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by Bob.Murphy
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vibro-tech Parts Washing Fluid
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Vibro-tech Parts Washing Fluid

I use the cleaning fluid from Allendale Ultrasonics (I have their 27 litre Ultrasonic Cleaner). I haven't had any problems with it. I use 'Ubik 2000' Industrial cleaner for the serious stuff (not in the Ultrasonic), It affects Alloy so has to be used with care. Its great for oily / carboned-up engin...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 289
Views: 18707

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Steven.Carter wrote:But to be fair his other problem was more concerning, smoke coming up from around his ignition key.


Italian electrics strike again !

I'm not really into Sports Bikes but the MV F4 has to be the best-looking one ever 8-) .

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB
Replies: 15
Views: 1049

Re: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB

Alas, Draganfly don't have rings to fit but I've a broken piston that's the same size of that on the left hand side (at +30 thou) with unbroken rings. Give F W Thornton & Sons a call, they may well have suitable rings: 01952 252892 E: enquiries@fwthornton.co.uk You will need to know EXACTLY wha...
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: KH alloy head
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: KH alloy head

:lol:
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB
Replies: 15
Views: 1049

Re: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB

Hi, I had a '31 Panther 500 barrel sleeved by: T&L Engineering (Bedford) Ltd. Pear Tree Farm, Wilstead Road, Elstow, Beds, MK42 9YG. Tel: 01234 352418 They did a good job but as the bike restoration is still 'work in progress' I can't claim that it works ! This was back in June 2014 so the Co. m...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Squre Four Engine Breather
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Squre Four Engine Breather

I fitted a copper pipe to the inside of the breather on my 4G, with a soldered tab mounted on the upper oil pump stud. This was to prevent oil that was running down the walls from being blown out. After a long run there was a surprising amount of vapour wafting out of the breather - and I had new sl...
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Ariel bikes for auction
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Ariel bikes for auction

That looks a bit sad, how much of that stuff came from relatives clearing out the deceased's unfinished projects ? Hands up those who DO NOT have boxes of parts that are precious to us but would just be junk to our relatives ! That Triumph Tiger 80 . . . . Oh Yes Please 8-) . I'd love another square...
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Solex AHD26 carb jets
Replies: 15
Views: 544

Re: Solex AHD26 carb jets

On the couple of occasions my Square four let me down (once on a Motorway in Holland) the cause was a blockage in that 'air jet'. Road dust/dirt can get into it. I used to do high mileages and probably didn't pay it enough attention. Just bear that in mind if a mysterious fault brings you to a halt ...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue May 26, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Mk1 Sq 4 Carb
Replies: 21
Views: 979

Re: Mk1 Sq 4 Carb

Just a thought . . . It is possible to 'cast' Lumiweld into a hole with the male thread in place. The result is supposed to be harder than the original despite having a relatively low melting point (c. 350 deg C). You would need a piece of stainless solid round bar with the correct (presumably BSP P...
by Bob.Murphy
Wed May 06, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted Project!
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: Wanted Project!

Why do people always take the spark plugs out before abandoning a project :evil: :?: :?:

Bob.

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