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by Bob.Murphy
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB leaking petrol
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: VB leaking petrol

I had a '57 VB back in the late 60s/early 70s. I used to run it a full advance on the open road but retarded it a bit when hill-climbing. It would 'pink' to let me know it wasn't happy with the amount of advance. At speed (relative for a VB) I would have to hold it at full advance while the mudguard...
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB leaking petrol
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: VB leaking petrol

There are different end-cases for the MO1 Magneto - I also have the "Slack cable for advance" version fitted to my 'VH' as I used to have to ride my 'VB' with my thumb stuck between the bar and advance lever to stop the vibration retarding it :D . If you look closely here you can see the a...
by Bob.Murphy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Lockdown: Time for big service, changes and improvements of my SQ4
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Lockdown: Time for big service, changes and improvements of my SQ4

Rudolf

Thanks for the Corvette pictures - very nice cars indeed. I guess you spend a lot of time keeping them 'just right'. They are a credit to you.

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Lockdown: Time for big service, changes and improvements of my SQ4
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Lockdown: Time for big service, changes and improvements of my SQ4

Lovely work, it should go very well. Let's see some pictures when the snow clears.

BUT -

I'd love to see pics of those three Chevvy Corvettes - please :mrgreen: :mrgreen: .

Bob (more into Toyota Landcruisers . . But if its got an engine . . . . ;) ).
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Magneto Rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Julian Murphy wrote: Christmas holiday plan out of the window, however it did mean that I could finish an 8 year complete restoration of this:


I saw this on https://www.ukgser.com/forums/ - lovely restoration.

Bob (AKA 'Voyager').
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Engine Valve caps
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Engine Valve caps

My '58 VH certainly has them and the old ones I removed recently were well 'mashed' - such that it was impossible to use a feeler gauge to check the clearance. New ones sorted that . . but for how long ?? I would hope the valve stems are harder than the caps, but seeing what happens to caps I would ...
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Happy New Year to all - let's hope for a better one than 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Happy New Year to all - let's hope for a better one than 2020

Happy New Year everyone - let's hope for some normality in 2021 (though, living in Scotland, I fear the 'Independence' debate will hot up again :roll: ). I spent yesterday modifying a four-jaw chuck to fit the rotary table under my Mill, then machined a distorted bronze points housing from a BTH 'TT...
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Happy 2021 !
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Happy 2021 !

Have a very Happy New Year folks.

And remember - The Pandemic isn't over yet so while we wait for our 'old folk' vaccinations . . .

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Bob ;) .
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 402
Views: 37770

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

The seat has a 12 stone weight limit, about 78kg. AHEM . . Not for me after all this lockdown and Christmas over-indulgence then . . I'm a bit over 80 Kg now :oops: . I feel a New Year Resolution coming on . . The leatherwork looks great, Steven, it helps to have an indoor hobby during these strang...
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Ariel 550cc ca.1935 twinport 4sale
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Ariel 550cc ca.1935 twinport 4sale

I love it !

It has an oil feed to the exposed valve gear - but what is that hose leading down from the forks to the head (additional oiler ??) ? I'm guessing the cable behind the hose is a valve lifter (?).

It looks like a good, honest, everyday-use bike with no pretentions.

Bob.

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