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by berniejones
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: MK11 square re-build do`s and don`ts!
Replies: 29
Views: 4552

Re: MK11 square re-build do`s and don`ts!

I looked at the camshaft spraybar mod when building mine but, after fitting a Morgo pump, the volume of oil coming from the rocker spindles and running down the push rods makes me think I'm probably pretty well lubed there. I do find that the amount of oil coming from the OPRV fills the timing case ...
by berniejones
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 nacelle - speedo cable fouling h/lamp shell
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: SQ4 nacelle - speedo cable fouling h/lamp shell

Hi Simon,
No, and I couldn't see one in the Drags catalogue (which is where I found the reference to the drilled shell).
I think that would work better if that's an option.

Cheers,
Bernie
by berniejones
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 nacelle - speedo cable fouling h/lamp shell
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: SQ4 nacelle - speedo cable fouling h/lamp shell

Ah, Just found the info that the '56 shell (SS700P) originally had holes to take the cable through but that later replacements don't have these. Sounds like I have a replacement - time for the hole saw!

Cheers,
Bernie
by berniejones
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 nacelle - speedo cable fouling h/lamp shell
Replies: 7
Views: 744

SQ4 nacelle - speedo cable fouling h/lamp shell

It's taken me ages to source a speedo cable and having finally found one and fitted it I find that the cable is fouling the back of the headlamp shell close to the union with the speedo. As it's so close there's no flexibility there and I'm wondering if I have the wrong shell fitted as I can't see h...
by berniejones
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: MK11 square re-build do`s and don`ts!
Replies: 29
Views: 4552

Re: MK11 square re-build do`s and don`ts!

Small world - I also had mine done by Hamlins! A few things I know now that I didn't before: I also had the crankshaft mains reground and, during the process, they cleaned up the cheeks of the journal a bit. The result of this - maybe compounded by a difference in the depth of the new crankshaft bus...
by berniejones
Sat May 27, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: New owner
Replies: 30
Views: 3357

Re: New owner

Ah, thanks Simes, that makes sense. Sounds like a £20 cheque to Bob is the answer :)

Many thanks,
Bernie
by berniejones
Sat May 27, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: New owner
Replies: 30
Views: 3357

Re: New owner

Hi Brian, I'm in a similar position w.r.t. getting an age-related plate for my SQ4 - DVLA rejected my recent application which had a dating certificate from Draganfly dated 2014 and referred me to the list of owners clubs. I contacted Bob Prosser, our club contact, who advised that there would be a ...
by berniejones
Sat May 20, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ 4 MkII first start - oil and smoke....
Replies: 27
Views: 2749

Re: SQ 4 MkII first start - oil and smoke....

Thanks Paul - that all makes sense. I have been wishing for see-through crank cases these last couple of weeks!
Hopefully getting a better understanding of what's going on inside now.

Cheers,
Bernie
by berniejones
Sat May 20, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ 4 MkII first start - oil and smoke....
Replies: 27
Views: 2749

Re: SQ 4 MkII first start - oil and smoke....

Thanks Simon, Wonder if that was all there when you stopped the engine or has leaked through the pump in the interim? I'm now a bit further forward with working out if I have a circulation problem or not.... I diverted the return flow to a measuring jug and, at idle, measured 450ml in 60 secs I then...
by berniejones
Tue May 09, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ 4 MkII first start - oil and smoke....
Replies: 27
Views: 2749

Re: SQ 4 MkII first start - oil and smoke....

Thanks John, Morgo did offer to run a test for me and I think I'll take them up on it. If it scavenges OK (3:1) under test then I think that would confirm that the return pipes and passages in the engine are restricting the maximum flow and that the only solution would be to open them up (unlikely!)...

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