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by paul.jameson
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: ‘38 Red Hunter on ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: ‘38 Red Hunter on ebay

You are right on the headlamp glass Ray - I must remember to look more closely. I don't think the Lucas U pattern was used on Ariels. 1938 did have the domed glass - for the one year - but breaking headlamp glasses is easy enough and you replace with whatever you can find at the time, especially if ...
by paul.jameson
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: ‘38 Red Hunter on ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: ‘38 Red Hunter on ebay

I think the headlamp glass is correct for 1938 only. I didn't think the steering damper knob of this type was used pre-war but one learns all the time. Oil gauge is post war and the front brake lever is inside out. But one very, very good bike in terms of originality.
by paul.jameson
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Railway Stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Railway Stuff

The larger lathe may well be needed, but I delivered half a dozen items I knocked out on my lathe to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway last week. It never ceases to amaze me the crossover of interest between railways and Ariels. What I have learned though, is that the filthiest Ariel is spotlessly c...
by paul.jameson
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Thorspark Electronic Ignition on a VH
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: Thorspark Electronic Ignition on a VH

The Ariel Motors Limited silencer should have a "tea leaf" just inside the inlet pipe. If your silencer has a rattle when shaken, the tea leaf has fallen off, as is common. If it doesn't rattle, the tea leaf was never fitted ! Either way, a "pepperpot" on the inlet into the silen...
by paul.jameson
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel KHA
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Ariel KHA

The only difference between a 1953 KHA and a 1954-57 KH is that the KHA has an alloy cylinder with cast iron liners wheras the KH has a cast iron cylinder. The two types of cylinder are interchangeable. The alloy cylinder has a tendency to crack the alloy. The central bolt between the cylinders will...
by paul.jameson
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Chrono speedo repare
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Chrono speedo repare

I am accustomed to verbal abuse at AOMCC gatherings, particularly from those I know well, but Bob Ward's post is a first.
by paul.jameson
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1935 500cc
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: FOR SALE : 1935 500cc

It will be a very sad day indeed, Adrie, when you are no longer a Club Member. Your knowledge and expertise is second to none, especially in the Veteran era. Even if you no longer ride, please stay with us.
by paul.jameson
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: fitting push rods on a 1938 square four
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: fitting push rods on a 1938 square four

There are two ways to fit the pushrods on a cast iron Square. One is to put them into the head, followed by the rockers and shafts, which then gives you every chance to move the head gaskets out of line with the bottom of the push rods when you fit the head. I think this is the method the Works anti...
by paul.jameson
Thu May 30, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1935 500cc
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: FOR SALE : 1935 500cc

That, Adrie, is too much of a challenge to ignore. Are you feeling well? The 1935 500 has a 1938-on front brakeplate, incorrect exhaust leg shields, incorrect top panel paintwork and a chromed tank panel which didn't come in until 1938. It also has a 1938 - onward clutch lever on the gearbox and the...
by paul.jameson
Thu May 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: gear case cover uncertainty
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: gear case cover uncertainty

No, you don't need the second breather. I ran my 1937 RH for many years and miles with only the breather on the back of the case with no problems.

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