Parcel arrived today. Thank you Geoff.
Hi Geoff, meant to ‘phone but got sidetracked. How much do you want for the roll on centerstand? Also, do your tool boxes still have their knurled retaining nut used to keep the thing shut? If so how much do you want for one? I seem to have donated mine to the Lincolnshire hedgerows. All the best, Dean
@Richard Blackburn wrote:
either fogetting to put oil in, or leaving the oil tap turned off is a two stroke owners favourite and most effective way of spending lots of money. You need to develop a starting (and stopping routine) that you follow every time, like getting into an aircraft. Something like:
1. take bike off stand, make sure both tyres are round at the bottom
2. Make sure stand clip is securely done up
3. Sit astride, check oil and fuel levels
4. set mag and air levers
5. reach down both sides of the tank and turn both taps on – this is the key behaviour you need to automate in your brain!
6. Tickle the float
7. Kick until close to collapse then place back on stand
8. Remove leather jacket and helmet which are now wringing wet with sweat
9. remove both spark plugs, lay them on the head and check for a spark
10. Pick yourself up off the ground as the piercing electric shock up your arm confirms spark is present
11. Remove crankcase doors which you can be sure are stuck fast – You can achieve discus world record distances by removing the door strap, refitting the plugs then kicking it over. The resulting back/missfire in the crankcase will propel the crankcase door either into your shin (if you are standing on that leg beside the door) or across the road
12. Pick yourself up off the floor again and retrieve crankcase door
13. Clean door, syringe or mop out all the excess fuel (see item 6 above – it said tickle, not lean on plunger for 5 mins)
14. Refit doors, refit plugs, kick into life
15. Stop engine to put back on your jacket and helmet
16. Repeat from step 1
Never a truer word was spoken.
Here’s a couple of links that are probably known to you all anyway. But if you’ve not come across them I hear they make very interesting reading.
I believe that it has been alleged that upto 5 Scotts were part of a collection of upto 40 bikes that were removed from the Mr. Lumley’s house the day after his death.
It would be of some interest to see a pic of the condition of the Australian Scott as bought.
By the sound of it I would of had a lovely days racing to watch on Saturday. Instead, once I’d re-fitted the carb to my ’49er I spent the day trying everything that I knew, or thought I knew, in order to get it to run and worrying about where all the smoke was coming from. The bike is temporarily running without a choke and yet behaving as if the choke was fully on. Anyway, come bed time and I decided to stick my finger in the carb, just to see. How I wish I’d done that a few hours earlier. Numb nuts here had put the slide in back to front, first doh.
A very wet ride today was livened up by an engine seize half a mile from Cadwell. I had a little bottle of two stroke oil laying unused in my pocket. I’d intended to fill up with petrol en route and add the oil to the petrol then. But instead I emptied the petrol out of the Norton into the Scott before I left and forgot all about the little bottle of oil still sitting in my pocket. Second, doh.
Engine cooled and oil added to fuel equated to no further problems with the bike and a very wet and uneventful ride home was “enjoyed”.
Racing was delayed due to a lap long oil leek, but once underway was well worth the effort. The Moss Scotts performing faultlessly and speedily on a treacherous circuit.
Nice to bump into Ted, Roger and Richard and sorry to have not made it for Saturdays racing.
See you next time, Dean
Although I’m not sure about the mag, nor the actual manual that you’re after, there is a good article on Amals here.
Excellent news. I hope that it’s still in its modified state and not put back to spec. When we used it there was the same ignition set up as on my ’49 bike, for instance. I see from the DVLA web site that it’s been off the road for a couple of years. Lets hope it gets itself back on the road. The chap who lent it to us was named Colin Jones and I believe it was he who made all of the mods, and used it in competition.
But I’m afraid that this one was taken before I’d given it a wipe over with a cloth.
This may not work but here’s a go at uploading a pic.
MoT passed, and what a beautiful day to have taken it too.
Thank you for the info. I know that the bike has been on the register, and is now once again on the register. I will most certainly use the contacts that have been suggested. MoT set for Friday morning. I’m sure there’ll be no great problems, if any.
@Geoff Case wrote:
Starting price £3,700. Auction ends March 22, 4pm. This bike (BCN 315) was a show model in the 1949 London Motorcycle Show. A friend who owned it some time ago has a photo to prove it!.
As the new ecstatic owner of this machine, has anybody seen this photograph? I’d love to see a copy. I was lucky enough to find a copy of the 1950 Scott brochure which features a picture of this machine but I wasn’t aware that it had been involved in the 1949 LMS too.
Of more importance though is this weeks MoT. I’m sure it’ll sail through. Fingers crossed.