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by pauldridge
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sq 4 MK II (Solex) Reluctant to cold start
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Sq 4 MK II (Solex) Reluctant to cold start

I now have about 250 miles on the complete engine rebuild on my '53 Sq 4. I have already gone through 3 oil/filter changes/head re-torque/valve adjustment procedures to be on the overkill side. The bike is performing like a champ.. minimal oil leakage, smooth and consistent power throughout the rang...
by pauldridge
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: '51 SQ4 Build Photo
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: '51 SQ4 Build Photo

OMG! That would NOT be for the faint of heart!
by pauldridge
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Tap Plungers
Replies: 21
Views: 3514

Re: Tap Plungers

I just wasted my money on a set of new plungers with cork seals from another source. One of the corks was so tight I had to use a pair of pliers to actuate. In spite of that, just a month or so later, I am already getting a bit of seepage from the plunger. I just ordered the o-ring set myself, on ad...
by pauldridge
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: '51 SQ4 Build Photo
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Gas Tank

Hey Paul, This one just posted on eBay.. Looks like, frankly, a POS and outrageously priced, but I pass it along for reference: https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENUINE-Ariel-Gas-Tank-Chrome-Cap-Petcocks-Badge-Emblems-/264225661200?oid=264208109381 Phil FYI, I purchased an India(n) all chrome tank for my bi...
by pauldridge
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Tap Plungers
Replies: 21
Views: 3514

Re: Tap Plungers

FYI, a company in the US, Baxter Cycles, manufactures these plungers in brass, with o rings.. just $20 US:

https://www.baxtercycle.com/product/push_pull_petcock_plunger_insert/

Photo: https://www.baxtercycle.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ALW_PETCOCK_PLUNGER_KIT.jpg
by pauldridge
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Fitting indicators to Ariel arrow
Replies: 12
Views: 9938

Re: Fitting indicators to Ariel arrow

I found my turn signal kit at http://www.bmikarts.com (USA) for just $25 us. Part number Hd6v. It includes all metal chrome plated front/rear lights, flasher unit, and handlebar switch, and comes with 6v components. Very pleased with the quality. I used the rear license plate holes to mount the supp...
by pauldridge
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Speedo cable clip Sq 4 Mk II
Replies: 11
Views: 1614

Re: Speedo cable clip Sq 4 Mk II

I just looked at mine again. In addition to the main wiring loom, I also have a small flexible (nylon or ?) oil line going to the bar-mounted oil pressure gauge. With the main harness pulled up well above the grease fitting on the near side, I now find that the harness doesn't really touch or bind o...
by pauldridge
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Speedo cable clip Sq 4 Mk II
Replies: 11
Views: 1614

Re: Speedo cable clip Sq 4 Mk II

For Bob, Yes, I have discovered the same clearance issue: wiring harness to tank with the new harness I installed from D'fly. I believe I correctly routed my harness along the left (near side) of the frame.. Initially I had it tie-wrapped to the lower longitudinal frame member, but found that severe...
by pauldridge
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Solex carb leaks when bike on side stand
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Solex carb leaks when bike on side stand

I've now logged 200 miles on my newly rebuild '53 Square 4 MK II, and it is all coming together. One worrisome issue, however, is I've been noticing that after a good ride, with the engine heated up, if I put the bike on its side stand, I see petrol dripping from the carb. I can right the bike to le...
by pauldridge
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Speedo cable clip Sq 4 Mk II
Replies: 11
Views: 1614

Re: Speedo cable clip Sq 4 Mk II

Ahh.. Looks like you're right Roger. I mis-read that description. Oh well, perhaps that clip will be useful for something!

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