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by alan.moore
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: valve springs too strong?
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: valve springs too strong?

It should turn over pretty easy by turning the back wheel in fourth gear with the plug out. There is nothing odd about the Ariel valve train so if you have the cam timing correct (so you don't have a case of a slight clash between piston and a valve) and you have valve clearance on both valves at TD...
by alan.moore
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: valve springs too strong?
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: valve springs too strong?

Here's drags valve spring page link https://www.draganfly.co.uk/ariel/4-stroke/category/827-valves-guides-springs there are a few different versions for the Vh depending on the year. The listing gives the free length which may help identify what you have. How did the new ones compare in length etc t...
by alan.moore
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: valve springs too strong?
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: valve springs too strong?

Brian,
My '39 VH does not take any significant pressure on the decomp lever to operate the exhaust valve spring, a firm push with just the thumb is sufficient. The WNG is the same. I suspect your springs are too strong, where did you source them / any identification details

Cheers
Alan
by alan.moore
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Knee grip mounting plates 1948VH
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Knee grip mounting plates 1948VH

Have you tried Club single spares, they have them both listed on the spread sheet
by alan.moore
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: SAFER RUST REMOVER
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: SAFER RUST REMOVER

I have used Slosh in three tanks and have had no problems. Their website says it has been tested with 85% corn ethanol so it should cope fine even if/when we reach 15% in the UK (currently 5%). Slosh do a clear and a grey coloured sealer, use the grey type as it is much easier to make sure the seale...
by alan.moore
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Tank colour
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Tank colour

Tony
Paul Jameson swears by Renault Rouge RE705 (see this post viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7090&hilit=colour) or do a search for 'Rouge' on the forum

Also see this post viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7292&hilit=re705

Cheers
alan
by alan.moore
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : W/NG
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: FOR SALE : W/NG

Looks like a nice mostly original machine
by alan.moore
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: For sale Ebay..another WNG
Replies: 0
Views: 137

For sale Ebay..another WNG

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ariel-motorc ... SwX6VdGHrT

And yet another WNG on Ebay. They are really coming out of the woodwork now. Will be interesting to see what they all sell for
by alan.moore
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1940 500
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: FOR SALE : 1940 500

Looks like it has a WNG frame (rear frame tubes angled downwards) and a WNG front hub (so poss longer WNG forks?) Interesting handlebar clamps and cable operated front brake lever fitted backwards.
by alan.moore
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel engine
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Ariel engine

JohnnyBeckett wrote:thank you Alan can this be RAF a Engine


Contract info shows it went to the Army.

Re the engine number some RAF engines were stamped RBH and some Navy NBH but not all, most were just stamped BH

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