Amal monobloc 389 - quite 'clean' internally - no choke fitted in this case.
...attempting to make the frontal area as small as possible...
..however the 'works' Nortons in the 1930's managed to keep area to a minimum.
Normally I, like many others, would rather take acold bath than open up the gearbox.
Needs must this time however as the kickstart was not catching.
the fault is obvious..a badly worn pawl.
...at the end of the day every barrel and/or piston wears to the point something has to be done. A new liner is called for with a standard piston .