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ED bee Mk11 and DC spare parts

ED bee Mk11 and DC Sabre

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David Rose 117/07/2012 11:44:12
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Can any one help, my ED Bee has the fuel tank but no retaining bolt can anyone advise on the type, size and thread of this bolt or can the recommend where to buy one.

Have bought DC Sabre but the NVA is broken can anyone help with details of where a replacement could be found or if there is a suitable copy that works



Alan Cantwell17/07/2012 18:33:15
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John who took over J, D Haytrees business has copious amounts of sabre needle spares, the thread in the ED could be BA,

David Rose 118/07/2012 11:19:10
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Hi Alan Thank you for the reply, you wouldn't have a contact number, e-mail or any other means to contact him.

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator18/07/2012 11:42:33
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Hi David...I've moved your thread into the IC engines'll probably get more responses here...

I think Alan is refering to Motorvation Engines who I believe bought John Haytrees spares & goodwill. Unfortunately there are no contact details on the website.....I think I might know a man who knows them though so please bear with me....wink 2

David Rose 118/07/2012 15:06:22
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Hi That sounds very hopeful thanks, I could only find some where in Leicester maybe that is the location?

Alan Cantwell18/07/2012 19:11:49
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i am indeed, just forgot the name for a senior momentsad he is indeed based in leicester, he may not answer any calls at the moment, he has been in hospital

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator19/07/2012 10:43:15
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I believe he is based in Leicester David..... my spy in the East Midlands (thanks Chris...wink 2) informs me that he has had problems with his landlord hence the lack of contact details......

Apparently if you contact Tonys Models on Saffron Lane & ask for John Walton they might be able to help point you in the right direction.....teeth 2

John Cole19/07/2012 12:02:43
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I found THIS by Googling. Not sure if the details are up-to-date.

Big Bandit19/07/2012 12:31:07
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Just spoke to John Walton regarding your spares. The ED Bee as I found out myself does take a 6 BA bolt but the original has a shoulder to stop the bolt head crushing the tank, I'm not sure of the exact length of the shoulder, but the easiest way is to manufacture one from a length of alloy tube to fit over the bolt inside the tank so it pushes up to the threaded spigot at the rear of the crankcase back plate, and the rear of the tank. Just cut a length of tube over length and trim it progressively till it's right. I seem to remember using a fibre washer on one of mine as the plastic tank split's easily. If your struggling PM me and I'll strip the tank off of one of my Bees photo and measure it.

As for the Sabre NVA give him a bell he has them in stock 0116 2442223.

He's just told me that the heavy rain yesterday flooded part of the shop and they are up against it, cleaning up at the moment.



Steve Hargreaves - Moderator19/07/2012 12:39:36
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Chris if you speak to him again ask him to at least put a phone number on his website....I'm sure there are lots of people keen to buy spares & keep their old motors running.

I try & refer people to him when appropriate but without contact details they will be a bit stuck.....dont know

David Rose 120/07/2012 14:51:13
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Thank you all for the information, I have been in contact with John and he does have the Sabre NVA which is great news. As for the Bee he can supply a 6BA bolt and I will attempt to follow Chris's advice and try a tube etc,

Really pleased and without the help would have got nowhere Thanks

Big Bandit20/07/2012 18:31:24
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Finnaly managed to get in the cupboard (decorating at the mo),

This is one of the Mk 1's with the green tank.


The tank mounting bolt.


Shoulder length is 18.6 mm or .732 "


Hope this helps.



Alex Calderhead18/03/2013 23:39:16
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I just found this thread, could you measure the dia of the shoulder and slotted head?

ken anderson.19/03/2013 08:14:56
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alex-i've sent you a PM regarding the lad above chris.....


Alex Calderhead19/03/2013 10:57:23
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Hi Ken,

PM read. Thanks.

Mike Etheridge 119/03/2013 19:37:42
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Has anyone mentioned yet that Westons bought out the ED company and still hold some spares according to Steve Hummel one of their reps and expert flyer?


Wilco Wingco21/11/2019 22:15:45
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I am looking for a needle for an ED Hornet, seem to have lost mine somewhere. If anybody has one or a trashed engine for spares I would be interested. sad

bert baker22/11/2019 01:15:14
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Pm sent

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