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Maddogs 1956 D3 Swing-Arm Budget Restoration
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Maddog Leary
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Thanks chaps,

Howard, the speedo setup with the spacer is the only bit of the rear axle setup I'm certain of... LOL. We shall see.... 

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I'm laughing here at the vision in my head, braised beef by Birds Eye or Findus our mum used to buy if we couldn't afford a joint for Sunday, brayzing I think we all mean here!!!

No offence people, just trying to get the picture of oxyacetyleneing strips of meat together out of my head!

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Smart ar** Dave

Did the reg come through for the Moped.

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Mags, isn't brayzing something donkeys do? Brazing surely? (However you spell it I just wish I could do it).

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Bournemouth Bantams said
Hi MD

The rear wheel speedo drive often locks up due to its inner face touching the spokes when you tighten up the outer nut, ensure the loose 1/2" spacer is there (inside the drive). I have in the past had to add washers to pack out the spacer to allow clearance between the spokes and the back face of the drive.

Howard 

That's interesting. I will have to look at mine. The speedo drive locks up when the nut to the right of it is tight. I have sometimes left it a bit loose. The spacer is there. Need to take the wheel out soon to fit a new sprocket!

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Bournemouth Bantams said
Smart ar** Dave

Did the reg come through for the Moped.

H

Yes thank you H and it was a typo, that'll teach me!

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stubaker58 said
Mags, isn't brayzing something donkeys do? Brazing surely? (However you spell it I just wish I could do it).

regards

Brazing a typo, sorry all!!!

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This Bl***y bike is really testing my patience!!!!!......

Exhibit A & B.  Dry fit went ok as per last post!; no locking on the axle, spacers ok etc etc...  Then I noticed the brake drum locking tab on brake cover A..... Too bloomin short, won't locate properly - well it will but I'll never get the rear guard in....  No probs, removed the brake shoes and put them on Exhibit B...  Exhibit B now sits 4 mil too high on drum.......  Inner spacer needs to be shorter.....

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AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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I think the one you should be using is B. What's happened to the other one? Modified, or not bantam?

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Hi Maddog

You have two different brake plates there, Long time since I worked on a swinging arm bike but I am sure I will be corrected if I am wrong "A" is from a D1-D3 plunger bike "B" is from a D3-D5 swinging arm bike if you look at the brake lever one is above the spindle the other below the spindle.

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Yes, I thought as much, have had to use the older D1/3 rear wheel/hub from my plunger D1/3 as I cannot afford to restring the D5 rear wheel I have, hence the distance issue I now have....  Oh happy days! not lol.

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It is B , I have got a couple of pictures of mine that i have just dug out for you. it is all very close to the swinging arm so I'm not sure if mine is correct and i am missing the bit that joins the two brake rods together so i have a stirght rod going to the pedal instead

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You got a D5-D7 carb on there.

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Yeah Dave,

That was the way Dad and I originally ran my old girl too.  Had to discard the D3/D5  swingarm rear wheel for the time being as several of the spokes were bent and knackered.

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Dookie said
You got a D5-D7 carb on there.

The engine is a mystery, it is stamped D3. the bore is D7 but strange things have been done to it to make it all fit together

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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Oi! my resto thread.......  LOL

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Sorry about that MD. bow

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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No Worries!. LOL

On another note, think I've found a solution to the axle spacer for the rear brake.  Had an old incorrect and broken stand on the bike.  Before throwing it away I removed the spacer inserts for the foot rest bar and kept them.  Don't know why; have found it to be the same diameter hole and lip thickness as the original (A) and will be able to cut it down to fit (don't want to cut down the original as I will need it when I respoke the D5 wheel).

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We can make spacers MD. cheers

 

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