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by wust588
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 3569

Re: Oily rear wheel

Morning Richard,
Mine's exactly the same, except that there hole you have in your knurled sleeve is missing on the one I have. This makes it a bit
of a ball ache winding on the tight link side plates with mole grips.

Graham sourced mine 10 years or so ago, so I would think they're still available.
by wust588
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 3569

Re: Oily rear wheel

Mark, It might just be bad luck on your part, but I've used quite a few of the RGM Renold rivet links over the last few years, without trouble. In fact I've still a few left, and have just checked to see whether they are hardened at all. The ones I have are "soft", and can be filed easily. I think t...
by wust588
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Idle Rod Length
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

Re: Idle Rod Length

Looking at the parts lists, the Commander and Classic have different part numbers. These fast idle rod assemblies were made up in batches, but I can't remember whether the individual components are of different lengths. The assemblies were "set" to length by loctititing the threaded short rod into t...
by wust588
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 32
Views: 6473

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

As far as Rotor bearings go, the only info I have is that they were originally made by Torrington.

One is 26-569B - T27C,- size -M9 - M11 Norton no 55-0167 (small needle size bearing)

Other is 26-569B - size -M1 - M3 - Norton no 55-0168 (large needle size bearing).

Best of luck finding some.

John.
by wust588
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Norton F1 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3558

Re: Norton F1 questions

Harry, You have been indeed left a rare and desirable bike by your father, and if I may say so, to do the best by him, find out as much information as you can, before doing anything. A person I suggest you contact is Graham Wilshaw of Startright motorcycles, Leeds on 01132 453 643. You could also tr...
by wust588
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: f1 start up
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: f1 start up

Hello Siran, How much oil is it burning? Enough to fill the road behind, or just a little bit? I think a much longer ride is needed, but you could check to see if the oil pump cable has become dislodged from its ferrule. The bike will smoke though after a long lay up. Some Italian tuning might be in...
by wust588
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Balancing twin rotor idle models
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

Re: Balancing twin rotor idle models

Tony, I presume you mean the 2 brass adaptors, one on the top of each housing?
If so, they are just screwed in place, with a normal right hand thread, 12 or 13mm AF as I remember.

When you say plate, do you mean the steel one on the RH side, and plastic on the other side? If so remove.
by wust588
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

Re: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Fuel pump working ok?
by wust588
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: oil feed elbows
Replies: 7
Views: 2279

Re: oil feed elbows

Terry,
Good idea to change them.
Let us know where you source some from, I could do with a few.
John.
by wust588
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oldham Coupling Lubrication
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Re: Oldham Coupling Lubrication

I'm not sure whether Richard Negus does it now, but when he was at Rugeley, he redesigned the Commander water pump
to allow the Oldham coupling to be greased via a grease nipple.
by wust588
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic on the road.
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Re: Classic on the road.

Is your bike still fitted with the Boyer ignition system? If so I think your problem is more to do with Boyer ignition tickover "hang-up" than anything else. Norton had so much trouble with selecting a suitable retard v advance setup, and I don't think ever really got the Boyer to work reliably, and...
by wust588
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Sport Running on One Rotor
Replies: 7
Views: 2242

Re: F1 Sport Running on One Rotor

When you rebuilt the carbs, did you change the choke O rings?
by wust588
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Sport Running on One Rotor
Replies: 7
Views: 2242

Re: F1 Sport Running on One Rotor

The only thing I can think of is that you might have a carb flooding problem. Although the F1 and F1 Sport share the same fuel pump, as far as I can remember, the Sport has no way of controlling pump pressure. The F1 has the fuel tank weir. To see if this is the case, remove the tank and carb dashpo...
by wust588
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Rear Footrests
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: Rear Footrests

The rear footrests were, (as far as I can recall), designed at Shenstone. Some of the components were made in house
and others out sourced.
They were then assembled in house.
by wust588
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: jaguar
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Re: jaguar

