The Round Way Wrong

‘rather than de-rusting his tank with nuts and volts, my friend went for electrolysis’

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I was robbed at the kop

‘when I took off the alternator I was very pleased that I had given in to my suspicion’

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Grind your valves

'Valve grinding is a straightforward operation but here are a few tips that can make it easier...'

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Fit a magneto oil seal

'Trying to fit a new oil seal can be frustrating, fighting against the magnet’s pull. Here’s how a bit of lathe work can help'

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Measure Compression Ratio

‘ONE OF THINGS THAT REALLY APPEALS TO ME ABOUT WORKING ON PRE-WAR BIKES IS THE EASE OF ACCESS’

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Project Picking

‘the adjuster threads were all crumbing into hard, highly abrasive grit’

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Distorted reason

‘Even if I buy a pre-war bike, I automatically assume somebody does the parts’

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Refit a complete scott engine

'Ever taken an engine out of the frame in pieces, then found it won’t go back in reassembled? If it’s a Scott, don’t give up…'

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