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by Simon.Gardiner
Fri May 17, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 1951 NH Red Hunter Project
Replies: 46
Views: 5737

Re: My 1951 NH Red Hunter Project

Looks fantastic, James - hope you're enjoying it!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1952 Ariel 500cc single racing bike
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: 1952 Ariel 500cc single racing bike

Hi Derek - welcome to the forum. As Simon H. says, tasty looking bike. Ariel 500 single engine - looks to have a standard (1954-on) cast iron barrel, do I see aluminium paint? This basic engine goes back to the 1930's (or even further), the details changed but most parts are interchangeable so ignit...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun May 12, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Smiths PA2240 Speedo
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Smiths PA2240 Speedo

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:perhaps your outbox is full, then it wont send messages.
try clearing some or all messages in there and try again.


I think someone said the messages stay in the outbox until they get read - they don't get sent as such....
(So it's not like Windoze..... :D )

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Fri May 10, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FH 650 Huntmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: FH 650 Huntmaster

Oil filter under seat at a guess, and electronic ignition.
My German isn't up to much but the description looks like it might be aimed at selling the bike, not describing it, which always annoys me.
That doesn't mean the bike itself isn't honest though!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu May 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB head gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: VB head gasket

As paint specs seem to be ever-changing, does that trick also work with modern paint?

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed May 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Spark plug for 350 with tuning
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Spark plug for 350 with tuning

Unfortunately I don't have a shed full of NOS Champion/Lodge/KLG spark plugs and I don't know of anyone who can sell 'em to me 'over the counter' , I have to go with what I can reliably get my hands on fairly quickly (or not use the bike...). I think all 'modern' manufacturers make to a cost - last ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed May 08, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Spark plug for 350 with tuning
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Spark plug for 350 with tuning

...I would love to have a pink Lodge or a vintage KLG plug... Madness :lol: Fit something that you can readily get in the different heat ranges (these days I swear by NGK but it's only for that reason, the ranges are documented and most suppliers know what I'm talking about!). You have reminded me ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed May 08, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: KH 500 oil capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: KH 500 oil capacity

I think 51/52 might have been a 'crossover' year (my nominally late '51 VH is actually an early '52 model year but - being early - still has the BA gearbox and the 'angular' 6-pint oil tank. My '53 NH had the more 'roundy' tank that I reckon was 5 pints, so I'd say put 5 pints in the oil tank and th...
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed May 08, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Timing a 1955 NH
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Timing a 1955 NH

It's possible that these engines (as with others) aren't actually that sensitive to advance - once it gets past half-inch BTDC! The given setting for a 'standard' compression OHV single always seems to be 1/2" BTDC but this can be a bit tricky to set 'spot on'. With manual advance there's no ha...
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 07, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1928 Ariel some wood and some tape ..
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: 1928 Ariel some wood and some tape ..

Also I read the number on the frame as either 5828 or 5628. I am guessing the odds of being able to look that up in some sort of register somewhere is fairly slim? Everything from this long ago bombed during the war or thrown in to the tip ? Damien: There might be some factory records, I think I re...

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