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by fleetingcontact
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 102 bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Re: 102 bracket

Yep, the clamps are fine. Is the bracket bronze or ali? Its hard to say from the pic, the thrust block is nice either way but if its bronze then break out the brasso! (or caustic soda solution for any brass or bronze components, a really easy if a bit messy way of cleaning them but don't dunk any al...
by fleetingcontact
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FVP cases, crank, con-rod, piston
Replies: 3
Views: 3184

Re: FVP cases, crank, con-rod, piston

Two emails sent!
by fleetingcontact
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another JM magneto resurrected
Replies: 21
Views: 10342

Re: Another JM magneto resurrected

Horsley-Anarak wrote:
Yep
Ta.
by fleetingcontact
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FVP cases, crank, con-rod, piston
Replies: 3
Views: 3184

FVP cases, crank, con-rod, piston

All in usable condition, I've measured the main bearings and they are within tolerance.

There is a cylinder head but it seems this engine was dropped at some point because there's a chunk broken off, which I have. Maybe it can be repaired.

Sale or swap.
by fleetingcontact
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another JM magneto resurrected
Replies: 21
Views: 10342

Re: Another JM magneto resurrected

So do these replacements also fit the Mk1?
by fleetingcontact
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another JM magneto resurrected
Replies: 21
Views: 10342

Re: Another JM magneto resurrected

Great info. I have three points boxes not including the newcomer so I'll have a go with that. I also have two 6v batteries. Is 6v better than 12v in this case? I will look for this 'farad' range of which you speak but bear in mind I recently looked up a web page titled 'How to Use a Multimeter'... w...
by fleetingcontact
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Roys second 102 series build
Replies: 136
Views: 53071

Re: Roys second 102 series build

I suggest making a really big catapult. Or finding a pair of African swallows...
by fleetingcontact
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another JM magneto resurrected
Replies: 21
Views: 10342

Re: Another JM magneto resurrected

Not being up to speed on these things I am assuming you mean the lugs at either end of the coil which I have just measured as .4385 which on handy-dandy conversion table gives the actual fraction as .4375 or 7/16" :)
by fleetingcontact
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What colour is a Seagull's leg?
Replies: 3
Views: 2679

Re: What colour is a Seagull's leg?

The yellowish undercoat may well be zinc-chromate primer which came in yellow and green forms. Seagull appear to have mostly used the green stuff. It is difficult stuff to get hold of here in the EU (at least for another week anyhow) on account of it being jolly poisonous. The colour of the top-coat...
by fleetingcontact
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another JM magneto resurrected
Replies: 21
Views: 10342

Re: Another JM magneto resurrected

Not giving up on MK4 CDIs, but I want to test the eight or so spare units I have, which it seems can only be done dynamically. As you say, it either works or it doesn't - I have never known any electronic ignition system to be any different. If you know of a better test then do tell us. So a spark a...
by fleetingcontact
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another JM magneto resurrected
Replies: 21
Views: 10342

Re: Another JM magneto resurrected

Thanks for that Hugz, I'm sure will be useful when I get into it. Was it co-incidence that I recently made a magneto test thingy the other day? It was supposed to be for testing Mk4 CDI but could just as easily be used for trying to energise Villiers coils etc. Hadn't thought of your spark-plug acce...
by fleetingcontact
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another JM magneto resurrected
Replies: 21
Views: 10342

Re: Another JM magneto resurrected

Just read this post, loving your work. I'd seen your earlier video on coil replacements so |I knew that stator would be in good hands. I simply don't have the patience, although I'll be attempting to prise apart a Villiers magneto soon and if successful it may well find its way onto a lowly SJP I'm ...
by fleetingcontact
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Flywheel woes
Replies: 13
Views: 7430

Re: Flywheel woes

And you were in the UK it would be a non-issue...you can't give the things away.
by fleetingcontact
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Crankcases and Crankshafts
Replies: 27
Views: 15202

Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

Yes, the writing of long and descriptive replies that are helpful and positive is really cutting from the rough, and entirely not in keeping with the philosophy and behaviours of the guardians of beauty of this interesting little forum...
by fleetingcontact
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Crankcases and Crankshafts
Replies: 27
Views: 15202

Re: Crankcases and Crankshafts

And the obvious conclusion is...don't do it. Get the correct part. There's a limit to how far this mix'n'match game makes sense. And at this point in the 21st century, crankshafts are still relatively easy to come by. Or do if you are mad enough. I told you the Harley joke right?