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by nevhunter
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Big End
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Big End

Usually by the time it's got play, it's had it. The surface "dies" because of metal fatigue and hard bits flake off often shortening the life of the scavenge pump and scratching the bore. The big end is the essential heart of your engine and true flywheels are the only way to have a smooth...
by nevhunter
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Layshaft bushes for 1st and 2nd gear 1951 CP
Replies: 9
Views: 756

Re: Layshaft bushes for 1st and 2nd gear 1951 CP

They only spin freely on the bush without load until they are dogged into engagement, then they don't move on the bush at all. If the box has clean oil in it they should almost last forever. If they have play the mesh of the gears is not correct (noise) and the dogs wear more than they should which ...
by nevhunter
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Brown and Barlow
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Brown and Barlow

It will work OK without it, but it's not hard to make one. You would make it to fit your thread easyily enough . If it has a bell mouth you can spin it or work it on a former. Nev
by nevhunter
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Which Bronze to use ?
Replies: 28
Views: 619

Re: Which Bronze to use ?

Everything takes up space though. I have two and one's quite big.I was miles from machine shops once and just couldn't justify the large travel time. The big ones needed when you have a big sized job which is only about 1/8th of the time now., The smaller one's showing signs of wear even though it g...
by nevhunter
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Black Ariel Book reprinted
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Black Ariel Book reprinted

Trying to talk the wife into buying me one for Christmas. She bought the 30 Model F for my birthday so that sounds reasonable. don't you think? Nev
by nevhunter
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Which Bronze to use ?
Replies: 28
Views: 619

Re: Which Bronze to use ?

You would be better to split the nuts into two down the middle normal (90 degrees)to the axis and have a means of adjusting them angular wise to each other .You can then adjust the play out of the equation for a long time until the threaded shaft wears unevenly enough for it to matter. Nev
by nevhunter
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 350 nh
Replies: 10
Views: 920

Re: 350 nh

The 350's must have been very popular. Years ago a friend of mine bought one (second hand) in London and toured all over Europe on it, without any issues. and they keep cropping up for sale. I had a 54 with the older brakes and put an iron VH top and innards in it. (in Australia) and sold it in the ...
by nevhunter
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Studebaker Sq 4.
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Studebaker Sq 4.

Coupled cranks and coupled to a shaft Drive with two changes of direction. Sounds like a nightmare to me. Where would the clutch go? For one thing. Nev
by nevhunter
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition
Replies: 33
Views: 1583

Re: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition

Aerostart and such Have ether in them and a very low octane figure. You could get a bit of dieseling 'clacking detonation" not particularly good for head Gaskets and engines generally A small piece of rag soaked in petrol will do as well as long as it doesn't go into the engine. It doesn't need...
by nevhunter
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Twist Grips
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Twist Grips

The tapered bars are only on the early W/NG bikes as far as I know 1' otherwise. Nev

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