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by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: '57 NH Cylinder Head Re-Assembly
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: '57 NH Cylinder Head Re-Assembly

Head bolts - there's an Ariel doc from 1958 that gives 300 ins/lbs Sealing is on the spigot (or rather, the outer edge of it), probably best to lap it in, one technique is with coarse paste on the outer face and fine on the top of the spigot - the idea is to have the outer face a tad lower so that t...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: W/NG General
Topic: The Beast lives
Replies: 43
Views: 5646

Re: The Beast lives

56.2?
Is someone siphoning your petrol??!! :D

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: throttle cable
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: throttle cable

Hi Willie - welcome to the forum. You might try these guys: https://www.feked.com/handle-bars/cables/ However, it's probably a standard cable - ie. specific to the carb+twistgrip, not the machine - so you may well be able to get one from many suppliers for 'classic bike' parts. (Where are you based?...
by Simon.Gardiner
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Posting multiple identical threads
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Posting multiple identical threads

As Simes says you need to wait for as long as it takes - I've noticed this site does often (lately) seem to 'hang' for a while after a 'submit'. I've think I've seen a few cases of this on other forums lately as well - but not as much as seems to be happening here. I'd put it down to Ariel owners be...
by Simon.Gardiner
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Mk1 Sq 4 BLOWING HEAD GASKET
Replies: 30
Views: 2241

Re: Mk1 Sq 4 BLOWING HEAD GASKET

Feel for you, Gui - you've put in an awful lot of work on that bike.
Hope someone can come up with some barrels for you (and maybe a medal!) - you certainly deserve a some better luck.
Keep taking the pills, mate!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Crankcase Sealant
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Crankcase Sealant

Not strictly necessary, but Wellseal....

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: WNG 4 sale on Carandclassic
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: WNG 4 sale on Carandclassic

simon.holyfield wrote: Two guys spent thirty minutes arguing about the relative merits of Great Western Railway boiler safety valves and Midland Railway safety valves.


Bloody Midland rubbish :mrgreen: :twisted: :D

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Cylinders
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Cylinders

Also try Drags - they had a load of used Leader/Arrow parts a few months back.

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 7" half width hub brakes
Replies: 20
Views: 1013

Re: 7" half width hub brakes

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:solderless nipples are only for get you home .


And I'm not sure I can remember one of them doing that very well either!

SG
by Simon.Gardiner
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Dragonfly clutch plates
Replies: 15
Views: 957

Re: Dragonfly clutch plates

Take the tangs off the back of the centre and add in another plain and friction plate (which bears against the back of the basket), a bit like the very late Ariel adaptation (I think that's what Nev's suggesting - it's been mentioned in a few threads here over the years).

SG

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