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Common sense would suggest the oil slot in the tappet guides should face upwards, but I have seen them facing downwards in quite a few pics on here.
Can anyone give me a definite on this please as I'm assembling my engine this week?
OK, so our two S6s both have cracked crankcases, in exactly the same position.  One has been repaired, one (mine) has not --- the T6 is not cracked.  Is this a common problem / weakness?  At some point I will have mine repaired, but at the moment, the barrel and clutch ring seem to be holding it all together.

Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Help
« Last post by Red on 13 May 2019 at 19:44  »
Any one up to identifying the riders in this photo and also the bikes involved. I believe the rider on the trials bike is Jim Douglas? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: EW 350
« Last post by Dave on 13 May 2019 at 19:37  »
Photos added to first post in the topic.
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: Aero 600 Engine re-assembly
« Last post by Aero on 13 May 2019 at 17:52  »
thanks for the pic. I see your generator drive gear is solid. You don't have a bronze cone inside as on mine, so you don't need a spring.
So now we have 3 types of generator drives on our Aeros, short shaft with combined dog drive, long shaft with straight gear, and long shaft with cone gear driven!
The LDMCC has received a buff UK log book for the above machine covering the period from June 1956, when it was re-registered following restoration, to September 1966. It shows two previous owners. If the current owner of the bike would like to contact the Club Secretary (me) or send me a personal message, I will arrange for this to be forwarded on. The last owner known to the club lived in Switzerland, but has not been a member since 2002.

Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: EW 350
« Last post by DMGOE on 13 May 2019 at 06:56  »
Hallo Dave

i send the Picture to the adress. One picter is from the Vehicle Dokument with all owner to 1979 . The last one is Henry Body.

I hope Henry is going well and he knows "your" bike.

Thanks Dave
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: Unusual Douglas?
« Last post by flea on 12 May 2019 at 23:26  »
the add is no longer current , out of curiosity what was the asking price and in what state
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / A Rather Late Introduction
« Last post by PaulW on 12 May 2019 at 21:55  »
As I've already posted a few question, I'm a bit late in introducing myself, but better late than never.  I'm Paul from Dorset and I've been involved in vintage motorcycles since 1982 when I first joined the VMCC and have been a member ever since. I've had BSA, Matchless, New Imperial, Sunbeam but my real love are Ariels, particularly the "Black Ariels" from 1926 to 1930 of which I have a few.  But until recently, I've never owned a Douglas...

At the beginning of March, a friend of mine in the Douglas Club, and an S6 owner, told me of a number of S6's and T6's that were coming up for sale. They were bikes owned by club member Les Young and were being sold off by his widow and sons with help from the Douglas Club.  I travelled down to see them and took a friend....we ended up buying all three bikes plus a lot of engine / gearbox spares.  We each own one S6 and have a half share in the T6.  All three are 1930.

The viewing:

The bikes haven't been ridden or started for some time, probably about 10-15 years, but it didn't take us long to get the two S6 up-and-running.  We've no intention of restoring these S6s; we love the original patina of both; they are perfect "oily rag" bikes.  The T6 is a bit different as it has required much more work to make it mechanically sound: mag rewind, replacement clutch bearing, new headstock bearings, etc etc but the engine is running nicely.

On the road:

My S6 (PL 2257) passed through the hands of G.D. Brown back in 1974 and was MOTed by them in 1999:

Finally, a photo of the T6...soon to be joining the two S6s back on the road after a long sleep:

Sorry or delay.
Here are the pictures of the parts. In no particular order.
No spring here.
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