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Technical => Lucas, Electrical, Ignition => Topic started by: RoyC on 08.07. 2019 12:15

Title: Socket size please
Post by: RoyC on 08.07. 2019 12:15
Can anyone please tell me what socket size to order to remove this screw ?

Of all the socket sets that I have, not one will fit.

Thanks.

Title: Re: Socket size please
Post by: bsa-bill on 08.07. 2019 12:18
would guess it's a BA size, but not sure
Title: Re: Socket size please
Post by: RDfella on 08.07. 2019 12:24
Have the same problem. Molegrips seem to fit OK (be gentle)
Title: Re: Socket size please
Post by: chaterlea25 on 08.07. 2019 12:29
Hi All,
Those studs are BA but usually either a 7mm or a 1/4Af will fit
There are two sizes

John
Title: Re: Socket size please
Post by: RoyC on 08.07. 2019 12:35
It's 4BA.
I have a 4BA open ended spanner that fits ok but can't get at it very easy so will order a socket.

Thanks for the responses.
Title: Re: Socket size please
Post by: RoyC on 08.07. 2019 12:43
It's 4BA.
I have a 4BA open ended spanner that fits ok but can't get at it very easy so will order a socket.

Thanks for the responses.

I've ordered these, only a tenner.   https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LASER-TOOLS-6196-BA-DEEP-SOCKET-SET-1-4-DRIVE-0BA-TO-8BA-ON-SOCKET-RAIL/182342638336?epid=1144269113&hash=item2a7477db00:g:~HsAAOSwo4pYHFzY

Title: Re: Socket size please
Post by: Klaus on 08.07. 2019 17:17
If you have any wron bit left like this:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/13stk-Nusssatz-Steckschlussel-Torx-Stern-Bit-Socket-1-2inch-3-8-Zoll-1-4-Zoll-SS/143259521380?hash=item215aeed164:g:h3MAAOSwY8Nca5-O

you can drive it out with a punsh and use this. Its approx 6,3mm and will fit this screwhead
Title: Re: Socket size please
Post by: Swarfcut on 10.07. 2019 07:21
Roy, If you have no suitable socket to remove the points retaining bolt, does this mean the points have never been off to be cleaned and checked under your ownership? I hope you have not invested in electronic ignition when all you needed to do was give the magneto a bit of TLC. Or is there a further underlying fault?

 I use a good old authentic Lucas Girder Wrench and a light touch.

 Nice Jaguar, class axe.

 Swarfy.
Title: Re: Socket size please
Post by: RoyC on 10.07. 2019 21:48
Roy, If you have no suitable socket to remove the points retaining bolt, does this mean the points have never been off to be cleaned and checked under your ownership? I hope you have not invested in electronic ignition when all you needed to do was give the magneto a bit of TLC. Or is there a further underlying fault?

 I use a good old authentic Lucas Girder Wrench and a light touch.

 Nice Jaguar, class axe.

 Swarfy.

First time that I have ever touched them.
Got an intermittent misfire on the left side.
I have only rode the bike twice, got no confidence in it not breaking down.
I am hoping that the new ignition makes it more reliable.

Yer.
Got a few more.