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by nevhunter
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Today's ride
Replies: 46
Views: 3531

Re: Today's ride

Paul's not bad on these restorations is he? I don't know about coming around the corner with the tail hanging out would go on the Healey. Just how many of those are around, Pau? . Nev
by nevhunter
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Double adult sidecar
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Double adult sidecar

Some like Em and some hate em. I got thrown in at the deep end doing deliveries with an Enfield J2 while still on my "L"plates carrying truck engines at 16 years of age. Gave the engine and brakes hell in traffic. As I had to use the engine as a brake often the big end lasted a few months ...
by nevhunter
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: The Classic Motorcycle channel
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: The Classic Motorcycle channel

Great transformation.. People will say, where did you find it in that condition? Or as one young fella said to me regarding a 1928 Scott. Did you buy it new? .Nev
by nevhunter
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: 3 brush dynamo
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: 3 brush dynamo

The tape is 1/2" wide woven cotton and held there by clear stuff like floor varnish. Nev
by nevhunter
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Square Four mk1, oil pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Square Four mk1, oil pressure

Well there's absolutely no reason to run a large bore to the gauge.. Once any air is bled from it, you can run a capillary and if it breaks or leaks you lose oil slower. Running a long small bore pipe runs a risk of it being blocked easily if you are using it as a restrictor of flow rate. Wouldn't t...
by nevhunter
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Square Four mk1, oil pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Square Four mk1, oil pressure

Logically the larger pipe has to cope with the flow and needs sufficient bore to do that. There's no flow through a gauge. A bit is displaced and that's it.Your gauge will measure what pressure is LEFT at the rockers. IF it's a small bore all the way to the rockers, it will be a lower pressure and N...
by nevhunter
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Silver solder types
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Silver solder types

The original frame sweated joins are done with "spelter" (and never been available as far as I know since the 70's approx) where the majority of the contact surfaces are tinned right through. This is an incredibly strong join but heat treated frames cannot be done this way as the temp used...
by nevhunter
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)
Replies: 21
Views: 882

Re: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)

Pretty tame timing. From experience with other SV's the later valves (so called stainless ) often expand more that the original materials and need more clearance or they lose power on hills and the exhaust valve doesn't last long. IF you can arrange for it to rotate in use it will last longer. Nev
by nevhunter
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: HANDLE BARS
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: HANDLE BARS

I would not use "raised" bars without knurling on them. Too risky they'll move when you hit "THAT" bump.. I'd try the wider ones as they are first. before cutting them down. Just means you don't thread between rows of cars so much. Nev
by nevhunter
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 1949 ariel 350 twinport
Replies: 14
Views: 4252

Re: 1949 ariel 350 twinport

Lot easier to start if you stall in traffic, but there's just under 15 MPH difference in top speed for standard machines.(IF that matters which it rarely does.). My next 3/4 finished project is a 1940 350 slightly tuned and kept as light as possible with a 4.00 rear tyre, to iron out the bumps and a...

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