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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2016, 08:23:39 PM »
Yes please Michael.

I popped the rocker cover and despite 50 years in the garage. Its like it had been run yesterday.
Unfortunately the rocker cover is cracked. The breathers have been removed and blocked off.
I know its the wrong rear light (should be a MT211) but I may keep it as its part of the history of the bike.
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1945 C10 & C11
1953 C10 & C11
Still looking for an Original 350 side valve C12

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2016, 11:25:07 AM »
Those valve clearance adjusters look like theg have never had a spanner on them........if they have, it was the right size ;)
Have you decided what level/style of restoration you are going for Owen?
There are a few "patinated" bits in my garage, that Norman left with me to donate, if they of any use to you.....not much left now though. Bring your tea bag and have a look.
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2016, 12:59:54 PM »
Hi,

may be the oil plug also like new!!??
The engine looks very black inside the rockerbox?

Owen, I have just made photos of the saddle.

I hope it will work this time to send it.

Michael

It does not work. the photos have around 1,25MB; is this too big to send?

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2016, 01:23:23 PM »
Hi Owen,

it would seem that I was wrong as to the manufacturer of the saddle on my '45 C11.
After looking at all the Terry saddle photos uploaded I realise that mine has a completely different spring configuration. I will photograph mine tonight and upload photo for you as it's currently off of the bike. Perhaps mine is also Wilbech type, who knows!

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2016, 02:52:04 PM »
Hi,

may be the oil plug also like new!!??
The engine looks very black inside the rockerbox?

Owen, I have just made photos of the saddle.

I hope it will work this time to send it.

Michael

It does not work. the photos have around 1,25MB; is this too big to send?

You can post up to four pictures per post, with maximum individual size of 4000KB Micheal. I find it best to reduce picture size to around 2000KB and save in separate folder.

Owen, I will send you pictures to your email address......just noticed there is a pair of c11g push rods in there, which somebody was after a while ago ???
As said, not a lot there, and nearly all c12

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2016, 04:48:48 PM »
Hi,
I have tried to reduce the pitures. There is no good program on this computer.
I hope it works.

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2016, 08:25:02 AM »
Here is the saddle from my '45 C11, hope this helps although as said before I don't think this is a Terry product. Saddle appears to be original though.

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2016, 09:07:52 AM »
The spring pattern is very unusual Tony.  It looks like a hotch-potch of what was available on the work bench.  The curved springs surely cannot function correctly.

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2016, 09:16:00 AM »
Yes the springs are just a collection of wrong size springs made to do the job. The  cross over springs are there to tighten up the slack ones and the idea to join short springs with a key ring is novel.  :) Ron

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2016, 06:26:32 PM »
Finally got the seat cover off and found this spring configuration.
1945 C10 & C11
1953 C10 & C11
Still looking for an Original 350 side valve C12

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2016, 07:18:25 PM »
It looks typically 'TERRY'S' to me. Just spray some WD40 on it to preserve the history and patina ;D ;D ;D

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2016, 08:32:05 PM »
Steady Ron , thought you were not one for retaining the "original patina"  ;D

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2016, 09:09:06 PM »
Triggers broom comes to mind :D
I suppose the question is ....If you manage to retain just the frame, then fit new springs and cover, is it more "original" than a new replica replacement  :-\
Either way, I am not going to wind Owen up.....as he may be in charge of medical equipment used for my survival in the not too distant future  ;D ;D
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2016, 09:31:32 PM »
Steady Ron , thought you were not one for retaining the "original patina"  ;D

You probably guessed it was tongue in cheek! ;) Owen knows it's just banter, "but it's all done in the best possible taste darlings"  Ron

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2016, 06:44:23 AM »
Yes, I'm sure, too, that's a Terry's seat and not much worse than mine was.

I stripped mine and blasted all the separate metalwork bits, powder-coated the frame work and painted the springs with aerosol. After re-assembly, I sent it to Leighton's who made an excellent job of covering it and riveted a new, replica 'Terry' badge on the back.

This was a few years ago, but since I started messing around on this site, and it cost between forty and fifty quid inc. p & p. I think it's original as most of its constituent parts were made in Birmingham and nothing was made overseas.

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