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Offline Mike64

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« on: 17.11. 2020 13:33 »
Hello to all.
I have a 1955 plunger A10 basket case i picked up from an old boy down the road. He took it off the road and stripped it down in 1972 and left it in his garden shed so you can imagine the state it's in. First restoration for me so very steep learning curve. So no doubt i will be asking lot's of questions.
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Re: New Member
« Reply #1 on: 17.11. 2020 13:50 »
Hi and welcome from another '55 Plungie owner.

Actually, I took my bike off the road at about the same time and kept it in various sheds and garages until I decided to restore it when I retired. Luckily mine was pretty much left alone so all the bits were together.
Have you got useful skills for the work?

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Re: New Member
« Reply #2 on: 17.11. 2020 15:17 »
Hi Mine is missing a few pieces and some are in a dreadful state. No useful skills unfortunately except enthusiasm and patience.
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Re: New Member
« Reply #3 on: 17.11. 2020 15:31 »
Welcome Mike

You’ve come to the right place for your restoration
Have fun with it
S

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« Reply #4 on: 17.11. 2020 15:51 »
"Enthusiasm and patience " a pretty good starting place , next ,whereabouts are you living maybe someone will near to help from the forum  . Also consider joining the BSAOC they could be of help and also pictures ,learn how to post pictures and you'll keep us happy plus easier to help sort problems , best of luck and welcome , Bob
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Re: New Member
« Reply #5 on: 17.11. 2020 19:43 »
G'day Mike  *welcome*
You'll luv your plunger, I do mine.
The Forum is a wealth of information and the "search button" is your friend. Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question, there may be some silly answers.
Cheers
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« Reply #6 on: 17.11. 2020 19:46 »
Maybe I should have also asked; do you have useful funds for the work?  *smile*

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Re: New Member
« Reply #7 on: 17.11. 2020 20:26 »
I live in South Wales . Not far from Steve McFarland. When I picked the bike up and tipped the water out of the engine and looked at the mess i dropped the the engine off to Steve. So far a +40 rebore, reground and balanced crankshaft, needle roller conversion new cam and pushrods  ect. Will be getting the engine back soon.
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Re: New Member
« Reply #8 on: 17.11. 2020 21:07 »
Mike,

Welcome to the forum.  *welcome* Guessing you are 56 years old, so, enough time to gather a lot of mechanical experience and to understand the work that's been done to your engine (by Steve McFarland?). Seeing the pictures you took when you pulled the bike from the garden shed would be very interesting. Then, pictures of the disassembled bits. (Why is it we can't enough of them, there pictures?) If you need help dealing with the size or quantity limits for pictures, just shout out and you'll get plenty of help to work it out.

By "no useful skills," do you mean, "never turned a spanner," or "not a motorcycle mechanic"?

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Re: New Member
« Reply #9 on: 18.11. 2020 11:11 »
Welcome Mike and ask away
All the best - Bill
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Re: New Member
« Reply #10 on: 18.11. 2020 11:43 »
No mechanical training. But I try to do as much as i can with the spanners myself .Will sort out pictures and you can see for yourselves the mess the bike was in. 😲
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