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by volker.halbach
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Coffee tasting especially good this morning...
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Coffee tasting especially good this morning...

Here is what I got for Christmas.
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Happy Christmas!
by volker.halbach
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: float chamber lock screw
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: float chamber lock screw

For future reference: It is 6BA. The later top-feed lids, including those sold by Drags, have larger lock screws, but I think they are all post-war.
by volker.halbach
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: float chamber lock screw
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: float chamber lock screw

Thanks, Paul. Here is a picture:

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by volker.halbach
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: float chamber lock screw
Replies: 3
Views: 359

float chamber lock screw

I have a top-feed float bowl for an Amal 76. The brass lid has a tiny hole for a lock screw, which is missing. I checked the Amal catalogue and the part number is 3319 for a "1/8" Lock Scew for Float Chamber Cover". Can anyone help me with the thread size for the missing screw, please...
by volker.halbach
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Flexible petrol pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Flexible petrol pipe

In the RH500 road test from 1937 in the document repository there is a close up of the engine. The pipe looks like the second you mention, Brian. But it's a low-res black and white picture. The 1937 catalogue specifies a "large bore tap" without reserve for the Hunters. In the picture abov...
by volker.halbach
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Flexible petrol pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 1032

Re: Flexible petrol pipe

In catalogues (e.g. 1936) Ariel specified "Petroflex" pipes for the Red Hunters, but not for the de luxe singles. I don't know whether there was really a difference. In period pictures those Petroflex pipes look like the modern braided pipes without any coloured stripes.
by volker.halbach
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: SAFER RUST REMOVER
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: SAFER RUST REMOVER

Yes, there is no way to drain it through the filler neck. The panel tank is really a complicated construction. Access to the other half, just for checking what it looks like, is really tricky.
by volker.halbach
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: SAFER RUST REMOVER
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: SAFER RUST REMOVER

Thanks, Alan. To get the last surplus drops out I'll try to use a syringe with a tube. I'll try their "safe rust remover" together with a few nuts and bolts. If that's not successful, I can still try oxalic acid and hope it doesn't eat through the metal and create pinholes. I read that two...
by volker.halbach
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: SAFER RUST REMOVER
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: SAFER RUST REMOVER

I realize that it is contentious topic. Of course I might get into trouble in future with a sealer.

At the moment there are no holes in my tank, but it's difficult to prevent rust and here is always fine red silt in the float bowl.
by volker.halbach
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: SAFER RUST REMOVER
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

SAFER RUST REMOVER

I am going to seal my panel tank with the Slosh tank sealer. They sell and recommend for tanks their SAFER RUST REMOVER, which is "non-corrosive, non-flammable and non-toxic acid free (ph8)". That sounds easier than the usual acid. Does anyone have experience with it? The rust isn't too ba...

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