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by simon.holyfield
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: THIS MAY BE HELPFULL
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: THIS MAY BE HELPFULL

Thanks Ralph. How did you prep the barrel for painting?
by simon.holyfield
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: help sq 4 wont run
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: help sq 4 wont run

IMAG0843.jpg The sludge trap in these cranks is a 3/16 drilling; the one in the picture is blocked. This is adjacent to number 3 big end, which in my case was on the verge of losing its oil supply. Fortunately, my bike was bought in bits and I'd planned a full rebuild. There is a member on here who...
by simon.holyfield
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: help sq 4 wont run
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: help sq 4 wont run

I wrote this in another thread: The capacitor looks good. Using a multimeter set to ohms, one can observe the resistance rise to some 25 MOhms over a period of a few seconds - a smaller capacitor (new) I have for a Lucas 25D4 distributor rises to a similar figure in much less time. The coil also che...
by simon.holyfield
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: help sq 4 wont run
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: help sq 4 wont run

Let's go through the starting routine I use. After freeing the clutch plates, I pull the bi starter out all the way and kick - it will go first kick. I push the bistarter in as soon as the engine sounds rich, almost straight away, and I push it to the mid position. The engine will then run for a few...
by simon.holyfield
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: help sq 4 wont run
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: help sq 4 wont run

You says it starts with the solex until it runs out of fuel and then won't restart when its hot? There's nothing wrong with the Solex - you don't need to change it for an Amal. It doesn't surprise me that it won't start hot - mine is easy to flood and may be running rich - mine needs the bistarter f...
by simon.holyfield
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: help sq 4 wont run
Replies: 18
Views: 257

Re: help sq 4 wont run

Welcome to the forum! Is this bike yours? what do you know about the state of the engine rebuild? do you know when & who built it? It's very, very risky to run one of these without knowing some history. The crankshaft oilways are very small and block easily if they have not been cleaned and a mo...
by simon.holyfield
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 1937 VG500
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: 1937 VG500

That looks great, just how you want to buy them. I'd buy it but it looks like it's a long way away! I wonder what is in the tank panel speedo hole? The chronometric on the forks doesn't appear to be connected and something is coming from the tank speedo cable tunnel; nothing is connected at the gear...
by simon.holyfield
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Simes' FH Rebuild
Replies: 121
Views: 2897

Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Anyone else got a chrome plated brake pedal?

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by simon.holyfield
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Simes' FH Rebuild
Replies: 121
Views: 2897

Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

pappleton wrote:Simes, at least you remembered buying them!
BR, Paul


That's what the blog is for Paul! If it's not written down, preferably with a picture, there's no hope of me remembering it. However, I bought a metre of 3/4" 303 bar to make some missing spacers with - and then found the spacers...
by simon.holyfield
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Simes' FH Rebuild
Replies: 121
Views: 2897

Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:underneath that bit of angle iron is this set of 4 plates, but you must have seen that by now..


Yep. Worrying how one forgets stuff though; I knew I had bought the horn, forgot about the bracket. Right now I am wondering where some of the other bits are, that I have had in storage for 2-3 years!

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