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by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Machine Shops
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Machine Shops

When they did my FH a couple of years ago we ended up with an issue with the big-end shells, they'd re-ground the crank but could no longer supply the shells. I may well have sourced the last set of -030 shells in the world. Small-bearing shells were extremely difficult to find in the 'bigger' under...
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Oil Filters
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: Oil Filters

Just noticed that Keith has mounted his filter horizontal/crosswise. I did the same as Steve C and fitted the filter horizontal/lengthwise. Mine is very, very close to the back tyre but I couldn't see how to get it in the space any other way. Keith has the pipe take-offs pointing forward, Steve and ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Oil Filters
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: Oil Filters

Some oil filter discussions.... http://forum.arielownersmcc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2855&start=70 http://forum.arielownersmcc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6022&p=38951 http://forum.arielownersmcc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=5840&p=37326 I've fitted mine between the gearbox an...
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1955 HS
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: 1955 HS

'55 frame but with all the '56-on crossover rear brake gubbins (as well as the pillion rests)?
Weird!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: My latest project
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: My latest project

Lawrie:
Look for 'Second Hand Treasure Trove' under 'Nuts,bolts,mugs...shop'
They don't have much 2-stroke stuff listed, I'm assuming from the pic of the pile of 'Everything else' that it might be worth giving them a call about things you can't see.
(They do suggest you do this....)

HTH

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Simes' FH Rebuild
Replies: 38
Views: 1110

Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

And lots more heat ;)

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: My latest project
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

Re: My latest project

Nice work, Lawrie. Drags have just put up a clearance of their 'used' stock, there's some Leader/Arrow parts and it's not all listed (piccie of a pile looks to have a couple of Leader/Arrow frames) - might be worth giving them a call (if you haven't already!) to see if they've got anything you might...
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 517
Views: 26040

Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:...Looks like pretty harmless stuff.

Only that fly-tipping (and all the littering) are the real cause of plastic pollution...
(Rant coming on, must find a bucket of cold water, quickly....)

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Simes' FH Rebuild
Replies: 38
Views: 1110

Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Simes: It seems that your current pistons+bores might be fine, but you're max oversize already so any change will need a resleeve unless you find replacement barrels. You'll find it very difficult to get dished-top pistons, they're mostly flat-top (or domed) these days, so availability will probably...
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Dating 350 cilinderheads
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Dating 350 cilinderheads

My understanding is that the separated fins between the rocker boxes came in with the 'big fin' iron heads/barrels - for both 350 and 500 - in 1953 (or maybe 1952, the part numbers are '52 but my early '52 model year VH has the old-style 'small fin' barrel and head). For the 350 this was also when t...

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