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by tomwalker
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Making the 650 HunterBird
Replies: 67
Views: 3683

Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

I am in awe of your resourceful skill and ability to make things fit. This is fun to follow and inspiring me to get on with my projects!
by tomwalker
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cable swager thingy
Replies: 18
Views: 1106

Re: cable swager thingy

I considered making one too, and gave up because I didnt have the technology!
I thought the key part was the depth of the slots which clamp the cable, plus you need a milling machine and the right diameter spherical end mills. Please give us a blow by blow account.
by tomwalker
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: John Burton
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: John Burton

Thank you very much Chris, I really am most grateful to you for taking the trouble to contact John on my behalf and setting this up.
What a fantastic resource the forum is.
With thanks Tom.
by tomwalker
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: John Burton
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: John Burton

Thank you Paul T for your info. Yes I am a member, and that is a good idea. Paul J, that is interesting. I dont know why a filter was'nt fitted in that case, tho' of course I dont actually know when the bike was re-built/restored etc, which is why I would be interested in contacting John Burton to g...
by tomwalker
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: John Burton
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: John Burton

paul_turner wrote:Wondered if your mk2 is registered SON187 ? I know John used to own that bike, it has good history as was an Ariel Press bike.


Paul, did you know John?
by tomwalker
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: John Burton
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: John Burton

Hi Keith
yes I can see the logic of what you say. When did re-builders of Sq 4's start fitting oil filters? It might be quite a recent idea?
I would like to see if I can find JB, just because I would like a chat! Every bike has its own story, and it means alot to me.
T
by tomwalker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: John Burton
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: John Burton

keith wainwright wrote:Did John fit an oil filter to the Mk11? From my experience filter fitted the sludge traps remain clear.


Thanks Keith, no the bike did nt have an oil filter fitted, but I have recently done that, having read on this forum how important it is.
by tomwalker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: John Burton
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: John Burton

paul_turner wrote:Wondered if your mk2 is registered SON187 ? I know John used to own that bike, it has good history as was an Ariel Press bike.


Hi Paul, the reg number is 45 CPU, so not the bike you mention.
Thank you for your interest.
by tomwalker
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: John Burton
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

John Burton

The long term owner of my Mk 11 Square 4 was John Burton. He was 2 owners ago, according to my Reg Doc, and lived near Heathrow. He sold to the previous owner in 2005. I have tried to find a phone number, but no joy, he may have moved. I would be grateful if any South East members know John and coul...
by tomwalker
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Something I am rubbish at
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Something I am rubbish at

Workshop organisation. I am lucky to have a very good shed but it gets rammed with stuff, half of which needs binnning!

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