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Re: Gold Star né Empire Star
« Reply #15 on: 30.12. 2022 21:57 »
Black 'n Gold Rex... anything else was an aberration! Coloured ones (1 in 50 ?) were a sop to a few misguided young pups of indeterminate gender who fancied 'colours' of all things. I mean Colours!!! My gawd, what next... easy starting?!

As you say Rex, the crankcases are bolted up with 4 thou preload, which aligns and beds the taper-rollers in nicely. Shims are fitted behind the bearings to adjust. And as you mention, the oil pump fitting as with the mains are a tricky fit. It's sophisticated technology though... you heat the crankcases to the point where your spit will sizzle on the surface -then things will slip in together. (None of your fancy infrared thermometers here!)

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Re: Gold Star né Empire Star
« Reply #16 on: 30.12. 2022 23:48 »
hmmmm ..
 
My round badge venom had a dull red strip painted round the bottom of a black tank.
I thought it made similar all black venoms look stodgy.
but what would I know, being a misguided geriatric of indeterminate gender.

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Re: Gold Star né Empire Star
« Reply #17 on: 02.01. 2023 01:23 »
Back on track fellas
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