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by simon.holyfield
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel Tool roll
Replies: 168
Views: 11656

Re: Ariel Tool roll

Petebarn wrote:Simon we used to sew a lot PVC only thing we found helped was new needle and spray silicon on needle at regular intervals


Excellent, thanks for the tip. What were you doing?
by simon.holyfield
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel Tool roll
Replies: 168
Views: 11656

Re: Ariel Tool roll

Latest in my obsession with tool rolls - one for the FH. It's not brilliant - the modern PVC is too thick and is not black inside, but it's good enough for a prototype. IMG_20180910_225841_1.jpg Details are here. http://ariel-square-four.blogspot.com/2016/11/fh-tool-roll.html Guidance on sewing this...
by simon.holyfield
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Gearbox markings and dating of bike
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Gearbox markings and dating of bike

Pete.Silson wrote:Bevan,

From the numbers on your (brass) plate in your picture: MO1/4 465109 AC20 742 I believe makes this a WD MO1 of April 1941 vintage not a civilian issue (hence not listed in the post-war Lucas parts book).

Pete


Should have a short (45W) dynamo.
by simon.holyfield
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Gearbox markings and dating of bike
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Gearbox markings and dating of bike

I guess the 'L' is to designate a long (60W) dynamo?
by simon.holyfield
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 Misfire
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Re: SQ4 Misfire

Excellent, thanks Paul. I might use the coil from the bike and build a complete HT test rig. I'll have to find a coil to substitute as well, since the one on the bike is quite old.

I completely stripped the Solex again last night. Its as clean as a whistle.
by simon.holyfield
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Mini Lathe
Replies: 45
Views: 1035

Re: Mini Lathe

Excellent, thanks John. I like the fact that you can leave the half nuts engaged all the time, making use of the reversing facility on the lathe. It sounds very simple. One item on my job list is to make a reproduction brass tyre pump for the W/NG. Cutting those 7/8" internal cycle threads is g...
by simon.holyfield
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 Misfire
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Re: SQ4 Misfire

Definitely worth looking* at the distributor cap as I had intermittent problems on both my Cammy 4F and Silver Hawk.....and after months of investigation, both turned out to be related to heat and the dissy caps. *looking didn't really help. There was no visible signs of cracking, tracking or any o...
by simon.holyfield
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 Misfire
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Re: SQ4 Misfire

I'll do that John, thank you.

Don't you think it's odd that the problem is intermittent though?
by simon.holyfield
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: electronic regulator problem
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: electronic regulator problem

You can hear a high pitched wine amidst all the other SQ4 noises? Your ears must be better than mine!

Neither of my AO regulators makes any noise.
by simon.holyfield
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: SQ4 Misfire
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Re: SQ4 Misfire

Thanks Paul. So another day, another road test. After the weekend, where I checked out the B5HS plugs (pale grey centres, all the same - as expected) and fixing a very dodgy crimp in the distributor circuit and filling the tank, I took an early evening bimble along the lovely A149 North Norfolk coas...

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