stickinthemud

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  1. Oops - sorry Rusty - meant February. If it's any consolation, I posted mine on Sunday the 21st Feb first class and still didn't get an entry. Just had it returned today.
  2. Entries opened on the 20th March and closed on Tuesday the 23rd March oversubscribed. Successful riders notified but entry list not yet published.
  3. You're right Alan. The main driving force behind the change was to bring Cubs into line with all other classes now that Cubs can be made to run well on an Amal carb. Certainly the arrival of the 20mm Amal was a factor in the proposal being put forward (by two members, not by the comittee as a whole). Alan Whitton's Cub pictured would of course continue to be welcome at our events - in the specials class. I'm afraid oriental engined Cubs wouldn't be welcome. Soon be Christmas
  4. Just thought that Cub riders based in the north of England might like to know that the Yorkshire Classic MCC voted at it's AGM last week to no longer allow the use of 'foreign' carbs on Cubs from 2017 on. This means that we are now in line with the Pre65 Scottish, Sammy Miller Series and the Northern British Series. Basically this means that only Amal Monobloc and Concentric Mk1, Mk1.5, Villiers plus other original fitment carbs can be used. The change brings all classes into line with the exception of the specials class that will continue to allow the use of foreign carbs.
  5. Photo of Dave winning the Bradford Club's Alan Jefferies National in 1967 with Brian Martin also in attendance. Not the best of images but my Ilford Sportman 35mm wasn't the best of cameras!
  6. Thought it was a bit odd. That's not John "Smiley" Feather's rigid Ariel. His is much tidier than that and has the correct Ariel tank badge! This one looks more like the one that Lancashire's Chris Nutter used to campaign. The album photos are from the 2010 event which also explains why the riding numbers didn't match the results. Still good to see the old photos though.
  7. Have I missed it or has no one mentioned that Dabill lost only 9 on observation (33 on time) to Dougies 11 (8 on time). I know that he could have gained some advantage hanging back but if some of that time was lost on one of the 3 swing bridges they crossed that day that's pretty bad luck. A friend of mine was at Fort Augustus when the bridge opened and held up several riders (don't know who) whilst a barge and half a dozen boats went through. They were prevented from riding over the lock gates I understand.
  8. Martin Adams suggested I use Champion L86C. Used them ever since. Tried Unipart, NGK and Bosch but prefer the Champion. Good value from the Green Spark Club Co on Ebay.
  9. Seem to remember that there are damper sleeves between the bushes that should be renewed when the fork bushes are change as they also wear out and allow the oil to pass too quickly. Heavier oil may also help.
  10. Used to tow a caravan with the 195lb (88kg) Cub on the rack. But it was a Freelander with 130kg towbar rating and the caravan had a light nose weight. Car towbars are rated much less than that.
  11. Hi Blocky Yes the large spacer is a tight fit but is also needs to be held by a stud screwed into the boss for the chain guard fixing. This stud can also then act as chain guard mount with a nut on the stud. Make sure you grease the spacer and long through stud before assembly to prevent rust. Tighten the long through stud with the suspension in mid travel to reduce stress on the rubber when in use. Stick
  12. The excellent Pre-65 calendar you refer to can be found on the Northern British Bike Championship website - http://www.northernbritishbikechampionship.co.uk/ May is a particularly good photo
  13. I use a WD '1941' engine in my rigid Matchless and fitted an Alfin barrel and alloy head. If my memory serves me right you need to fit the shorter (7") conrod instead of the earlier (7 1/2") longer variety and the older high gudgeon pin piston. Also the earlier flywheels had the single start oil pump worm gear drive and a good upgrade would be to fit the twin start drive and matching oil pump plunger but watch out for the different diameter guide pin. Oh and if you are using the mag behind the cylinder, you will have to move the carb back as it will foul the mag. You will then have to move the oil tank to the left as there is no room for the original or a central oil tank with the original style rigid frame. I also have a later engine that has been bored out take a BSA A65 low compression piston to give 410cc. This requires the barrel to be shortened by around 3mm and the head shaped to avoid it being caught by the piston. As for power characteristics, the WD 350 has good low down power and the lighter flywheels means that the front end can be lifted easily and deceleration for hill tops and sharp corners is quicker than the later flywheels. The 410 certainly has the power needed to lift the front wheel up rock steps (something I found lacking with it as a 350) and plenty of grunt for the big hills but the heavier flywheels can run on and catch you out. Good luck - Hope this helps.
  14. Two Pre65 trials bikes were stolen from Halifax, West Yorkshire last Thursday 6th November from the home of Yorkshire Classic MCC President Neil Anderton together with two helmets and a Yamaha Serrow. BSA Bantam D14 in trials Trim reg OBB 967 F - frame no D108726 James 8e in Trials trim reg 345 YUG, frame no 56k17778 eng no. 044B 39030 The Yamaha Serrow was found abandoned nearby with the ignition electrics damaged. Please pm me if you have any information about either machine.
  15. The Boyer Bransden doesn't use a Zenor diode, capacitor, rectifier or battery! It just uses your existing Lucas rotor and alternator coil to produce the power with a small black box and external coil. Check it out here http://www.trialsbits.co.uk/index.php?cPath=85_243&sort=2a&page=1 Just make sure that you have good magnetism on the rotor.