, this loosened off before pouring oil into the tank above. Using a lever type oil can one begins by pumping a half dozen full strokes down each of all four pushrods tubes thus flooding the cam lobes and followers. Next one inserts the oil can spout through the forwards banjo bolt opening deeply enough to deliver oil into the filter element housing and pumps that at least half full , soaking the filter and cutting down on the time it takes before delivery of oil begins to the rods etc upon startup. Then you can fill the connecting rod big ends via the feed quill bore , even easier to simply do so via the small screw opening in the end of the quill, delivered through a clean shop rag, one layer across the opening to act as a seal. Here you can load up the timing cover passages via the top feed quill beneath the dome nut, replace . With the forwards big feed line banjo now loosened off by several turns a shallow pan is placed below to catch the oil lost in the next all important step.

50 wt , and watch it arrive down below. Expect to see it blowing out air bubbles and what ever it’s driving ahead of the fresh stuff before finally exiting as a clear solid stream into the drip pan below. Check the transmission level and the primary chain case contents, draining off any excess via the level plug . That covers the motors immediate needs for firing up after long storage or being rebuilt. Best to remove the spark plugs and rotate the motor before starting. Jack, thought that a flexible pipe would allow the mating joint to self-align. I also noted that the standard pipe is prone to interfering with a plug spanner, and usually coming off worst.

4″ of reasonable oil pipe still attached. George Buck, former Works technician on the Picador program wrote 12 articles for MPH on same which appeared between Dec. 2004   Here are a few more tidbits. Starting: A portable low-voltage starter was used which engaged a dog coupling on the end of the drive side mainshaft. At the Works dynamometer, an hinged gate-type mounting held the starter so it could be moved into position or out of the way effortlessly. Eventually after incorporating Black Lightning specifications, but still on the same fuel and nominal 9 to 1 compression, the power increased to 69. Stub” exhausts had to be used on the plane, which were not helpful to power output.

Buck told me that an improved ESA was used that probably became the Series D pattern. 90 degrees with the prop shaft bevel gear. The ESA’s flexibility was probably valuable in getting a smooth drive through to the prop shaft as very little trouble was experienced with these parts. A time will come in your restoration project when cables, i. Ninety percent of old iron restorations require the manufacture of these cables from scratch.

Availability of cables across the counter for these old machines is practically nil. New old stock items have long been depleted, and the limited need for such things as cables prohibit the manufacture and stocking of these items. Persons involved in restorations normally have all the items necessary to manufacture a cable for any motorcycle that comes across their bench. Items stocked would be inner and outer cable parts of various sizes, in order to accommodate everything from those dainty, gray cables on a Vespa motor scooter to the huge cables on some Harleys.

There are three different cable sizes for a Vincent restoration, choke, throttle, mag advance, and compression release one size, front brake  another size, and rear brake yet another. These cables, both outer housing and inner cable, are bought separately in bulk rolls, usually 25 and 50 ft rolls. Some vendors will cut you lengths from bulk rolls, but the service charge for doing this is usually prohibitive. It’s better to buy the 25 ft.

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