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    keith livingstone
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    Post  keith livingstone on Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:10 pm

    Hello all
    Hope I'm right in thinking modern FB means post war and not just new FB's as recently marketed.

    A real head scrather - 6mm threads!!
    Would appreciate some expert advice

    Much against better advice I took on this neglected model 95.  When working on these old bikes it's always a nightmare checking and fixing botched threads.  There are so many variations of imperial threads, but this AMC 150 has me scratching my head.
    There are 5 screws securing the inner primary chaincase.  I have several crancase halves into which foilk have tried 1/4 bsf and 1/4 cycle.  I have one unmolested crankcase half with original screws which, and this is where I'm bowled over are the from what I have checked are 6mm threads  See pictures

    Many thanks
    Keith

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    Post  Rex Stewart on Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:39 am

    Could the thread be UNC and UNF.

    One of those is close to Metric.

    The Ariel arrow was UNC/UNF, Norton also used UNF.
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    Post  kerabo on Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:15 am

    Can you get a picture of the thread. Into alloy it's practice to use a coarse thread but I have never touched one of these.
    The older engines were I think Whitworth and UNC is close to this.
    Ken
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    Post  John Wakefield on Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:30 am

    The registration number 2783 JZ is now on a BMW 118D SE Auto Year: 2015  Colour: Blue
    The series JZ would be Co Down, Northern Ireland circa November 1963
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    Post  keith livingstone on Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:31 pm

    Hello guys
    Sorry for not getting back to you before now.

    Ken
    I managed to get a picture of the threads and screws.
    As I said I was baffled by finding the thread that matched the original bolts,  I think,  was M6 6mm bolt

    One interesting thing |I found on thread charts is that 0BA and 6mm are virually the same pitch, albeit one 55' angle and the other is 47'angle.  

    John
    Yes my project bike was in a bit of sad state as you saw in the picture. It had been used as a mule for number transfers in the 90's and when first seen had a Honda H100 engine shoehorned in, and a 17" back wheel to suit and RH side brake!!

    Guys thanks again for the feedback.
    Hopefully have it on the road next year
    Keith

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