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by KevinOToole
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1930 London to Lands End Trial Ariel Square 4 first!
Replies: 0
Views: 312

1930 London to Lands End Trial Ariel Square 4 first!

I was looking at an Ariel Sq.4 article on the Motorcycle Classics web site. To quote the article.. "The machine met with success. During the 1930 London to Land’s End Trial the Square Four placed first." Does anyone know anything about this? https://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-briti...
by KevinOToole
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 2020 LDR Rally, TV show and Ariels
Replies: 0
Views: 6811

2020 LDR Rally, TV show and Ariels

The 2020 LDR Rally is in Cornwall and coincidentally... I watched Henry Cole's Motorbike Show last night. It contained a feature on a Cornish ride and also Sam Lovegrove on his Ariel. It's available on catch up at https://www.itv.com/hub/the-motorbike-show/1a9745 I went to Cornwall this year and hav...
by KevinOToole
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel Mirror
Replies: 2
Views: 3397

Ariel Mirror

Made an Ariel mirror for my Ariel. Only took me three weeks! I want to cover the ends of the screws up but it's getting there...
by KevinOToole
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel club badge.
Replies: 5
Views: 3667

Re: Ariel club badge.

Vincent.vanGinneke , thanks for the tip about the sand dropping in the mould. It was definitely the cause of a poor finish. I'm starting to get a bit better. I also altered my pattern to take away the sharp corner. This helped the mould to stay together and not drop sand.
by KevinOToole
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Again.... Jaap Fijma and Piet van Oosten
Replies: 10
Views: 5668

Re: Again.... Jaap Fijma and Piet van Oosten

Great photos, thanks for sharing.
by KevinOToole
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel club badge.
Replies: 5
Views: 3667

Re: Ariel club badge.

I tried homemade green sand to start with... Not a good enough definition to get all the detail on the badge, so... decided to invest in some Bromsgrove Greensand 20kg from https://www.artisanfoundry.co.uk. It is a brownish red fine sand but I don't think it's Brussel's earth. I needed to do quite a...
by KevinOToole
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel club badge.
Replies: 5
Views: 3667

Ariel club badge.

I've been wanting to have a go at casting aluminium, for a while. Someone gave me an old Ariel Owners badge. I thought it would be a perfect subject. Not perfect but getting there!
by KevinOToole
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: A matter of life and death....
Replies: 1
Views: 2005

A matter of life and death....

The 1946 film A matter of life and death is on BBC iPlayer. It's available for 29 days.
It stars an Ariel!
I got the still from https://www.imcdb.org/v028337.html
by KevinOToole
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: VALVE TIMING
Replies: 9
Views: 2510

Re: VALVE TIMING

By cutting two new keyways at about 120° before and after the original keyway, it gave me a lot of adjustment to get the timing spot on. I should have only had to cut one but couldn't decide which way I needed to go! Obviously these keyways are not exactly 120° out, as the need to give a difference....
by KevinOToole
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: VALVE TIMING
Replies: 9
Views: 2510

Re: VALVE TIMING

Just in case you haven't got the Bruce Longman info., it's available at Draganflys https://www.draganfly.co.uk/data/pdf/SQ ... timing.pdf
It took me a while to get to grips with it. To get is spot on, I cut extra keyways in the camshaft sprocket.

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