Search found 54 matches

Go to advanced search

by Brian Petheram
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ancient Ariel sign
Replies: 20
Views: 7560

Re: Ancient Ariel sign

They are available off the shelf for a tenner:
https://www.gardens4you.co.uk/aged-meta ... gb-en.html

there are many more on Google images
by Brian Petheram
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Suppliers
Topic: Green spark plug company
Replies: 5
Views: 6859

Re: Green spark plug company

Very good firm run by a real enthusiast.
by Brian Petheram
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: A Bad thing happened to my Ariel
Topic: "That hasn't happened before . . ."
Replies: 24
Views: 13057

Re: "That hasn't happened before . . ."

Actually the year from which brake lights are compulsory is 1936. I believe they were only compulsory on new bikes from 1953 - a rare example of retrospective legislation. Quote from MOT rules: Exemptions If a stop lamp is fitted, it must meet the requirements of this inspection, but need not be fit...
by Brian Petheram
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: petrol tank liner
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

Re: petrol tank liner

I've just done that same job and after a lot of research I settled for Bill Hirsch sealant. Available from those good people at Hitchcocks for less than on Ebay. Time will tell if it works but it certainly has the best reputation and Hichcocks wouldn't stock it if it wasn't any good.
by Brian Petheram
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Idle W/NG
Replies: 41
Views: 5572

Re: Idle W/NG

A few of the shorter carb nuts have just appeared on Ebay - this is NOS but he also has used ones a bit cheaper if you view his other items:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/amal-274-275 ... SwVQNdHcu6
by Brian Petheram
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Idle W/NG
Replies: 41
Views: 5572

Re: Idle W/NG

Another gotcha on pre monoblocs is that there are 2 types of jet block nut (the big one at the bottom of the mixing chamber). I see from your photo that yours is the long type. This will lower the float level compared to the other type, which is shorter from top to bottom - thus raising the float ch...
by Brian Petheram
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Vehicle recovery for MOT exempt bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: Vehicle recovery for MOT exempt bikes

There was a long thread on the VMCC Forum here:
https://forum.vmcc.net/viewtopic.php?f= ... t=recovery
I think it will be viewable by non members. The gist is that, as Simon says, you are OK if your machine is MOT exempt - but some people have had bad experiences.
by Brian Petheram
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Plating
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: Plating

I too prefer Doug Taylor (and will be taking some VH bits there in the next few days). In my experience they have different philosophies of plating - Doug Taylor does a lovely job but not at the expense of polishing away detail such as inscriptions so may leave a very slight pit; whereas when I took...
by Brian Petheram
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Flexible petrol pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: Flexible petrol pipe

Thanks for all the helpful replies - I've now ordered 12" of the second type which will be about right for my bottom feed float chamber.
by Brian Petheram
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Flexible petrol pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: Flexible petrol pipe

Maybe this would be closer? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Petroflex-Stainless-Braided-Fuel-Hose-Pipe-8mm-ID-18-Long-Ends-Clips-337/283019772324?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3Def74081594b0468abfe56a65fd7cb11b%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D2%26mehot%3Dl...

Go to advanced search