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The Knowledge - Velocette Owners Club

The Knowledge - Velocette Owners Club

The Knowledge - Velocette Owners

1 The Knowledge Being a compendium of eGroup discussions compiled from: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/velocette/ and, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/velonorthamerica/ January 2002 - June 2005 Complied and Edited by: 2002 Les Carman 24 January, 2003 2003-2005.5 David S. Liebl July 2005 Provided courtesy of the VOC and VOCNA

  • Page 2 and 3: Table of Contents A. Diagnosing Tro
  • Page 4 and 5: timing at full advance won't affect
  • Page 6 and 7: #890 I used an alloy replacement pi
  • Page 8 and 9: when you swing your boot (and the r
  • Page 10 and 11: this case the restriction of the in
  • Page 12 and 13: good oil return flow to the tank. C
  • Page 14 and 15: in the up position in the body of t
  • Page 16 and 17: spot on - he's that type of bloke).
  • Page 18 and 19: # 4991 I promised to report back. I
  • Page 20 and 21: # 5641 I think it is impossible to
  • Page 22 and 23: arrel with liner. Is this an afterm
  • Page 24 and 25: The four metering circuits in the c
  • Page 26 and 27: the bits in your hands - things wil
  • Page 28 and 29: oad where I live, I changed down in
  • Page 30 and 31: #3358 Have done as you suggested an
  • Page 32 and 33: could 'fry' the dynamo. Also I find
  • Page 34 and 35: B. The Engine B.1. Bottom End and C
  • Page 36 and 37: #514 however they do have problems
  • Page 38 and 39: #1345 I confirm about pushing out t
  • Page 40 and 41: anyone ever heard of such a repair
  • Page 42 and 43: #2416 I think I can now visualize t
  • Page 44 and 45: is that the bearing area of the tap
  • Page 46 and 47: answer equal 4, even if it ain't qu
  • Page 48 and 49: L #4164 Does any one have the speci
  • Page 50 and 51: B.2. Cylinder and Piston - L #101 M
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    went on and opened up the chamber s

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    per inch of bore at the bottom of t

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    #4153 A friend of mine had his iron

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    # 4829 Correct, split to the front.

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    down. I just bought a venom off a g

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    combustion chamber is machined to s

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    #1362 I had a new inlet valve stick

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    #2546 I’ve seen better but I’ve

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    new guides I thought to use the ove

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    #3793 Closer exam (with a magnifyin

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    substance. I know that it goes tota

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    #4380 On my mac I get almost no lea

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    turned down at one end for a length

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    diameters, ring clearance that prob

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    damage to valves as one of the tapp

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    advance before so it may be that th

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    from engine means it dose more harm

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    #2495 The guy's name is John Hales

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    comparing with the MK I eyeball. If

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    possibilities may occur to some of

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    # 5321 Actually I have got a steel

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    # VOCNA 171 Yes they are. Stellite

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    B.5. Oiling System - L #143 I had a

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    with the return pump. This only occ

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    it should. Figured I would think a

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    #900 If you dispense with the tube

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    pressure build up in the tank. I mi

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    check any unused tanks that you hav

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    L #2785 I am getting towards the en

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    hasn't gone hard with age. Lot of r

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    nut, will normally stay put. Overti

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    # 5449 I finally managed to get int

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    joint. He is still rebuilding the g

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    pressure gauge that reads in 1 lb i

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    cams rotate through a generous cavi

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    B.6. Crankcase Breathing- L #143 I'

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    system. A hole is drilled and tappe

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    #1237 Good point about the shaft se

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    ack to the bottom of the casing, &

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    piston or up the valve guides, AND

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    as new old stock. Probably because

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    steady fitted and tightened Engine

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    a problem. To improve the starting

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    easons, both valves should be equal

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    adaptor for the dial gauge and then

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    unnecessary. Having said that, I pr

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    C.2. Sparking Plug - L #217 I have

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    with the armature of a mag! and so

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    C.3. Dynamo, Magneto and Battery -

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    www.velocetteowners.com/photogaller

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    have the capacity to take a choice

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    #3490 I was hoping a modern plastic

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    in the direction it normally goes o

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    L #978 By the way does anybody have

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    changing the front brake or headlam

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    fun !) till my desperate call to Er

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    this link. http://groups.yahoo.com/

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    when turned by hand. It's a shame t

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    earth and I'd like to do away with

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    trouble but I don't ride with light

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    service from them. L # 4995 I need

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    D. The Carburetor and Fuels D.1. Ca

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    #746 Spitting back in the carbs can

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    procedure. I use my Velo almost dai

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    monobloc was the best all round car

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    #2884 My VMT ( 519 )is fitted with

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    position. What can be the problem?

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    groove. If you like to know which s

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    is a waste of time, because you are

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    #916 Quite right. The top grade sho

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    un according to how _I_ read the ac

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    ecome sloppy in use. finally , a ge

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    alignment by a small amount, as wil

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    #1141 Your message re the 7 plate c

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    the shims. Assuming that you are go

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    cables using modern Japanese clutch

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    clutch sleeve without pulling the e

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    with the adjuster compensating for

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    One jammed the chainweel to the bac

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    a practice to add shims for a slipp

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    E.2. Gearbox - L #9 Being new to my

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    layshaft and the double sliding gea

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    L #2218 I have a gearbox which is l

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    the hole by about 0.040", noting th

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    #4035 I've heard horror stories abo

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    of production of the MAC, would any

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    L # 5657 Last night I changed the g

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    information. As to viscosity, gear

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    E.3. Final Drive, Chains and Cases

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    stop-and-go traffic up Pikes Peak..

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    the circuits in the UK. The front s

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    chain. A slightly loose chain will

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    the end of the original 3/8 bolt sh

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    spring units adjusted to the mid po

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    problems. # 6142 I'm not knocking T

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    disgorge itself down to the near em

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    placed a ring on the center then pr

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    have been told it is virtually impo

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    L #1342 As part of my complete Wint

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    yokes ok I also used the rope Spani

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    #3137 Last summer I had to replace

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    if you are lucky ! As to the spindl

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    ent. This is aluminum and I think i

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    # 5918 Try fitting a new set of spr

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    F.2. Brakes Wheels and Tires - L #4

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    type) The front rim is 21" WM1 36 h

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    #4919 No such thing as an ID for wh

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    in reverse. What else could you spe

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    usually had this combination so you

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    G. The Frame G.1. Frame, Bodywork,

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    my experience. Varnish transfers -

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    #1104 My 1947 Mac had chrome wheels

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    #2115 I have tried to achieve a "Du

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    L #2564 I am still building my mac

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    mix a fresh pot of paint after givi

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    years. #2910 I think that you are r

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    original break, usually at the poin

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    painted which I found equally good.

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    500/4 for a customer and found it i

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    period of time # 5799 Have contacte

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    # 5882 I rubber mounted the tank on

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    #1001 Every screw in your smiths sp

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    L # 5569 Hi all, has anybody got an

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    finish the project. It has held eve

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    G.3. Exhaust Pipe and Silencer - L

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    would go straight onto every Venom

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    # VOCNA 152 Norman racing is not se

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    photocopy reprints of any of the se

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    delivery. If he doesn't have it, of

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    etter half is a member of The Other

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    I. Miscellaneous L #29 the Velo OC

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    #462 Thanks for your reply. I went

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    immediately the engine starts. The

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    great Club, excellent magazine etc.

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    L #4399 Greetings A couple of weeks

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    long period of time ?? This is most

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    6 inches long overall. I would sugg

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