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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:53 am 
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melle wrote:
Sounds like either the needle is stuck open, or the float is leaking or has come loose.


Always been the float having failed/stuck or the tang become bent engaging the needle on old bikes I've worked on.
If carb bowls aren't emptied before being stored, the old fuel wreaks havoc with them.

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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:36 am 
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Bulkhead looks surprisingly solid!

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O and those cogs replaced for the steel one's.
I think the fibre gears are there for three good reasons: a) noise reduction b) should the engine grind to a halt (e.g. because the balance shaft bearings give in), the balance shaft gear will strip and prevent further damage c) they're much cheaper than steel ones.

Make sure you check the balance shaft bearings for wear and use good quality gaskets, most sets on eBay are rubbish. I would also replace the spigot bush (15x19x20).

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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:00 pm 
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melle wrote:
Bulkhead looks surprisingly solid!

Duck89 wrote:
O and those cogs replaced for the steel one's.
I think the fibre gears are there for three good reasons: a) noise reduction b) should the engine grind to a halt (e.g. because the balance shaft bearings give in), the balance shaft gear will strip and prevent further damage c) they're much cheaper than steel ones.

Make sure you check the balance shaft bearings for wear and use good quality gaskets, most sets on eBay are rubbish. I would also replace the spigot bush (15x19x20).


All the bearings will be getting replaced. I've just this minute finished stripping the engine down. Although I can't seem to get the balance shaft out. The heads will be getting sent off to get cleaned and skimmed. The bores do have a small lip at the very top so I think it may be wise to have them honed.

So regarding the cogs. Would you recommend keeping with the fibre ones(replacing for new of course).


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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:51 pm 
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I would definitely stick with fibre gears for an otherwise standard engine, but it's up to you of course. If they're within tolerance I don't even see the need to replace them, they rarely fail (and if they do it's nearly always because of stripped balance shaft bearings).

Remove the gear from the balance shaft and tap the shaft rearwards with a soft (lead/ hide/ plastic/ wood) mallet and it should pop right out, taking the freeze plug with it. If it doesn't come out, hit it harder!

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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
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Didn't get much done at the weekend other than seeing if the engine would run. After a bit of fiddling with new plugs fresh fuel and cleaning the points she wanted to start but just wouldn't fire into life.

We did however have a rather large fuel puddle underneath the car. Noticed one of the fuel pipes was just hanging down with nowhere to go.

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Also any ideas what these wires go to?

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 Post subject: Re: Parker the 96
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:58 am 
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The fuel pipe is the float chamber overflow. It is routed into the circular hole in the suspension top. Not very PC now but it should just be a breather. If leaking you likely have a stuck needle valve but fuel would also be leaking into the manifold and you would see that by looking down the carb. A punctured float will fill and not close the valve as well.


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