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mrchips
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November 19, 2020 - 11:01 am
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Hi Everyone

Am in the process of restoring a 1951 plunger model for SWMBO (she who must be obeyed)

Could anyone tell me if there is another/better way of mounting the rear brake rod so that it dose not rub on either the frame or the lower plunger covers

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November 19, 2020 - 12:15 pm
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Hello Mr Chips - Robert Donat is my favourite 🙂

We must do all we can to appease SWMBO for you.

You will find just about everything you could ever want on the Forum via the FAQs and technical sections;  ** Please log in to view **

Have a really good nose around the forum and enjoy yourself. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Good Luck!

All the best,

Stewart

 '55 D3 Battery; '58 Square Four (project); '59 D1 direct lighting plunger; '59 Tiger Cub; '60 5TA;  '76 FS1-E; '91 GTR 1000;  '97 Honda Sky SGX50.

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hi    Chips        BSA   wernt   big  on    tweeking      &    little   bends    here  &  ther    got  forgoten     it was  usly   washers   to correct     it     on asembly  ,.,        later  modles   likewize   ,   you  will  have  to  eye it all up  to  get  it   a bit  beter     

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This set up is different

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Looking at other images on the web, there are various arrangements, including brake arm pointing downwards or upwards, brake rod straight and curved. Your picture looks right to me.

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Hi

The image in the post above is a great engineering solution as the rod is kept straight, the adjustment is by wing nut at the pedal end and the hub uses a front brake cam lever and clevis pin - the straight brake cam lever keeps the rod away from the plunger shrouds and the clip which wraps round the rod where it attaches to the pedal lifts the rod away from the frame tube.

 

Alas i am using the std set up which involves making sure the rear brake cam lever is bent to the correct shape to keep the rod way from the shrouds and at the pedal end requires a couple of bends, putting the rod through a ring spanner is great to control the bend.

 

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I remember my D3 having a rub mark on the frame loop. I believe the rod should be kept straight so I just "sucked it up" to borrow an American expression. laugh

Mike H --

Murphy's 4th law of motion states that any small object that is accidentally dropped will immediately hide itself under a larger object.

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November 24, 2020 - 12:11 pm
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Hi Everyone

Just a quick thank you for all your replies so far, you have certainly given me a few things to look at and consider.

I am fairly new here and not the best with modern technology, but hope to improve so please bare with me as i navigate my way round

 

Kind Regards

 

Mr Chips 

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