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by Alec.Elliot
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square Four main bearings-line boring.....
Replies: 18
Views: 4425

Re: Square Four main bearings-line boring.....

Hello Bob

Coventry Boring and Metalling did mine. (A bit closer than Bedford) Seems like a good job although I will really be able to let you know once I get everything back together and running!
by Alec.Elliot
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Modification to 4g rocker
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Modification to 4g rocker

Hello gents Looking through Waller there is a diagram showing a mod to carry out to the rockers by chamfering the top edge. This helps oil run away from the valve stem area. Mine are currently unmodified. Questions. 1. Is this mod worthwhile doing? 2. File or angle grinder. Cold chisel (only joking)...
by Alec.Elliot
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 4G Crankshaft oil seal washer
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: 4G Crankshaft oil seal washer

Thanks guys. No washer it is then. (mine is a 48 engine Roger)

I will have a couple more questions before too long!

Cheers

Alec
by Alec.Elliot
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 4G Crankshaft oil seal washer
Replies: 4
Views: 976

4G Crankshaft oil seal washer

Good evening Gents I am currently building up a 4G Engine and have a few questions to ask along the way, the first of which is:- Next to the Crankshaft oil seal the drawing shows an "oil seal washer" (Part No. K147-53) Does anyone know the purpose of this? Looks like my engine did not have...
by Alec.Elliot
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 Tappet Guide Blocks
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: Square 4 Tappet Guide Blocks

Hello Gents Thanks for your assistance on this chaps. Firstly even I wouldnt try to get a Sq4 block complete with followers in Mrs E's freezer. And yes the diesel does add a certain "jeu ne se something" to the turkey soup. With the cold then heat then diesel I have so far managed to free ...
by Alec.Elliot
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 Tappet Guide Blocks
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Square 4 Tappet Guide Blocks

Hi there I am in the process of re-assembling my 4G engine that has been apart for some time. When I took it apart all of the cam followers were moving freely in their respective tappet guide blocks but now for some reason I have four followers seized (fortunately? in just two of the guide blocks) I...
by Alec.Elliot
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel
Replies: 890
Views: 117049

Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Steven.Carter wrote:
nevhunter wrote:If you find the missing volts will that be called re volting? I think my suggestion has a lot of potential. nev

:D Positive thinking Nev

If there was a prize for this thread it would be a Chistmas Ampere.

All the best for the New Year.
by Alec.Elliot
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: No need to rush!
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

No need to rush!

Evening Gents Having just turned 60 and having had this "project" for more years than I care to think about I decided to move things along a bit. Its my 1955 SQ4 (Mongrel or hybrid depending on your point of view.) Its a 55 frame, etc, etc with a 49 engine and gearbox or at least, its goin...
by Alec.Elliot
Sun May 15, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Small end bush reaming with engine in frame?
Replies: 13
Views: 2863

Re: Small end bush reaming with engine in frame?

Hi Graham

I am afraid to say that I think you will end up taking the engine out as you cannot guarantee that your reaming will be straight and true, no matter how good the reamer is.

I would be interested to see what others think.

Sorry to disappoint,

Alec
by Alec.Elliot
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Painting Cylinder barrel and head
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Painting Cylinder barrel and head

Hi there I am slowly winding up to restart the lapsed rebuild on my 4G Engine and would like to know if anyone has experience (good or bad) of painting the cylinder barrel, cylinder head and exhaust manifolds. (stove enamel, wood stove paint, etc) I have a BSA Bantam that has had the barrel stove en...

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