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by DAM
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: In the shed
Topic: Octopus electrical test bench
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Octopus electrical test bench

Like the one on the right of this lot, (I have one too).
octopus bench.jpg
by DAM
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: In the shed
Topic: Octopus electrical test bench
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Octopus electrical test bench

I want to test a spare magneto for the A.J.S and some dynamo's off a friends Rover car so dragged this out,did a few repairs to it and got it to power up. http://i66.tinypic.com/vr916g.jpg It's 3.5 HP single phase motor is strange, you can change speed and direction of rotation without turning it of...
by DAM
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Small ends
Replies: 1
Views: 581

Re: Small ends

I think small bit of tube would just be something else to come loose and wreck the engine. I'd be looking to see why the small end moved, as it does not look like it ran hot I would check if the rod is bent (any sign of wear on one side of the piston ?) or if the small end fit is looser than it shou...
by DAM
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Factory cut out??
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Re: Factory cut out??

Pictures are out of focus but it is a 32cc Cyclemate engine, basically a Cyclemaster engine that was fitted to a frame that Norman were contracted to design and make for them. The give away is the foward facing carb inlet, the cyclemaster wheel engine had a rear facing carb. If I remember correctly ...
by DAM
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: How did this keep it's 1956 Reg No ?
Replies: 3
Views: 952

How did this keep it's 1956 Reg No ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Francis-Barne ... Sw7NpZ2eep

I can understand why DVLA are looking closer at modified vehicles.
by DAM
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New member London - can you identify this bike please?
Replies: 6
Views: 4418

Re: New member London - can you identify this bike please?

Circa 1936 BSA Blue Star 500cc looks to be a match.
by DAM
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What did you do Today
Replies: 9313
Views: 174585

Re: What did you do Today

by DAM
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Some Tricycles are better than others.
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: Some Tricycles are better than others.

Front wheel drive makes it interesting to ride.
It's a 1925 131 cc Cykelaid.

Sold in several different versions -

Forks and engine to drop in your own bike.

2 wheels

Tricycle

and an invalid carriage.
by DAM
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Some Tricycles are better than others.
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Some Tricycles are better than others.

And yes, I have ridden this one at a rally some years back.

At the rally an old chap suggested it did not run, the poor fella got upset when I had one back wheel a foot in the air.
He thought I should have ridden it a bit slower

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