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by paul.wirdnam
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New club Facebook page
Replies: 41
Views: 816

Re: New club Facebook page

I am apparently a founder member of your new Facebook group as I joined and posted pictures on it right away. Just looking briefly at Facebook, it contains the following Ariel related groups: 1: Ariel Motorcycle Club: 390 members started November 2010... closed group. 2: Another so called Ariel MCC...
by paul.wirdnam
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New club Facebook page
Replies: 41
Views: 816

Re: New club Facebook page

Lee, Dave, Robert...if you're reading this, it's a great shame that you've introduced moderator Approval for new Posts on the Group? It wasn't like that for the first few hours. Why have you done this? It sort of defeats one of the benefits of FB Groups in my opinion: posting a question to get an an...
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New club Facebook page
Replies: 41
Views: 816

Re: New club Facebook page

I've used FB for years but it has only really become useful to me when I've joined specialist Groups like the "Ariel Motorcycles", "Slovenský Arielklub" etc. These are the places to go to get quick answers to my questions....sadly, if I post the same question on here, I could wai...
by paul.wirdnam
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: Snapped timing chain
Replies: 24
Views: 935

Re: Snapped timing chain

I've only had one chain break on me...rear chain on a Matchless. It broke on the solid side of the split link (below). I hadn't realized that it had broken until I got home and investigate the occasional nasty noise coming from the back as it sometimes caught a tooth on the rear sprocket. I spoke to...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 134
Views: 30467

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Another month passes but I'm getting there....slowly. Head, manifold and siamese pipes went on ok, but I had to modify the bracket on the silence somewhat. Bowden cables all done, wiring harness all done and the lights & horn actually work. No idea if the charging works. Fitted the cartridge oil...
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Lucas MCR1 Regulator
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Wanted: Lucas MCR1 Regulator

Anyone got an old Lucas MCR1 regulator they would part with?

Doesn't have to be working as I'm only after the casing....and it must not be the tube clamping type, but the one with a mounting hole at each end (as below). (MCR2 no good)


Lucas MCR1 Regulator.jpg
by paul.wirdnam
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Tough day at the office :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: Tough day at the office :)

by paul.wirdnam
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 4G Carb / Dynamo Clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

Re: 4G Carb / Dynamo Clearance

Stuw, that might be an option but as it seems relatively difficult to have an oil tight seal between rocket box and head, I'm inclined not to mess with the club's gasket set that's used here. It would also mean the valves are not quite so far into the head. I wonder what thickness the original base ...
by paul.wirdnam
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Solex spares
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Re: Solex spares

Paul, I was hunting around about a month ago for 26AHD parts and information. Simon Holyfield helped out with information and advice. Here's what I found: 1) The AOMCC website has a lot of documents on the Solex in Library / Document Repository / Generic / Solex. I found Bruce Longman's hand written...
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 4G Carb / Dynamo Clearance
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

Re: 4G Carb / Dynamo Clearance

Paul, I posted same question(s) on the Ariel Facebook group and got lots of replies. Loads of people are where I'm at i.e. with only 15-25 thou clearance. Some have seen chunks taken out of the magdyno strap to give a little more clearance. I will lift the carb when bolting down....if there is a ste...

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