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by simon.holyfield
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: buying a square 4
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: buying a square 4

Ah OK. So that is what we call the Mk1 engine, and it was introduced in 1949, lasting until December 1952 - so it's earlier than the engine that would have originally have been fitted to the bike you are looking at. As to value, people are asking £10-15,000 for a Mk1 in good running condition, but w...
by simon.holyfield
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: buying a square 4
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: buying a square 4

This might help: http://ariel-square-four.blogspot.com/p/1.html When you say 'twin pipe' i guess you mean two each side? This 'four pipe' engine came in 1953; the larger oil tank came in 1954. Easiest option is to ask for the letters from the engine and frame numbers and we can easily date it for yo...
by simon.holyfield
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Another WNG on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Another WNG on eBay

There's two W/NGs on ebay at the moment. One restored, one in Greece, unrestored. I think this thread is talking about both of them!
by simon.holyfield
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Tapered bars
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Tapered bars

Chaps,

I suspect that my tapered bars have been trimmed in the past, mainly due to the fact that they have insufficient space for the twist grip.

Could I ask a favour? Could one of you put a tape across the largest width of your handlebar so that I can check mine?

Thanks!
by simon.holyfield
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Anstey Shimmy
Replies: 32
Views: 795

Re: Anstey Shimmy

I'm glad to hear from you Mark. You've always got a 'mine does it too' story that is very reassuring.

I'm going to stop worrying about it now. I can't find any wear though I've poked and prodded and pulled and pushed. It's just the way it is.
by simon.holyfield
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Petrol tap
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Petrol tap

I've always bought corks Roger, though they are often not much good.
I've got some punches like Eero's though, I might have a go at making some.
by simon.holyfield
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Two stroke
Topic: Ariel Leader Tool Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Ariel Leader Tool Kit

Excellent, thanks Brian. Do you mind if I use your pictures and description for a blog post?
by simon.holyfield
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Anstey Shimmy
Replies: 32
Views: 795

Re: Anstey Shimmy

All good ideas, thanks guys. I'm away working at the moment, so I'll probably have a look at the weekend.
by simon.holyfield
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Anstey Shimmy
Replies: 32
Views: 795

Re: Anstey Shimmy

How bad does it feel Simon? So I know what to expect Not too bad, if you are expecting it. It feels like your rear tyre has skidded sideways very slightly and then regained grip, but it only happens as the brake engages - once its engaged its fine. Then when you take the brake off, you get a simila...
by simon.holyfield
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Anstey Shimmy
Replies: 32
Views: 795

Re: Anstey Shimmy

So am I right in thinking there will always be some wayward movement on the rear due to the fact there is no dampening action on theses units without going to Davids method? The stronger springs help but then you lose some action? I think so - plus the fact that the brake side seems to deflect firs...

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