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by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 26, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Gearbox oil leak
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: Gearbox oil leak

As Will says, whack spanner really, really firmly with something very heavy (I prefer a big chunk of wood, or a really big carpenter's mallet, to a hammer - less easy to miss the mark!). I find that the inertia of the flywheels is usually enough to get things moving. And I also reckon you've got to ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: SPACER PRIMARY CASE
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: SPACER PRIMARY CASE

Johnny: It doesn't really matter, the cases are surprisingly flexible - I think I've had one take up at least 1/8" gap. Set it up as you feel most comfortable with - the main thing is that nothing rubs (as you've said) My '53 350 (plunger frame - long chaincase) had a small gap that I decided d...
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Finished article
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Finished article

JohnReilly wrote:..... I find the brakes, both front and rear quite poor.
John


If you've got new stuck-on linings they'll need a lot of bedding down....!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Finished article
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Finished article

Very nice job, John. I've found this topic to be very puzzling. The '47 spares book lists different brake levers for rigid (4402-36) and spring (4402-39) frame wheels, but by 1952 (in the books) it reverted to the same levers (4402-36) for both. And as you've noted the cams are always the same. Stil...
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 26, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: '58 Huntmaster for sale. Again.
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: '58 Huntmaster for sale. Again.

Might be worth checking that the FERC and headlight cowl aren't fibreglass as well (I've no problem with fibreglass replicas but I do like to know)

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 26, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: For Sale VH 1955
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: For Sale VH 1955

simon.holyfield wrote:I have to ask, because I bet there is a story - why is the V on the magneto chain cover upside down?


What a co-incidence? (See Vincent's comment here viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10651 :D )

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 26, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Mk1 Sq 4 Carb
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Re: Mk1 Sq 4 Carb

One forum member strongly recommends just stretching the spring on the concentric....

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10273&p=71553

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 26, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Singles Timing chain
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Singles Timing chain

There have been a couple of discussions on singles timing chains - this might (or might not!) be helpful

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7001

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun May 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Huntmaster puking oil out of crankcase
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Huntmaster puking oil out of crankcase

That hole should be blanked about 1/2" in (it is on the 3 timing covers I've had).

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun May 24, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Huntmaster puking oil out of crankcase
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Huntmaster puking oil out of crankcase

A standard Huntmaster has the (timed) breather venting on the primary side, not the gear lever side. The only 'crankcase hole' on the timing (gear lever) side is the one for the pressure-release valve (the domed thing that sticks out to the lower front of the timing chest). If you're sure the oil's ...

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