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by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: what is nearest paint match for 58 vb?
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: what is nearest paint match for 58 vb?

Oooooh - be careful asking about 'Ariel Deep Claret' round these parts!
Maybe look here:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8800&p=60194
Or risk a forum search for 'claret'...

HTH

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Another new member
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: Another new member

robjameson wrote:...It was restored (and the restoration documented on this very forum) by myself...

Aha - that'll be this one then!
viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3898

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: LF250 part numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: LF250 part numbers

Parts books in the library area of the AOMCC web site any good? Or would it be something like a Hepolite number?

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Factory racer
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Factory racer

Something been done to the oil tank (esp. pic 1)? And alloy rims in pic 2?
Fine old pics, thanks Vincent!.

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: late square four tank paint/ chrome layout
Replies: 11
Views: 1277

Re: late square four tank paint/ chrome layout

bob cottam wrote:Thanks, tank paint was done by a well known Shropshire Classic painter- unsure if I can advertise him on here so you will have to look him up !!


Ummmm - we do have a 'suppliers' area in the forum, don't see why names/testimonies should be a problem.

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Mk1 1950 rear wheel drum
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Mk1 1950 rear wheel drum

Assuming you can't go to a bigger engine sprocket, maybe fit one of Drags' 40-tooth clutch sprockets?

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: NH Wiring Diagram
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: NH Wiring Diagram

Andy: Drags have wiring looms and also a doc with loom/wiring info (although I couldn't see a 1958 Ariel single diagram as such) http://www.draganfly.co.uk/data/pdf/WIRING%20LOOMS.pdf However the wiring will be schematically the same as your '57 350 AJS I suspect. (There are often books/manuals on e...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vehicle recovery for MOT exempt bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Vehicle recovery for MOT exempt bikes

I asked about this with Carole Nash earlier this month and was informed that the MOT stipulation would only be applied to bikes that were legally required to have one.
Otherwise the machine would just have to be 'roadworthy' - but that's a general requirement for on-road use anyway.

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: A matter of weight...
Replies: 20
Views: 2116

Re: A matter of weight...

BMW lightened the flywheel on post-1980 airhead twins, some reckon this gives a more responsive engine (I reckon that makes sense, with b.all flywheel my 'modern' Trumpy is extremely responsive even though it's the 'soft' tourer version), some reckon it makes the gear change much better although tha...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Gold Star big end
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Gold Star big end

I've read about people fitting Norton International big-ends and con rods but not Gold Star bearings.
The parallel-pin VH bearing is pertty strong. The taper-pin (earlier) VG bearing is a crowded roller and some will say it's 'inferior' to the VH bearing (although some will disagree....)

SG

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