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by Bob.Murphy
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: brakes aka vincent
Replies: 31
Views: 983

Re: brakes aka vincent

Good Lord that's a piece of work !
Did you use a Keyway Broach to cut those slots ??

My first thought was to use a choke cable splitter - then I realised that this is for brakes so needs to be substantial. Nice job !

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Twin leading shoe brake queries.
Replies: 39
Views: 1057

Re: Twin leading shoe brake queries.

I spoke to Dick Warne and it turns out that the TLS brake on his 'HS' is a Lester Grant Mk I. I should have known as I have one as well: DSCN4431.JPG DSCN4432.JPG DSCN4441A.jpg DSCN4442A.jpg I didn't find the Mk I to be any improvement over the standard brake so spoke to Lester. He told me he had ch...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Twin leading shoe brake queries.
Replies: 39
Views: 1057

Re: Twin leading shoe brake queries.

Allan,

I spoke to Dick Warne and he suggested I sent you his e-mail address; he is happy to discuss TLS brake conversions.

You have a PM.

Bob.

p.s. I have a Lester Grant Mk IV TLS brake on my 'VH' - its very good.

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by Bob.Murphy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Twin leading shoe brake queries.
Replies: 39
Views: 1057

Re: Twin leading shoe brake queries.

I've read somewhere that an Ariel owner fitted a tls drum front wheel from an 'airhead' BMW. Does anyone have any information about this? Dick Warne fitted a BMW 'Airhead' front wheel to his VH. He reports a great improvement over the original. Dick's 1954 Ariel 'VH' with BMW front wheel - 20150717...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Twin leading shoe brake queries.
Replies: 39
Views: 1057

Re: Twin leading shoe brake queries.

I've looked at BSA/Triumph 7" and 8" brakes, John. It would seem that a pair of fork legs (or just the sliders?) with bolt-on end caps would be necessary for the spindle - or have people who have used these brakes made a spindle which passes-through, like the original Ariel one? If so, wh...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Twin leading shoe brake queries.
Replies: 39
Views: 1057

Re: Twin leading shoe brake queries.

Strangley enough I have never had a problem with a grabby FWH rear brake, wet or dry and have never heard of anyone else having a grabby rear brake. David Back in the late '60s/early '70s I had a '57 VB (in black - headlamp cowl, FW hubs, FERC and so on). On a damp morning the rear brake would cert...
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel bobber conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 2140

Re: Ariel bobber conversion

Oooo nasty! Its something I always worry about when towing. It sounds as though your trailer has a narrow track - is it one of those folding jobs ?? Some details - with a picture or two - would be interesting. I bought a two-bike trailer, where a single bike uses a central channel. It has a decent, ...
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: ALLOY WELDING
Replies: 14
Views: 472

Re: ALLOY WELDING

I've used 'Lumiweld' successfully on small jobs (filling holes where the thread stripped and so on). I keep a load of rods in readiness as its a useful process. I also have a MIG and TIG welders. I repaired a Horse Trailer alloy partition with the MIG, using alloy wire, Argon shielding gas and with ...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: Snapped timing chain
Replies: 27
Views: 2925

Re: Snapped timing chain

I've also installed over 100m of SWA cable, only to find that one conductor had a break inside, grrr. So experiance has taught me nothing is 100%, 100% of the time. Paul DOH :roll: . . I've just installed 35 metres of 4-core 10sq/mm SWA cable - but I haven't tested it yet. Fingers crossed. ;) Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: A new member needs advice
Replies: 22
Views: 6485

Re: A new member needs advice

Welcome to the wonderful world of Ariel singles, Steve - and welcome to the Club.

Whereabouts are you . . . . We may be able to get someone over to give you a hand and advice ??

A few pictures of your 'new' bike would be good as well 8-) .

Bob.

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