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Re: G3

Sorry everybody but being an absolute luddite when it comes to computers I cannot for the life of me get photos to download
Colin

email (option): colina3cje@gmail.com

Re: G3

Colin, send them to Jan on his e-mail address. I'm sure he'll be happy to post and link them.

Re: G3

Here they are:

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I wonder if the person who invented this "RN6943" number may have found his inspiration here?

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Re: G3

Thanks you for that.
Having Bought a supposedly restored bike with what i thought was a faulty mag, having that refurbished it still woudnt run.
So decided to take the top end off ,first thing was a valve stem cap jammed between the spring and rocker cover. Then on removing the head i found this spring washer which is to big to go down the plug hole as you can see from the cleaned up top of the piston its been in there for many years probably since the bike was put back together, and why the last owners could never get it to run. The other picture is the exhaust valve ive never seen one with a hole in the middle like that.I then discovered that the valve timing was one tooth out on both valves.So after all that and a lot more problems its now up and running and coming to France for the landings

email (option): colina3cje@gmail.com

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Crikey Colin, you seem to have had all the horror stories on one engine ! They walk amongst us...I hope you've checked the brakes too !

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Yes Rik
I thought it wise the shoes dont look like they have ever been used but the cable was something bodged up from another bike

email (option): colina3cje@gmail.com

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Ah, Colin, I had the same thing with the valve cap only last week! but here someone forgot to lock the pushrod adjustment, and it wound down, and the valve cap must have flown off, and jammed the inlet valve open, and no more compression, bike ran well before that! Had to take the pony express home! but all fixed now, and we had a lovely ride with the 2 G3WO's last night, but it suddenly hosed down, and had to wait 15 minutes for it to get dry, but got soaked before we got to the underpass.







The worst is taking the G3 panel tank off, as its much bigger than your G3L tank.

Might see you in Normandy, we're taking the G3's, and at least one person from the UK also, maybe we can have a G3 meet somewhere!

Jan, think you are right with the RN number, as Ron would say "artistic license" just as painting it blue, as that would never have been the case.

Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi**.net

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When I had to remove my tank, the wiring was a right pain. So I cut each wire in turn and fitted coloured male and female bullet connectors. It's a piece of cake now but far from original, but I don't care and it's all hidden anyway. The instructions are to pass the whole panel through the slot as you remove the tank.....Yeah right!! :thinking_face: Ron
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It would be nice to meet you Im on the same site as Ron at Etreham with my mate Neil with his G3 as well
Colin

email (option): colina3cje@gmail.com

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Talking about the Tank you will probably have noticed that it has the wrong one fitted. I think its from the 50s, will get a correct one when I find one at a reasonable price and the bank balance has recovered a bit.
Colin

email (option): colina3cje@gmail.com

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Ok, I'll come and see Ron anyway, and we will try to go on the trip to Donald Fife's chapel that Ron and Sven are organising.

Your tank is probably wartime, but the smaller one for a G3L, after 1948 the filler caps were altered for the bayonet type. It's perfectly normal for it to have been fitted after the Army rebuild, a lot of rebuilt G3's also have smaller headlamps, pannier frames etc. etc.

Lex

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i notice on some war time pics that some panel tanks seem to be slightly shorter than another??

barry

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