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by Justin Faithfull
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: reserve light?
Replies: 19
Views: 931

Re: reserve light?

Yes, thats me in the avatar. The bars are fairly standard BSA bars for the bike I was riding in the picture - a mid 1930's BSA G14 1000cc V twin side valve. I guess you could call them pull backs.
by Justin Faithfull
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: reserve light?
Replies: 19
Views: 931

Re: reserve light?

Oh dear, oh dear. Don't people like to make things complicated! :( :roll: You say that you have fitted a tap with a 1/4 thread, if you mean an old 1/4 BSP thread size as used on British classics then you have no problem as there are loads of different taps with this size threadx that have reserve - ...
by Justin Faithfull
Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Wassell Electronic Ignition
Replies: 22
Views: 1444

Re: Wassell Electronic Ignition

We have got a couple at work but haven't tried them yet. I think the main thing with any electronic ignition, after correct fitting & timing, is to make sure your battery & charging system are in good condition. If your battery is down a certain amount then it can play havoc with electronic ignition...
by Justin Faithfull
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Today's Mystery item
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Today's Mystery item

Hi Gus I been living at a temporary address for a number of months with only a mobile phone internet connection for company, that only worked once a week & then I had enough trouble getting my email. Now I have moved into a new house. I am just down the road from Sizewell Nuclear Power Station, so i...
by Justin Faithfull
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Today's Mystery item
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Today's Mystery item

There is no doubt about, after due consideration, deliberation & no small amount of thought, & as an expert I can positively state -

IT'S A SWINGING ARM!

Do I get a prize?
by Justin Faithfull
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Cleaning Cases with Trichloroethylene Fumes
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: Cleaning Cases with Trichloroethylene Fumes

Using a hot Trich tank to clean casings can get excellent results, but beware because Trich is dangerous stuff. One good whiff of the fumes & you could be in the tank with your casings, so get the casing cleaned by the person who normally operates the tank. Another even better way to clean your casi...
by Justin Faithfull
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: hydraulic press size
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: hydraulic press size

I used to to have a 15 ton press in my workshop that would do most things for bikes, but sometimes had to work hard on some crankshafts.
by Justin Faithfull
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Can you identify this object.
Replies: 23
Views: 690

Re: Can you identify this object.

Full marks go to Velton & Dam. Yes this is an after market heater for your sidecar to keep the misses warm, or to go on top of your car dashboard to demist the windscreen. I think the Lucas charging system might have overloaded at the thought of trying to power it. Then again perhaps the heat was pr...
by Justin Faithfull
Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Can you identify this object.
Replies: 23
Views: 690

Re: Can you identify this object.

Come on people you're not trying.
OK here are some more clues:-
Clue 1. It is electrical.
Clue 2. Sidecars?
Clue 3. It is not a light of any sort.
Clue 4. It does not have a rectifier in it.

Now that I've vitually told you I am sure somebody can get it.
GO on have one more go, & then I'll tell you.
by Justin Faithfull
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Can you identify this object.
Replies: 23
Views: 690

Re: Can you identify this object.

Some very interesting replies have been posted. But nobody wins a prize yet.
Keep trying
Clue - the badge is not Ever Ready but belongs to another firm associated with vehicle electrics & vehicle garage equipment (battery chargers, testers etc.) I believe this firm is now defunct.