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by Mick D
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 7" half width hub brakes
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: 7" half width hub brakes

On my wish-list: a solder pot and a tool to open out the end of the inner Hi I made a bird caging tool out of two short lengths of steel angle, drilled through then counter drilled - works fine. My low tech solder pot also works a treat - the bowl is a stainless steel mini ladle bought online for ab...
by Mick D
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Positive or Neg earth on 55 huntmaster
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Positive or Neg earth on 55 huntmaster

Hi Yes, from your description, the bike is wired positive earth and I believe that is per original design. Normal filament 'bulbs' don't care which way they are wired so don't worry about it being blown, probably the result of vibration. Replace the bulb and start the bike observing the ammeter - li...
by Mick D
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: RAL COLOUR.
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: RAL COLOUR.

Also any idea of cost of a pair of wheels rebuilt with chrome rims and stainless spokes Hi I build my own wheels, it's not difficult if you take your time and work methodically - plenty of advice on the web. So far I've re-built eight wheels for about £8.00, (the price of a good spoke spanner). Reg...
by Mick D
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: RAL COLOUR.
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: RAL COLOUR.

Hi

I used RAL 3007 for my 58 FH.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Handlebar furniture and riding style
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Handlebar furniture and riding style

garycullen wrote:Duralium is hard to get commercially here.


Hi

A 'Duralumin' much in use today is 2024 - aircraft structural grade - I'd be surprised if it wasn't available locally.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1955 Huntmaster questions
Replies: 35
Views: 918

Re: 1955 Huntmaster questions

Thanks Simon - Every day is a school day :oops: :oops:

I guess this is the access to it:

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Regards and sorry for any confusion caused - Mick
by Mick D
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1955 Huntmaster questions
Replies: 35
Views: 918

Re: 1955 Huntmaster questions

Hi To my knowledge there's no specific anti wet sumping valve on an FH, not wet sumping relies on the integrity of the oil pump. There are two ball valves in the engine: one is the pressure relief valve, the other the sump return check valve - neither of which function to inhibit wet sumping. In my ...
by Mick D
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Work bench / table
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Work bench / table

Hi Simes It's quite heavy but I can manage to up end it myself - can't see any reason not to store upright and i've had no associated issues. It's very stable with the screw down ancillary feet in position and once I have the bike lifted and in position I remove the ramp which greatly reduces it's f...
by Mick D
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Work bench / table
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Work bench / table

Hi

I use a Sealey MC365 hydraulic lift, it's stable, has tie down rings and a removable ramp - in the odd event that I'm not restoring something it is stored on end against a wall. Shop around, prices vary quite a lot.

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Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1955 Huntmaster questions
Replies: 35
Views: 918

Re: 1955 Huntmaster questions

Hi The primary chain tension is recommended to 3/8" total up down measured at the middle of the top run and with the chain positioned to it's tightest point - this would suggest your chain is too slack. The rectangular plate front centre bottom of the crank cases held on by four nuts, (possibly...

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