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by paul.jameson
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Forum Help
Topic: ariel square four mk2
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: ariel square four mk2

I have a Powerspark (= Accuspark?) distributor on my Healey Square Four which was difficult to time but is now working well.

Leon - I have sent you a Private Message.
by paul.jameson
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Rear brake arm springs
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Rear brake arm springs

I hit a similar problem on the RH500 last year when the spring broke. It had lasted only about 80 years. Given the limited availability of springs in the workshop, the easy answer was to drill another hole in the backplate.
by paul.jameson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1939 VH for sale by auction in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 763

Re: 1939 VH for sale by auction in the UK

There is a chronometric speedo in the tank panel which did not appear until postwar. The frosted glass on the headlamp suggests it is one of the (excellent) Czech replicas - but they don't have the correct glass. Rear brake plate is postwar. New rims have been fitted to the brakeplates but not paint...
by paul.jameson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: KH cylinder head
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: KH cylinder head

What material is your head gasket? I am still using NOS copper asbestos ones so I don't know what the Club ones are made from.
by paul.jameson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Girder fork brake dust cover
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Girder fork brake dust cover

I have answered this question before so somewhere on the Forum is a discussion on how to do this operation. Basically, I fix the stainless ring onto the backplate by means of 4BA allen bolts, drilling and tapping the brake plate to suit. I loctite the bolts in place nad cetre punch the inner ends fo...
by paul.jameson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Crankpin to big end clearance
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Crankpin to big end clearance

The information you need is in Waller, available in the Members section of the Club website.
by paul.jameson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel HS 500 on EBAY
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Ariel HS 500 on EBAY

If you get the prospective purchaser to email me the numbers I will be able to tell him if it is genuine or not. First impressions are of a 1956 engine in a 1954/55 frame.
by paul.jameson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: W/NG Period Pictures
Topic: Sarah Gibson on Navy W/NG
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Sarah Gibson on Navy W/NG

See:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/ ... auded-war/

I think there may be a VB in the bike shed as well
by paul.jameson
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: CHAIN CASE OILIER SCREW REAR CHAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: CHAIN CASE OILIER SCREW REAR CHAIN

The oiler screw came in to use in the early 1930s, although I would have to consult parts lists to determine quite when. It became redundant on the swinging arm models when the fully enclosed rear chaincase was introduced in 1956. A separate feed from the oil tank was provided instead.
by paul.jameson
Sat May 30, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Singles Timing chain
Replies: 26
Views: 1058

Re: Singles Timing chain

Gary,

I have sent you a PM about the springs. If you have difficulty picking that up, can you email me directly at paul@ohc4f600.plus.com With luck, that should work as a direct link to send me an email.

Paul

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