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HowD1
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August 11, 2013 - 7:05 pm
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Has anyone got a parts list/service sheets for a Dandy?

I've tried everything to get it going but check the points....now then, where are they, must be easy to get to....help

Rick

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Rick - we have a complete parts list and other documents.

I can scan and email as necessary.

 

We have some parts too.

 

PM ?

 

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:::  1968 D14/4 Supreme  :::  1989 MZ ETZ 250 Not quite as supreme  ::: 1963 NSU Quickly :::

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I saw this piece of BSA's finest work yesterday, it's a gem !!

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Just checked - also have full service sheet set, the owners manual and a strip/rebuild wall chart ...

Herewith a few pages on the timing - if this is not what you need, I'm happy to send you the lot anyway :)

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hey phil have u put in an offer yet then??cheersAlan

a good ride out yesterday m8

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Yes good day out, but you would not believe the weather we had to go through over Dartmoor on the way home, really nasty !!!

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The Dandy had some strange attraction, but would rather have a MZ Simson if I were in the market for a little un .

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Steve thanks

It's complete except for the tool box lid - my colleagues have volunteered the top off a jar of pickled gerkhins (thanks, chaps) -  and the kickstart shaft has snapped right at the pedal (common?) but I think that's fixable.

I could use anything you have available. I'll PM my email address.

Rick

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The Dandy had some strange attraction, but would rather have a MZ Simson if I were in the market for a little un .

 

Ah, you'll be desperate to have a Dandy once Paul "the Blower" Sharrock has "breathed" on it and fitted the 90cc big bore kit!!!

I mean he was talking about chainsaw driven Velo-Solexes yesterday so I think we know where that D14 is headed for..out-a-here

Rick (and it was a cracking day yesterday - shame about the drizzle late on - I checked DartCam and couldn't see anything so it must have been wet! - I take it you all got home relatively unscathed?)

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They are, I think, a bit of a disaster area from what I can read. But the quirkiness is quite alluring, and the later red and cream ones are pretty too. Mine is an early battleship grey job with a coathanger for a centrestand. I had a fun 20 minutes running up and down the lane trying to get the thing running but to no avail - the points are buried right in the middle of the engine (great!) and who knows if seals etc are available but, hey!, it's a challenge.

 

And maybe they'll be the next Vincent??

 

Rick

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It RUNS!

I had to take the engine apart to get to the points but now there's a big fat spark and with a little fuel and a bump or two it ran. Cleaned the piston and head (all pretty coked up) and sorted out the points (not unlike the D10-B175 set), and put in a new HT lead.

I'm quite impressed with the engineering concepts in the little bike. I'm not sure that they're executed well but they could have been developed quite easily. Honda 50? Lots of features in the Dandy that feature in the Honda.

At least I know it's a goer, so I'll get an MOT and reclaim the number plate.

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It's a runner ! Good work who would have thought it, must be a few years since that engine has run ??

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HowD1 said
It RUNS!

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Splendid !

 

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Really good news HowD1 thumbs-up

 

Got any pictures of your rebuild dunno

regards, Kathy -- 1950 D1 De Luxe, Plunger Frame, Lucas Electrics....Being Resuscitated...

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Well I've tried a little motoring round the garden and things are...well....not quite so good. The engine goes very well and seems to settle down to idle etc but the gearbox has a first gear issue. Seems that some meshing isn't happening all the time so maybe there are teeth missing - ouch - and the clutch bites very quickly. So it's an engine strip which I expected - the kickstart shaft is snapped off anyway - hmmm I wonder if there's a link there...

But on the upside, the headlamp and horn both work!!! oh and so do the brakes, though finding the rear brake "pedal" is an art. And it seems pretty zippy round the garden - couldn't get into 2nd without it bogging but it's there. The pre-selector box is plain weird, and the stand is a crime against engineering :(

Hardly a resto, probably a tidy up, wax and run "as 'tis".

Rick

 

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Reckon you have done well to get as far as you have, I think the block of wood makes a better stand than the "coat hanger" !!

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hey rick i guess the center stand gave up the ghost then ? hence the after market side stand,

cheersAlan,,,........

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It's great ... your spot on with not 'restoring' it ... it has all the patina of it's age ... it would be a shame to destroy it cant-look

 

Is that pedal in the fairing the back brake ?

regards, Kathy -- 1950 D1 De Luxe, Plunger Frame, Lucas Electrics....Being Resuscitated...

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Reckon you have done well to get as far as you have, I think the block of wood makes a better stand than the "coat hanger" !!

 

I think the "block" might have to live in a special bracket for those parking duties!! A bit like your D1 oil supply!

Alan; the stand is completely useless! The whole back brake/stand assembly seems very worn and moves about quite a bit especially as I've put air in the tyres.

Kath; yes the pedal in the floor, which is designed for dainty feet, is the back brake.

I'm sure I can fettle up something better in the stand dept.

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thumbs-up Cracking stuff,Rick.

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