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by berniejones
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

New springs in 0.312" wire arrived yesterday! When I removed the cap nuts there was no pressure at all on the underside. One spring had fractured in two places and both had developed a permanent set of about 30mm. After fitting the new ones the bike is sitting much higher and a test ride confir...
by berniejones
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

Thanks Johnny - spoke to them today :)

Cheers,
Bernie
by berniejones
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Plunger suspension ride height adjustment
Replies: 39
Views: 3829

Re: Plunger suspension ride height adjustment

I've just had the following quote in from a local firm to make up some springs. Given the likely length of the wait for Drags I'm planning to order some of these and if anyone else would like to add to the order then hopefully the price might go a bit lower. 0.312" compression spring 2 off @ £7...
by berniejones
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

Thanks - I hadn't spotted that thread - seems to be exactly the same problem.
Will order a pair and wait for that 'long last' email to arrive!

Cheers,
Bernie
by berniejones
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 - stronger rear springs required
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

SQ4 - stronger rear springs required

First ride of the year, two up, confirms that the rear springs in my '56 Anstey units are not sufficient for the job. They are original so probably no surprise but I'm wondering what options are available as replacements? Are there also uprated sidecar versions? If so,maybe those would be good for t...
by berniejones
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cleaning off crankcases
Replies: 23
Views: 3818

Re: cleaning off crankcases

Thanks Simon, They did a good job on my M21 frame and even re-did one piece that they weren't happy with. I'll be using them again shortly and trying some of the more exotic finishes - chrome and gold on a Matchless that just landed in my lap - so it will be interesting to see how good those finishe...
by berniejones
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cleaning off crankcases
Replies: 23
Views: 3818

Re: cleaning off crankcases

I used a company called Phoenix in Poole before I moved up to Norfolk http://www.phoenixmetal.co.uk/ That's one of the reasons that I then got my own cabinet! I've just used Aerocoat in St. Olaves for blasting and powder coating an M21 that I'm building and see that they also offer vapour blasting b...
by berniejones
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cleaning off crankcases
Replies: 23
Views: 3818

Re: cleaning off crankcases

I wash in petrol to get all the oil/sludge/gunk off and then blast with glass grit to clean up. Then I blast at low pressure with glass bead to give a satin finish. I then blast again with air to clean out most of the blasting media and finally rinse in hot water to remove any remaining particles. B...
by berniejones
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4
Replies: 27
Views: 4160

Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Hi, just found this thread while away on holiday. I wouldn't claim to be an expert but have just finished building a SQ4 Mk2 from a completely dismantled basket case and it hasn't gone bang yet! By complete coincidence I'll be driving up through France from tomorrow morning and planning a stopover T...
by berniejones
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Recurring weak spark SQ4 Mk2
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Recurring weak spark SQ4 Mk2

Many thanks, parts ordered as suggested. I'm still thinking about electronic ignition options and see that there have been a number of previous posts on that topic. If I do go that route then I think a 12V conversion and a system that uses an electronic advance/retard will be best as there is quite ...

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