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by Pete.Silson
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: solex - poor mpg
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: solex - poor mpg

Simon

I think that there were 2 originally which is what I have now.

solex.jpg

Interestingly new float valves for VW Beetles, which are a similar carburettor, come with 3 different thickness washers.
See http://www.vw-resource.com/float_needle.html#washers

Pete
by Pete.Silson
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: solex - poor mpg
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Solex - poor mpg

Mark, When I first ran my 4G after reassembly the fuel consumption was very poor and it was obviously running way too rich. It also had a tendency to dribble fuel if the machine was tipped to one side even slightly. Originally when I had stripped and cleaned the Solex carb it had multiple fibre wash...
by Pete.Silson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1939 4G toolbox
Replies: 1
Views: 131

1939 4G toolbox

I have bought a toolbox (of unknown origin) which I am aiming to use for a 39 Anstey 4G that didn't come with one. Pictures of 39 4G's on the interweb seem to have a huge variety of different toolboxes fitted - some of which are similar to the one I bought. Does anybody know of a definitive drawing/...
by Pete.Silson
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vintage Replica Czech web site
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Vintage Replica Czech web site

I've been trying to get on to the Czech spares website (http://www.vintage-replica.cz) for a couple of days now and I keep getting "can't connect" message. Has anybody else had the same problem or is it just me?

Pete
by Pete.Silson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Spare brake lever spring.
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Spare brake lever spring.

The left hand one is from a spring frame rear brake. It's the other way round since the brake rod runs above the rear axle and therefore the brake operating arm points upwards rather than downward as it does on a rigid.

Pete
by Pete.Silson
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Mudguard Bracket 5600-39
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Mudguard Bracket 5600-39

stays 1a.jpg I am trying to identify bits and pieces that I need to get/make for a 1939 Anstey framed 4G. I've got the three main stays (5590, 5591, 5597) for the rear mudguard but I don't really understand the U-shaped mudguard to engine plate bracket (5600-39) shown in the parts list. I ordered o...
by Pete.Silson
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 wheel rim size.
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: Square 4 wheel rim size.

The original rear wheel on my 1946 tele/rigid SQ4 is a WM3-18 with a 4-18 tyre. I'm sure this is an original factory-fitted wheel since I know the history of the machine. I replaced the tyre with a modern 4-18 which looks slightly smaller than the original probably because of the squarer cross-secti...
by Pete.Silson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 28 Model B rear hub
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: 28 Model B rear hub

Markus

Is this any use to you?

https://www.ebay.de/itm/253974135256

Pete
by Pete.Silson
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rigid lower chain guard
Replies: 16
Views: 823

Re: Rigid lower chain guard

This is on Ebay at the moment - looks sort of Ariel-like.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401615071919

Might be a starting point for making one?

Pete
by Pete.Silson
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 4G Rocker box breather?
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: 4G Rocker box breather?

Thank you all for your advice/comments. I suspect the issue may be a combination of a number of factors including a bit of blow-by from the old bores compounded by additional oil getting into the rockerbox from sloppy rockers. I don't think the follower guides are blocked since these were removed an...

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