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Getting the Matchless on the road

Re: Getting the Matchless on the road

Postby triumph2 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:15 pm

I tried to load a pic from flickr but no luck (haven't figured out how to yet!). I happen to have a 63 cylinder head on my dining room table so it was easy to check. That hole on my rockerbox is plugged with a dark charcoal looking stuff. HTH
https://i.imgur.com/jmm73HF.jpg
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Re: Getting the Matchless on the road

Postby OzT » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:32 pm

Thanks triumph2, I remember now, it was just plugged! I'll find something to plug that with.

thanks again!

Cheers

Ed

ps and I'm sure a 63 cylinder head makes an excellent table decoration for any occasion :)

pps I've stuck a flat bit of alloy over it with adhesive, will take a picture later and stick it up. Hope it works. It may be a metering screw for the inlet valve for all I know, just don't remember seeing anything there before, cept a plugged hole. If it's dry next week will take it for a ride see if that did the trick and report back.
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Re: Getting the Matchless on the road

Postby batrider » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:11 am

I must have had the same problem with the '61. That hole is gooped with the orange high temp silicone sealant on mine. The oil metering screw for the inlet valve is on the right side - on the head itself not the rocker box.

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