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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #135 on: 18.12. 2013 20:47 »
Hi Ethelred,.........(I do love a good wet sumping thead... wink) Not sure how to take that one!!! lol Gerry

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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #136 on: 19.12. 2013 12:07 »
After it's initial build and running on 20/50 my motor had a big tendency for wet sumping. I stuck a sprung valve in the feed side - from Britie (sp?) I think.

At just 250 miles and still running in I had a full seize on the main bush - and within a half mile from my house. I had Roger at Cakes St pull it down and reassemble. He reckoned that the main bush would have been a little tight on clearance. I am of the view that in all probability the oil below the valve ran through the pump and then as some have suggested here the pump failed to prime on next start up. Of course, if I'd checked oil return before heading off then I should have seen this.

I now run straight 40 with detergents and a return side filter. I have no valve fitted. With the combination of Roger's build and use of thicker oil I get no wet sumping at all, even after months of standing. If I did have cause to fit a valve then it will be of the manual type - and somehow set up such that there was no way I could miss switching it before heading off.

 
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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #137 on: 19.12. 2013 17:35 »
I stuck a sprung valve in the feed side -\- At just 250 miles and still running in I had a full seize on the main bush - and within a half mile from my house -\- I am of the view that in all probability the oil below the valve ran through the pump and then as some have suggested here the pump failed to prime on next start up.
Unless you found something completely stuck inside the springed valve, it may have been the pump had emptied.

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Of course, if I'd checked oil return before heading off then I should have seen this.
The return chamber of the pump being separate and probably well primed (got it's own ball valve in the scavenge pipe) all could have looked fine for a while (while emptying the sump), so unless waiting until oil return eventually stopping, one may well have been riding off thinking all was well (ref. alanp's earlier post).

I'd say any pre-pump mounted valve should include some arrangement\parts\modification for an oil pressure sensor, triggering a big, bright red light (+ a relay engaging the horn lol).

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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #138 on: 24.12. 2013 02:27 »
hi for any more information please contact me  ironjohns.com

this is some thing new that you might not know about  i do not do any retale sales i only sell to  dealers and only do   orders of 20 at a time to them dealers  i have two i am selling two one in Canada and one in the USA thy come in magneto and coil  1/2 in and 1/3 in oil lines Canadian dealer is  motoparts inc  Edmonton Alberta his e mail is motoparts * motopartsinc.com phone is 780 988 8198 contact there is john  for the USA  it is Maximums restorations he is the ajs matchless USA parts specialist Salem  Connecticut his e mail is ajs4616 * yahoo.com phone is 860 859 0866 contact ad coppens  this is the comments i have been getting from every one that has seen them there have been two meany  problems with the other types made out there and i have had friend that have blown up bikes with the others  and this is what i came up with have a good day and pass this on ironjohn

youtube.com/watch?v=K4NZgzu1dC8&feature=plcp

Yea, that video shows it off good!  Anyone with a brain can understand the concept. Those without a brain may have to be told; "THE BIKE WON'T START UNTIL YOU TURN ON THE OIL VALVE"  "THE BEST AND SAFEST ANTI-SUMP SYSTEM ON THE MARKET"!!!!!!!!!!!
Good job, looking forward to help you sell a few!
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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #139 on: 24.12. 2013 03:46 »
That is an excellent piece of equipment, the best I have seen so far.

I do have one concern though and that is there is nothing to lock the tap in the open position. Now I realise if the tap was to shut due to vibration or any other means the engine would stop which is the whole point of the design.

I thought maybe if the tap handle had a "V" shape in it that the rounded point of the electrical switch plunger located in when the tap was in the open position then this would hold the tap in the open position and not affect the current design and operation.

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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #140 on: 24.12. 2013 08:44 »
I think it's been done before, but no matter.

I don't class such interlocks as safe. If the switch fails to close the kill switch circuit, through dirt or corrosion, that's a "fail to danger."


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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #141 on: 24.12. 2013 20:41 »
HI All,
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I think it's been done before, but no matter.
Yes indeed it has many times, on forums like this it seems that certain topics are cyclical??? appearing regularly every so often!!!!!!!!

On a previous bout on this vein I attached this picture of such a device from 1928 (att again here)

On "ironjohns" device I think its value depends at which point on the plunger stroke that the contacts will make or break ?????

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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #142 on: 24.12. 2013 20:55 »
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such a device from 1928
! Very nice. Looks like it's fitted on this one:
http://www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk/museum/exhibits/bikes/fullsize/chater-lea-nmm.jpg

(some topics merged)

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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #143 on: 24.12. 2013 22:42 »
I can't see how the Mag is driven on that bike?

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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #144 on: 24.12. 2013 23:06 »
Hi,
A10gf
Yes, attached is a cropped pic I took at the museum some years ago

Wilko, the mag is gear driven from the drive side as per second pic

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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #145 on: 26.12. 2013 17:22 »
good day gents vary interesting old approach to it looks like a vary old problem even in the 20's of wet sump that's the resin i cam up with what i did  for the ajs matchless club and the few guys out hear that blew up some bsa.s Norton's and a few others bikes out hear in the last few years with the others out there the others have at lest a 18% reduction to oil flow from the testing we have done so fare of 6 others from all different manufactures  it will all be coming out in a video in the new year for all to see test results and can make up there own mind what thy what to us  to all have a vary good new year ironjohn

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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #146 on: 26.12. 2013 20:42 »
hi for any more information please contact me   ironjohns.com

this is some thing new that you might not know about  i do not do any retale sales i only sell to  dealers and only do   orders of 20 at a time to them dealers  i have two i am selling two one in Canada and one in the USA thy come in magneto and coil  1/2 in and 1/3 in oil lines Canadian dealer is  motoparts inc  Edmonton Alberta his e mail is motoparts * motopartsinc.com phone is 780 988 8198 contact there is john  for the USA  it is Maximums restorations he is the ajs matchless USA parts specialist Salem  Connecticut his e mail is ajs4616 * yahoo.com phone is 860 859 0866 contact ad coppens  this is the comments i have been getting from every one that has seen them there have been two meany  problems with the other types made out there and i have had friend that have blown up bikes with the others  and this is what i came up with have a good day and pass this on ironjohn

youtube.com/watch?v=K4NZgzu1dC8&feature=plcp

Yea, that video shows it off good!  Anyone with a brain can understand the concept. Those without a brain may have to be told; "THE BIKE WON'T START UNTIL YOU TURN ON THE OIL VALVE"  "THE BEST AND SAFEST ANTI-SUMP SYSTEM ON THE MARKET"!!!!!!!!!!!
Good job, looking forward to help you sell a few!
Bill


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Cool :)

Decided to split the engine when I anyway  was started :)
Is this a screw?


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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #147 on: 26.12. 2013 20:57 »
That's the place where the check ball lives.
Good luck getting the screw out.
When you do, reseat the ball, fit a new one.
You will have to give the ball a decent whack to seat it.

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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #148 on: 27.12. 2013 02:30 »
I have resisted sharing this link because it is a bit embarrasing and tedious. It even has a typo in the title. Neverthless, as long as the subject of removing the oil-retaining ball, spring and grub screw has come up, I might as well let it out.

http://youtu.be/5IaZnt5WHeI

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Re: A10 Wet Sumping - other fixes ?.
« Reply #149 on: 27.12. 2013 10:52 »
I have resisted sharing this link because it is a bit embarrasing and tedious. It even has a typo in the title. Neverthless, as long as the subject of removing the oil-retaining ball, spring and grub screw has come up, I might as well let it out.

http://youtu.be/5IaZnt5WHeI

Richard L.

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