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by chris.shearwood
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: wipac headlight for 1957 colt
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: wipac headlight for 1957 colt

If i am trying to find the wrong type of headlight I would like to hear form anybody who can help. All advice is welcome as I am a complete novice at motorcycle restoration. Hello Peter, According to Roy Bacon in his book "Ariel The Postwar Models" it looks like you are looking for the co...
by chris.shearwood
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Front Bracket for Single Saddle
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Front Bracket for Single Saddle

Is it two pieces of strip steel or a single bracket? Hi James, I'm no expert but as you haven't had any replies to your questions I'll try and get the ball rolling. Like you, I was stumped as to how that front bracket is supposed to be. A single bracket came with the pile of VH bits so that is what...
by chris.shearwood
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: buying a square 4
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: buying a square 4

william shortall wrote:So you would advise before starting to pull it down even if the oil was returning as i have not heard it run yet , and he said it was being used three years ago.


I wouldn't even think of starting it before cleaning the crankshaft sludge traps.
by chris.shearwood
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Can ignition timing jump out of sync VH
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Can ignition timing jump out of sync VH

Please tell us what had caused the timing to be off.
by chris.shearwood
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Can ignition timing jump out of sync VH
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Can ignition timing jump out of sync VH

Yes, I think it is possible. The mag sprocket might have slipped on its taper when you tried to start the bike. Simple enough job to check the timing.
by chris.shearwood
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1940 VB e bay
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: 1940 VB e bay

I think the kickstart lever should have a straight shaft. Isn't the "dogleg" one for a GB box?
by chris.shearwood
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1940 VB e bay
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: 1940 VB e bay

I'm no expert but shouldn't that rear stand spring be painted black?
by chris.shearwood
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Plunger singles
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Plunger singles

Thanks Dave, I was asking because I have the chance to buy plunger VB that was 1st registered in late 1950.... I expected it to have tank top gauges. According to Roy Bacon's book, 1950 VBs did have the tank top instrument panel but a VB registered in late 1950 might have been a 1951 model and ther...
by chris.shearwood
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Calculating Balance Factors a simple example
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: Calculating Balance Factors a simple example

Brian,
I like the detail of your step by step explanation. Thanks for posting.
Regards, Chris
by chris.shearwood
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Black Frame Paint? matt, gloss or powdercoat?
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Black Frame Paint? matt, gloss or powdercoat?

I did have my Sq4 frame powder coated and I am happy with the result BUT one has to be certain that all the old grease has been somehow removed from the inside of the frame tubing. If it isn't removed it will drip down when in the powder coater's oven and ruin the finish where the grease exits the f...

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