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by simon.holyfield
Mon May 25, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Big end overhaul
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Big end overhaul

Chaps, is it feasible to split a single big end in the home workshop? I don't have a press, but I can weld, make tools and I have a small lathe, two vices...
by simon.holyfield
Sun May 24, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New Patina
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: New Patina

robjameson wrote:Why repair it? Just rust remedy the rusty bits and Matt lacquer over it with an airbrush.


It's just the tank I'm thinking about. It's got no age related blemishes at all - just 12 square inches of bubbles forward of the filler cap.

I'll get a better picture.
by simon.holyfield
Sat May 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New Patina
Replies: 5
Views: 238

New Patina

My W/NG has nicely 'patinated' paintwork. I believe it was painted to look like a contemporary Guzzi, during its time in Italy in the 1950s. The tank was repainted, probably over rust in the 2000's - and its now lifting, I think due to a leak around the filler neck. I'll need to repair and repaint i...
by simon.holyfield
Wed May 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square four mk1 frame
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Square four mk1 frame

Hi Fletch, Welcome aboard. I too am using original rods. There is obviously a fatigue issue here, and none of us have enough knowledge of our specific engine to be able to estimate what the fatigue life of our specific rods may be, so I dare say we are all running a risk. Depending upon your access ...
by simon.holyfield
Mon May 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Leader |seat
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Leader |seat

These are the go-to guys:

http://www.rk-leighton.co.uk/
by simon.holyfield
Mon May 18, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: W/NG Clutch Plates
Replies: 3
Views: 139

W/NG Clutch Plates

Guys,

I read somewhere that W/NGs originally had fabric clutch plates. Anyone seen one? I guess it would be hard to tell, all these years on.
by simon.holyfield
Mon May 18, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 MKI - more troubles
Replies: 27
Views: 807

Re: Square 4 MKI - more troubles

Gui, I would wind the pilot adjuster out half a turn - it's too lean in that transition zone. I'm assuming you have cleaned the ports around it and satisfied yourself that the seat is not damaged? I know that some Solex users fitted a modified screw (I think with a longer cone) that David Jones had ...
by simon.holyfield
Sun May 17, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: CASE SCREWS
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: CASE SCREWS

Isn't it in List 15?
by simon.holyfield
Sun May 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Rigid rear Stand - issue
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Rigid rear Stand - issue

admin wrote:I've got a clip off the back mudguard, on one of my WNGs, that I used before I fixed the pivot and stop with some weld.


Did the welding go OK John?
by simon.holyfield
Sat May 16, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel - Manufacturing during WW2
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Ariel - Manufacturing during WW2

Folks,

I read in Peter Hartley's book that Ariel were involved in various non-motorcycle activity during WW2, including 'hydraulic equipment for aircraft'

Do we know of any connection between this work and the post-war appearance of the telescopic fork?

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