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Frame / Re: 7" front brake plate issue. SORTED, sort of.
« Last post by Greybeard on Today at 23:14 »
I'll have a fifteen minute test ride round the block before setting off just to make sure it's all as ok as it looks to be.
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Frame / Re: 7" front brake plate issue. SORTED, sort of.
« Last post by Minto on Today at 22:48 »
Cheers Musky
Yeah a big mofo lathe would've been ideal, as would a big ol workshop to put it in. Oh well, maybe in my next life.
I'm off to my caravan in Wales for a week tomorrow so I'll have a fifteen minute test ride round the block before setting off just to make sure it's all as ok as it looks to be.
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Chat, Offtopic, Meetings & Everything Else / Re: Grandad Ives
« Last post by Greybeard on Today at 22:06 »
Grandad's first ship.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Impregnable_(1810)

Or maybe not:
Beginning with HMS Bulwark in 1886 until Impregnable moved ashore in 1936 and becoming a stone frigate in the process, every subsequent vessel that served in this ship's stead as a school ship at Devonport had been renamed Impregnable in her honour. The training school eventually closed in 1948.
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Lucas, Electrical, Ignition / Re: Poor starting when hot
« Last post by wortluck on Today at 21:43 »
Cheers Musky - so 12 and 16 - what'll that do performance wise?
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Lucas, Electrical, Ignition / Re: Poor starting when hot
« Last post by muskrat on Today at 21:38 »
G'day worty.
Give it another two thou on the inlet.
Cheers
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Chat, Offtopic, Meetings & Everything Else / Re: Grandad Ives
« Last post by muskrat on Today at 21:36 »
G'day GB
Must be great to have pics and info of your heritage.
I know very little of mine. Mum was adopted and dad ***** off when I was 3. Deb did a search when we got married and found her GGGGgrandmother is also mine  *eek*.
Cheers
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Chat, Offtopic, Meetings & Everything Else / Re: Grandad Ives
« Last post by Greybeard on Today at 21:26 »
Here is my maternal Grandfather, John Farmer Wren in 1900, kneeling on the floor to the left of the big drum. Later he became a Salvation Army Bandmaster. John also lived until he was 99.
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Lucas, Electrical, Ignition / Re: Poor starting when hot
« Last post by wortluck on Today at 21:22 »
Cheers guys.

So, plugs new, HT leads new with no frayed ends, earth brush and pickups cleaned and good condition, slip ring cleaned, points contact cleaned and dressed with correct gap.

Tappets have just been adjusted, I run 10 on inlet and 16 exhaust for max power (according to the handbook).

It does run a tad rich, always has and hasn't played up until now. 

I'm really keen on keeping right on top of everything I can think of.  Past posts have suggested fuel evaporation in the carb, but I did tickle it a bit with this in mind.  I guess this wouldn't make it spit and backfire occasionally when on the road.  It does generally seem better at higher speeds.

It was a very hot day here, around 30C and I'd just given it a 60m blast??  Funny how it fired up after 40 mins and even ticked over nicely.
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 *yeah* *beer*
And many more to come.
Cheers
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Chat, Offtopic, Meetings & Everything Else / Re: Grandad Ives
« Last post by Greybeard on Today at 21:16 »
Part of Grandad's Navy papers.
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