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by paul.jameson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Hawker taper-roller bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 142

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: 50
Views: 2175

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?
by paul.jameson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Sleepless Night
Replies: 38
Views: 1633

Re: Sleepless Night

Let's hope that your luck holds David. I was following the progress of the fires via the internet and it did seem to me likely that you might get away without disaster yesterday so I am delighted this proved to be the case.
by paul.jameson
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Sleepless Night
Replies: 38
Views: 1633

Re: Sleepless Night

Glad you are still ok so far David. I hope your luck holds. We are all thinking of you - my wife keeps asking whether there is any word from you and has been telling all her friends of your plight. Everyone wishes you well.
by paul.jameson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE : 51 Square
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: FOR SALE : 51 Square

Johnny, That advice is highly likely to lead to the engine blowing up with (probably No 3) conrod exiting through the cases in around 500 miles. The only way to preserve the engine is to strip it completely, clean out the sludge traps, clean all internals scrupulously to remove old oil residues, fit...
by paul.jameson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Engine case chips
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Engine case chips

I have built singles engines with similar damage using gaskets with blue hylomar on both sides with success in the past. I have also had cases leak where someone has welded them and they have distorted slightly as a result.
by paul.jameson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: LAYSHAFT BUSH replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: LAYSHAFT BUSH replacement

If you take the drive side rear engine plate off, leaving the timing side one attached to the engine only by the magneto platform bolt (/stud), surely you can get the gearbox case out from the drive side?
by paul.jameson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Rigid Sqs
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: Rigid Sqs

This is a tricky one Wade. The despatch books usually state clearly whether the frame is rigid or spring but there is no mention of either for much of the 1946 year. There are two series of frame numbers though, one starting at about 1000 and the other starting at about 1800. Not until November 1946...
by paul.jameson
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Sleepless Night
Replies: 38
Views: 1633

Re: Sleepless Night

Let us hope that all will be ok for you David. We are all thinking of you, but completely unable to help at this range. If we could, we would and will if we can.

Paul
by paul.jameson
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: CP mid cover
Replies: 23
Views: 846

Re: CP mid cover

Nev,

See Cheval de Fer, July 2016 for details of sales figures.

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