Along the lines of what Florida Mike said, ie Lucas, the Jag might have had the same starter relay?
Though that'd be common to the other bikes.
by wust588
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: jaguar
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Re: jaguar

The only thing I can think of is the fuel pump valve? A tecalamit (from memory) item.
Other than that, the F1 (Sport though), has SU carbs. Same as the Jag?
by wust588
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton Commander/Interpol Axial Bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 1933

Re: Norton Commander/Interpol Axial Bearing

Hello Peter, When you come to replace the bearing, you will notice that the axial bearing is held by a circlip. You'll see that the bearing is "loose" radially. It is designed (my understanding anyway) to only hold the shaft axially. Any "end float" would be tiny anyway, unless the bearing housing i...
by wust588
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton Commander/Interpol Axial Bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 1933

Re: Norton Commander/Interpol Axial Bearing

Peter, Yes, it is possible to replace the axial bearing without removing the engine. You are almost there. Unscrew the 5mm hex head screws and tease off the bearing carrier. Remove the seal and circlip, then the bearing. It might be a good idea to fit a new oil seal at the same time. (55-0417 from m...
by wust588
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Plenum chamber item 12 on parts list?
Replies: 1
Views: 903

Re: F1 Plenum chamber item 12 on parts list?

Hello Ed,

Item 12 is one of two vacuum take off screw in plugs. They are exactly the same as the ones fitted to the other Norton rotaries.

John.
by wust588
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: carbon removal
Replies: 5
Views: 2047

Re: carbon removal

John,There is no easy way to remove the carbon build up other than lots of elbow grease. It always is a long, filthy, ball aching job.As far as the rotors go though, you could try leaving them submerged in a reasonably strong caustic soda solution.First thing is to remove the bearings by taking out ...
by wust588
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: cush drive
Replies: 18
Views: 4574

Re: cush drive

John, if that doesn't work out and you are still after a mainshaft, PM me your address and I'll send you a shaft.
by wust588
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: cush drive
Replies: 18
Views: 4574

Re: cush drive

John, I will have a look to see if I have anything you would be able to use.
by wust588
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: cush drive
Replies: 18
Views: 4574

Re: cush drive

John, the parts book is correct! There are 15 rubbers in all of the Norton clutches and all of one size.The replacement rubbers you have are the correct ones and the ones fitted originally would have been exactly the same.After being mangled in your cush drive assembly for the last 60K miles, it is ...
by wust588
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: allan screws
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

Re: allan screws

You are right that the gear cluster was originally Triumph, though I'm not sure if the Norton type clutch was used by Triumph.To my knowledge, Norton used at least four different mainshafts. All had the same clutch.That's discounting the F1 of course.
by wust588
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: allan screws
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

Re: allan screws

You are right John, putting in new rubbers is far from straightforward.......It's a bit "quart into a pint pot" type of job where the new rubbers seem to be a lot bigger than the old ones.The first one will go in easy and so will the next one. It is fitting the third rubber that is a challenge.To st...
by wust588
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: allan screws
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

Re: allan screws

A tricky one that John!It might be worth asking Andover Norton the cost of a replacement?What is the condition of the clutch plate grooves? If worn badly, a new one would be a good option.Other than that, do you have a friendly machine shop locally who would remove the remains of the screws?If you c...
by wust588
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: cush drive
Replies: 18
Views: 4574

Re: cush drive

John,Turn the assembly over and tap the internally splined boss with a soft hammer. That should push off the plate.Hope that works.
by wust588
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: allan screws
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

Re: allan screws

John, I presume you mean the countersunk screws removed with a 3mm key.Give them a tap first with a brass drift and hammer after some heat, then using a centre punch, as far from the centre of each screw as possible, "drift" the screws anticlockwise. That's how I usually get them out.
by wust588
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Winter storage
Replies: 5
Views: 2257

Re: Winter storage

It might be a good idea to disconnect the fuel tap vacuum pipe and let the motor burn off all the fuel left in the float bowls.
by wust588
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Krauser Commander
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

Re: Krauser Commander

And a brand new, white Commander at £13950......