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by paul.jameson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Sleepless Night
Replies: 38
Views: 1629

Re: Sleepless Night

Looking at the weather forecasts for both Nowra and Bodalla (on www.Netweather.tv) it seems, David, that you may be in receipt of some very welcome rain over the next few days. We all hope this happens, and that it helps.
by paul.jameson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: CP mid cover
Replies: 22
Views: 830

Re: CP mid cover

You could ask Geoff Brown of Club gearbox spares but he may well not have enough time available.
by paul.jameson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: BA Mainshafts Interchangeability?
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: BA Mainshafts Interchangeability?

Quick answer - No. Long answer. When Burman did the 1948 redesign which gave the long splines for the clutch centre, they also put a top hat bush into some of the gears which had previously had a plain bush. The top bit of the top hat meant that the spine lengths on the mainshaft had to be altered (...
by paul.jameson
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Mk1 sq4 oil filter bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: Mk1 sq4 oil filter bracket

I usually end up making my own bracket out of a bit of angle iron. There is no "correct" answer as to where it should go.
by paul.jameson
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Recommendation for concentric size
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Recommendation for concentric size

If you are fitting the HS cam, do remember to do the modification to raise the oil level in the cambox.

You may well find that the HS cam makes next to no difference unless you use a high compression piston.
by paul.jameson
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Running without lights
Replies: 30
Views: 905

Re: Running without lights

I love the idea of the reflective tape on the underside of the rear stand. So far as the brake light debate goes, it occurs to me that a brake light is intended to tell following traffic that you are slowing down. Given the effectiveness of Ariel brakes in comparison with modern brakes, I wonder how...
by paul.jameson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Lodge spark plug
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Lodge spark plug

The Lodge HHN spark plug is suitable for most 1930s Ariels including Square Fours. I used them for years on my RH when it was fitted with the 350cc engine, most successfully. I also tried a 2HN plug which was less successful, leading me to wonder whether HHN and 2HN are in fact plugs to different sp...
by paul.jameson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: ariel sq4 brush plate
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: ariel sq4 brush plate

Try Tony Cooper.
by paul.jameson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Hawker taper-roller bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Hawker taper-roller bearings

I doubt a bottom dust seal is necessary. There isn't one on the taper rollers used for Healey steering head bearings and I did nearly 40,000 miles on my previous Healey without even greasing the steering head bearings. Handling was always excellent.
by paul.jameson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 2112

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

I assume that given your customary speed of rebuilding we shall see you on WE this weekend at the Crazy Horse Rally?

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