Posts Tagged ‘Amal’

Doherty Competition Levers

Posted: October 9, 2016 in Just Me
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I called round to see my old friend Terry the Vincent today, just for a cup of tea and a chat, always a good way to lose an hour, and whilst there Terry gifted me an original genuine pair of of Doherty alloy levers, you see lots of new and a few original Amal versions being sold as Doherty, but the Amal’s are thicker and straighter in the lever, where the much rarer genuine Doherty version have a slimmer profile, and are flatter where your fingers rest.
These are in great condition with the original Doherty stamped clamps, and cap head screws, although one lever end has a little road rash.


Doherty Levers


Doherty embossed clamps


Doherty Competition


Slim profile

And here is a web shot of the Amal style “Doherty” levers for comparison


Replica Amal style levers

The Lightning Project… part seven.

Posted: October 1, 2016 in Just Me
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It has been a wet day here in the UK, heavy rain on and off all day, so not too much done with the A65, but I did manage to hone out the bores on the barrels, and run the carbs through the ultrasonic tank. maybe if it is dry tomorrow I can get a bit more done.


Cleaned Amal 930’s

The Lightning Project… part three.

Posted: September 19, 2016 in Just Me
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Tank off, and deeper in to the mire we drift…

Original Lucas harness. This is a good sign to me, and I shall go through the connectors, and make sure the solder is good, and all the connections are cleaned and corrosion free before use, I may even put a new fuse board in the mix somewhere too.


Lucas harness.

With the rocker cover off you get to see the pushrods and rocker gear, everything looks pretty tidy in here..


Rocker assembly and pushrods

Remember where all the shims and springs go..


Springs and things

You need to remove the exhaust rocker shaft to access the front head bolts, before removing the head. and the front top stud, so the head can clear the frame top tube. This is also a good time to remove the Amal carbs.


Amal carbs ready to be removed