... couldn't find anything wrong... apart from the float chamber end plate being terribly warped. So that will need replacing. The original gasket just couldn't keep the4 fuel in, so I cut one out of two layers from a cereal cardboard box! The extra thickness worked. But it did nothing for the fuel spraying out of the tickler valve! But a clout with a hammer did. Only a gentle clout, though. Perhaps if I renew the float, the float valve assembly and the tickler spring... oh, yes, and the end cover and gasket.. I might get somewhere...! Or maybe it's time to find another Little Willie, do you think?
I've been the proud owner of a 1965 BSA Bantam D7 since 1991, affectionately known as Little Willie (Wilhelmina) and love to take her out for a ride so that others can see her.