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by paul.wirdnam
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Stainless or Not?
Replies: 16
Views: 498

Re: Stainless or Not?

Nice Bantam!
by paul.wirdnam
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Black Ariel Chain Oiling Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Black Ariel Chain Oiling Problem

Thanks Nev and Ian. I asked same question on the Ariel Facebook page and Karol Burger from the Slovakia Ariel Klub posted these very useful photos. Confirms that I've got my pipes back-to-front...and he also shows how that final loop on the rear oil pipe should be positioned. http://electric-watches...
by paul.wirdnam
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Black Ariel Chain Oiling Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Black Ariel Chain Oiling Problem

I'm still trying to sort out the chain oilers on my 1930 Model F. There are two copper pipe chain oilers that take oil mist from the magneto chain compartment to the primary and rear chains. One feed is from the back of the compartment (1st photo red arrow) and the second is from the underneath of t...
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Mini Lathe
Replies: 45
Views: 1200

Re: Mini Lathe

Hi Gary, Sorry for delay, but been away for a few days. John answered your post well and all I would add to reinforce on his words, is that I save all old or worn out bolts, studs, spindles and other parts, as a possible source for material. In addition I have a pal who runs an engineering business...
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Burman Q removing kickstart from quadrant
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Burman Q removing kickstart from quadrant

Had to replace my quadrant recently and, as Nev says, they are very tight. Heat helps but I wasn't interesting in keeping the old quadrants, so I got them very hot. Watch out for any shims between kickstart and quadrant. They are there to ensure you get the correct angle when screwed up tight. When ...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Black Ariel Chain Oiling Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Black Ariel Chain Oiling Problem

Thanks Nev. I'll make the "correction" as in photo 4 above. I've been looking for the correct '30 square cornered inner timing cover for some time, but until I get one, are you saying that there would be no advantage to my engine breathing and chain oiling problem by drilling my later cove...
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Black Ariel Chain Oiling Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Black Ariel Chain Oiling Problem

My 1930 Model F is over-oiling the primary and rear chains; my rear tyre is covered in oil after quite a short ride, and there is an embarrassing amount of oil on the ground under the engine when parked up. I've owned another '29 Model F and '30 Model F in the past and neither of these was anything ...
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 Misfire
Replies: 33
Views: 1094

Re: SQ4 Misfire

Simon's in Norfolk, I'm in Dorset....so my electricity supply should be unaffected when he carries out this latest test. :lol:
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted 14 tooth Speedo Drive Gear CP box
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Wanted 14 tooth Speedo Drive Gear CP box

I have a 15 tooth one here for a CP box....what's that for?

When I was enquiring about speedo drives for my '48 KG, it soon become clear that info was a bit thin on the ground. My KG has a CP box, with Chronometric in the tank.
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 Misfire
Replies: 33
Views: 1094

Re: SQ4 Misfire

Could you say more about your test rig? From memory, it was pretty simple. I have one of those 6v transformer-type HT coils from Wemoto (approx £14). Coil was connected to a 6v battery and condenser and I simulated the points with a switch. All sitting on a metal plate. Having first checked for a v...

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