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by Mick D
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Removing the ringds from a VB piston
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: Removing the ringds from a VB piston

Hi

I've had success removing stuck rings by soaking the piston in acetone - just leave it in soak and eventually the ring expands a little under it's own elasticity, once it begins to move I speed the process by exercising it. Not had to break one yet.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Oil pressure regulator thread size
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: Oil pressure regulator thread size

Hi Get in touch with your local Snap On tool dealer and buy one of these in the appropriate size: https://store.snapon.com/MultiSpline-Extractors-C675457.aspx I have never seen or had one of these break - OK it will probably cost around a tenner but what price confidence? Warming is a must in my opi...
by Mick D
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Oil pressure regulator thread size
Replies: 15
Views: 687

Re: Oil pressure regulator thread size

Hi

Isn't 0.435" more likely to be 7/16", (0.437")?

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Lathe user?
Replies: 22
Views: 2731

Re: Lathe user?

Hi

As stated above, 1/2" CEI / BSC is normally 20 TPI - surely it's easier to use this thread with the matching 'correct' nuts :?

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: paint colours
Replies: 2
Views: 375

Re: paint colours

Hi

My 58 FH had, what I believed to be original paintwork in many places and by comparison it matched RAL 3007, (Blackred).

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Lathe user?
Replies: 22
Views: 2731

Re: Lathe user?

simon.holyfield wrote:there are no BSF threads on Ariel machines in my garage


You may want to check the side stand pivot and rear brake torque arm to hub on your FH - to avoid 'loose nuts' or confusion - ;)
by Mick D
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Which Shocks
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Which Shocks

Hi I haven't ridden the bike yet but the dampers are certainly damping on the rebound and showed no signs of leakage so fingers crossed. Not sure why your spring is stuck, mine are an easy fit over the body and into the lower slider - maybe check your spring diameter and gauge - I'm sure it will fre...
by Mick D
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Which Shocks
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Which Shocks

very rusty though they are Shame Simes Mine were pretty good: Damper Before.png Powder coated the upper shrouds, replaced the lowers with stainless ones from Draganfly, polished the collets, sprayed the damper bodies, and re-assembled: Damper.png (Looks a lot ncer without the greasy hand prints :oo...
by Mick D
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Which Shocks
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Which Shocks

Hi

My priority would be to match the dimensions of the original Armstrong ones. Do you have yours? if not I can measure mine.

Regards Mick
by Mick D
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Kick start lever
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Kick start lever

Hi

Shouldn't the pinch bolt locate in the annular groove in the shaft and prevent the lever coming off? I'd confirm the pinch bolt is the correct diameter and not worn. Also check the lever is of the correct design.

Regards Mick

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