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Offline Daren W Australia

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Mk5 amal 274 gasket spacer
« on: 28 Jul 2017 at 05:26 »
Hi for my Mk5 I need 2 amal 274 gasket spacers what are they made of and where do I get them Regards Daren
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Re: Mk5 amal 274 gasket spacer
« Reply #1 on: 28 Jul 2017 at 07:01 »
Hi Daren,
               They are made of 1/8" thick Tufnol. Some years back, LDMCC spares did have them in stock, but I don't know what the present situation is.

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Re: Mk5 amal 274 gasket spacer
« Reply #2 on: 28 Jul 2017 at 07:07 »
Hitchcocks Motorcycles stock them Darren. They should come up on Google.

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Re: Mk5 amal 274 gasket spacer
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Re: Mk5 amal 274 gasket spacer
« Reply #4 on: 28 Jul 2017 at 11:45 »
Looking at Hitchcock's website, all their spacers look to be for the more usual flange with 2" stud centres. The smaller flange with 1.562" stud centres seems to be peculiar to the Mark series Douglas, so there is probably not enough turnover for anyone to consider making a batch!

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Re: Mk5 amal 274 gasket spacer
« Reply #5 on: 28 Jul 2017 at 12:50 »
The parts book only shows what looks like a gasket & is described as a joint. My MK5 only has gaskets (no heat blocks.) It is possible that all 274s have the smaller flange.

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Re: Mk5 amal 274 gasket spacer
« Reply #6 on: 28 Jul 2017 at 14:34 »
When new, the Mark series engines only had the tufnol spacer (as you say, described as a joint) - there were no gaskets! The 274 carbs fitted to Marks are unique in several ways - they have vertical flanges with 1.562" stud centres, they have larger threads to take 276 bellmouths, and they are cast aluminium whereas other 274's are made of a zinc based alloy. All other 274 carbs also have either the larger flange with 2" stud centres or are stub fitting.

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Re: Mk5 amal 274 gasket spacer
« Reply #7 on: 28 Jul 2017 at 14:43 »
Thanks Edddie, I'm sure I got new gaskets for mine, but can't find the receipt. It wasn't the LDMCC, but they're the only logical source if the flanges are unique to Douglas. The only other people I can think of is Surrey Cycles. Very helpful people.

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Re: Mk5 amal 274 gasket spacer
« Reply #8 on: 16 Oct 2017 at 20:20 »
Hi Just received 2 spacers from Burlen to suit amal 274 the bore is correct but the stud spacing is incorrect so I will mod them and then get some cut locally so if anyone wants some let me know Daren
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