I am looking for Barrels, pistons, rings,head gasket, base gasket,& barrel base rings for a 1950 Flying squirrel………. I knocked them off my dads bench during restoration, broke both skirts of the barrels & I am now very popular to say the least
I take it your dad has made a new will!
It’s a hard old life at times!
First check with the spares scheme
Next Ad in Yowl, unless something comes up from this message board.
There is one obvious fact that anyone wanting spares should take into account. This message board is used by those who are IT literate.
The older members of the SOC are thus less likely to use this board.
Hence those who have been in the club longest and perhaps have garnered a horde of spares when they were more plentiful and cheap, are less likely to see your plea.
You could also try Bob Trickett and see if he has anything— see his postings.
Barrels are getting a little difficult and will get more so. But the gulf in price between a second hand specimen and the limited batch production cost means that production of new barrels is a long way off!
Good luck friend and I hope your dad forgives you.
ps As absolute last resort I have all pattens and ability to make them.
Nothing is impossible,— only unaffordable!
I dont think I was even in the first will ! I have tried Ken Lack & bob Trickett both with no joy !
I know what you mean about the web & dont get me wrong I think this web site is brilliant but whoever designed it needs to consider that scott owners are not “bill gates”. Keep it SIMPLE !!!!! whats an FAQ ? search? search what ? usergroups ? log out ? great computer terms for those who are computer buffs but to normal 5/8 classic enthusiast it is way above their head.
Jeff meehan suggested I try this web site for the barrels & it took me 3 attempts & his guidance to get me set up that I could register & find the relevant section.
would the designer grab the next pensioner who walks past his door invite him/her in for tea & ask him/her to register on this site. He will be out of tea & buns by the time he/she has done it unaided. as I said brilliant site but think of the end user keep it SIMPLE!!!!!!
thanks for your help Rodger
Good luck in your search!
I did not design this site, but Paul Wilson certainly designed it in good faith. I think the previous board was more simple as you did not have the formalities of registering. We had problems from this as folks with some lack of nobility of spirit could put on malicious posting and hide behind names such as Osama Bin Laden etc. In order to prevent this, we had to introduce the registration system. Getting things simple is the most difficult part. If you could tell exactly what your problem was, or even better, to tell in laymans words how to do it, now you have found out, then I am sure Paul would consider it carefully.
While we are on the subject, if you are interested to visit my website (address at bottom), perhaps you might give me any suggestions to make it more user friendly. Although I try (try!!) to make a living from Scott engineering, the main motive of the website is to pass on news and technical information. I would really like to write a complete technical manual of three speed Scotts as far as I know and put it on the message board for everbody, — but I need to do jobs to put bread on the table and fund the racing programme, so as to show folks that Scotts can be real fun!
I always talk too much!
When I dismantled my 1937 motor, I found a chunk of metal in the crankcase and a piece of the skirt. I found an engineer who specialised in Manx Nortons and who’s workshop looked like NASA’s machine shop. He welded up and machined the broken skirt and it looks like new. Of course the proof will be in the pudding when the bike gets a long run, at the moment it has only done a few miles !!!
thanks for the feedback on the site and, in particular regarding the forum (as that’s the relatively complicated bit !). The Forum software is ‘as supplied’ so I cannot actually take credit (or otherwise) for having designed it. I agree that the forum is more complicated than the previous one but it does offer some degree of protection from misuse which is why it has been put in place. However, if it’s any consolation, I have disabled most of the features in search of reasonable simplicity (believe me it can get much more complicated than the present configuration – and therefore even more confusing to users of all ages) and if I can do more to improve things I will endeavour to do so. Please email me if you (or others) have any particular problems and I will try and assist – you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the subject of DPY barrels I managed to source a set through the club spares scheme (many thanks to Gill Swan) in response to an advert in ‘Yowl’ earlier this year. If you could get an advert in before the end of October it should make it into the December edition.
Good luck with your search (I suppose the barrels are too difficult to re-sleeve ?)
PS. FAQ means Frequently Asked Questions
Try Ian Pearce at Sam Pearce and Sons
Regarding resleeveing, it can be done Colin Heath and I successfully raced resleeved barrels. This allowed us to use scrap barrels and change the porting .
By breaking the skirts off you save some time!
If you want to chat about it give me a call on 01628 891507 evenings. I’m sure Colin will have the drawings of the liners he had made.
However, It is a lot of work and it’d be a lot easier to find a sound block.
Don’t bin the broken one just yet!
There is a 1950’s Basket case on ebay – but it is begining to look expensive. However it claims the motor is in good nick – depending on how desparate you are you could consider buying it and selling the bits on later (or keeping for spares).
When all else fails, try good old Stan Thomas.
I’ve an otherwise perfect 596 barrel and pistons, but a circlip has come out and scored one bore. This can be brazed -or as one of our “experts” suggested, filled with Araldite (no wonder there’s so many crap Scotts running about).
Give me a ring on -01785 713862.
Roger is right about our more members not using the website – in fact, some of them have yet to discover fountain pens – and I trust Paul’s reference that the website could be “even more complicated” is not a some sort of veilled threat.
Dear Trevor, if you find replacements could I have your scrap barrel and pistons? Alan Noakes.