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by tony.barnett
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Sidevalve Valve Collets
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: Sidevalve Valve Collets

It wasn't so much the collets as getting the spring to compress straight so I can get both collets in. Sorted it eventually tho. Should be ready for Ireland.
by tony.barnett
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Sidevalve Valve Collets
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: Sidevalve Valve Collets

To answer my own question - after struggling with a number of different valve spring compressors then talking to Dave Owen and borrowing his modified compressor (I have modified my own now too) I have managed to fit the collets with the aid of a large socket over the valve head (difficulty compounde...
by tony.barnett
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Sidevalve Valve Collets
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Sidevalve Valve Collets

Is there a knack to getting the valve collets back into a sidevalve? Been trying to reassemble the valves on my 1930 Model B and its fighting me all the way. Any hints or tips? Or special tools?
by tony.barnett
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Burman Q kickstarter
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: Burman Q kickstarter

I'm pretty sure that the shaft is a press fit into the casing (its been a long time since I looked).
by tony.barnett
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: War helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Re: War helmet

I think a pudding basin with a BSI mark is still legal in the UK. I stopped wearing mine after I fell off and landed on my head. Surprisingly the helmet did its job well, but the dent in it and the blood all over it from a cut to my forehead put me off using it again.
by tony.barnett
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Lathe user?
Replies: 22
Views: 4042

Re: Lathe user?

I use EN16T for spindles (fork, wheel etc). Threads should be BSCy not WW. I think Ariel used 1/2" 20TPI as opposed to the standard 26TPI for half inch, but guess that doesn't really matter so much.
by tony.barnett
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Annual Rally Stirling 2003 - photographs
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Annual Rally Stirling 2003 - photographs

That rally was a blur...
by tony.barnett
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: The Best Laid Plans . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: The Best Laid Plans . . .

`Winning' the LDR is a two-edged sword :-)
by tony.barnett
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: email address wanted Tony Pegler
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: email address wanted Tony Pegler

That's a lot more than a few years ago...and a young looking Kempy on the other bike.
by tony.barnett
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Unknown side valve barrel, head + other
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Unknown side valve barrel, head + other

nevhunter wrote:30 has finned cases and only single mainbearing Ballrace each side. Nev

Is it just my eyes or are there ghost images of fins on the crankcase in the second picture?

And second question - can the gouges in the bore be fixed? Or are we talking resleeve?

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