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by PeterW
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Metal in oil filter
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Metal in oil filter

Just spotted some bright metal bits in my 350's filter in the tank. I'm presuming it's from the big end but is there anything else I should be looking at?
by PeterW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: kh engine rattle
Replies: 18
Views: 1476

Re: kh engine rattle

Just cured the rattle on my WNG. Whenever I went over 45mph it sounded like a tappet. Checked them - fine. Then I thought maybe the valve lifter - fine. Then I noticed that the noise went if I pressed my right leg hard against the tank. Took it off and found two things - a couple of the bolts were l...
by PeterW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Id help please
Replies: 13
Views: 1412

Re: Id help please

WIth the dynamo & lighting removed, no silencer and rear-sets added it looks like he intended it for competition use.
Wonder what the engine is like.
Still got a tax disc holder & bulb horn so possibly he rode it to meets.
Would be great to get it running as is :¬)
by PeterW
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Scans
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Scans

Happy to be of service Markus

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by PeterW
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Scans
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Scans

Random scans from old magazines...

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Graphite Sq4


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Cambridge Cox


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Arthur Bourne


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1951 VH


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by PeterW
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 49354

Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

I really fancy converting an old classic car to electric - cant run to the Jag e-type conversions they are doing but maybe an old 40s or 50s Austin. However - along with the raw materials needed for the batteries, where will all this electricity come from? At the moment the press celebrates when we ...
by PeterW
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Anstey Shimmy
Replies: 37
Views: 3064

Re: Anstey Shimmy

Have you grabbed the wheel and tried to twist it in the frame? Might be able to see where the play is.
by PeterW
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Can ignition timing jump out of sync VH
Replies: 19
Views: 1445

Re: Can ignition timing jump out of sync VH

Certainly could. Doesn't take long to check - but before you do - have you checked you have the ignition lever retarded?
Its easy to have it advanced by mistake particularly if swapping between bikes where the lever works the other way.
No that I've ever done it ahem.....
by PeterW
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Square 8
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Square 8

Do the back 6 cylinders overheat? :¬)
by PeterW
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Plunger singles
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: Plunger singles

Terrible pic but mine was a 51 plunger with no tank panel
Sold it a few years back to a chap near Leicester

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VB 600

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