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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #105 on: 04.07. 2016 18:00 »
Polly,

She's a beauty. Congratulations!

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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #106 on: 04.07. 2016 19:09 »
Richard i have to thank every one including you that helped me get to here,,,,

Im in the running for a prize maybe ...but the prize is for us all if I get one.

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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #107 on: 04.07. 2016 19:18 »
Im amazed that just a few months ago I got this basket case.

Its cost a few pounds but for me has been very worthwhile...I must do another .....

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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #108 on: 04.07. 2016 19:53 »
Well done, just go out and enjoy. Took mine for its MOT today, passed but my car failed last week on emissions, so new Cat required.
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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #109 on: 06.07. 2016 08:31 »
Excellent work! & an excellent forum topic.

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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #110 on: 06.07. 2016 14:20 »
Yeah - nice one.
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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #111 on: 08.07. 2016 18:15 »
This in the end was my adapted drip tray to avoid the Manuel A/R mag cable yet still do its job. Cut and edge re rolled, crude but effective.I fitted it and left the main jet cover loose so it leaked and it caught all the drips.

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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #112 on: 08.07. 2016 19:28 »
The tickler would be another source of drips, and it is a bit offset to the left.

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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #113 on: 08.07. 2016 19:31 »
Yes Richard .As would a leak at the float bowl.

Its not ideal

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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #114 on: 08.07. 2016 19:38 »
This I didnt know going in ........that no iron heads models had man. A/R .so this coupled with the iron head inlet setting the carb lower compounds this problem ...

No other problems other than difference rocker box studs and head bolts tho.

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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #115 on: 08.07. 2016 19:45 »
Well having said no other probs. My valve adjusters are now at an extreme but I dont know if the fitting of the think flange barrels may of played a part in that .

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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #116 on: 08.07. 2016 22:45 »
Yes Richard .As would a leak at the float bowl.

Its not ideal

Uh, yeah, but the tickler is a leak you get on purpose.

The thick flange doesn't change the height of the barrels.

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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #117 on: 09.07. 2016 07:32 »
Just a thought. Did you use the valves, springs and keepers out of the alloy head in the iron head? This may be why the adjusters are out of whack.
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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #118 on: 09.07. 2016 07:58 »
No I brought a used iron head complete

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Re: A10 new restoration, Engine
« Reply #119 on: 09.07. 2016 21:57 »
Things that affect tappet to valve geometry, valve stem tip wear, valve recession in head, lapping of rockerbox to head surfaces, grinding of head to barrel surfaces, length of push rods and thickness of head and rockerbox gaskets. So a little bit here and a little bit there can make a big difference in the end.
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