The Vintage Motorcyclists Workshop
by Radco, 1986 hardback
Vintage Motorcyclists’ Workshop is aimed at the amateur, who is encouraged to attempt almost every aspect of restoration work himself, within the confines of the home workshop. It is packed with detailed practical information and illustration compiled by a highly respected motorcycle restorer.
Secondhand book - a few marks on cover, pages edges have some finger marks etc, fair condition.
Screw threads for the vintage motorcyclist: cycle threads and other screwforms; taps, dies and chasers, with notes on materials; heat treatment explained. The cycle parts: rebuilding wheels, brakes and forks. Engine work, the top half: inspection; checking piston and ring wear; machining pistons; valves, guides and seats; timing checks. Engine work, the bottom half: flywheels; con-rods, crankcases, bearings and bushes; lubrication. Transmission: belts, chains, gearboxes and clutches. Carburation: servicing carburettors; tuning various types (Amal, B&B, Binks, BSA, Triumph, Senspray, Schebler, Bowden, SU). Electrics: magnetos, dynamos, magdynos, cvc units, coil ignition, alternators and lighting. Paintwork: preparation; stripping; rust removal and protection; coachpainting, masking, hand-lining, spraying hints. Electroplating at home: preparation; nickel plating; aluminium refinishing. The final touches: saddlery; gas-lamp maintenance; horns and speedos; miscellaneous workshop jobs.