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by nevhunter
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: LAYSHAFT BUSH replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: LAYSHAFT BUSH replacement

You have to get the bush lined up exact for the pin in the flange. Scribe a line along it to make it easier. Nev
by nevhunter
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Pushrod lengths
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Pushrod lengths

You might have to reduce the diameter of the "extra"bit that goes into the end piece once you shorten it. it's a smidgen under the full diameter of the tube if I recall correctly. If the fit is a bit loose, you could insert a hollow plug inside it to expand it slightly. It's only the alloy...
by nevhunter
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Pushrod lengths
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Pushrod lengths

The steel ones are just pressed in originally. I made a special slide tool to get them apart. To shorten is easy. Make a bit more of the end fit and cut the surplus off and fit it back together. If you are making new ones using the old ends would use chromolly tube or try GOOD stainlessTUBE as it's ...
by nevhunter
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Front wheel spindle wear.
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Front wheel spindle wear.

Practically ALL Ariel wheel bearings are not tight on the axles. it's a bit of a worry that something may encourage them to turn on the axle rather than the bearing operate as it should. In practice I don't experience much trouble as once a load is on the thing it seems to do what it should. Not rea...
by nevhunter
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Front wheel spindle wear.
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Front wheel spindle wear.

I've found the original rubber seal swells and tends to "friction" the race. I machine the Bronze threaded fitting to take a small conventional seal and all is well thereafter. Nev
by nevhunter
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: powdercoat disaster
Replies: 30
Views: 1695

Re: powdercoat disaster

I did the same back in the 50's but one never thought of restoring a bike THEN. You fixed it when you had to, You rode old stuff because that's all you could afford .The colour of the tank was whatever hadn't gone hard in the tin, and would work in a vaccuum cleaner spray gun.Nev
by nevhunter
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: *Wanted* WNG field stand
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: *Wanted* WNG field stand

I never use the rear stand unless servicing, but you still have to be careful on smooth concrete surfaces and often it has to be left in first gear to stop it rolling. It has to be the right length and you can't re clip it when on the bike. A good sidestand beats it hands down but it's original and ...
by nevhunter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: W/NG Restorations
Topic: Repro Petrol Tap
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Repro Petro Tap

The ewarts looks good .You need a filter gauze soldered in. Nev
by nevhunter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: Sidecar mudguard fell off
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Sidecar mudguard fell off

You need another stay from under the axle nut to triangulate it What happened there is pretty common. The guard is unsprung and is getting all of the road shocks. You can attach one directly to the side of the chair as was often done as an alternative method. When you do that your passenger can rest...
by nevhunter
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Footrest hanger
Replies: 2
Views: 5557

Re: Wanted: Footrest hanger

The one on the toolboxes and muffler side is longer. Can be machined from a bit if good stuff without much difficulty, and will never snap again. I can measure the length if you need it John. It shouldn't hit the toolbox lid when raised Nev

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