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by alan.moore
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: What tube sealant are you using?
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: What tube sealant are you using?

Rob I have used it in the past but now just carry a canister of sealant for punctures. Odd that it is only now you are having issues, how long has the sealant been in? I think 'Slime' say that the sealant has a 2 year life span after being put in a tube, which would mean a tube change every 2 years ...
by alan.moore
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: W/NG Restorations
Topic: 1942 RN WNG restoration-Updated 16/07 Petrol Tank
Replies: 13
Views: 457

1942 RN WNG restoration-Updated 16/07 Petrol Tank

NB Updated posts are at the end of Topic Thought it was time I posted a few pics and info about the ongoing restoration of my 1942 Royal Navy WNG. It was despatched on 17th September 1942 to the Royal Navy and has an Ariel 'service repair' engine BH692 which dates from April -June 1940. It has under...
by alan.moore
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Real WNG on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Real WNG on Ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ARIEL-350-MOTORCYCLE-WAR-DEPARTMENT/323829945876?hash=item4b65c4d614:g:kboAAOSwOXlc~SU~ This one looks a lot more original than the previous post....Frame number relates to contract C121450 which had a supply date of Aug to Oct 1942 and the engine number is in this same co...
by alan.moore
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Head steady on FH.
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Head steady on FH.

Les I think all the twins of this era (Triumph, Norton, Bsa etc) had head steadies to dampen out the secondary high frequency vibration inherent in these twins. It is this high frequency vibration that tends to damage engine mountings and the steadies direct this into the frame where it is dissipate...
by alan.moore
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Thorspark Electronic Ignition on a VH
Replies: 24
Views: 847

Re: Thorspark Electronic Ignition on a VH

Bob, Could you test the polarity with a small bar magnet, if the magnets in the rotor attract the same end of the bar magnet they have the same polarity pointing outwards. As you say the fact that Thorspark say you get a strong flash and a weak flash from the strobe light would suggest there is a di...
by alan.moore
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Ariel 350 on ebay uk
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Ariel 350 on ebay uk

I think the reg number may be HEW 958, (none of the other letters really matches the two vertical lines of the partially hidden first character) and this would make it registered in Huntingdonshire between Jan 1950 and April 1951 so supports the WA frame number
by alan.moore
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Ariel 350 on ebay uk
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Ariel 350 on ebay uk

WA prefix frame number ?? I thought they were all XG prefix in 1940?
by alan.moore
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Engine revs rising when air lever opened
Replies: 23
Views: 1573

Re: Engine revs rising when air lever opened

James,
You haven't mentioned whether you have made sure there is no leak between the carb and the intake flange on the cylinder head. It is not uncommon for the alloy carb flange to get a warp in it causing air to be sucked in at the joint. This will give the symptoms you describe.

Cheers
Alan
by alan.moore
Thu May 30, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: 'How To make' WNG Field Stand Clips
Replies: 10
Views: 372

Re: 'How To make' WNG Field Stand Clips

The early 1940 design had staggered holes....here is an image from Conucopia... that is why there are two part numbers for the 1940 part because, as Nev says, the top and bottom clips are different because of the staggered holes. The later 1941 design are identical top and bottom as the holes are ov...
by alan.moore
Wed May 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: gear case cover uncertainty
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: gear case cover uncertainty

As Dave says. Bottom breather union is one with a 45 degree bend (rear one is 90 degrees). Rear boss bolts to the magneto platform.

Here is how mine looks..1939 VH
Just finished fully restoring mine so any questions just fire away

Cheers
Alan

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