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by john.whiting
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: This isn't an ariel clutch basket ? Is it ?
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: This isn't an ariel clutch basket ? Is it ?

The first clutch appears to be the standard Burman heavyweight ,used on various makes ,inferior or otherwise ,and on Panthers to the end of production circa 1965.
by john.whiting
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Sleepless Night
Replies: 50
Views: 2151

Re: Sleepless Night

good way of dealing with trees without the council inspectors getting involved is called "Graslan".....Big risk with trees is the roof and gutters filling with leaves and sticks,and the finer particles from the flowers lodge in every nook and cranny.....The old house in the background is a...
by john.whiting
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Lifting front end
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Lifting front end

Take the tank off too,before you do anything....Safest way is to lift from above......surely there is an oak beam in the manor house or something similar that can take a couple of hundred pounds .
by john.whiting
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: BA Burman Mainshaft position
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: BA Burman Mainshaft position

A lot of the Burman pictures online are of boxes that in my opinion were never made.....just a sales sample book .And the same goes for a lot of the non standard clutch types......The "standard " Burman clutch is the type with rubber cush drive inserts in pressed sheetmetal retainers.,and ...
by john.whiting
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1958 Square 4 cylinder head problem
Replies: 19
Views: 913

Re: 1958 Square 4 cylinder head problem

The gasket spray is called Coppr-Kote ,or something similar ,and is made by Loctite.....rather pricey......so ,like Nev ,I used to use ally paint in a spray can......However ,I discovered the use of silastic on head gaskets ,and its beats all IMHO,and is cheap.
by john.whiting
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Central Classics 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1113

Re: Central Classics 2019

harley is mostly 1924,..the tin lid ignition unit is a bit later tho,possibly 1927
by john.whiting
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: LAYSHAFT BUSH replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: LAYSHAFT BUSH replacement

You only have a second or so before the bush heats up......the easy way to do this is to use an arbor with the bush on it ,and freeze the lot.....this makes the bush far easier to line up,and also slows heating considerably.....If you have no way of making an arbor,use the layshaft,but do be careful...
by john.whiting
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Front wheel spindle wear.
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Front wheel spindle wear.

My first BSA A10 had beer cans wedged into the bearing from the outside to cure this.......I replaced the whole front forks and wheel with a later nacelle front end for $5 ...the guy threw in the light too,but wanted an extra $1 for the speedo.
by john.whiting
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: powdercoat disaster
Replies: 30
Views: 1784

Re: powdercoat disaster

A very similar deep glossy green was the Australian Army vehicle colour from the late 40s up to the engagement in S Vietnam,when a flat dull green was adopted,to harmonize with US vehicle colour.
by john.whiting
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rattling noise from dynamo gear
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Rattling noise from dynamo gear

Is the dynamo gear correct?...there are lots of different gears that fit the dynamo,only one is correct for the application......the wrong gear /wrong pitch will quickly chew up the fibre gear teeth.

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