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by Mike Nash
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: KICKSTART SPRING
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: KICKSTART SPRING

Ten turns Johnny? That seems a lot! No wonder you had a Sudden Twang. I've just put my GB 'box together and I wound it up so it was small enough to go in and was just strong enough to hold the kickstart up. Something like 5-6 turns? Perhaps less.
Regards from MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB

Nev, Last night I went out and turned my two VB barrels over and they seemed to me to have very little meat to fit a sleeve into. So after reading your note I've used calipers and a steel rule (repeated several times) to reach over the base flange and I find that for one barrel (bore 88.5 mm) the wa...
by Mike Nash
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB

Thanks for that, Steve!
They're only 20 miles from me and I'd forgotten all about them.
MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB

Thanks for the advice, friends! Bob, I'll chase up T&L but I'm hoping I'll be lucky enough to find someone closer to home - but who knows? I'll report on what happens. Thanks Nev! I knew I could rely on you! I'm also wary of the heat transfer of sleeving but I fear it'll have to be done. On side...
by Mike Nash
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sleeving and piston fit for a VB
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Sleeving and piston fit for a VB

Greetings Comrades! I need your advice please. I've decided to fit my beautiful Hepolite standard sized piston to my best VB barrel, an action which will require the latter to be sleeved. The piston with its three compression rings (and no scraper) is in the bottom picture. It's marked inside on one...
by Mike Nash
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: GB gearbox full of neutrals!
Replies: 13
Views: 1524

Re: GB gearbox full of neutrals!

Thought I'd finish this. I took Steve Carter's advice above about removing "the little spring thingey" and that together with Len Ore's original description of removing the outer case it all came away in one piece with the kick start and gearlever still attached. (The kickstart spring howe...
by Mike Nash
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Thread on Drags SS 3/8 bolts & nuts
Replies: 25
Views: 1240

Re: Thread on Drags SS 3/8 bolts & nuts

Just to complete this story I ordered from Acme Stainless the four bolts and nuts I needed. With no delivery after 5 days (and afraid they might've gone astray in the post) I phoned them and heard they were doing their best in lockdown and would despatch v soon. I received the bolts & nuts a cou...
by Mike Nash
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 274
Views: 16316

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Steve,
Thank you for your offer re the headlight above; I'll PM you when we can travel more easily. I intend to fit an Avon fairing like yours so the application might work. In addition I'm thinking of a Thorspark ignition system and I'd like to see your installation if I may.
Regards from MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 274
Views: 16316

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Thanks. I seem to remember you posted something about these a couple(?) of years ago when you first fitted them; I must look it up. My Wipac lamp is looking a bit bubbly with rust.
MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 274
Views: 16316

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Steve,
Is your headlight a set of LEDs?
MikeN.

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