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by john.whiting
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: CP mid cover
Replies: 22
Views: 714

Re: CP mid cover

I bought some cheap NOS Harley stuff from a company in Ohio ,US,and the goods arrived in 4 days at my front gate in Brisbane.The company only uses DHL,and they were some $10 dearer than the USPS Priority International ,.......but by using DHL,I paid no GST ,which is added on by fleabay,so cost was t...
by john.whiting
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: what makes it a red hunter
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: what makes it a red hunter

The Red part is a pretty obvious hijack of the Riley Red Wing car name .The Rileys were famous in their day for sporting performance on a budget...P&M were even more brazen and called the 600cc plodder a "Redwing",and painted a red wing on the cases.
by john.whiting
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: died and woke up in Ariel heaven!
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: died and woke up in Ariel heaven!

The Parker collection is well known here,and there are others like it , with other makes.Some years ago ,I went to see a contact in Inverell NSW about a Cat D6C ,and he took me to a farm where there was a large shed full of Sq 4s ,nothing restored ,just collected.I assume its still there ,as a famil...
by john.whiting
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: rigid v spring frame
Replies: 0
Views: 117

rigid v spring frame

Anyone got an idea of the proportion of rigid frames as opposed to spring frames sold in say 1950.....not numbers just the comparison.
by john.whiting
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Running without lights
Replies: 30
Views: 801

Re: Running without lights

Simple fact is people now expect lights to be so bright as to get their attention away from whatever else is amusing them......not driving,by the way.....the fag end brake lights of a motorbike just dont register in their tiny brains ,and its......"Ive run into this old git on an old motorbike....
by john.whiting
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: ariel sq4 brush plate
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: ariel sq4 brush plate

ive made brush mounts from micarta board and from some more heat resistant board where the micarta burnt up.....the stuff isnt easy to work ,but can be bandsawed easily enough with a fine tooth blade,and cut with a holesaw....where the metal parts are rivetted ,I just attach them with nuts and bolts...
by john.whiting
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator
Replies: 119
Views: 36429

Re: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

Hydraulic cylinder repairers/suppliers have all sizes and wall thicknesses of high grade solid drawn steel tubing,and even stainless if you want .....all in swageable grades too ,so its bends and swages without cracking.....Some frames have two sizes of tube swaged one inside the other for reinforce...
by john.whiting
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Smiths Chronometric S433/1/L threads
Replies: 18
Views: 386

Re: Smiths Chronometric S433/1/L threads

Jaeger were and are high end watchmakers ,with timepieces selling for enough to buy a fleet of Ariels.....If interested in the history of british Jaeger ,its found in the company website......Anyhoo ,seems the British Jaeger was French controlled until 1940,when Smiths bought them out at the directi...
by john.whiting
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Smiths Chronometric S433/1/L threads
Replies: 18
Views: 386

Re: Smiths Chronometric S433/1/L threads

yes,I agree with 6mm metric......and a very good reason is that all the mountings were doubtless interchangeable with the Jaeger units,because the chronometric speedo is not British ,but French in origin......thats right,no britishness involved .
by john.whiting
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: This isn't an ariel clutch basket ? Is it ?
Replies: 12
Views: 250

Re: This isn't an ariel clutch basket ? Is it ?

All the bits are available from the Panther Owners Club.

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