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by nevhunter
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Identify this 1937 rear suspension conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 2426

That's a bit serious. Has a VCH motor in it. Nev
by nevhunter
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Forum Help
Topic: test Neil.Stewart account
Replies: 1
Views: 1386

Yes..
by nevhunter
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: What brand for mainbearings VH
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

I don't recommend using the large roller that can come out ( outer sleeve), in the drive side case. This can happen when the case gets hot as the original interference may be lacking. My last few engines are built with good quality ball bearings through out. Must of the damage to bearings these days...
by nevhunter
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Identify this 1937 rear suspension conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 2426

If that bike has history, don't return it to "standard". I would just clean it up and fix it mechanically and use it like it is. The shockers look like Girlings ( 1954? and later). Nev
by nevhunter
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Identify this 1937 rear suspension conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 2426

Thats a Bentley and Draper suspension (B&D). Fitted to Broughs and Vincents and possibly others ( early 30's). New Imperial were very advanced bikes. Did you obtain a copy of the "Marque", book by Chas Lipscombe? Worth getting if you didn't. First print run is sold out and not likely t...
by nevhunter
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Identify this 1937 rear suspension conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 2426

I have a very good, standard rear half of a prewar frame that I would swap for it. I was going to do that conversion myself. It would have to be a workmanlike job and retain a frame number preferrably. My frame joins just forward of the rear tank mounts. Not much point doing it to a perfectly good f...
by nevhunter
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: W/NG information/details/help.....anything!
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

I have one of much the same vintage. The handlebars varied as well as many other things like timing chain covers and steel primary chain guard. Your model has tapered section bars rubber mounted. The gear change lever and ALL footrests do NOT have rubbers. The gear lever is longer and heavier that t...
by nevhunter
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: clutch lever - gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 787

The later ( cheaper ) will probably retrofit, as all the dimensions are similar. Just another example of refining the design. ( downwards ?). The earlier one is more a work of art, and a motorcycle should be an art form. Nev
by nevhunter
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: fork seal holders
Replies: 12
Views: 2519

If the question is raised, it is worth getting the answer right for posterity. Nice to have a reference when some "smart" judges make all embracing statements about what should be. While my first aim is to have the machine runing well and reliably ( and not doing itself any damage), I gues...
by nevhunter
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Good luck with your ticker, (Keep up the exercise and fruit and vege's). A Sq4 has to be pretty right to go well, but don't worry if the piston clearances are a bit more than minimum and have all the oil galleries clean. ( Just like your ticker). Nev

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