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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #75 on: February 20, 2016, 08:31:21 PM »
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #76 on: March 02, 2016, 09:14:43 PM »
Well had a phone call from Russell at Chronometrics today and he has made me a speedo from the bits I had collected (not the rust pile). He even managed to use a NOS case, dial and hands t give it a patina that will suite the bike. Rather than the over restored 'better than it left the factory' look.
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #77 on: March 02, 2016, 10:25:56 PM »
So I'm now looking for a replacement ammeter. Can anyone identify the make/model in the pic below? Yes I know the Lucas info says a CZU27 red dot model. However I like the look of what's on the bike already. Albeit a working one.
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #78 on: March 03, 2016, 07:19:36 AM »
As already mentioned, Ian Bartram restores ammeters as well as chronometric instruments.

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #79 on: March 03, 2016, 08:08:29 AM »
Is that the nice bloke in the tatty shed near Ash level crossing?
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #80 on: March 04, 2016, 08:28:04 AM »
No, he's worked for many years in a converted garage at his father's place at Barnby, near Beccles, in Suffolk.

Good bloke - 01502 476612

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #81 on: March 04, 2016, 12:28:26 PM »
Go home last night and waiting for me was a second hand DU42 headlight shell I got off Flebay. I think its a bargain at $24.99 (£17.65) including postage from Israel. Just need to fill in a couple of holes and sorted.
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #82 on: March 05, 2016, 04:44:22 AM »
I've been reading with great interest the banter around this post and the intense discussion about seats! So I thought I would look at the one that came with my 1946 C10. It looks like the one in maroon1953's post except I think it's been repaired at the front with fencing wire( Australia's answer to WD40). This repair was probably necessary due to the bigger gonads encountered 'down under'!
On a serious note, is the seat original. It's been recovered at some stage
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #83 on: March 05, 2016, 08:24:08 AM »
Gonads indeed. I thought you blokes called them the crown jewels (Kevin's trapped testicle).
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #84 on: March 05, 2016, 08:32:19 AM »
From what I have found out it is original. Does/Did your bike have a pillion seat? if so can you post some pictures.
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #85 on: March 05, 2016, 09:52:19 PM »
Great, so it's worth restoring then. Bike didn't come with a pillion seat.

Yes, hamshirebiker, some have Crown Jewels, others knackers, some goolies  or agates. It depends on the model and the year    :)
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #86 on: March 09, 2016, 04:41:46 PM »
Well I made a bid on a pillion seat and won it. Looks good on the bike and lines up with the holes in the mudguard. I like it's used condition as it will not stand out (too much). Just need to put a rib in the rear bracket for the rib in the mudguard.
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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #87 on: March 15, 2016, 08:42:10 PM »
Well I got down and dirty today removing the engine from the frame. Luckily Most of the engine oil had found its way into the sump. There was even some in the oil tank. Unfortunately I had to drill out the front frame to engine plate bolt head as it was seized in the frame.
I also managed to get the barrel and head off the engine. The bore is only 63.5 and doesn't look to bad so may get away with a hone and new rings. Can't separate the head and barrel at the moment. three of the head nuts are seized solid despite my daily spraying of penetrating oil.
I Have not been able to get into the timing chest yet as there are few stubborn screws in the way.
I found the primary drive easy to get off as most of the locking tabs and nuts are not fitted correctly and the clutch is not too bad considering the 48 year rest.
One problem is the source of gasket material. Does anyone know which bakery the Doncaster Toasting bread is is from?
On the 53 C's with the 4 speed gearbox. They have the hex foot rest rod as one piece. It holds both left and right footrests. On the 45C it has separate rods for each footrest. Is that a trait of the 3 speed box bikes 
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Still looking for an Original 350 side valve C12

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #88 on: March 15, 2016, 09:08:46 PM »
I've been looking for a replacement Ammeter for the 45C (first pic). I could not seem to find anything like it until I came across this one on Fleebay (second pic) which says Halfords. Although not quite the same It's the nearest so far. So Pete's comments about the Exhaust being from Halfords may add weight to the ammeter being from them as well.
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Still looking for an Original 350 side valve C12

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Re: 1945 girder C11
« Reply #89 on: March 16, 2016, 02:16:33 AM »
Hi Owen,
My '52 three speed has two hex rods, one for each foot rest. So that must  be a trait of 3-speed bikes.

David
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