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by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Amal Concentric on a VH500 - settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Amal Concentric on a VH500 - settings?

Burlen say the 2-stroke and 4-stroke bodies are different and not interchangeable.
http://amalcarb.co.uk/rebuilding-mark-1 ... arburetter
The spray tubes are different, but if you have the kit to sort that out, you might be able to work out something from their specs for a VH monobloc.

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Single Crankcase Repair?
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Single Crankcase Repair?

Just replace that half with your spare ?
Not sure what you're meaning by 'matched', the way these are machined the halves are usually pretty much interchangeable.

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon May 31, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB chaincase oil leak
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: VB chaincase oil leak

The later ('56 on) chaincases with the wick feed from the oil tank (and the FERC) still have the threaded hole in the outer but's it's blanked (to the outside) with a short screw - wonder if you've got one of those fitted, it won't go anywhere near deep enough to obstruct he hole on the other side. ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Mon May 31, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: '55 FH650 - Incontinence & earthing magneto
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: '55 FH650 - Incontinence & earthing magneto

Mag cut-out: check there's continuity to the brush in the centre of the cap, and that the brush is contacting the armature? Wet-sumping: gear-type oil pumps (as per Huntmaster) can wet-sump without being worn out. Huntmaster (as A10) has an in-built anti-wet-sumping valve in the crankcase (if I reme...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat May 15, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Getting my new (old!) VH on the road…
Replies: 25
Views: 1042

Re: Getting my new (old!) VH on the road…

As Pete noted, that's the '56-on oil tank. The 'spare' pipe would have been to carry a 'drip' to the secondary chain (inside the fully-enclosed rear chaincase). It was fed/metered by a small wick in a tube that opens into the 'platform' that the oil returns across. You don't seem to have any drips s...
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue May 11, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1949 single small end bush oil hole / slot
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: 1949 single small end bush oil hole / slot

Hi Joe Welcome to the forum. I'm going to suggest that the small ends don't seem to need much in the way of 'special' lubrication. I've seen bushes with everything from a single small hole (maybe 1/8") to a slot more-or-less the size of the bottom of the slot in the rod eye, all with no appreci...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun May 09, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: VB for sale

Well........... Early s/arm oil tank (with the cap further back) suggests 1954 (early '54?) - but I'm not sure we can say exactly when the last bike to have one fitted left the factory. S/arm frame wasn't officially used on VB until 1955 model year, but could probably have been 'fitted' to order in ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu May 06, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Damage to Barrel Skirt
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Damage to Barrel Skirt

I've got a VH iron ('53) barrel with the skirt knocked out front and back (looks like it's been clouted by a con-rod). I had it sleeved and ran it for a couple of years and plenty of miles (including motorway work with an HS cam and 8:1 piston) - no probs and I'm going to carry on using it. Sleeving...
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Ariel 4F/600 - 1932 engine
Replies: 58
Views: 6152

Re: Ariel 4F/600 - 1932 engine

Karol Burger wrote:...forgive me my English. I don't know a word, I use a translator :D :D :D


Karol - you have an extremely good translator!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: 1914 V twin parts
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: 1914 V twin parts

Andrew
Have you joined the Owners' Club?
Pete Kemp (Single Spares Organiser until very recently) was getting into the flat-tank bikes and might be able to help. (He doesn't like to use internet social stuff like forums!)

SG

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