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by Mike Nash
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Hartley on gearing
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Hartley on gearing

Thank you, Peter for this. Like many I suppose, I added a tooth to the engine sprocket for a smoother and more relaxed ride and in London traffic I found the slightly higher intermediate gearing of my VB was an advantage and the change in top gear of little consequence, but I found that out on the o...
by Mike Nash
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Swinging arm spindle
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Swinging arm spindle

"Saw thro' the spindle on both sides" and "burn out the rubber" was what I was driven to, too. May I suggest that the replacement parts be stainless steel as offered here https://acmestainless.co.uk/product-category/ariel/ariel-swinging-arm/?v=79cba1185463 to reduce future diffic...
by Mike Nash
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 804

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Thank you for that, Steve.
I shall "Follow in the Master's Footsteps".
MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 804

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2021

Steve, I had hoped last year to come and see your filter installation (but for the obvious reasons never did) and as I'm at the oil pipe plumbing stage I wonder which of the types of Morgo filter bodies you would recommend. I see from here https://www.morgo.co.uk/product-category/morgo-oil-filter-ki...
by Mike Nash
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Happy 2021 !
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Happy 2021 !

May I thank you all in the UK and around the world for your contributions to this site and also thank those who make it function? Here, in the foothills of the Hampshire Highlands its a bit of an Ariel desert and I've depended on this site for advice and ideas, especially this year when hopes of vis...
by Mike Nash
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: VB tappets
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: VB tappets

Thank you Vincent, I'll pursue that link.
But is there anyone in the UK with one on the bench that I could come and measure?
MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: VB tappets
Replies: 2
Views: 379

VB tappets

If you have December 2020's "Cheval de Fer" you'll see that there's a plea in the "Wanted" section from Tony Regan for accurate dimensions of the VB tappets even a worn out pattern so copies might be made. Can anyone help? (Alas, I assembled my own VB with my less than perfect ta...
by Mike Nash
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)
Replies: 43
Views: 3226

Re: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)

Today I tried tightening the setscrews in various patterns and at various tiny rates while rotating the engine in the hope that all would settle satisfactory, but each time at the final tightening the tappets stuck and the valves were kept off their seats. The tappets remained stuck (i.e. could not ...
by Mike Nash
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)
Replies: 43
Views: 3226

Re: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)

Hmmm,
Thanks for the advice Paul. The components all came out of the engine some years ago and the magneto plate bolt is loose. (I'll take more care about that.) I'm wondering about distortion too. I'll try doing up the setscrews in a different order.
Thanks again, MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)
Replies: 43
Views: 3226

Re: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)

On the camshaft, yes Dave, some 5-10 thou. I fear there's none on the cam follower pivot pin - but no idea why! If I'm right how could that happen?
MikeN.

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