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Forum: The Board 12-14-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,689
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: Buying a 1971 Harley Engine - No Title

in CA the DMV law says you can only build one SPCN in your lifetime.

so make it a good one...I guess.
Forum: The Board 12-13-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,353
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: new HUNT magneto fitting question

take the whole taper drive part out, and see if the mounting plate will fit all the way down in place.
Forum: The Board 12-13-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,353
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: new HUNT magneto fitting question

whatever, wherever they don't fit..they never do. they all need to be ground down or it will not ever be fully seated in the hole.


lay down on the floor and up look under it !... look...
Forum: The Board 12-13-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,353
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: new HUNT magneto fitting question

that's where I was telling you that you need to grind off some aluminum from the mount where it interferes with the bumped out part of the cam comer....

ok imagine it is a clock face... 12 o'clock...
Forum: The Board 12-13-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: Triumph leaking oil. Who wound have thought.

check to see that the Hunt hex drive is spinning around all centered up in the cam.

If it moves around when you spin it over then that's why it it puking out of the seal.
Forum: The Board 12-13-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,353
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: new HUNT magneto fitting question

the 1/4-20 repair is only necessary, after you fuck up the existing threads.
Forum: The Board 12-10-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,662
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: v twin frame?

I got a V-twin framed panhead through my local CHP VIN inspection officer after telling him it was actually a factory authorized replacement frame, and showing him all the cool factory casting...
Forum: The Board 12-08-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,353
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: new HUNT magneto fitting question

it's not necessary for a Hunt mag or an electronic ignition....only the stock points ignition.

if you try to file a slot in the Hunt taper drive you will play hell ever getting it timed correctly....
Forum: The Board 12-08-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,353
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: new HUNT magneto fitting question

that little pin is used to time the stock ignition.

you change one thing...you change many things.

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Forum: The Board 12-07-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,353
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: new HUNT magneto fitting question

that "little nipple in the bottom of the cam" .....take a sharp punch hit it with a hammer as so to shear it off.

then typically you need to sand off some of the mount plate up in the upper left...
Forum: The Board 12-07-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,353
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: new HUNT magneto fitting question

On a unit Triumph cam cover the Hunt mag mounting plate often needs to be clearanced a bit up around the 11:00 position to fit into the cam cover.

Just keep sanding off material until it finally...
Forum: The Board 12-04-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: Hunt magneto and dead spark plugs

disconnect the wire at the mag, if it runs it's likely in the switch.
Forum: The Board 12-04-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: Hunt magneto and dead spark plugs

if you've had a Hunt for 18 years then it's probably one of the good old ones,
the newer ones eat condensers.

IMO. I believe it's because of incorrect indexing of the rotor.

yes, and a...
Forum: The Board 12-04-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: Hunt magneto and dead spark plugs

Everyone that owns a Hunt mag should always have an extra set of points and several condensers.
Forum: The Board 11-14-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,450
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: 1963 triumph frame identification

the 63 frame is pretty much a one year only frame.

Lot's of pre unit parts are still used, I remember something different in the foot peg and frame mount area, as well the oil tank as well as a...
Forum: The Board 10-25-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,193
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: Rocker box oil leak and such triumph....

ok Mario.
here's my 20 minute Triumph rockershaft seal replacement procedure..

rotate the engine to get the best rocker arm middle spot, (remember the slight down angle of each rocker arm before...
Forum: The Board 10-19-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: 12v or 6v stator

a 2 wire stator is a 12 volt. typically gr/wt and gr/yel

6 volt stators have 3 wires. typically gr/wt, gr/yel and gr/bk

12 volt 3 phase stators have 3 wires, and are identifiable by the 9...
Forum: The Board 10-02-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: quick Ceriani question

7 oz. each side.
Forum: The Board 10-01-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,059
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: HELP Pre-Unit motor build

The only problem the pre-units have with a Bob Newby belt drive is a bit of premature belt wear.

the normal cause of this is misalignment of the trans to the engine and the belt gets hot and wears...
Forum: The Board 10-01-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: quick Ceriani question

I always use ATF as fork oil,

the reason I like it in older forks is because it has an anti-foaming agent and is 20wt oil.

your fork oil may be getting all foamed up and pushed out.
Forum: The Board 09-28-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,472
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: electrolysis

whats wrong with just using CLR to remove the rust ?
Forum: The Board 09-20-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: BSA Dynamo Chain Snapped

it happens.
take a good look at the gear on the gennie.
get a new chain from somewhere, watch it run without the cover on it and make sure the chain is happy.
Forum: The Board 09-20-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: Wiring Lights with a Joe Hunt

ok then put it all together, make sure you have about 2k clearance all around the stator and rotor.

fire it up and see what it's putting out.
Forum: The Board 09-19-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: Wiring Lights with a Joe Hunt

with a 3 phase 200 watt 3 three wire stator actually puts out less power at low rpm than a 120 watt 2 phase 2 wire stator !

the reason is it takes more revolutions for 3 phases to pass over and...
Forum: The Board 09-19-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tony the torch
Re: Wiring Lights with a Joe Hunt

if you really are just getting some low voltage reading, either something is wrong with the charging system or the metering ..so... fire it up and see what happens.

the charging system will not...
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