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by T Batnes
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vid on Indian girder forks
Replies: 19
Views: 736

Re: Vid on Indian girder forks

....are the castings made of a satisfactory material,such as a nodular iron ,rather than plain cast iron?......Original Webbs are malleablised iron castings ,a process now obsoleted by the doped irons. Probably not, when you consider that the rear stands they make are made from crackers, ready to f...
by T Batnes
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vid on Indian girder forks
Replies: 19
Views: 736

Re: Vid on Indian girder forks

I searched for a NH petrol tank on ebay, and there was a few - I went for the cheapest one, delivered all finished with chrome and paint, looking decent on the pics. Sent a message to the seller, asking for the best possible finish and to make sure it was straight, thight and true. Out from India ca...
by T Batnes
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vid on Indian girder forks
Replies: 19
Views: 736

Re: Vid on Indian girder forks

These guys makes and repairs girder forks, quality stuff it seems - and surely at a price. But if you cannot get an original fork, this may be the only way. https://www.jake-robbins-vintage-engineering.co.uk/
by T Batnes
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: NGK, Carbon and my W/NG
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: NGK, Carbon and my W/NG

I run a russian made 350 two stroke on a NGK B8HS plug, and there's a lot more happening around the plug there - 3-4% premix oil in fuel, an explosion every turn of the crank, and generally a lot hotter for the poor NGK. Haven't changed the plug for the last 3-4000 miles (abt. 6000kms), even haven't...
by T Batnes
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: KICK START JAMMING
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Re: KICK START JAMMING

I just pull the clutch while trodding lightly on the kick, that usually clears the jam.
by T Batnes
Thu May 07, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Tappet Cover Breather.
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Tappet Cover Breather.

It is a Morgo plunger pump fitted, but I read that many do use Morgo's without problems. The cylinder was in very good nick, so I just lightly honed it, and fitted a new piston with new rings. Compression is very good. To further explain what I think is going on: The reed valve crank vent and the se...
by T Batnes
Thu May 07, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Tappet Cover Breather.
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Tappet Cover Breather.

I am thinking that a check valve on the breather will make an underpressure in the crank, which will lead to the engine "sucking in" the oil through the oil pump and also making it harder for the pump to scavenge the sump. I think that the best solution is a large enough breather which can...
by T Batnes
Tue May 05, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Newly rebuilt Ariel single with an over oiling problem, oil leaks and low power
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Newly rebuilt Ariel single with an over oiling problem, oil leaks and low power

Yep, extra gasket on the pick up. I suspect no leaks there, all looks good, and it sucked up oil from the sump, returning it to the tank just by turning the engine over by hand on the kick starter.
by T Batnes
Tue May 05, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Newly rebuilt Ariel single with an over oiling problem, oil leaks and low power
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Newly rebuilt Ariel single with an over oiling problem, oil leaks and low power

I have had a clear moment, and done some thinking (I am not bragging): It is mentioned by some of you guys here on the AOMCC forum that they have had over oiling problems with Morgo plunger pumps on single cylinder Ariels, but some others mention that they have had no problems with their Morgos what...
by T Batnes
Mon May 04, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Tappet Cover Breather.
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Tappet Cover Breather.

How about fitting one of these, and a 1/4" BSP spigot and a hose. https://racingnorton.co.uk/epages/4c675 ... 0A2/707%22

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