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by iansoady
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 47483

Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

That was a common "bodge" by Titch Allen for, IIRC Triumph twins to stop the barrels parting company with the crankcases.
by iansoady
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Plunger centre spindles
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: Plunger centre spindles

PM sent.
by iansoady
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Plunger centre spindles
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: Plunger centre spindles

Not Ariel, but I have just had one of these made for my Norton ES2. The alloy slider had seized so firmly on it that no amount of heat, penetrating oil, time and aggression would shift it. So I made the decision to sacrifice the spindle (known as a "bearer bar" to Norton) and initially exp...
by iansoady
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Frame paint
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Frame paint

You do need to be careful not to let any blasting medium inside the air box.
by iansoady
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: UNEVEN SMOKE TRAILS
Replies: 10
Views: 1376

Re: UNEVEN SMOKE TRAILS

BSA A10s used to bias the mixture to one side. I don't think anybody actually knew why but ISTR that a slightly skewed manifold gasket / spacer was available to "correct" it.

https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=2570.0
by iansoady
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Not an Ariel but maybe someone can offer suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Success - at least one side.....

I made a puller from a length of 1/2" UNF stud which previously saw service as a Commando clutch compressor, a box spanner and a chunk of flat bar (also from the clutch compressor). Turned down to 7/16" for an inch at one end and screwed into the top end of the bearer rod, it actually slid...
by iansoady
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Not an Ariel but maybe someone can offer suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Not an Ariel but maybe someone can offer suggestions?

Yes, leaving it as a rigid has been suggested but I won't admit defeat (yet.....) In fact, I deliberately chose this model for the plunger suspension. I did try the grease gun but the threads of the nipple are so sloppy the grease just squirted out of the side even with several wraps of ptfe tape. S...
by iansoady
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Not an Ariel but maybe someone can offer suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Not an Ariel but maybe someone can offer suggestions?

I'm starting to get down to some work on my 1952 Norton ES2. I did have a feeling the rear suspension wasn't working and have discovered that the alloy slider on at least one side (all I've looked at so far) is seized onto the bearer rod. After slackening the pinch bolt and freeing the taper the bea...
by iansoady
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Running In Guide
Replies: 16
Views: 1355

Re: Running In Guide

I would imagine Achesons produced them and either overprinted the Ariel logo or gave them to Ariel to do. I wouldn't actually think colloidal graphite was an ideal substance to use when running in myself.... Interestingly, Achesons still exist as a subsidiary of ICI and produce something called Aqua...
by iansoady
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Spark plug caps for arrow
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Spark plug caps for arrow

You should (theoretically) use 5K resistor tyes to avoid radio interference although this is a lot less (maybe nil) with FM rather than AM radios.

I used the dark red NGK hard plastic ones with rubber seals. Maybe not original but better than those reproduction rubber ones.

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