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by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1934 Red Hunter
Replies: 20
Views: 4405

Re: 1934 Red Hunter

In Oz, no-one lives near anyone :twisted: (I think the hole in the timing cover is just a breather and the other one is maybe a drain - there are some threads here somewhere with some illustrations of the exposed-valve lube setup but I suspect someone will be along soon who knows exactly how it goes...
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 1959 Ariel VH colour scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: 1959 Ariel VH colour scheme

Red mudguards ??!!
Damn, you've got me wanting to paint my mudguards red now...

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: '57 Huntmaster - dismantling front forks
Replies: 16
Views: 3644

Re: '57 Huntmaster - dismantling front forks

Some of us use a strap wrench/rope+broom handle instead of the special tool (put the strap where the oil seal is not where it's just a tube or it'll crush). If the chrome is slippy might need a strip of inner-tube or leather (I've used a complete gardening glove before now) to stop the strap slippin...
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Halite washers
Replies: 14
Views: 3337

Re: Halite washers

They always used to be in the OEM gasket sets - they're the same material as the rocker-box gaskets (but thinner I think) , should be a bit slippery as they ought to be graphite-impregnated, maybe an inch OD and with a hole that just fits around the valve guide.

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Huntmaster FH 1957 Swingarm
Replies: 14
Views: 2753

Re: Huntmaster FH 1957 Swingarm

Having had a discussions with Drags, their FERCs are steel - and they've corrected the web page that said they were still fibreglass. Bunners - the top cover is what Simes (Simon H) has on his Huntmaster - he's just posted a link to his collection of parts photos on another thread in the forum so I ...
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 1959 Ariel VH colour scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: 1959 Ariel VH colour scheme

Bob: There was a red/black colour option in the late '50s, I think the mudguards and nacelle were black and the tank was red with a black panel and a white line separating the two colours. The forum has a few pictures of bikes with the red/black tank scheme - one of them is David Anderson's '57 VH o...
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Halite washers
Replies: 14
Views: 3337

Re: Halite washers

Steve - where did you get those valve-springs from? (I quite fancy a pair of blue ones!)

On the subject of Hallite does anyone know where (or if) it's possible to get it in sheets? (I've used all mine up and I can't find anyone who supplies anything other than cork or paper.)

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Huntmaster FH 1957 Swingarm
Replies: 14
Views: 2753

Re: Huntmaster FH 1957 Swingarm

Roger - hens teeth are more common than original Ariel fully-enclosed rear chaincases (FERC). The Drags ones are fibreglass, the last metal one (complete) I saw (a few years ago) was being offered for £500; the guy was adamant about his price at the time, he hasn't got it any more so maybe he got th...
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted VB Hepolite Piston
Replies: 15
Views: 4122

Re: Wanted VB Hepolite Piston

Thorntons one of the usual places??

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted, Ariel NH350 / HT3 alloy barrel.
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

Re: Wanted, Ariel NH350 / HT3 alloy barrel.

Iain - have you tried John Budgen or John Bartram?

SG

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