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by alan.moore
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH main bearing specs
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: VH main bearing specs

Thanks John, I was under the impression that C3 was for 'interference' fit.....my TS roller outer was certainly very interference fitted! but wasn't aware that it related to 'operating temperature'. Given the cost of the rebuild I think I will go with a set of bearings from Drags. I would hope that ...
by alan.moore
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: Square 4 meets 'white van man'
Replies: 27
Views: 6007

Re: Square 4 meets 'white van man'

Sorry to hear of your collision and I wish you, and the Ariel, a speedy recovery. As Paul has stated, I would also suggest that you speak to someone who can advise you on what action you can take to recover the FULL monetary amount you are entitled to. In my experience the insurance companies will t...
by alan.moore
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Inner Tube Failures
Replies: 31
Views: 7927

Re: Inner Tube Failures

A bit of further info which may be of help to members. The Michelin tube came with a conical washer and two lock nuts on the stem. A search of many motorcycle forums shows that there is a lot of misunderstanding of where the nuts are fitted, some people advocate one is fitted inside the rim against ...
by alan.moore
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH main bearing specs
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: VH main bearing specs

Gents,
So, If I stick with the original VH setup are they all standard CN clearance or a looser C3 ? I can source them locally but need to know the clearance. The old bearings have no markings to help me out. Some advice would be appreciated.
by alan.moore
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Inner Tube Failures
Replies: 31
Views: 7927

Re: Inner Tube Failures

I have been following the issue regarding inner tube failures with interest as, having been an investigator / examiner of vehicles involved in accidents since 1981, I have looked at the cause of many tyre / inner tube failures. In addition to this forums cases of inner tube issues there has been a r...
by alan.moore
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH main bearing specs
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: VH main bearing specs

Paul
Interesting.....if a roller for TS is best is it still possible to use two balls on the DS...Ariel list either DS roller 1432-35 or DS ball...1440-30 in the 1939 parts book
by alan.moore
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH main bearing specs
Replies: 6
Views: 873

VH main bearing specs

Following nevhunters advice in many posts I am going to replace all the mains in my 1939 VH with ball bearings instead of rollers TS and DS. The bike will only be doing low mileages so balls would seem appropriate. My question is what clearance bearings do I need, i.e CN or C3. Secondly... I take it...
by alan.moore
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB maiden voyage (around the block)
Replies: 9
Views: 1305

Re: VB maiden voyage (around the block)

I would second Robs advice re a probable mag fault and I followed the advice re using Tony Cooper. Just had my MO1 mag and a Triumph BTH done by Tony. I took mine over to him and he is a straight up chap, one of the old breed of engineers who takes pride in what he does. He certainly knows his stuff...
by alan.moore
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH timing side bearing race removal
Replies: 7
Views: 835

Re: VH timing side bearing race removal

Gents,
Got it out OK. Needed more heat. Gas mark 5 for 30 mins brought the casing to 180 to 190 deg C (infrared thermo gun) . Frozen plastic bottle quickly rammed into bearing, turned case over and it dropped out.
by alan.moore
Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: DIY Blasting cabinet
Replies: 11
Views: 1924

Re: DIY Blasting cabinet

Colin

Do you have a safety valve on your pot ? I am considering making a pot from an old 25 litre LPG tank. There are 1/4 bsp 8.8 bar ones on Ebay for a few pounds

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