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by chris.matthews
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition
Replies: 96
Views: 38684

Re: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition

Hello and greetings from a Hot Tokyo (35C) where we await Typhoon #10, A few comments as my day winds down. I never ran the bike when I got it -I was scared of the sludge traps - justifiably so, as they were packed solid. My running was after I rebuilt the bike - it was OK, over 100 miles of illicit...
by chris.matthews
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition
Replies: 96
Views: 38684

Re: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition & Solex

Hello everyone, Many thanks for all the suggestions, but the frustration grows. I set up the Solex off the bike are took the float chamber off - when I turned the fuel on it duly poured out of the two hoes in the float needle assembly. I refitted the carb to the bike and had the two float retaining ...
by chris.matthews
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition
Replies: 96
Views: 38684

Re: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition

Well here we go again. I'm now concentrating on the Fuel Starvation………….new coil and condenser are still on the bench. In the Solex, I found the needle valve in the top of the float chamber had some debris in it - almost certainly from when I tried to use some silicone sealer when the top was leakin...
by chris.matthews
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition
Replies: 96
Views: 38684

Re: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition

Here we go again. Let me recap - In June Bike was running well. Towards end June a series of problems arose. First off the starting got progressively worse. I found the timing had slipped and so I reset it (#1 at 8mm BTDC and Full Advance). Second problem was that the petrol connection to the Solex ...
by chris.matthews
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition
Replies: 96
Views: 38684

1948 Iron 4G Coil Ignition

Greetings from Tokyo. I finished the 4G restoration - hugely inspired by Amelia. Recently "Miss 48" has been a bit reluctant to start. I was due to take her for "Shaken" which is local MOT, she refused to even fire. The original ignition was magneto but a previous Owner changed t...
by chris.matthews
Sat May 04, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: speedometer type
Replies: 10
Views: 2069

speedometer type

Greetings from springtime Japan. My 1939 VB has speedo in the tank panel. Its a Smiths PA. My 1948 All Iron 4G also has a speedo in the tank panel. Its a Smiths Chronometric. I wonder if the 4G should be PA - I hope not due to hens teeth & cost. When did the changeover occur ? Interestingly, my ...
by chris.matthews
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Coupling gears.
Replies: 7
Views: 1563

Re: Coupling gears.

Greetings From Tokyo. I'm stripping my 'new' '48 4G to ensure oilways are clear. Two snags Firstly the crank nut (RH Thread) and camshaft nut (LH Thread) in the timing case are impossibly tight - I suspect key damage, doubtless all will be revealed soon - probably by impact wrench (or dremel...........

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