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by Mike Nash
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 1496

Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Simon, I'm talking about the scotchbrite type, or more precisely "Spontex" as bought from Waitrose by My Manager for about £1.50 - the same is available from Poundland, etc a good deal cheaper! They're 10cm X 15cm (about 4in X 6in) in size and three of them together are 2cm thick. Regards,...
by Mike Nash
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 1496

Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Steven, Re the use of pan scrubbers as filters, they should be dipped in engine oil and allowed to drain so that dust particles drawn through will stick to them and remain trapped. You should use a sufficient number together so that when they're raised to the light no spot of light can be seen so th...
by Mike Nash
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: VB engined HT for sale in France
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: VB engined HT for sale in France

Thanks, Philip. Regards, MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: VB engined HT for sale in France
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: VB engined HT for sale in France

Just a thought- I can't see an oil tank on this bike. Is the oil in the frame?
Regards, MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Bike storage in moist climates
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Bike storage in moist climates

Can I just add that the use of plastic bags for all spare parts, components is a very good idea? I live in a "frost pocket" and when warm front blows in after a spell of cold everything gets condensed upon. And The Wife hasn't helped by opening the garage "to warm it up". MikeN. ...
by Mike Nash
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Side Valve Rally 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Side Valve Rally 2018

Thanks for the info. Must get there this year. What with starting this year with your announcement followed by Markus's picture of John Bradshaw's VB here http://www.aomcc.de/content/AOMCCAnnualRally2017_76_large.html and then that of Phillip Butcher's trials VB here http://forum.arielownersmcc.co.u...
by Mike Nash
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Pictures 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Pictures 2017

Thanks Markus for your annual treat! I expect this isn't fair, but can you tell me anything about the neat dark blue VB on your "page eleven" set of photographs, the one with girder forks and full width front hub? That engine looks really interesting. Regards, MikeN. PS Those multi coloure...
by Mike Nash
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: big boys toy
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: big boys toy

Well, I might not have the full Merlin but I've got a start! MikeN.
PS Got the rods somewhere.

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by Mike Nash
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH Flywheel rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1331

Re: VH Flywheel rebuild

Keith originally asked "Anyway, my question is if it is possible to lign-up a flywheel in the crank cases using a dial gauge and patience . . ?" and the answer is yes - and you don't even need a dial gauge! In about 1950 when I was about 10 years old I actually did this - or rather I "...
by Mike Nash
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 'How To' Guide for DIY Home Electroplating
Replies: 25
Views: 1200

Re: 'How To' Guide for DIY Home Electroplating

Nev,
What's a "stoved rattle"?
MikeN.

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