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by paul.wirdnam
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 138
Views: 42089

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Lots of progress over the last week. My new built wheels seem in-line with the frame etc, so I must have got the off-set correct. Plunger rear end and fork all done and mudguards in: http://electric-watches.co.uk/photos/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Ariel-1939-4G-1000cc-517UXG-20190919-Assembly-1.jpg h...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 138
Views: 42089

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Many thanks Chris. Other than mine, yours is the first bike I've seen with these washers Image
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 138
Views: 42089

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

I'm NOT an expert but I think they are used outside the nuts to protect them from the "end of auxiliary spring" fittings marking the nuts as I think they will foul the hexagons without them. The 3 W/NG's I've been involved with are that way and look right. One had a complete set of forks ...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 138
Views: 42089

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Build is progressing well but I'd appreciate your comments on these washers and their purpose. They were left over after rebuilding my '39 forks (with auxiliary springs) using a spindle kit from Clay at Acme: http://electric-watches.co.uk/photos/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Ariel-4661-39-and-4662-39-P...
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: QD hub dismanteling
Replies: 22
Views: 11156

Re: QD hub dismanteling

Vincent, my 3 stud QD looks to have been spot welded:

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by paul.wirdnam
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Twin head gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Re: Twin head gasket

Lee, Andrew Jackman (on FB Ariel page) and I had great trouble sealing our heads with brand new, annealed, laser cut, solid gaskets on our '48 KG/KH Ariels. We both gave up and reverted back to NOS composite gaskets, which took a bit of time to track down. In my case, I found two: one from Malaysia ...
by paul.wirdnam
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Model f rocker arms
Replies: 4
Views: 4694

Re: Model f rocker arms

I'd be interested in a pair.
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Martin Bratby contact phone No
Replies: 10
Views: 4855

Re: Martin Bratby contact phone No

john.davies wrote:Hi John, I think you are you referring to Sprockets Unlimited who do chains. John Page, who ran Sprockets Unlimited with his wife Jane, sadly died on the 25th August


That's terrible news John. I've been buying chains from John and Jane for decades as I'm sure many of us have....
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 138
Views: 42089

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

More progress! All the parts came back from the powder coaters, nothing was lost, so I'm now busy removing excess paint from engine plate bolt holes, cleaning out threads with taps (they were protected!) etc, hammering in new headstock outer shells and generally getting ready for the big assembly: h...
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 1926 Ariel
Replies: 5
Views: 4993

Re: My 1926 Ariel

The that is curious ON Yesterdays in the Archive is Sold a time ago an 1926 Ariel with the same engine number like mine ,Can that anyone explain me ? https://www.yesterdays.nl/product/ariel-1926-fast-touring-500-cc-ohv/ Could it be the same engine following an accident or theft in the past? It woul...

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