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Rob Cook
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Username: rob_cook

Post Number: 25
Registered: 03-2011
Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a dismantled Simplex single that is free to a good home.

All components are there (except carburettor and magneto).

Downside is that the gearbox was left open and is rusted solid, but should free up given time and treatment.

Engine is in Paynesville Victoria. Will box it if you pay the freight.

Rob Cook 03 5156 6582 or recook@ozemail.com.au

Alternatively it is going to the scrap dealer.
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kevin lang
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Username: klanger

Post Number: 99
Registered: 03-2012


Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 08:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Rob,
Email sent, if still available I'll take it

Regards
Kevin
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kevin lang
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Username: klanger

Post Number: 100
Registered: 03-2012


Posted on Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 03:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Rob, See you next weekend
Kev
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kevin lang
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Post Number: 101
Registered: 03-2012


Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 01:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Picked it up yesterday, good long term project.
Will put some pictures up later. Need avice on how to free up rusted gear FNR gearbox.
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kevin lang
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Username: klanger

Post Number: 102
Registered: 03-2012


Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 02:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pic1 the gearbox
Gearbox
The crankcase
Crankcase

Any advice on best possible approach to free up greatly appreciated
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Mark S
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Username: marks

Post Number: 165
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 - 02:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Kevin,

For a start a drum large enough to put it in filled with mollasses and water. Ratio isn't critical perhaps 30% or more mollasses.

Will take a few weeks. If it is working properly then you will see a foamy scum appear on the top.

This will get it started.

Mollasses can be had from horse supply places.

Cheers,

Mark
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kevin lang
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Post Number: 103
Registered: 03-2012


Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 08:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Mark.
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Mark S
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Username: marks

Post Number: 166
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 02:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry Kevin,

Forgot to mention if there are any non-ferrous parts you will need to remove them first. Aluminium especially and brass/bronze as well although they take a bit longer to dissolve.

Cheers,

Mark
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Mark S
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Post Number: 167
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 02:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Forgot to mention Kevin if there are any non-ferrous parts then remove them first. Aluminium will dissolve quite quickly, brass/bronze somewhat slower.

Cheers,

Mark
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kevin lang
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Username: klanger

Post Number: 104
Registered: 03-2012


Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 07:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Mark,
By the amount of rust in there, apart from the clutch jaws, I don't know how much brass or bronze is in there. Either way if I do nothing, can't fix it, and if some brass or bronze goes, hopefully I can replace them. Supposedly still able to get parts for them.

Kevin
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kevin lang
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Username: klanger

Post Number: 105
Registered: 03-2012


Posted on Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

2 weeks in the electrolisis tank cleaned up the rust pretty well.Then a soak with a mix of ATF and Acetone,

I had it set up with a drip feed

So far I have been able to remove the final drive shaft and gear change lever.


Next challange is to rremove crankshaft and gear box.

Regards
Kevin
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Todd Vidgen
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Username: todd_vidgen

Post Number: 269
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016 - 05:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There are bronze bushes in the planetary gears ,but standard size ,can be obtained from any bearing supplier.
Todd
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kevin lang
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Username: klanger

Post Number: 106
Registered: 03-2012


Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well a little more progress, got the gearbox and crankshaft out. Now put away till I can spend more time on it. Gearbox soaking in ATF and Acetone, trying to loosen it up.


Thanks Todd, good to know. I am waiting on a manual from Simplex in Sydney.
Dont supose you have any info/documents on pulling gear box apart?

Regards
Kev.
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Tim Craig
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Username: mangrove

Post Number: 17
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 11:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi All,
I'm looking for a non non exploded barrel for
a simplex 5/7 if anyone knows of one. Thanks
Cheers Tim.
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Todd Vidgen
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Username: todd_vidgen

Post Number: 271
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 11:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hardman and hall have them aprox $2000.00
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Tim Craig
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Username: mangrove

Post Number: 18
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 01:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Todd, hoping to not spend quite as much on a display type engine (running), I have got some stuff off the before and very good. Cheers.

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