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by steve.clarke
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: How to remove a stuck piston
Replies: 15
Views: 1795

Re: How to remove a stuck piston

Yes if you use white spirit and WD 40 it's a low heat and the idea is to heat the whole lot uniformly,mine was well siezed in you can see the rust ring that was holding it.
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by steve.clarke
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: How to remove a stuck piston
Replies: 15
Views: 1795

Re: How to remove a stuck piston

You need the Heat Paul if you don't free it off you can collapse the piston crown.
Cheers Steve.
by steve.clarke
Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Is this common on 350 crank?
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Is this common on 350 crank?

Hello Paul On my VH the rings had rusted to the bore over 30 years or so, the method I use is to heat them out you need to expand the barrel a few times to break the rust seal this only works if the piston is not at TDC though, with the head off, WD 40 and white spirit in the Bore with a metal baffl...
by steve.clarke
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: VH rocker box gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: VH rocker box gaskets

http://www.par-group.co.uk/sealing-and- ... g/gaskets/
These people in Manchester say they CNC single units .
by steve.clarke
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: VH rocker box gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: VH rocker box gaskets

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This material.
by steve.clarke
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: VH rocker box gaskets
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: VH rocker box gaskets

Klinger Gasket material is the main one I know in industry for sheet material if a supplier will supply in small quantities will see what I can find out.
Cheers Steve.
by steve.clarke
Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Australia's fastest Ariel: 127 mph on a 1938 Red Hunter
Replies: 27
Views: 2357

Re: Australia's fastest Ariel: 127 mph on a 1938 Red Hunter

B.Lewis wrote:Unfortunately Steve, I'm almost sure mine was lent out and not returned, long ago.
Will check over the weekend.

A tuner called Hartley was involved, I Seem To Recall.
Possibly Len???

Laurence Hartley of Plumstead.
by steve.clarke
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Australia's fastest Ariel: 127 mph on a 1938 Red Hunter
Replies: 27
Views: 2357

Re: Australia's fastest Ariel: 127 mph on a 1938 Red Hunter

If you get just over 30 HP out of the engine it will clock a genuine 100. The later bikes might be a bit more draggy. Don't run the later cast iron flywheels fast. Use the steel VH ones or better. Nev Got a 56 HS engine in the one I am building Nev so Ton up will be the goal, well it will be fun tr...
by steve.clarke
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Australia's fastest Ariel: 127 mph on a 1938 Red Hunter
Replies: 27
Views: 2357

Re: Australia's fastest Ariel: 127 mph on a 1938 Red Hunter

B.Lewis wrote:Steve, there was a VH special, modified with Gold Star etc. bits in a Motorcycle Mechanics magazine of about 1966; quite a detailed write-up.
It was certainly claimed to do over the Ton.
Maybe someone still has a copy?

Sounds like that would be an interesting read, any one got a copy?
by steve.clarke
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Australia's fastest Ariel: 127 mph on a 1938 Red Hunter
Replies: 27
Views: 2357

Re: Australia's fastest Ariel: 127 mph on a 1938 Red Hunter

Great stuff thanks for sharing that David, interesting post about some very interesting people and exploits,my thought's on going ton up on My VH are a possibility then ;)
Cheers Steve.

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