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by Mick D
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Portrait of your centre stand on swinger frames?
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Portrait of your centre stand on swinger frames?

Hi

On the stand my rear wheel is around 2" off of the ground, your modified feet may be responsible for this discrepancy or the stops at the top of the legs, (adjacent to the pivots), may be worn on your stand and/or frame.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox
Replies: 21
Views: 527

Re: Eye Bolt Huntmaster Gearbox

Hi That nut and eye bolt assembly moves the gearbox fore and aft to adjust the tension of the primary chain, make sure the secondary chain is slack during and adjusted after the primary is set. Before adjusting the primary chain you need to slacken the gearbox to plate attachments in order that the ...
by Mick D
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Huntmaster - Oil behind Timing Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Huntmaster - Oil behind Timing Cover

I had drained the oil and put it back in the tank Hi I don't think you can drain the chamber surrounding the oil pump unless you remove the timing cover and my estimation is that it will hold around 150ml - 200ml. My engine had not run since 1995 and it had not wet sumped - you need to drain the su...
by Mick D
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Huntmaster - Oil behind Timing Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Huntmaster - Oil behind Timing Cover

Most likely it has “Wet sumped” , Hi Not necessarily, the area below the oil pump is not scavenged, it's level is determined by the port joining it's chamber to the crank case, (arrowed in the photo). as I understand the system there will always be oil in this area and to this level, (this is how t...
by Mick D
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Huntmaster - Oil behind Timing Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Huntmaster - Oil behind Timing Cover

Hi If you look at the gasket between the outer and inner timing cover you will see there are three distinct chambers: The upper forward one should only have grease in it which lubricates the dynamo drive. The upper rear may be wet with engine oil but any fluid should drain from here into the sump. T...
by Mick D
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Lathes
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: Lathes

Hi I've had a Warco mini lathe for about 15 years now and would agree with everything Bob has said, particularly the tooling money pit, I've spent around the cost of the lathe on additional tooling. One thing I would add though, is to buy from a reputable dealer such as Warco or Arc Eurotrade in ord...
by Mick D
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Portrait of your centre stand on swinger frames?
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Portrait of your centre stand on swinger frames?

Hi

This is my 58 FH centre stand, stripped ready for powder coat. It's now reunited with the frame and performing as designed.

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Regards Mick
by Mick D
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: Flow rate from the oil tank
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Flow rate from the oil tank

Hi When I drained my 58 FH tank, (which I believe is the same as yours), of old oil at the start of my restoration I did it by removing the feed line from the engine - the flow was indeed steady and the oil was cold, about 4 degrees C. I would suspect your system has an obstruction somewhere, do you...
by Mick D
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FH Replacement Exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 1785

Re: FH Replacement Exhaust

Thanks Bob

That's put my mind at rest - they're on the way :)

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FH Replacement Exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 1785

FH Replacement Exhaust

Hi The restoration of my 58 FH is in sight of the finishing line and I wish to purchase the exhaust system, I plan to go for the standard twin pipe system. I've used Armours in the past for another restoration and am very pleased with their product, however I am aware that some of their systems have...

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