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March 12, 2015 - 11:10 pm
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Fantastic bike.

The ring on the back is for tying the leash to when you want to take the Dingo out. 

Alistair - My beast is a 1960 D7,  having a moult at the moment.

Beasty is starting to grow some new feathers now.

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March 13, 2015 - 6:23 am
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Don't be silly, it's to tie the pommy mobo horse to, ..Do you see the headlight in the pic, this came with the bike, no idea what it belongs to but it's not Bantam, probably super rare.[Permission to view this image is denied]

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March 13, 2015 - 7:43 am
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dimitriscy said
This is what i mean..
At least...you can use it like this!

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Why not use the correct tool ?

Use a piston stop avaiable from most good chainsaw dealers.

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Another silly question for my rigid, I am missing the points cover on my 1948 engine, Is this the correct coverin the picture? and also my engine has two self tapping screw holes to keep it on, Are they original holes? I have seen some pictures of engines without these holes.

The cover pictures are from Villier part, and I thinkthat it might fit,

But I cant find the clip for sale that hold's the cover on if you don't use the screws.

Maybe someone can shed some light on the subject,,,Hansdunno

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March 16, 2015 - 9:17 am
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Hello Hans, I have a (supposedly) 1950 D1 engine, No 36020YD, which has a similar arrangement to yours. The cover is held by the 2 screws at 03:00 and 09:00 but I don't have the clip either. The engine appears to be 'the nun's knees' (never been apart) but I've lifted the head and it's still on the original piston. Haven't tested it yet, but it's available for reference pictures / measurements.

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March 16, 2015 - 9:33 am
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hi   chaps     look    at    ladies    hair       clips    some  have  long clips      on    them    you can   use 

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cocorico said
Hello Hans, I have a (supposedly) 1950 D1 engine, No 36020YD, which has a similar arrangement to yours. The cover is held by the 2 screws at 03:00 and 09:00 but I don't have the clip either. The engine appears to be 'the nun's knees' (never been apart) but I've lifted the head and it's still on the original piston. Haven't tested it yet, but it's available for reference pictures / measurements.

Thanks cocorico, the screws must be original, It's just someone screwed some poo star screws in it, Mu engine still runs like a kitten, I started it up again the other day and for a original motor build in 1948, I find it amazing that it still runs.

Starting the 48 rigid is also great inspiration for me to finish my 1950, which I am still working on, I just send the forks of to get chromed.

And sunny, I will have a look at the hair clips to see if I can use them.

Thanks...Hans

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You may have started something here, Hans. I decided to stick the D1 engine in the D3 frame 'just for fun'. Added the carb, connected up, tickled and 1/2 strangler, 3 kicks and away - yes really! I have no idea how long it has been sat, but as I said it doesn't appear to have been apart and is still on the original bore. Only downpoint is that after I'd warmed it up, run up and down the revs a bit, I turned off the fuel and emptied the carb - silence when the fuel ran out, except for a whirring noise for a few seconds.

I reckon it must be a flywheel shield loose - doh - so looks like an overhaul is due, not bad for a 65 year old engine. Before that I'll look for a 1950 frame and running gear I think.

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That's amazing cocorico, considering all the work the motor would have done in it's working day's,

PS: Make sure Dimitrici doesn't read this, he will get all upset, I wonder how he is going?..Hans

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Hans Kreuzen said
That's amazing cocorico, considering all the work the motor would have done in it's working day's,

PS: Make sure Dimitrici doesn't read this, he will get all upset, I wonder how he is going?..Hans

I read everything!!!ranting
Now, after rotating the magneto and replacing the condenser, i also agree that is very easy to get it started, after setting the correct gap and cam in correct postition ... I think i can even do it with the eyes closed....
But, to make the bike run as it should, this is another story..get-me-coat

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Well done Hans for rescuing the old bike from oblivion. My '49 rigid is frame number YD1 10629 and I have engine sets YD4116 (in the bike at the moment), YD6643, 13620YD and a set of unnumbered YD cases but would appear to be '53 by virtue of the YD being stamped under the carb location. The frame does have the welded on studs for a spring to hold the main stand up. For obvious reasons I now use the later spring! Also have D3 and D7 engines to build to be fitted to this bike - the D7 is next!  

