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by Bob.Murphy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Simes' FH Rebuild
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Yes, I might have to buy one of those soon ( - talking about "Rattle Guns" ). They're very handy - when used with care. I was taking the crankshaft nuts off the 'VH' yesterday (they hold the shock absorber & sprocket). The head is off and the clutch has been removed so how to hold it ...
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: solex - poor mpg
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: solex - poor mpg

That seems a bit low to me. It was a long time ago but when I ran my '53 Square with its MkII motor with a Solex Carb I was averaging 50mpg. I didn't hang about either (less traffic and no electronic surveillance in 1970 !). On one occasion I 'chummed' a friend home to Somerset from the IOM Ferry in...
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square Four Push Rods
Replies: 31
Views: 522

Re: Square Four Push Rods

I know, I hate to take those guides out and back in again. I will have to check with a mate who has all the machines and more experience to see if he can do something with the guides in place. If your mate has a Mill it should be easy enough to reduce the height of the guides in situ . The tops don...
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Alloy brake plate for type 3 telescopic forks 46-55
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Alloy brake plate for type 3 telescopic forks 46-55

You Cannibalised a Rolls Royce to repair your Ariel . . . . . Dat's Ma Boy :lol:

Happy New Year.

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: My latest project
Replies: 31
Views: 1989

Re: My latest project

Yes - you need a slinky little Geisha Girl to do it for you ( :shock: ).

I remember that problem when a 'friend' dumped a clapped-out old Leader at my parents' house for me to fix :lol: .

I believe its a well-known problem (not that knowing that helps).

Bob.
(No help at all - but Happy New Year)
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square Four Push Rods
Replies: 31
Views: 522

Re: Square Four Push Rods

The picture is of a Mk I guide - the later Mk IIs have cylindrical sides and a 'top hat' sleeve fits inside the valve spring to limit oil loss down the guide. These are what you have fitted. I may have missed something here, but which model & year of Square Four are you restoring ?? It sounds as...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Happy Christmas

A Merry Christmas to all.

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by Bob.Murphy
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: What's Wrong With This 58 FH?
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: What's Wrong With This 58 FH?

Were they not finned - to keep the fuel nice and cool and dense and to prevent vapour lock ??

I remember them as well. You could also get float chamber extensions with clear perspex ends - so that the fuel level could be checked :lol: .

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Chris Read.
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Chris Read.

Sad news indeed. My condolences to his family and friends.

For a Hearse you could try:

Motorcycle Funerals
Tel: 01530 274888
E : www.motorcyclefunerals.com

We had one of their outfits at a 'Scottish Classic M/C Club' funeral in Perth - it all went to plan.

(They advertise in OBM).

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Not Ariels - but good engineering
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Not Ariels - but good engineering

I've been watching the "Bad Obsession" series as well (its a favourite of the Landcruiser Owners' Club).

The guys' skill is amazing . . . But they have been at that project for over two years !

I just wish I had a workshop like theirs :mrgreen: .

Bob.

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