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by Bob.Murphy
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator
Replies: 126
Views: 37071

Re: SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

That's amazing. I'm not good at 'metal bashing' (not enough patience and no experience/training). Are you heating and annealing the metal frequently as you work out the factory dents ? I believe a sandbag is good as a former in which to form the intended shape before working on the tank from the ins...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 51-53 rigid Single
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: 51-53 rigid Single

So, the VB is yours, Bob? No No No - The collection of part-finished projects that need more time and money than I can supply (before the next urgent project comes along) is what's familiar. Five (oldish) cars - four of which need work (two of them are just large 4x4 'tow trucks'). Six motorcycles ...
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 51-53 rigid Single
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: 51-53 rigid Single

wade.edwards wrote: This is not my biggest problem. The biggest is too many projects and not enough dosh to go full blast on all of them. Just keep picking away over the years. No dicipline :shock: :lol:


That is oh so familiar :roll: .

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: What is this?

The sleeve on the HT lead is (I think) just there to insulate it from the heat of the cylinder head. The other thing (blue arrow) is a bit of a mystery . . . But there used to be a "Spark Enhancer" sold back in the 50s/60s that added a gap which was supposed to increase the high tension ch...
by Bob.Murphy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Murphy's law prevails
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Murphy's law prevails

My life exactly :roll:

Bob (Murphy)
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Smiths Chronometric S433/1/L threads
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: Smiths Chronometric S433/1/L threads

Bob The substitution of 0ba and m6 is not a ” bodge” in a low torque situation. This substitution, along with using a bolt or nut with 1 or 2tpi difference has been taught in our TAFE colleges as suitable practice for low torque situations that are subject to vibration for over 50 years...….. David...
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Smiths Chronometric S433/1/L threads
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: Smiths Chronometric S433/1/L threads

Torgir they are 0 ba thread so 6mm metric will do the job just fine Aaaargh NO - BA threads are cut at 47.5 degrees, Metric at 60 degrees - you will damage both threads if you force them together. 0 BA has a 1.0mm pitch (25.4 TPI), the same as a 6.0mm standard metric thread, but they are not compat...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Lifting front end
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: Lifting front end

I use a small hydraulic bike lift, its handy and doesn't take-up half the workshop. The bike can also be wheeled about on it: DSCN8685.JPG There are attachments for straps but I find it extremely stable so don't always use them. Be careful using large, high lifts like this: Going-going.jpg Particula...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Sleepless Night
Replies: 40
Views: 1649

Re: Sleepless Night

All the best, David. We watch the news and wonder how people cope under those conditions, its unimaginable to us here in our green and wet land. Sometimes we yearn for your weather, but this is the downside. I hope everything works out for you, keep us posted - we'll be thinking of you (and all Aust...
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 1950 Ariel red hunter 497cc VH piston rings
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: 1950 Ariel red hunter 497cc VH piston rings

You could try:

F W Thornton & Sons Ltd.,
Orleton Lane,
Wellington,
Telford,
Shropshire.
T: 01952 252892
E: enquiries@fwthornton.co.uk
W: www.fwthornton.co.uk

I found them to be very knowledgeable and helpful when looking for a standard Panther piston.

Bob.

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