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by 72degrees
24 Mar 2021 08:50
Forum: Site suggestions
Topic: Forum update- possible downtime
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: Forum update- possible downtime

Ming wrote: 24 Mar 2021 07:33 Hi Tom, on logging in this morning, I only get the site index - no direct link to new posts. Is this to be expected?
Same here, but you can get to new posts via the 'Quick Links' menu.
by 72degrees
01 Mar 2021 14:45
Forum: Projects
Topic: Photo down loading.
Replies: 3
Views: 5331

Re: Photo down loading.

Not quite. It seems that with FlickR these days you have to use the 'BBCode' from a specific image in this version of phpBB. You only need the first bit between [img][/img] tags i.e. [url=https://flic.kr/p/2kBUnuS][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50945766638_be4dd38984_o.jpg[/img][/url][url=...
by 72degrees
01 Mar 2021 11:35
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Handlebars
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Handlebars

I have a spare pair of BMW bars (1970s) of a similar profile to Strada bars, but an inch or so shorter each side. They are currently on a 250, where they look fine. The 250, adjustable, bars also had an 'interface moment' at some point in a previous existence. There are quite a few 'bar styles avai...
by 72degrees
01 Mar 2021 11:29
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: K2 Information
Replies: 18
Views: 2796

Re: K2 Information

Would be good to have the breather box Steve. Contact me on arthurwfarrow@hotmail.com and tell me how i can persuade you to give it up!! The bike is showing signs of being very oily breathers been puking everywhere . No labyrinth in the main breather and whilst i am no fan for sure of the breather ...
by 72degrees
28 Feb 2021 08:15
Forum: Morini Events
Topic: Track day Cadwell 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 3860

Re: Track day Cadwell 2021

Thanks Tom. The VMCC 75th Anniversary bash sounds as if it will be more like the old Festival of 1000 bikes but without the big names and the rest of the hoohah. More parade based with marshals than 'sessions' perhaps. No doubt BHR (who are organising it) will seek clarification from MSV. The though...
by 72degrees
27 Feb 2021 13:28
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: Stator rewind or rebuilt stator needed
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Stator rewind or rebuilt stator needed

mbmm350s wrote:Great to know WestCountry windings are doing this work.

To assist anyone finding these posts in the future I can also recommend.
Rex's Speed Shop:
http://www.rexs-speedshop.com

based near Tonbridge East Sussex UK

Mark
They did my last one.
by 72degrees
27 Feb 2021 12:48
Forum: Morini Events
Topic: Track day Cadwell 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 3860

Re: Track day Cadwell 2021

Do we know if MSV are going to require front brake lever guards for the MRC day?

https://help.trackdays.co.uk/hc/en-gb/a ... 21-onwards

Raised on the VMCC Forum as they are having a track day at Cadwell this year.
by 72degrees
22 Feb 2021 14:53
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Removing cylinder head bolts
Replies: 19
Views: 2677

Re: Removing cylinder head bolts

Excuse my ignorance, but having looked at various drawings I cannot for the life of me work out what the Allen bolt does! The pushrods on my engine can be removed with it in situ - does that mean something is missing if the bolt is supposed to secure them in some way? Helps seal the head gasket rou...
by 72degrees
21 Feb 2021 07:48
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Removing cylinder head bolts
Replies: 19
Views: 2677

Re: Removing cylinder head bolts

The allen bolt should be eminently removable with the engine in the frame. A magnet is useful if it drops down.That is assuming it cones undone easily going on your experience so far. John Planning to have a go tomorrow, hopefully it'll all be plain sailing and I can have a look at the valves then ...
by 72degrees
20 Feb 2021 13:36
Forum: Tre e mezzo
Topic: Removing cylinder head bolts
Replies: 19
Views: 2677

Re: Removing cylinder head bolts

I did have one stud unwind from the cases because the nut was corroded on, but that's not too big a deal with the engine out. Possibly awkward with it still in and being unlucky which stud. You could try 'shock 'n unlock' (freezing/penetrating spray) instead of Plusgas, though that works best with a...
by 72degrees
05 Feb 2021 08:59
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: Morini (72 degree V) Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: Morini (72 degree V) Wanted

morinipablo wrote:would your erm "friend" be interested in an 82 strada
has electric start
It really isn't me - I'm trying to rationalise the fleet. Strict one out, one in, policy. GFR was out 37 Sunbeam 250 in. No further hostage exchanges planned.

Might be - I'll ask.
by 72degrees
04 Feb 2021 11:59
Forum: Bikes and bits wanted
Topic: Morini (72 degree V) Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Morini (72 degree V) Wanted

Anyone got a nice wee vee for sale. Asking for a friend. No, honestly - an NHCA member.
by 72degrees
28 Jan 2021 21:10
Forum: Bar Tabac des Sports
Topic: Memory Lane - March 1984 'Bitza Trio'
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Memory Lane - March 1984 'Bitza Trio'

A local VMCC Zoom coffee morning reminded me of the only article I ever got published in Motor Cycle Sport. March 1984 - 'Bitza Trio'. Perm two Morinis and one SWM in to three. "Purists may shake their heads in horror at the thought of three Italian thoroughbreds being cannibalized. But the res...
by 72degrees
17 Jan 2021 18:02
Forum: Corsaro 1200, Avio, Veloce, ZZ, ZT
Topic: Memories
Replies: 6
Views: 2140

Re: Memories

This one is definitely going to get ridden. Once I have sorted out the carb, dynamo, speedo drive and possibly fubar kickstart quadrant. Completely cosmetically restored, but with a lot of pattern but authentic looking parts including new rims, so not sought after by the 'collectors'. The engine is ...
by 72degrees
17 Jan 2021 10:33
Forum: Corsaro 1200, Avio, Veloce, ZZ, ZT
Topic: Memories
Replies: 6
Views: 2140

Re: Memories

Twice the fun at half the speed ;) Glad I experienced the awesomeness that is a 1200 Morini though. Should be available on prescription from the NHS. Apart from the faithful 2C/375 (undergoing a light sprucing up) and the Husky 401, my favourite fun ride is the 57 Gilera 175. 100Kgs and 10HP with It...