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by PeteL
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 1938 Ariel 350 Red Hunter
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: 1938 Ariel 350 Red Hunter

I had a 1938 350 Red Hunter in the 1970's. Very unrestored and it had a twin port head and pipes which I am sure were original, but there may have been a single port option as well.
by PeteL
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Rebuilt wheel for sale.
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Rebuilt wheel for sale.

Due to change of plans, I have a newly rebuilt rear wheel from a 1952 plunger VH500, non QD for sale. It has a WM3 stainless rim and galvanised spokes with plated brass nipples from Central Wheels. Painted crimson on the centre section with gold pin striping. It comes with a standard sprocket in goo...
by PeteL
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Oil Leaks - Singles
Replies: 34
Views: 1170

Re: Oil Leaks - Singles

Pics of the breather installation I have in mind
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by PeteL
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Oil Leaks - Singles
Replies: 34
Views: 1170

Re: Oil Leaks - Singles

I have one of the Yamaha reed valves and am thinking of fitting it to my 1952 VH500. I may have missed it amongst the vast number of posts on this and related points, but apart from mounting it as close as possible to the casing, (back of the magneto chain casing) should it be positioned above or be...
by PeteL
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Plunger 8" brake plate wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Plunger 8" brake plate wanted

Hub & brake arrived today. In pretty good order. Sprocket & drum look good to use and the brake linings are excellent. Photos attached. 20200723_171021_mfnr.jpg 20200723_171006_mfnr.jpg 20200723_170841.jpg 20200723_170641.jpg Spindle threads seem to be the coarser 12tpi Is this the earlier o...
by PeteL
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Plunger 8" brake plate wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Plunger 8" brake plate wanted

Ok. I didn't know that. (obviously) I have a QD hub on its way to me and the club member says it's 8" and from a swing arm SQ4. It has a stud to fix a brake stay arm to rather than a slot cut in the brake plate to engage with the stop on the frame. I want to fit it to my '52 VH500. Not that I e...
by PeteL
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Plunger 8" brake plate wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Plunger 8" brake plate wanted

I need an 8" brake plate for a plunger QD hub.
I have a swing arm Square 4 8" brake plate I'd be happy to swap.
by PeteL
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: VH500 broken sprocket mounting lug
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: VH500 broken sprocket mounting lug

Thanks Nev.
That makes me realise it would be daft to have a go at it myself. Hamlins are really good and should know what they are about, but your info will enable me to ask the appropriate questons.
Its a very good drum, nearly zero wear and dead round, at the moment so I don't want to spoil it.
by PeteL
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: VH500 broken sprocket mounting lug
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: VH500 broken sprocket mounting lug

Thanks.
I know them, they have been very helpful and knowlegable. I was thinking they might be able to tackle it, but wasn't sure if they would do the welding.
I'll pop over there on Monday.
by PeteL
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: VH500 broken sprocket mounting lug
Replies: 5
Views: 539

VH500 broken sprocket mounting lug

Preparing to get the rear wheel of my '52 plunger VH500 rebuilt, scrubbing the hub clean ready to paint before the wheel build, I was dismayed when half of one of the ten lugs on the sprocket mounting flange dropped off. It has broken across the threded bolt hole. I know that as there are 10 bolts h...

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