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by paul.jameson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: float chamber lock screw
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: float chamber lock screw

Can you provide a photo? The lock screws I know of are closer to 2BA than 7BA but might be 1BA or even 0BA. A photo would tell me whether I have one here to measure.
by paul.jameson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Nice article in TCMC!!
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: Nice article in TCMC!!

Assuming by badge bar that you mean the bar through the front top sidecar mount, these are / were a standard Britax item. They are easy enough to replicate if you have a lathe, as I have done for the one on my KH(A) on which I have mounted oil gauge and clock as extras. But make the stud connecting ...
by paul.jameson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Filler over powder
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Filler over powder

Wow! This has massive potential for rusty mudguards and the like. Presumably you are highly competent at rubbing down to achieve such a good result?
by paul.jameson
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: powdercoat disaster
Replies: 30
Views: 1615

Re: powdercoat disaster

SAND blast it, then slap the desert camoflage paint on with a 4 inch paintbrush, rough as you like.

Western desert, WW2 original paintwork, with something to protect the metal underneath.
by paul.jameson
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariels at Chas Cope
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: Ariels at Chas Cope

I think you will find that these are indeed toolboxes, but are on inferior makes of bike, not Ariels.
by paul.jameson
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Light fitting for red spot ammeter
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Light fitting for red spot ammeter

You have a PM.
by paul.jameson
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Ariel rocker box
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Ariel rocker box

There is no special tool to the best of my knowledge but, from experience, an extensive repertoire of bad language is a great help.
by paul.jameson
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: valve spring seals ??
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: valve spring seals ??

Above the guide. There is nothing between guide and rocker box but when fitting the guides, I put a smear of blue hylomar round the guide under the lip. Having warmed the head and (already fitted) rocker box in the oven, when you fit the guide the hylomar will give you a good but flexible seal betwe...
by paul.jameson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: Won’t start after hot
Replies: 21
Views: 857

Re: Won’t start after hot

I had exactly the same problem on my RH350, about 20 years after the magneto had been rebuilt. Some careful cleaning of all connections, etc., improved things slightly but the answer was to have the magneto rebuilt by Tony Cooper. It was money very well spent.
by paul.jameson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: valve spring seals ??
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: valve spring seals ??

Between the head and the lower valve spring collar. I suspect they are for silencing as much as anything.

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