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Post by rich07961 on Wed Oct 31 2018, 22:28

Just won this on fleebay and picking up on Sunday, something unusual for me to play with over the winter, last ran about 18 months ago apparently, we will see.
Anyone know where I could get a manual as tried Internal fire and nothing there.


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Post by B10Dave on Thu Nov 01 2018, 02:19

Interesting genset. Nice find. Is that engine the same as any of Douglas's motorcycle engines? Enjoy your new toy....Dave
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Post by Woodsman on Thu Nov 01 2018, 10:07

Ooooh - nice Very Happy

Was looking a that myself. Well done Richard

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Post by Sparkieb on Fri Nov 02 2018, 09:21

Ohhhh nice, cylinders look big

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Post by rich07961 on Thu Nov 08 2018, 18:31

Got this home on Sunday and on Monday had to have a play, checked it over and happy the mag coil has a good reading, oil was like new, some fresh fuel and now runs, next will check the dynamo and generator when I get my head around how they work, well happy with it.



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Post by Woodsman on Fri Nov 09 2018, 08:55

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Post by rich07961 on Fri Nov 09 2018, 22:14

This one might be better Paul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6_OXj9De94

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Post by Sparkieb on Sat Nov 10 2018, 08:16

Not working

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Post by Woodsman on Sat Nov 10 2018, 08:59

rich07961 wrote:This one might be better Paul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6_OXj9De94


Is it set for public viewing - I don't have an account on Ubend.

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Post by rich07961 on Sat Nov 10 2018, 11:08

Woodsman wrote:
rich07961 wrote:This one might be better Paul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6_OXj9De94


Is it set for public viewing - I don't have an account on Ubend.

Hopefully sorted now Paul Very Happy

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Post by Sparkieb on Sat Nov 10 2018, 11:15

Oooh i like even more now

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Post by Woodsman on Sat Nov 10 2018, 12:43

rich07961 wrote:
Hopefully sorted now Paul Very Happy

Excellent  Very Happy  Are you going to do your usual beautiful restoration or leave it as an oily rag job?

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Post by rich07961 on Sat Nov 10 2018, 18:33

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rich07961 wrote:
Hopefully sorted now Paul Very Happy

Excellent  Very Happy  Are you going to do your usual beautiful restoration or leave it as an oily rag job?


Thanks for the compliment Paul, I am in two minds what to do with it, need to sort the Dynamo and generator as they are not producing anything at the moment
plus I have only been able to start it by the handle twice so far, have been using a drill, with the dyno/gen set connected I can hardly turn it over let alone start it
with the handle, I have had one cylinder apart and decoked, rings are just on the limit bore is hardly worn and the valves are as good as new, so not had a lot of work
I think, the frame in some parts have quite heavy rust so think I will get the paint out for it, as for the engine its all alloy so will just need a good clean up.
I think that a set of rings will need to be fitted and perhaps will give me more compression for easier starting hopefully.

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Post by Woodsman on Sun Nov 11 2018, 09:38

Good news. Keep posting as you go.

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Post by chiefy on Tue Nov 13 2018, 10:37

Hi Rich70961,
Looks a nice piece of kit not seen one of those before, i used to run a Douglas 90 Plus many moons ago i think late 50s or early 60s and it could certainly get on a nice bike ,enjoy.
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Post by rich07961 on Thu Nov 22 2018, 18:12

chiefy wrote:Hi Rich70961,
Looks a nice piece of kit not seen one of those before, i used to run a Douglas 90 Plus many moons ago i think late 50s or early 60s and it could certainly get on a nice bike ,enjoy.
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Hi Chiefy, I have not seen a complete one of these, many were broken up just for the engine I believe, I have been spending a little time on getting the exhausts made, the flexy exhaust is a bit bigger diameter than the original but should be ok, just need to find a silencer, I have been trying to think of a car that would have a small round one so I could go to an exhaust centre to get one, they are about 15 inches long by about 4 inches in diameter if anyone has any ideas, Thanks.

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Post by Sparkieb on Thu Nov 22 2018, 21:53

Maybe a motorcycle/moped silencer

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Post by chiefy on Fri Nov 23 2018, 10:17

Hi Rich70961,
Like Sparkieb i think a motorcycle breaker may have something suitable,best of luck with your search.
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Post by Woodsman on Fri Nov 23 2018, 17:44

A bit bling but a lick of black VHT paint should sort it !!  Laughing


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Post by rich07961 on Sat Nov 24 2018, 17:46

Thanks all, have been working on cars most of my life and never gave motorcycle exhausts a thought, have been able to get a silencer
on fleebay for the pricely sum of 99p plus £ 7.00 postage, so will see how it goes.

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Post by Woodsman on Sun Nov 25 2018, 09:49

Excellent! Good luck.

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Post by rich07961 on Mon Nov 26 2018, 17:37

I have now finished the manifold for the exhaust also found some more suitable flex pipe that fits nice too, just the silencer to sort when it gets here.


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Post by Sparkieb on Mon Nov 26 2018, 17:53

Looking good

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Post by chiefy on Tue Nov 27 2018, 14:08

Hi Rich70961,
Well done that man looking good,thanks to fleabay.
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Post by rich07961 on Sat Dec 01 2018, 18:46

The saying goes rain stopped play, in my case rain stopped work so went and played, have stripped the engine down as far as needed taken from frame, cleaned and honed the bores with a fine 180 grit honer, painted the barrels, heads, cleaned up rocker covers, engine has been flushed out but very clean inside anyway, now waiting for Cox and Turner to sort some rings for me, while looking at the mag I now notice that the plugs that are fitted to it are the wrong ones and also are leaking so am getting a weak spark at plug, also they are long reach plugs where they should be 1/2 inch, looks like someone has ground away the ends to stop valves catching them, now trying to find some right ones but Green spark are out of stock of any type that will fit and of course tried fleebay but nothing, if anyone could recommend where I could get some I would be very grateful they are 14mm by 1/2 inch, Thanks.


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