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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 19:42
Do you have access to a strobe?
 
Fit a timing disc and pointer marking TDC, then point the strobe at it while cranking, should be enough to show the spark point.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 19:50
A good idea Brian thanks. Have strobe but not timing disc, will have to get one. Any recommendation.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 20:39
Sorry, no. I made my own, good enough for my purposes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2018 at 21:20
just printed one from web and stuck to cardboard. will test tomorrow
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2018 at 13:34
Have checked ignition timing. Correct static timing is 7 degrees BTDC actual reading is 53 degrees ATDC. 
60 degrees out. Cutch housing connected to crankshaft with six bolts so must be one hole out.
Time to remove engine for inspection.
Brian thanks for timing idea, simple ideas the best. Clap

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2018 at 14:24
That would probably be your problem. Wink

Crab the frame and pull the gearbox off the engine. Actually easier than you might think.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Apr 2018 at 22:07
Engine now out. Notch and slot on flywheel to clutch housing in correct position.
There are painted marks on crankshaft and clutch housing and yes they are one hole out
The lesson learnt is presume everything is wrong when taking over an abandoned restoration and start afresh.
Whilst out will renew worn clutch plate, replace weeping crankshaft seal in timing case and check timing chain assembly.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Apr 2018 at 22:20
It was probably abandoned because the previous owner couldn't get it started.

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Don’t you love it when a plan comes together.  
Top work detective team, well done all.
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Clever bugger that Brian, he should set up a forum or something....Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Apr 2018 at 21:07
Agreed Brian is a clever bugger.
 Stupid me, have used timing disc when setting up ignition on old british bikes. 
All parts cleaned up waiting for new parts to arrive.
Whilst having a clean up noticed drain plug hole, sump plug, threads damaged, plug not holding tight.
Sump off cleaned , waiting for helicoil. Good thing noticed when I did, not good to fall out when riding, 
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So the timing problem was actually a good thing, you might never have noticed the sump plug otherwise.
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New clutch and timing cover seals fitted. Sump plug threaded hole helicoiled.
Engine in, frame on, new clutch cable fitted, bits and bobs put back on. 
All ready for test start tommorow. 
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Engine started second push on starter button, HOORAY.
Carbs set up. everything put back on
Test ride tomorrow, if all OK book first MOT for ten years.
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