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by dave.pitt
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1953 350 single (NH) locking rear brake!
Replies: 6
Views: 2586

Adrie is right. My '53 KH outer is 12" between butts.
by dave.pitt
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Re: bolts

I am having trouble getting 3/8 BSCY bolts of any length in Australia, does anyone know of a supplier that will post to Australia please, Ray Have you tried Clay Jones at ACME Stainless? Clay's Dad was the club Square Four expert before Bruce Longman. Clay knows his Ariels... and Triumph Tiger Cubs...
by dave.pitt
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Spindle
Replies: 4
Views: 1568

Yep, you can just drift it out. But I'm puzzled why it's stuck... I have a '47 rigid and a '51 Anstey and neither were stuck like that... Don't hit it too hard. The brake lug is pegged and brazed on (only), and it would/could bend. Extraction would be better, using something like a track rod end spl...
by dave.pitt
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Headlamp shells for '56-'59 models
Replies: 7
Views: 3241

Re: Headlamp shells for '56-'59 models

Hi Dick

Lew Wallwork used an aluminium saucepan when he built Sue's bike... :lol:
by dave.pitt
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Real Classic - March 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2364

Real Classic - March 2011

Hey Guys,
Have you seen this month's Real Classic with the tweaked VH? Interesting...

And two websites you might like to look at are <www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk> and <www.beamishtt.com>
Right up your street Wali!
by dave.pitt
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB with VH top end - much bigger jets ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

Re: VB with VH top end - much bigger jets ?

Hi John

I'm with Dave on this. I would have thought 200 was maximum. My KH is a 150, VB should be 160 but I run it on 150.
by dave.pitt
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Mudguard stays
Replies: 4
Views: 2253

Re: Mudguard stays

If you are crushing 5/16" tube, when it's nearly done, drill a 1/4" hole through the crushed part, and then slide a washer with a 1/4" hole in so that the holes line up. Then crush it up hard and file/grind the end round to match the washer radius. The best home made mudguard stays I'...
by dave.pitt
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 13
Views: 4439

What are you listening to?

OK, as I've asked the question, I'll kick off with my tastes. A bit varied actually. When I was 11 I started learning tenor sax so this gave me an in interest in jazz. By 12 I was dabbling in guitar and became Jimi Hendrix number 1 fan (he was still alive then). :lol: Taking GCE music put me in touc...

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