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  1. Thread: Any ideal?

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    Servi-cycle. Not a late Simplex. 1935-37 frame...

    Servi-cycle. Not a late Simplex. 1935-37 frame will be 7/8" tube, 1938-on were 1" tube.
    AFJ
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    As a Hornet it should have ET (energy transfer)...

    As a Hornet it should have ET (energy transfer) ignition as stock as they had no lights fitted and had the mid-level straight pipes without silencers. Champion RN4C would (by the R) be a resistor...
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    The air screw only affects the idle mixture....

    The air screw only affects the idle mixture. About one and a half turns out from screwed all the way in should be about where the idle mixture sounds good.
    190 is the stock main jet but if you have...
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    The famous British sidecar driver, Harold Taylor,...

    The famous British sidecar driver, Harold Taylor, who won Gold Medals in several International Six Days Trials in the late 1940's had a left leg amputation, above the knee, and walked with 2...
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    On IPhones one touch of a button in the...

    On IPhones one touch of a button in the "Settings" section has the phone answer calls or texts while you are driving, replies that you are occupied, logs them so you can reply later. The phone stays...
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    Try Walridge Motors Ltd., 33988 Denfield Rd.,...

    Try Walridge Motors Ltd., 33988 Denfield Rd., RR#2, Lucan, ON, N0M 2J0, Canada. (519)227-4923, www.walridge.com Toll free 1-877-800-7337
    Catalog is online. Also parts #s list. If a Matchless/AJS...
  7. Thread: What is it??

    by AFJ
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    I have always used a mixture of 1 pound of...

    I have always used a mixture of 1 pound of cooking molasses to an imperial gallon (4.55 L) of warm water and gotten good results. The sugar solution converts red iron oxide to the black iron oxide...
  8. The bike pictured is not an Indian Papoose, nor...

    The bike pictured is not an Indian Papoose, nor is it a Brockhouse Corgi built in Britain. (From which the Papoose was developed for the US market.) It is also not a Welbike (British WW2 paratroop...
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    I suspect that the Rover claim of being the "only...

    I suspect that the Rover claim of being the "only firm that cast its own cylinders" is just advertising hype.
    I can think of several firms in Britain who did their own cast iron work on cylinders....
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    Requested information sent. AFJ

    Requested information sent.
    AFJ
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    Send me a PM with a contact Email address and I...

    Send me a PM with a contact Email address and I can send you a copy of the 1917 British "Red Guide" which lists the bore and stroke of all British motorcycle makes and models for sale in that year....
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    A note in the Sept. CVMG News indicates that...

    A note in the Sept. CVMG News indicates that these 3 Indians have been recovered.
    AFJ
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    And in the 1940s, during WW2, things were even...

    And in the 1940s, during WW2, things were even tougher. Rationing of food and other items like clothing, gasoline and tires occurred. In England the ration was one egg per person per week for...
  14. In the first letter proposing what was to become...

    In the first letter proposing what was to become the AMCA the name was to be the "Veteran Motorcycle Club". This was changed in the first newsletter in 1954 to the "Antique Motorcycle Club"(AMC)....
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    I used the Wright and Sucher figures as they were...

    I used the Wright and Sucher figures as they were all that I could find without going to the US bureauracy, and it is obvious that Sucher had difficulty getting more than estimates for a couple of...
  16. The AMCA policy on “eligible” motorcycles. ...

    The AMCA policy on “eligible” motorcycles.

    1954 – Originally intended to be called the “Veteran Motorcycle Club” it was formally formed as the “Antique Motorcycle Club” for owners of motorcycles...
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    WHAT HAPPENED THE LAST TIME. My take on this...

    WHAT HAPPENED THE LAST TIME. My take on this tariff & motorcycle issue.

    Tariffs and American Motorcycles, 1926-1942.

    It was back in 1928, in the USA Congress, when Senator Smoot and...
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    My suggestion is that the picture was taken as...

    My suggestion is that the picture was taken as material for an advertisement for whatever the container in her right hand is pouring into the cap of the container in her left hand. The scan is not...
  19. Glad to hear you have solved the problem. (caused...

    Glad to hear you have solved the problem. (caused by the DPO - dreaded previous owner - who converted to solid lifters?) Are you now setting the valves according to the early model values of 1 thou...
  20. Check/Adjust Front cylinder intake valve tappet...

    Check/Adjust Front cylinder intake valve tappet adjustment?
    AFJ
  21. Is the intake valve on the front cylinder closing...

    Is the intake valve on the front cylinder closing completely at each compression before firing?
    AFJ
  22. The tandem pacer illustrated in “American Racer”...

    The tandem pacer illustrated in “American Racer” and Sucher’s “the Iron Redskin” is the same bike - a Henshaw & Hedstrom - “Built by O. Hedstrom New York N.Y. Dated as 1900 in the caption.
    AFJ
  23. Sorry, don’t have any info. AFJ

    Sorry, don’t have any info.
    AFJ
  24. There is a good account, with pictures of this...

    There is a good account, with pictures of this bicycle-pacing period and the development of the Indian motorcycle by Hedstrom and Hendee in Harry Sucher’s 1977 book “The Iron Redskin” published by...
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    Brookfield, NY has been my favourite US meet for...

    Brookfield, NY has been my favourite US meet for years when I can get away for it in August. Sadly, not this year.
    Nice rural area, good roads, good camping.
    Best Wishes to everybody in the Empire...
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