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PostPost by: vincereynard » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:03 pm

Just above the crankshaft gear?

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:16 pm

Oil lubrication for chain I think.
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:11 am

Correct. It matches up with an oil drilling in the backplate. Care needed on engine assembly not to allow sealant to block the oil way.
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:03 am

Thanks chaps. I shall be most careful!

Toad's engine is now stripped revealing more knackered bits.

Perversely this has made me more determined to get it right. Although I thought it ran a bit "flat"
before, considering the state of it, it's a wonder it ran as well as it did.

Once up and sorted it should go well!
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:45 pm

englishmaninwales wrote:Correct. It matches up with an oil drilling in the backplate. Care needed on engine assembly not to allow sealant to block the oil way.


Here is the tiny drilling in the back of the Burton that lines up with the hole.
(Shame it was blocked with mastic!)

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