Finally have an engine in pieces
Posted 08 April 2015 - 03:19 AM
image.jpg 109.76K 7 downloads here's the fuse holder inside. Hard to take this picture as the damn thing kept falling out :-)
The ignition switch image.jpg 190.71K 7 downloads and the same with the fuse holder next to it image.jpg 173.23K 6 downloads (as usual, the iPad flips the pictures over so they're upside down...)
How do the two go together? Is it the wrong switch, as I suspect?
Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:39 AM
The ignition switch needs to be fitted inside the headlamp shell with the 3 screws. Once you've done that you'll see the 2 circular rings through the fuse and generator holes in the shell. Fit the fuse into the holder and put it through the headlamp shell fuse hole and carefully screw it in to the ring underneath. It took a few minutes to get the thread going, but go careful because I reckon the brass thread on the fuse holder would strip very easily going thru the pressed steel ring.
I can't quite see from your pics but there should be bent brass tab with a small hole under each ring on both sides. The pointed end of the fuse fits into the lower hole. You may need to bend the tab carefully to get a good tight pressure on the end of the fuse.
It works more or less the same on the other side when fitting the special generator bulb. The upper end of the bulb fits under the circular ring and the base fits in the small hole on the tab.
Posted 08 April 2015 - 02:13 PM
Posted 21 June 2015 - 08:33 PM
In between, I am trying to work out how I can get a Dnepr hub onto a 22mm axle. The change in bearings is the big thing - from a 204 size bearing to a 205 size one. This is a jump from an internal diameter of 20mm to an ID of 25mm. The OD goes from 47mm to 52mm - I don't know if that will work. I would be able to mill out the hub BUT the threaded cap won't work anymore - that's about 52 mm..... Getting the axle off is more problematic but would solve the issue!
Mind you, saying all that...my final drive could do with some sorting out. I shall try to start again and start posting. I have new lights in my garage so I can see again. I also have a guinea pig sharing the space.....too cold out to leave it on the lawn....
Posted 22 June 2015 - 02:49 PM
I think I have cracked my sidecar wheel bearing issue - 60/22 2RS will work great. And once again I am hoping there's a parcel waiting for me at work - I always have mornings full of hope!
Posted 15 July 2015 - 04:14 AM
Posted 02 August 2015 - 10:01 PM
Thought some of you might be interested in the Moto Boxer 12 volt conversion.
Here they are side by side - the 6 volt standard dynamo and the modified Fiat dynamo.
Here's what they look like on the bike.
The M-B dynamo doesn't have an eccentric shaft but the face plate is machined so that the gear can be meshed properly.
This does mean there might be a small gap 'twixt dynamo and engine - we'll see when I have it all mounted properly.
I've also got to make a fitting rear mount
On the headlight front - I am sorted there :-)
The fuse holder now screws into the headlight as it should. I wonder where and what the old ignition plate was from.....never mind - into the spares box it goes!
You can see my difficulty with the fuse holder - there's nowhere to screw it into with my old plate.
Anyway, slowly slowly doing things. House needs some stuff doing to it - that'll divert a large amount of money. I think I might resolve to get the Ural done by 2017 - my 50th birthday (hopefully it'll be quicker....).
Posted 09 December 2015 - 03:01 AM
Off to China and Malaysia in 10 days for a long holiday - when I return the aural project restarts (assuming the house leaves me some spare money!)
I sometimes wish I was rich in money sometimes as opposed to rich in family life and love....but I guess the latter is more fulfilling :-)
Posted 10 December 2015 - 03:31 AM
I do have things to get ready - I want to get sidecar mounts fitted to the other side for having a sidecar on the right hand side. I also want to beef up the front saddle mount. I'll get at done when I return so the frame can hold the engine. Gearbox can be properly looked at along with diff then added to the frame. Painting has been done so big bits can go back together. I want to redo front forks to make them react to bumps - seriously they need it. I could replace them with solid rods and not notice the difference! What did Russians use for springs?? 2016 Distinguished Gentlemans Ride in Auckland will see an M66 :-). I hope.....
Why change the sidecar mounts? Well, to fit the Steib, of course. My daughters are telling me it needs to be done.... It's a learning curve...bought a wheel nut then wondered why it wouldn't fit. Of course, the axle thread is different on a lhd outfit otherwise the wheel would more readily fall off!
Oh, and top tip for pale folk in hot countries - check your skin! Seriously. Don't need to tell the Aussies and Kiwis out there, of course.
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