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  • in reply to: 2 speeder steering head races #33397
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    Hi Geoff

    Hi Geoff

    Thanks for your reply and method of regrinding.

    I don’t know if various manufacturers used standard bearings but a friend gave me a set of G3L races which perfectly fitted my veteran Rover.

    I recall that in the dim and distant past there was a reference in Yowl to these types of bearings being available in the Brown Bros catalogue suitable for butchers’ bikes etc, but that option will be long gone.

    Regards

    Geoff

    in reply to: 2 speeder steering head races #33331
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    Hi Keith

    Thanks for the reply. Mine are just about useable, at a push, but new ones would be a big improvement.

    Your comment on using a solid ring has reminded me of something Titch Allen wrote many years ago. He said replacing the balls with a bronze ring imparted a bit of steering damping and therefore helped to reduce the onset of tank-slappers at (I think) Brooklands.

    Regards

    Geoff

    in reply to: Scott barrel paint code. #31354
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    phoenix-paints.co.uk model railway supplies company haveĀ  Midland Red – also known as Crimson Lake in aerosols ref P350.

    Geoff Green

    in reply to: Captain Tom Moore #30910
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    Maurice has searched his extensive archive when the story broke but cannot trace him.

    He does know that Billy Moore (of U6 fame) was Captain Tom’s uncle.

    Geoff

    in reply to: Captain Tom Moore #30909
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    This morning’s Telegraph supplement has an article on Captain Tom who describes himself in the Scott photo as being around 35 which would put the photo at 1950. He says “I’m sitting on a Scott which I rode several times for vintage motorcycle races and local competitions in Yorkshire. You were given a set route and a time in which to do it and you had to keep to it. If you did it properly, you arrived everywhere at the right time. Speed wasn’t the thing, it was timekeeping that was important. My motorcycle was owned by a man called Oliver Lampton. I was lent bicycles by people who knew that I was a possible winner”.

    Is LamptonĀ  a typo for Langton?

    Last night’s ITV programme on him showed a riding number of, I think 186 (possibly 183). It was obviously a big event – Banbury? The only people old enough to remember back to the 50s in Yorkshire are either Dennis Buckle or Maurice Rispin. Is it worth making Tom an honoury member?

    Geoff

     

     

     

    in reply to: Yowl Archive #30820
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    Hi Lewis

    I have Vol 25 No12 Oct 08 and Vol 29 No10 Aug16 if you still need them.

    Regards

    Geoff

    in reply to: Home made radiator project #30779
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    Hi Stuart

    How is the project going?

    Could you say which company you used in China. I have looked on alibaba and they don’t seem to properly distinguish between copper and brass tube.

    Is it just a translation problem?

    Regards

    Geoff

    in reply to: Christmas Presents for Scotters #29849
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    My email address got zapped for some reason but it is in the front of YOWL

    in reply to: Alfred Scott's Slides. #29663
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    I have a batch of the slides on DVD with – I think- Brian’s commentary. They have been taken from the original videotape.

    They are of dubious quality. They are the batch that Edwin donated to the club and I have had them for sale for the past 14 years before I gave it up as something of no interest to members.

    If anyone is interested I will see if I can find a working copy.

    Geoff Green

    in reply to: Original paint 1927/28 Flying Squirrel #16673
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    The generally accepted position/shapes for Flyer tank panels was described by Bill Hynds in 1984 and is covered in Technicalities 10.1.3 to 10.1.5.
    In 1927 and 28 the side transfers should be the Flying Squirrel (or flat rat as Glynn Chambers describes it) They are available from me as part of the club’s badge/regalia scheme.

    Geoff Green

    in reply to: "D" Section Mudguards #16357
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    Thanks both for the info.

    Autocycle have the patterns but are not proposing to make any soon. It appears that they want to do a production run, not one offs. I will email them and ask if they will let me know when they propose to make some. I will then put it on the forum so that anyone interested can contact them directly.

    Geoff

    in reply to: Gathering 2017? #14981
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    I 100% agree with Mike, it’s one or the other. Otherwise we may well be short of numbers at both events.

    Geoff Green

    in reply to: Scott plaque #14741
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    Did you get it cast in the UK? If so I would be interested in knowing the name of the foundry.

    Geoff Green

    in reply to: Miller Distributor #14700
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    Thanks Brian

    in reply to: Miller Distributor #14698
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    Alan and Charlie,

    Thank you both for your replies.

    Regards

    Geoff

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