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by john.davies
Tue May 15, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: '48 VH Speedo
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Re: '48 VH Speedo

I have always used David Woods to recondition my Smiths chronometric speedos. His son, Philip, has taken over most of the work now. The cost I usually pay for a recondition just to get working is around £75 but that depends on how much work you want done, just to get working or a full restoration. h...
by john.davies
Tue May 01, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Tool box Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Tool box Identification

Looks very like a BSA C11 / C12 tool box to me.
by john.davies
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 4G SQ4 exhaust pipe clamps
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: 4G SQ4 exhaust pipe clamps

Thanks guys, it's interesting that most of the pictures on the net show finned clamps. Now to decide whether to use the original style clamps or adapt some finned one.
by john.davies
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 4G SQ4 exhaust pipe clamps
Replies: 7
Views: 966

4G SQ4 exhaust pipe clamps

HI, I have been looking for a set of exhaust pipe clamps to clamp the exhaust pipes to the manifold stubs on my 1946 4G Square 4. The 1946 parts book shows 6066-29 which has no fins but an earlier 1939 parts book shows 6061-33 with fins, also most pictures I have looked at of 4G's on the web have fi...
by john.davies
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQUARE 4 CRANKCASE REPAIR
Replies: 13
Views: 2007

Re: SQUARE 4 CRANKCASE REPAIR

Hi Malcolm, just out of interest are you sure that the pair of cases with the engine number DK167 are for 1947 as my engine is DK116 produced late 1945 for a 46 model ? I know DK was used for both 46 and 47 but that is quite a low number.
by john.davies
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted 8 inch original head lamp
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Wanted 8 inch original head lamp

There's an original 8 inch Lucas headlamp on EBay at the moment. http://r.ebay.com/qTy2fu
by john.davies
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1933 4 valve Hunter
Replies: 12
Views: 2676

Re: 1933 4 valve Hunter

I have seen a picture of a VH 4 valve head with a centre hole in it with a big crack which apparently differentiates if from a VG head (not the crack, the hole). This may be a stupid question but what is the centre hole for? Cheers, John
by john.davies
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 52 SQ4 - Oil Tank Extension
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: 52 SQ4 - Oil Tank Extension

I saw this bike at the Charterhouse action held at the Bristol Classic bike show in February. It sold for £6500 plus premium. The oil feed came from the converted toolbox just below half way down as you can see in the picture.
by john.davies
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Mystery g/box
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Mystery g/box

It looks like a rigid BSA gearbox from say a B31/B33 or M20/M21.
by john.davies
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: WANTED - Tool box for 1946 rigid SQ4
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: WANTED - Tool box for 1946 rigid SQ4

I did ask Peter a while ago if he had a 6554-41 which at the time was no. Do you think that mine may have been fitted with a centre bolt one being an early post war machine dispatched from the factory December 1945?

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