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October 2, 2012 - 7:38 pm
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Ah ha, my old friend the 361 Amal !!

They speak very highly of you too ...thumbs-up

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October 2, 2012 - 7:48 pm
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On the 'phone yesterday, Jim was informing me that the speedo came off of a DMW....I thought he said BMW!!!!!!!! Well! How often have Smiths supplied the Germans?! Forgot to mention the spare piston and gudgeon pin, primary chain, capacitor, two gearchange return springs, ht coil, and not forgetting the D7 stand, some clever? fellow has decide rather than weld the "feet" up on this one, that just some bits of tubing welded on about an inch long each end of the "H" and a piece of extending wire for the spring would be a better way...I may try it out, anything that keeps that front wheel off the ground does it for me....dd.

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October 2, 2012 - 7:58 pm
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I meant to say - I noticed you'd used rattle cans for the frame undercoat.... where I thought you normally use your compressor ?

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My compressor was red hot after hours of sand blasting, moisture trap had a good bit in, I had many blockages with the sand and a leak in the rubber reinforced hose etc etc etc as I mentioned before, I wanted to try out the new £10 Bergen touch up gravity feed sprayer and use already mixed etch primer. Sun was going down on a lovely sunny dry, perfect for blasting or spray painting day, but as the sun went down the warm air was condensing and a slight chill was in the air, if I'd faffed around trying to locate another coupling for the gun and fiddled about getting the gun ready and having to clean it out after of course etc I would have been finishing in the dark almost! I'd started too late really but I can blast it all off and start again if I want, getting that paint on was the most important thing, I remember the first frame I blasted years ago, without painting it,I innocently left it in the shed thinking it would be ok...it was brown the next day!!!

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Mrs D is very happy to note that I had a spare hour or two this after to do some paint stripping on the forks, yokes, hubs etc of her D1, two applications at least, plus "invigorating" it time and again helped, also aggressive wire wheel on bench grinder did an awful lot once the old paint had been softened up by the stripper....stripped out a painted not chromed front wheel too, had to use Rothenberger torch until some of the nipples and spokes glowed red, some were so tight! dd

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Oh! Forgot to say that I always try to remember to measure the offset on a wheel before I strip it out, saves an awful lot of confusion later on.. also try to remember to write the crossing pattern of the spokes too, (each side of each wheel is different, don't forget!).

Can anyone tell me how I can possibly remove the studs in the dead end on the split clamping part of the bottom bit of the fork yoke? I even tried locking three good nuts together, I had to stop for fear of stripping the threads.

Also, has anyone devised a plan yet to get the fork inner bushes out? One came out very easily, the other is just pretending that it's part of the leg...I know he's hiding because when the loose one came out, it left a definite step on the inside of the fork leg, so there! dd.

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Wow - looking great !!clap

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just a thought....it seems that the plunger bantams were in production for longer than any other model..( 13 years! )..so why is a secondhand / used rear mudgaurd so rare?... dunno

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just a thought....it seems that the plunger bantams were in production for longer than any other model..( 13 years! )..so why is a secondhand / used rear mudgaurd so rare?... dunno

 

Bart might know whistle

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October 5, 2012 - 5:03 pm
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October 22, 2012 - 8:14 pm
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A week last Saturday I think it was, I did hours of sandblasting on just some of the parts. Most bits needed up to four attempts before I was happy, in particular those funny little solid cast steel pieces that support the rear suspension seemed to have so many different shades and colours on them that there was no way that they'd ever rust in that condition! Mist green was about the only colour I didn't find on them! Dark red, dark blue, white, yellow they were all there in varying degrees of thickness in so many coats. At least three applications of the thick gloopy type Wicks' old type paint stripper soon had it all on the run and dripping off, also with the help of a sharpened up old knife. that old paint had got into every single little corner and crevice and it hung on for grim death it seemed, 150 psi pressurised sand still had a job to shift the last vestiges though.

But at last I was ready to apply some etch primer, I'd bought a nice little Bergen "touching in" gun for £10 at Stanford Hall VMCC day and I enjoyed using it, once I got to feel of the way it went. I had mixed some primer up to use a while before but hadn't been able to use it straight away, so I had used an old nitrile glove to seal the jar top from the atmosphere the paint was still ok and went on alright, if not a little "watery". I didn't realise that I'd be using so much paint for one coat on so few items, so had to mix more, I mixed it 75/25 this time and it went on much thicker and it did not run this time!

You can see the difference in the coats in the colour, it looks like different paint, but it's just a thicker one, it almost looks like "mist green" to me, but there, my colour vision is not good, my optician tells me!

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New springs off feebay came the other day and I tried to make sure that they were the right ones, once screwed on, they don't seem to want to come off again! they can stay like that though, although I wanted to put them back away for the Winter in their original bag etc to stop them rusting, it looks like I'll need a punch to part them now.

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I also bought a nacelle for this bike from feebay at about the same time as the springs, it's in grey primer and looking like it'll do the job ok, I will still have to strip it right out when the time comes and etch prime it etc, still needed is a headlamp etc. 

One thing I do have is a single switch Wipac type wiring harness, I nearly put it back up for sale a year ago, but now sort of glad I didn't, I may be able to use it or even go back down the old 7 core trailer cable route as per usual, dd.

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You will offend the rivet counters withthe nacelle, it is of the later bikes the early bikes had a different style that mounted on the the lower clamp bolts.

Iit may be worth checking the dia of the tubes as well before you go to far as ther D3 and D1 nacelle look identical but the D3 has larger dia tubes to accomodate the larger dia forks and has larger rubber spacers top and bottom to locate it.

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November 1, 2012 - 8:07 pm
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Oh no!

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Oh no!

 

Hi Dave I will check the dia of the spacers for you tommorow, think I have a couple of the nacells as well so will dig them out and measure them.

Don't worry about the rivet counters I would rather see the bike on the road.

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November 2, 2012 - 12:11 pm
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i-agree here here!

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Hi Dave

Sorry I have not got back sooner. Ok

D1 nacelle tube dia is 40mm

D3 nacelle tube dia is 45mm

Had to measure this from the rubber spacer pieces I have in stock, not had time to get down to the store where my spare nacelle's are so the dims are + or - a mm or so.

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Had a bit of luck on feebay last week-a D1 D3 toolbox in good condition, less than £50, inside smells of tobacco, otherwise all ok. Need stripping, blasting and respraying, once we've decided what colour we're going to spray it, that is.

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Hi Dave

You are going to hate me again but there are two types of tool box, the one you have is for a non battery bike is that ok.

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Yikes!!

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