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» Parts for 1935 E39 Cruiser
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    Andy Briggs

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    Post  Andy Briggs on Fri May 01, 2020 4:57 pm

    OK chaps; does anyone have ANY spares available for my bike?  I mentioned in an earlier post that I was starting to learn about it.  Well, I'm now in a position to look around for some bits and pieces, so What Have You?
    For instance, my rear brake plate assembly is rather distorted (aren't they made of thin steel?) and a past owner has tried to repair it with part of a paint-tin lid and body-filler (I kid you not!)
    If anyone has anything, please let me know and we can chat.  Thanks!
    kerabo
    kerabo

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    Location : Spalding Lincs. Cruiser 39. Falcon 87. Green Lane Bitsa. Sunbeam S8

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    Post  kerabo on Fri May 01, 2020 6:19 pm

    Andy
    Put a list on of what you need.
    I don’t have much but will keep my eyes open

    Ken
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    Andy Briggs

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    Post  Andy Briggs on Sat May 02, 2020 8:09 pm

    OK chaps, encouraged by Ken, I am hereby asking if anyone has any parts for a 1935 E39 Cruiser. Here goes:
    one pair front mudguard stays; cup and cone bearings for both wheels; steering damper knob and rod; Miller switch knob; correct carb; battery carrier; clutch adjuster screw (missing from Albion g.box); rear brake rod; chain adjuster screws/bolts; one wing bolt for rear mudguard; rear brake plate unit; carrier rack.
    There, that's not much, is it!? In truth I could (and probably will) make or modify many of the above, but there's no harm in trying to find the proper bits, is there? If anyone has good news you can contact me on 07504 000059 or andy.j.briggs@googlemail.com Thanks.
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    Post  kerabo on Sat May 02, 2020 8:43 pm

    Andy you have a bit to go at there. I have carb spec. And will keep my eyes open.

    Ken
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    Post  kerabo on Sun May 03, 2020 8:35 am

    Andy
    See this on eBay.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124072032732

    Mine has this on.

    I see you wanted a Switch knob. My original cracked and I had to find one. You can drill out the other type to fit these if your careful. They lock on with a roll pin. They just spin until you insert the key.

    I do have plenty of keys should you need one.

    We just bought my Grand daughter a 3D printer so I need to get her Trained making such as these parts.

    Ken
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    Post  Andy Briggs on Mon May 04, 2020 12:53 pm

    Thanks for your replies Ken. Yes it is quite a list, but I can see myself making or modifying most of the items. Re the switch knob, I've just accessed the Ebay link and the item is interesting, but I have a Lucas item which I may modify in the way that you suggest. Nice idea about 3D printing! I'll need a key from you at some point, to go with it. Could you email me the carb spec please? The one that has been fitted is the wrong 'hand', so that the tickler is on the wrong side and is inaccessible through the bonnet hole. I've been thinking also of using a later S22, or even an S25, because it won't be seen when in use. Do you have any experience of using these later Villiers carbs? Cheers.
    kerabo
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    Post  kerabo on Mon May 04, 2020 8:40 pm

    I may have already answered this but never mind.

    I messed up my carb trying to fit a float needle seat from something else. I pressed it in and not with much force but the carb is so soft it changed shape and would not accept the slide. So in the mean time fitted a carb from a 8E. It ran well but as you noticed it puts the tickler on the inside.

    I had some luck send found a carb body at an auto jumble for a £5.

    Ken


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    Post  Andy Briggs on Tue May 05, 2020 11:10 am

    Good Morning Ken. Yes, you did, but don't worry! Thanks for all your help and advice; this is just what an owner's group should be doing, especially if it gets a bike back on the road after many years. I've also just discovered that a friend of my brother also has a pre-war Cruiser, so I'll phone him tonight and compare notes. You never know!

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