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350biker said
Well done Hans for rescuing the old bike from oblivion. My '49 rigid is frame number YD1 10629 and I have engine sets YD4116 (in the bike at the moment), YD6643

Those two engine numbers are very early, they must be stamped on the right hand side jus like mine, and it must be great to have such a big collection of engines to choose from.

It is so cool to run the 48, (not on the road), I even managed to get it in to third gear the other day, (I have to stop riding it, no brakes)

Managed to buy rear guard stays, (Thanks to Bart on the forum)  I will fit them when they arrive, I am just collecting all the missing parts at the moment (very busy working on the 1950 D1)

The carburettor leaks like the Titanic, I wonder if you can buy a reco kit for Amal 261/001D

Another thing I noticed is that the handlebar clamps are a lot wider in the hole spacing than the 1950.

Anyway, I could rattle on for day's, Thanks for your kind comments.tip-my-hat

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Hans Kreuzen said

350biker said
Well done Hans for rescuing the old bike from oblivion. My '49 rigid is frame number YD1 10629 and I have engine sets YD4116 (in the bike at the moment), YD6643

Those two engine numbers are very early, they must be stamped on the right hand side jus like mine, and it must be great to have such a big collection of engines to choose from.

It is so cool to run the 48, (not on the road), I even managed to get it in to third gear the other day, (I have to stop riding it, no brakes)

Managed to buy rear guard stays, (Thanks to Bart on the forum)  I will fit them when they arrive, I am just collecting all the missing parts at the moment (very busy working on the 1950 D1)

The carburettor leaks like the Titanic, I wonder if you can buy a reco kit for Amal 261/001D

Another thing I noticed is that the handlebar clamps are a lot wider in the hole spacing than the 1950.

Anyway, I could rattle on for day's, Thanks for your kind comments.tip-my-hat

Hi Hans,

I have a complete what I believe to be an Amal 361/1 (etching a bit hard to read) are any of the 'bits' compatible for your leaking unit?  

MD dunno

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Thanks MD, but they don't look the same, so I don't think so, However, You should hang onto your 361 as you may need it for your own bantam, But if you would like to sell it, PM me, I could use it on my 1950, I do have one but I have no idea if it is going to work.

See ya'h later mate, Hans

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The D3 carbie is already cleaned, checked and ready to rock n roll! lol (about the only bit that is lol). The D1 Amal is only missing the circular choke but I have seen them come up regularly on Ebay.

MD cheers

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Hans Kreuzen said
Thanks MD, but they don't look the same, so I don't think so, However, You should hang onto your 361 as you may need it for your own bantam, But if you would like to sell it, PM me, I could use it on my 1950, I do have one but I have no idea if it is going to work.

See ya'h later mate, Hans

The 261 and 361 are the same component wise, the difference being the float chamber top, screw on on the 261 bolt on on the 361.

"H" 

Supplier and stockist of Bantam spares.

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Thanks for that info Howard, I never knew that the top, was the only difference.

PS: have lots more parts to order.

Hans

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Another small step forward in sourcing all the original missing parts on the 48 rigid, Thanks Bart, for posting it all the way to Aus... At least now I can replace that flat bar......

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Good job there...Keep going... :) thumbs-up

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Hi everyone, Had some more luck with collecting more original parts for my 48 rigid,

Believe it or not, But a local I know uses BSA Bantams to ride on his property for checking his fences, He likes them because they don't uses a battery and when you are many miles away from civilisation, you can't break down, Needless to say he is not the rivet counting type of guy like some oily rag person I know.roflstick-poke_gif

I swapped a 49 front guard, rigid chain guard, begged, bought and painted a bantam Super to get a: box full of engine parts and bits for my 1950 ( to many to mention) And for the 48 a: recessed number plate, alloy tail lamp housing (missing internals), headlight bracket, alloy headlamp complete except for the internals, early HT lead fitting and a toolbox that I will have to make brackets for and fit the 2 screw holes to, as it is of a D3 Lucas I think.

I also have a lead on a original fishtail silencer, Next week I hope, Awesome. The seat on the my rigid is to wide and the wrong type, So I will have to find another one to replace it.

I would like to say "thankyou" to Chris for all his PM's to help me source the correct parts to get the 48 ready for the restoration.

Questions I have is: Please point me to a forum link on how to clean the muck out a old silencer to get it ready for chrome?

 

Bye, Hans

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