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Offline AdrianJ

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Re: Rock solid engine.
« Reply #45 on: 16.10. 2019 15:05 »
Thanks very much for your help everybody.
I have got the clutch back on and the engine turns over normally on the kickstart.
I still have a bit of play in the clutch - the centre is solid but the basket and chainwheel have a bit of rock - not enough tp reach the chaincase I hope. I have measured the size of my rollers and i get 0.246" but I'm not sure if my calipers are that accurate!
I'll just have to try it and see.
It'll take me a while to get the rest of the bike back together as I'm going away for a few days.
Thanks again for all the help.
Adrian
'53 Plunger Flash, Steib S500.


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Re: Rock solid engine.
« Reply #46 on: 16.10. 2019 17:23 »
Adrian, your rollers need to 0.25"   6mm is 0.2362", so yours look to be halfway between. Any wear on the clutch centre and basket tracks will make the situation even worse with undersize rollers, but  as long as you are sure it won't catch, give it a go while you look for some better parts.

Well done for being a lucky fella.

Swarfy.

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Re: Rock solid engine.
« Reply #47 on: 16.10. 2019 17:31 »
Thanks Swarfy.
 These are brand new rollers - I'm not sure it's not my calipers.
I'm hoping it doesn't catch - but if t does I'll know what it is this time.
I'm keeping an eye out for new basket and centre - there doesn't seem any point getting second hand as they may be no better.
Regards and best wishes,
 Adrian.
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Re: Rock solid engine.
« Reply #48 on: 16.10. 2019 17:33 »
I'm really happy that your 'locked' engine was nothing too serious.  *smile*