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Plover 86 (AMC 15T) standard piston

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Plover 86 (AMC 15T) standard piston

Post  Kettlebastonian on Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:41 pm

When will I ever learn to take of a copy of the message Iím intending to upload (so Iíve got something to fall back on when the damn thing dissolves into the ether - as my first attempt just did)?

A plea from a frustrated 1961 Plover 86 owner: does anyone have a used (usable) standard sized piston from an AMC 15T engine? Iím kicking myself as (in spite of what I considered to be adequate care and precautions) I managed to damage the skirt on mine whilst removing it from the barrel; it had become tight, but not seized, whilst in storage. I already have a new set of rings put aside.

Iíve so far located two replacements at 1.5mm oversize, but it seems criminal to bore out a perfect barrel just to accommodate (although that option remains). The bike has done less than 11k genuine miles. : /

Any polite suggestions warmly welcomed!

(test upload using TinyPic follows)

May 2018 update: †I'm delighted to say that I finally found one with 'Bantam' John Phelan. Contrary to various reports I've read, he was very helpful and the piston arrived the next day.

Last edited by Kettlebastonian on Sun May 27, 2018 12:39 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : update)

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