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by charvey
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Annoying resonance
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Annoying resonance

Hi,
Is the bike girder or other type, girders wrap a elastic strap across springs if other type somebody will have a bright idea.
by charvey
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: vch headgasket
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: vch headgasket

Hi All, After going through old forum messages and a couple of other sources I found there is no headgasket on 5 stud alloy heads, but I found out the top hat nuts homemade needed more thread in a couple of them and shortening so as not to bottom out so I was slightly tightening on to the thread not...
by charvey
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: vch headgasket
Replies: 3
Views: 303

vch headgasket

1952 VCH alloy Head, 5 bolt is the head gasket a thin copper type or a composit type and where can I get one from Thanks Clive
by charvey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: 500cc valve collets
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: 500cc valve collets

Thanks very much address as follows
C.Harvey
15,Main Street,
Laxton Village,
Northants
NN173AT
by charvey
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: 500cc valve collets
Replies: 7
Views: 433

500cc valve collets

Hi all, Has anybody got 4 valve collets for a 500cc ariel,the ones I have taken out (exhaust and inlet) are't the right ones and don't fit well even though I have done a few miles since having the bike, the club spares haven't got any at the moment I will gladly replace them with new when the club g...
by charvey
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: decompressors
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: decompressors

Tried again to seal decompressor,after shaft is in, thin tight rubber ring, cork seal slightly rebated to take ring, pressure/spacer/packing washer then lever and tighten off bike to check if to tight, thiner washer or stronger return spring,tried it yesterday for a few miles at it seems better at t...
by charvey
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: decompressors
Replies: 2
Views: 306

decompressors

Hi All, I have two decompressors both worn shafts, i have tried making them oil tight with cork seals with rubber sealing rings, packers etc, but not good on a long run 70+ miles there is a fair bit of oil leakage, can we get new or reconditioned ones shafts built up then turned down or any ideas pl...
by charvey
Wed May 08, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Chas Ryecraft funeral
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Chas Ryecraft funeral

I managed to go to the funeral and say goodbye. It was a good send off, only two Ariels, Stan Couplands twin porter and I took Chas's VCH which I bought from him two years ago but the Church was full which says something about Chas, another good one gone. Chas helped with the Hollowell Steam Rally e...
by charvey
Sat May 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Chas Ryecraft funeral
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Chas Ryecraft funeral

I'm so sorry to hear about Chas,I have known him about 30years through the Hollowell steam ralley and the Ariel club what a nice chap so sad, I would have liked to have gone to his funeral but am away so if anybody from the Ariel club is going please say goodbye from me,Clive and Vivien Harvey
by charvey
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: single saddle cover
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: single saddle cover

Thanks for the information I will try them, also got another source but just a mobile phone no no web site so I will have to see what comes of it, thanks again,Clive.

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