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by Mick D
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 56 Huntmaster (ebay)
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: FOR SALE : 56 Huntmaster (ebay)

Novel routing of the rocker feed
by Mick D
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Building up a shaft
Replies: 64
Views: 3399

Re: Building up a shaft

Hi

I think I'd machine the shaft out of the quadrant and make a new one from silver steel.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Single frame dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: Single frame dimensions

Hi

A ratchet strap would probably ease that into line whilst you fit the stud.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 286
Views: 18061

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:Posh !


And once oily - flammable :o

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cable swager thingy
Replies: 18
Views: 916

Re: cable swager thingy

how do the cable makers solder them up do they dip them in solder Yep, that's the way I do them too. I made a solder pot from a small copper ladle, I heat it with a propane torch and use Baker's Fluid as a flux - no danger of overheating the inner. There used to be a good video on the Venhill web s...
by Mick D
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sq4 MKI blown head gasket
Replies: 32
Views: 1602

Re: Sq4 MKI blown head gasket

Hi Is it an anomaly with the photo or is there an area of cylinder block face missing where you have circled and annotated No 3? This would be co-incident with where the blow past / damage to the gasket occurred and probably the cause of it. I wouldn't be confident that a new gasket won't be ruined ...
by Mick D
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cable swager thingy
Replies: 18
Views: 916

Re: cable swager thingy

Hi I made one using two pieces of angle iron clamped together in a vice bolted to the table of a pillar drill, drilled the small diameter then counter drilled the larger. For the punch I just use a parallel pin punch - it doesn't bird cage the inner quite as prettily as a domed one would but when th...
by Mick D
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FH Rebuild Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: FH Rebuild Issues

Hi

Vincent, that solution is elegant and very inspiring, thank you.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FH Rebuild Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: FH Rebuild Issues

Thanks Guys I have considered moving the footrests one spline forward but thought that would move them too close to the gear and brake pedals - will re-visit, (Steven are your footrests the two piece version?). Like the idea of a stud for the seat fixing - will investigate further. As far as I can t...
by Mick D
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: FH Rebuild Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 400

FH Rebuild Issues

Hi I wonder if I'm missing something or have just not done things in the correct order, but these are a few observations from my rebuild: Seat bolt above the oil tank, I guess the process is to insert bolt then fit the oil tank and struggle to fit the seat - or is there a better way? Magneto bottom ...

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