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by paul.wirdnam
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: The KH Project MK II
Replies: 29
Views: 4669

Re: The KH Project MK II

Looking good Paul. Over the past 3 months, and while my Red Hunter is off the road with a broken rear mudguard hinge, my '48 KG has really grown on me. And a mate has just bought a '51 KH. Both pictured below. That tyre looks great --- not a name I'm familiar with --- where did you buy it & cost...
by paul.wirdnam
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1928 model E
Replies: 17
Views: 2947

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

I do find it strange that we're almost at the position where some models of SQ4s are selling at the same price as similar condition Black Ariels. Prices on the latter have risen over the last 24 months while prices for SQ4s have stagnated and, in some cases, fallen. Paul I can imagine, but I think ...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 129
Views: 16863

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

I've been battling with the mudguards from day one --- they have been the worst aspect of this restoration. Under layers of paint on the top, and some sort of bitumen underneath, they are not in a good shape. A MIG-welding friend has managed to salvage the rear one but having had both gently bead bl...
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 129
Views: 16863

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

paul.jameson wrote:Did you spray the wheelbuilding jig for practise first?

:lol: :lol: No, but it does look like it!
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 129
Views: 16863

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Six months since my last update :( . I'd like to say that progress is slow but steady, but in truth, it is slow and erratic. In my defence, back in April, a friend and I bought three oily rag 1930 Douglas S6/T6 motorcycles and we've had fun re-commissioning those and riding them. Here they are in Mi...
by paul.wirdnam
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 Sidestand
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: SQ4 Sidestand

Bob.Murphy wrote:I've never seen a 'Green Lane' with tarmac & white lines before :lol: :lol: .

Nor me :lol: :lol:

And a chromed plated rear stand on the 4G. :o
by paul.wirdnam
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: clutch and mainshaft
Replies: 46
Views: 2136

Re: clutch and mainshaft

Drags sell a set of three 2 hole tab washers as 3388-41. https://www.draganfly.co.uk/index.php/component/hikashop/product/6180- However, I can't find this part number in any of the parts lists. I must say they are a damn site easier to get the tabs bent over than the six hole variety Whenever I've ...
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1928 model E
Replies: 17
Views: 2947

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

I do find it strange that we're almost at the position where some models of SQ4s are selling at the same price as similar condition Black Ariels. Prices on the latter have risen over the last 24 months while prices for SQ4s have stagnated and, in some cases, fallen.
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 26
Views: 2971

Re: What to do?

Here is a photo that Bennet provided on Facebook. Top quality white metal bush that failed after 25,000 miles where the oil was changed every 1000 miles. Damage thought to be due to crank flex.

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by paul.wirdnam
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 26
Views: 2971

Re: What to do?

I've not yet read the article in Cheval, but when I restored the bottom half of my '39 4G back in January of this year, I had to decide between bronze or white metal. Bennet Longman (Bruce Longman's son) was documenting his SQ4 engine rebuilt on the Facebook Ariel Motorcycle page at the time, so I w...

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