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by john.whiting
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: KH alloy head
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: KH alloy head

Id say a lot more spare heads than spare crankcases,cranks ,barrels etc....
by john.whiting
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Re: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB

The valve chamber reinforces SV barrels considerably ....Ive done a few Indian Chief Barrels where the bore for the liner actually goes thru to the outside in the flange stud nut reliefs .......I also sleeved a set of Harley U (74) barrels to fit Holden pistons ,cant recall exact size ,but one of th...
by john.whiting
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Re: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB

MN...nope,tadpoles were in a bucket of ditchwater used to refill the radiator......blocked all the tubes ,and smelled like boiled chicken......for a day or so ,until they began to stink.
by john.whiting
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Re: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB

The piston in the pics has the small divots above the pin bore that are typical of cast in expansion controll inserts......might be worth checking if it has the inserts......The strangest seizure I ever saw was caused by tadpoles !
by john.whiting
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Today's ride
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: Today's ride

Drug free ,no doubt.......when I was a kid ,the weed used to grow like that on every creek bank and gully....We had the strange situation it wasnt illegal to grow ,but was illegal to sell.....
by john.whiting
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1939 VH for sale by auction in the UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1111

Re: 1939 VH for sale by auction in the UK

Astronomical.....$20,000 in Oz pesos......Hope the coming recession doesnt dent buyer confidence ...or finances.
by john.whiting
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vid on Indian girder forks
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: Vid on Indian girder forks

I know that a number of professional rebuilder/dealers are using them ....but you may be assured they wont be admitting it anywhere ,certainly not in a public forum........These are guys who buy job lots of autojumble tat and make bikes out of it for the tossers with lots of money for shiny toys.......
by john.whiting
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vid on Indian girder forks
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: Vid on Indian girder forks

I do believe the Utube piece is more sensation that useful information,and the whole thing is of very little value to a purchaser....IMHO,a waste of time ,with his sloooooow talking to stretch it out......I know some of the girders are much better than others ,but as I asked some time ago when this ...
by john.whiting
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vid on Indian girder forks
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: Vid on Indian girder forks

I ve seen the ocassional bike with Indian forks over the years......and in my opinion ,owners have no wish to have their bike identified for fear of making it unsaleable ........in the last 15 or so years ,girder fork bikes have become gold ,fetching astronomical prices ,so a lot of more recent buye...
by john.whiting
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vid on Indian girder forks
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: Vid on Indian girder forks

There is plenty of quality Indian made products .....Ive been using Perkins diesel spares made in India since the 1960s.....Bosch produce all the mechanical fuel injection equiptment in India.Probably all the Lucas stuff too ,as Bosch own Lucas............The big difference is none of these companie...

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