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by paul.wirdnam
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 123
Views: 15160

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Nice to see those photos Paul...and that adjustable reamer looks like a good quality one rather than the rather poorly made Indian ones... Is that a domed nut on the top of the timing chest? Is that instead of the rivet for the fibre rubbing strip? Just about to replace my strip, so quite interested...
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 123
Views: 15160

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

That's quite similar to the later Mk11 with duplex chain. Looks fine. The later is longer. Have you checked that the chain has a 'ramp' introduction to the tensioner rather than a step? Certainly looks as though it has. Thanks Roger. Yes, there is a slight ramp at the start. I thing I might extent ...
by paul.wirdnam
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 123
Views: 15160

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Hello Paul, I like your idea of a line reamer tool. What clearance do you intend to use between your timing side bushes of leaded bronze and the crankshafts' journals? And how would you measure it? Bore gauge? Internal micrometer? I understand that the 1.5 thou used with Babbitt material may not be...
by paul.wirdnam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Mike Taylour
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Mike Taylour

Very sad news.
by paul.wirdnam
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New to the forum - 1927 SS restoration
Replies: 37
Views: 2805

Re: New to the forum - 1927 SS restoration

Welcome to the forum Ian....and what a great Black Ariel. You need to get hold of the "Black Ariel" book by Dave Barkshire. This covers all Black Ariels from 1926 to 1930 and has a wealth of info and loads of period photos. AOMCC (the club) sells them. Black Ariels 2nd Ed. Barkshire 1.jpg
by paul.wirdnam
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 123
Views: 15160

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Paul It is worth considering upgrading the original rocker box. As the original rocker box was flawed in design and resulted in oil leaks, the South Australian Police Force mechanics designed a leak free rocker box which was then used on all police bikes. The Australian Ariel Register commissioned ...
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE Black Ariel
Replies: 15
Views: 1319

Re: FOR SALE Black Ariel

Simes, My '46 VH is probably similar to your W/NG and I certainly do many more miles on this bike than all my other Ariels combined --- it has become my go-to bike in the winter. My 1930 Model F is as good, performance wise, as the VH and is probably more fun to ride, but being nearly 90 years old (...
by paul.wirdnam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: One has go...1955 NH for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: One has go...1955 NH for sale

Before I can see anything, it's asking me to login Vincent.....
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel Works Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Ariel Works Truck

What's the history of this vehicle? Did Ariel use them to deliver bikes to the dealers? Did they have a fleet of them? So many questions...

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by paul.wirdnam
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: valve guides
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Fitting valve guides

I have just fitted a set of guides to my 1938 square 4 iron head ---I purchased a set of guides from Dragonfly which were 2 thou over the size of holes in the head which is really too much for the guides diameter ----After very helpful feedback from this forum I reduced them down to --size of hole ...

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