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by Pete.Silson
Mon May 25, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: '52 crankcases wanted (TC)
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: '52 crankcases wanted (TC)

Jorgen - I have sent you a PM - Pete
by Pete.Silson
Sun May 24, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: '52 crankcases wanted (TC)
Replies: 3
Views: 330

'52 crankcases wanted (TC)

I have nearly all the bits for my '52 VH project except the crankcases that I have are from a later 350. I would really like to try and get everything year-correct so I am after a pair of 1952 VH or VB crankcases (TC prefix). Ideally in usable condition but anything repairable also considered.

Pete
by Pete.Silson
Sun May 24, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Correct number plate for 1949
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Correct number plate for 1949

I have a '49 rigid single which has, what I am told is, a later BSA rear number plate and I would like to fit something more in keeping with the Ariel. I've got three possible replacement candidiates for the numberplate and would appreciate some expert opinion as to the best fit for a '49 single. pl...
by Pete.Silson
Mon May 11, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Looking for a solo sprung seat
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Looking for a solo sprung seat

It's a Wassell large universal seat. W-950 is the part number I think. seats.jpg As Wade says the brackets need to be made to suit your tank and frame. I made trial brackets out of 3mm hardboard to get the correct spacing for the petrol tank. I also made two small flat brackets at the rear to keep t...
by Pete.Silson
Sun May 10, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Looking for a solo sprung seat
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Looking for a solo sprung seat

The brackets are not hard to fabricate - I used 3mm mild steel for these ones on my VH. I also found that I needed small brackets on the rear to line-up the springs with the frame mounting points.
seat pivot bracket.jpg

Pete
by Pete.Silson
Sat May 09, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Kneegrip threads
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Kneegrip threads

Thanks for the info Paul,

Shame they didn't bother to use a 5/16" cycle thread rather than UNF but I guess I can live with it.

Pete
by Pete.Silson
Sat May 09, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Kneegrip threads
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Kneegrip threads

Last year I bought a '49 single that came with a spare petrol tank that I think is from a prewar 350 but I don't really know. My question is about the knee grip fixings. 350 tank.jpg The front holes are threaded 1/4" 26 tpi (which I would expect) but rear have studs with what appears to be 5/16...
by Pete.Silson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Expensive Solex carb
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Expensive Solex carb

Paul

One thing I forgot to mention is to make sure that, when you put the plate back on, the two little notches on the edge of the other plate face towards the big cut-away hole in the valve plate (see right hand picture). I say this from personal experience of doing it wrong the first time.

Pete
by Pete.Silson
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Expensive Solex carb
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Expensive Solex carb

The solex I have is not from a Square 4 and the choke works in reverse (pull it out to turn the choke off). Paul -The choke mechanism on an AHD carb is reversible. bistarter direction.jpg The carb on the left In the picture pulls-on towards the left side (of the bike), the carb on the right pulls-o...
by Pete.Silson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Single frame dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Single frame dimensions

Thats nothing ...I reckon hand pressure would line the holes up. John - You forget that you are talking to a pommie wimp here. I ended up using a threaded puller between the top sidecar lug and the engine plates with a load cell in it. It took just over 70 kgf to pull the holes into alignment and a...

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