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by Simon.Gardiner
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Ariel VB Bastard
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Ariel VB Bastard

nikola.buntak wrote:...The bike is running well , but nothing special. I was expecting more.


Probably still got the slow SV cam in it... ;)

And does that cylinder head have a decent-sized inlet tract and inlet valve?

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: BTH COMPETITION MAGDYNO
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: BTH COMPETITION MAGDYNO

Hi Andrew Can't help with the problem myself but Tony Harris (who owned BTH until 7 years ago) looks into the forum occasionally, he might be able to help although as he hasn't jumped in on this so far maybe he can't.... (See eg in this thread for some of his 'history' http://forum.arielownersmcc.co...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: New AMAL 289 - choke slide jamming
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: New AMAL 289 - choke slide jamming

Ray

The only thing you've not double checked/replaced so far is that cable.....

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Ariel VB Bastard
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Ariel VB Bastard

Nick:
Has the engine number also been removed from the duplicated position on the drive-side crankcase between the front engine plates?
I can see there is another number stamped on the drive-side next to the primary chaincase, I guess this was put on by the guy(s) who did the conversion....

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Ariel VB Bastard
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Ariel VB Bastard

Frame is definitely 1954 or 1955 - it's got the rib on the back of the headstock that only features on the rigid/plunger frames produced concurrently with the swing-arm frames. (Should have noticed that earlier) That would also pretty certainly make it a VB. I hate to say this but just being able to...
by Simon.Gardiner
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Unusual Square.
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Unusual Square.

adrie.degraaff wrote:To far is it when there are plenty of the model wich are cheaper than this restauration, it will take more than 10.000 pounds to make someting out of this one but that isn't rocket science :) .



Very true Adrie, but the journey would be priceless..... ;)

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Double gears
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Double gears

Good work....

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Unusual Square.
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Unusual Square.

How far gone is too far? I'd have it!
Interesting exhaust set-up, just reverse the manifolds and you've got a pair of high-levels a la scrambler - that easy!!
If they want any info on year model etc are they in the right place?

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Double gears
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Double gears

A*se Second page of this one http://forum.arielownersmcc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7092 The next one might only show it's not just you that finds the dot annoying - but after checking out everything in the first thread you'll have it all sussed anyway.... http://forum.arielownersmcc.co.uk/viewt...
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Double gears
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Double gears

Jack: I'm no expert on these gearboxes but here are links to a couple of other forum threads, the first one is probably more useful - it has in turn links to a gearbox discussion in Simon Holyfield's blog and a video from Alan Moore where he says he's put a section on setting up the selector shaft a...

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