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It looks like the front mudguard off some thing.????

And the rear sprocket looks like a 18 inch saw blade.... laugh

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Today I fabricated a silencer using the cut down one from the 49 Bantam and using the heat shield from the silencer I got when I got the wheels. Also the HT lead turned up in the post today, this was then soldered onto the coil, a bit of petrol and oil was added to the tank and it started on the second kick lots of smoke to start with but this soon cleared. The rear mudguard was also fitted, Can any one guess what I used for the rear mudguard ?

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Mudguard,i'm thinking half a car tyre,the silencer is that a beer bottle you've used dave,yep beer bottle that,now i'm on a roll,heat shield,is that one of the wire shelves out of the oven.nice one,recycling that's what it's all about,get it on blue peterthumbs-up....  

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Can any one guess what I used for the rear mudguard ?

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Looks like the front guard of the 49???dunnoIt is looking great so far.

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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Hans you got it, It was a rusty flea bitten thing with lots of pot marks were the rust had attacked it , i cut the first two inches off it has it hardly had any metal left treated it with Krust and filled it and here it is, I'm going to re cycle the old seat of the 49 as well, this is going to be the ultimate in re-cycling, No sticky back plastic Jess, (yet) . Wire shield out of an oven for a rear rack, HMMMMMM a possibility. I tried a beer bottle but the glass kept cracking rofl

On another note, Why do bits keep disappearing, I spend a lot of time looking for parts I put some where safe, then give up, I go back to the shed in the morning and they have repapered on the work bench ?

I have also decided to ditch the 21" front wheel and replace it with the proper D3 wheel. Last night I also removed that large rear sprocket and replaced it with the correct one.

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

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On another note, Why do bits keep disappearing, I spend a lot of time looking for parts I put some where safe, then give up, I go back to the shed in the morning and they have repapered on the work bench ?

You know - exactly the same thing happens to me. Are you a child of the forties, too?old

By the way, do you need to turn off predictive text on your 'phone / tablet / computer?

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It's not just parts, it's tools as well. Oh and manuals. My Haynes manual disappeared for months.

(child of the 70s so no excuses!)

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Hi Dookie,

A Child of the 70s and the teacher strikes the power outages, the bin men strike and the start of decimalisation when I was a young 10 year old and a mere 6 year old when Led Zeppelin brought out there first album, Then heavily influenced by the late Joe Strummer in my late teens, So its not my fault

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Whoops repapered slipped in when it should have reappeared , like I said I blame the three day week for the ruin my education.

I have just been doing some work on the Bantam and i put the spanner down and it has now gone missing. now where did i put my glasses ? and for that matter my keys ?

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

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Gang! either we all went to similar schools with similiary stroppy teachers or what ever it is, is spreading.....  I don't have that problem with spanners only with screwdrivers - drives me insane.....  

MD dunno

Or it could have been something in the school milk..........

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They used to leave the school milk out side the school, One day i spotted a dog weeing all over it form that day I never drunk the milk again .

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

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bsadave said 
No sticky back plastic Jess, (yet)

On another note, Why do bits keep disappearing, I spend a lot of time looking for parts I put some where safe, then give up, I go back to the shed in the morning and they have repapered on the work bench ?

roflI remember trying to find a newsagents that sold sticky back plasticin the 70's,none of them knew what it was(including me)i only found out about 10 years ago that it was sello tape,but of course,sello tape was a trade brand and they wer'nt allowed to call it that on tv..

I was more of a magpie follower myself....laugh

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jess steele said

roflI remember trying to find a newsagents that sold sticky back plasticin the 70's,none of them knew what it was(including me)i only found out about 10 years ago that it was sello tape,but of course,sello tape was a trade brand and they wer'nt allowed to call it that on tv..

I was more of a magpie follower myself....laugh

No, it had to be "Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set And Go Out And Do Something Less Boring Instead?"...  Classic school holiday viewing....  When kids were allowed to be kids and not swaddled in cotton wool and health and safety rules like they are today!!!

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Could have been worse Jess; when I arrived in Aus as a seventeen yr old, Durex was one of the leading brands of sticky tape, had several very confusing chats in chemist stores before I found out...... dohdunno

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Maddog Leary said

Could have been worse Jess; when I arrived in Aus as a seventeen yr old, Durex was one of the leading brands of sticky tape, had several very confusing chats in chemist stores before I found out...... dohdunno

The question is - did it work as well? embarassed

Over here, it's bad form to ask if the food has any 'preservatifs', as they're what you were looking for!

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cocorico said

The question is - did it work as well? embarassed

No! it was a bit of a rip off! and a bit of a sore point! lol

MD roflclap

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Hi Jess,

Sticky back plastic was not seltape , I was surprised to find you can still get the stuff.

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I think we used to call that stuff "Fablon"?

Last year at school we had to recover all of the registers with the stuff, got quite bored after the first one!

Sellotape was the sticky backed plastic, in my opinion.M.

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

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A bit more progress, the large sprocket has been replaced with a normal one the 21 inch wheel has bee replaced with the correct D3 wheel and brake, the head light  brackets have been fitted along with the fork gaiters (which I can not get to go over the seal holders), brackets where made for the single seat fitting, new springs were fitted to the seat, I was missing the chain adjusters so I looked on line and the only place I could find them was at Dragonfly but they came in at nearly £50 for all the bits so I decided I would make my own.  Then I went to fit the chain and I need to make a couple of adjustments to the mudguard as the chain slightly rubs against it, the engine now runs so later today if i have time i will give it a ride around the garden.

PS I will be changing the front tyre to one that matches the rear one. Once all this is done i need to sort out a v5 for it. Should be fun.

Can any one tell me the thread size for the two studs that go either side of the rear frame that hold the seat in place ?

 

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I have just noticed on the seat picture that one of the seat springs has been fitted the wrong way round.

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

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Hi Dave,

What is the bar (see pic) not got one of those on my d3.  Do you have a closer/clearer picture of that?

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Good progress,

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Hi MD.

Don't worry it is not standard, it is to hold the exhaust up, you have good eyes.

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bsadave said
A bit more progress,..... along with the fork gaiters (which I can not get to go over the seal holders),..

Same here - the gaiters seem to be a standard size, but I don't see how to get a 25mm gaiter over a 40mm seal holder (sizes approx). I've tried using silicone grease, some shim to form a cone, brute force, but no success. Any advice welcomed.

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