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by nevhunter
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: War helmet
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: War helmet

It wouldn't be legal these days. I think they used to be called pudding basins and a legal copy was about supposedly.. Nev
by nevhunter
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1928 model E
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

I've heard it said the one of them has 3 cylinders MORE than you need, but it wasn't ME. SQ 4's are SMOOOTHHH and ideal for those needing a challenging experience. Nev..
by nevhunter
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: What to do?

Suitable Bronze would be fine with the right clearance for it and extra oil flow to cool the bearing but the shaft running in it should be hardened as well Babbit metal runs a much smaller clearance and should not be a very thick layer or it fails earlier. That failed bearing is TOO thick and may be...
by nevhunter
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: clutch and mainshaft
Replies: 37
Views: 702

Re: clutch and mainshaft

Nothing beats making /having the right stuff to get the job done. Having the bolt in below the inner chaincase is very "clued" too. .Nev
by nevhunter
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1928 model E
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

It IS in the 30 models but not sure about twin port in the earlier ones . it's a styling and noise exercise. The engines run better with a single port, but when Rudge came out with the four valve in 1925? They all wanted to look 4 valve. 28 OHV AJS were both single port so it wasn't instant but went...
by nevhunter
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Annoying resonance
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Annoying resonance

Just the fit of the taper in the body under the action of the spring .You can dismantle it in situ but in either case the tank must be empty. Try tapping it into and out of the taper and exercising it. If the taper ends up too far in you might have to redrill the hole for the fuel to get full flow r...
by nevhunter
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Annoying resonance
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Annoying resonance

The TOP rubbers are usually much thinner and the bolts have to be the exact correct length. Lowering it may help. Nev
by nevhunter
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 1928 model E
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: FOR SALE : 1928 model E

That's not a bad looking bike and they go OK too. Nev
by nevhunter
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Removing the ringds from a VB piston
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: Removing the ringds from a VB piston

I've had another look at that piston. Wire wheel buff the ring area and heat it from the crown. Aluminium expands a fair bit more than iron. I've never had one you couldn't get the rings out of. If you slip with the cutter and go into the aluminium, it's the end of the piston . The lands need to be ...
by nevhunter
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Annoying resonance
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Annoying resonance

The fuel tank is the culprit in most cases. Set it up very carefully on the rubbers with no direct metal to metal contact anywhere. Nev

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