Search found 72 matches

by andrew
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Disassembly of a stuck Forty Minus SJM
Replies: 16
Views: 1219

Re: Disassembly of a stuck Forty Minus SJM

Any movement in the piston? Wondering if you ever tried the grease nipple approach. Cheers!
by andrew
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: The Discussion
Topic: Starting in Reverse?
Replies: 13
Views: 8789

Re: Starting in Reverse?

Did anyone every try this successfully or not? Wondering about this for some time now and just found this old thread. I had an old 50cc moped with clutch/gears that would run backwards if you roll started it. Even got to 2nd gear once, very wobbly going backwards though! So I know some 2 stroke moto...
by andrew
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Bug Reports and Announcements
Topic: Forum updated
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: Forum updated

OK, this time it should be up for good! As before please post any issues here or send me a message. Thanks for your patience. Andrew
by andrew
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Bug Reports and Announcements
Topic: Forum updated
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Forum updated

The forum software version has been updated today. If any bugs are discovered please post them here.

Thanks
Andrew
by andrew
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Removing Driveshaft Collar Pin
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Removing Driveshaft Collar Pin

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by andrew
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Removing Driveshaft Collar Pin
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Removing Driveshaft Collar Pin

Usually the pin comes out rather easily with a punch, it’s fairly soft metal. I use an old drill bit filed flat on the ends that is sized to match the pin. A bit of heat wouldn’t hurt if it’s stubborn.
by andrew
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Prop shaft diameters / thrust washer compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: Prop shaft diameters / thrust washer compatibility

Excellent, thanks Charles!
by andrew
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Prop shaft diameters / thrust washer compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Prop shaft diameters / thrust washer compatibility

Are the prop shafts same diameter for fortys and centuries?

Need a thrust washer for a WSPC and can grab one off a spare 40. But I don’t have them in the same place to compare beforehand, so want to check before I make the trip to bring the 40 back.

Thanks!
by andrew
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: silver century cylinder
Replies: 2
Views: 2208

Re: Wanted: silver century cylinder

Thanks for the link. I ended up buying another on eBay, working well so far!
by andrew
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Photos: Cutaway and a couple 102s
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Photos: Cutaway and a couple 102s

It’s just inside the gates of Dockyard. In a perfect building for the collection. Mostly old 50-150cc bikes, must be hundreds in there of all ages, and apparently the primary collector has plenty more in storage!
by andrew
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Photos: Cutaway and a couple 102s
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Photos: Cutaway and a couple 102s

Stopped by for my first visit to the transport museum in Bermuda today. A fantastic place to browse and I'll be sure to go back again when I have more time (and less kids with me). A couple seagulls on the rack: rack1.jpg and a cutaway century, unsure of model/year, has a Villiers carb. No serial nu...
by andrew
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FV18785
Replies: 3
Views: 481

FV18785

A candidate for my next project. Everyone loves photos! Had this a couple years but never checked it out until today. Spins freely, and most things that are supposed to move do. Coil has gone the way they are all going, no readings on the meter. It does have an orange spark, first time I've noticed ...
by andrew
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Height adjusting collar
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Height adjusting collar

Email John and he may be able to provide one.
by andrew
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sometimes you just go Ok. and keep looking
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Sometimes you just go Ok. and keep looking

Yes, perceived values can be skewed by sentiment as with all things! I bought a WSPCL in much better, with factory tag, original condition for a few hundred $’s a couple years ago. Doubt it was ever started outside the factory and either way was in better condition than the one on eBay now. My selle...
by andrew
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Bug Reports and Announcements
Topic: SOS Ebay search not working for me
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Re: SOS Ebay search not working for me

Yes this is a known issue to do with an update on the eBay interface. On the list to address, thanks for your patience!