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by simon.holyfield
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: ariel ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

I always thought DKW stood for Dampf Kraft Wagen - because the company started in the days of steam cars?
by simon.holyfield
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: S4 Mk1 frame
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

If you are not in a hurry Brian, my Square is in bits at the moment. It is a '51 springer. Unfortunately I'm away at work for a few days and won't see it again until Sunday...

I can do you some photos and measurements when I get back. You could PM a reminder if I forget!
by simon.holyfield
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Lucas SSU700
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Vince, do you have another piece that wedges the lens in place?
by simon.holyfield
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Huntmaster speedometer.
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Does anyone have a Smiths parts list that shows which speedo goes with which bike? My '51 Square has no speedo at all..
by simon.holyfield
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Home Plating
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Home Plating

So I've had a nose around the forums... What experience do y'all have of home plating? I need do some plating of small things like the ammeter & pressure gauge bezels amongst others - Anstey links bits etc... I may look at the wipe on "Plug n Plate" kits that are on the market. Let me ...
by simon.holyfield
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Amelia's Blog
Replies: 20
Views: 3812

Thanks for the encouragment Brenton! I'm debating the 'use' discussion with myself at the moment. I don't 'do' show bikes, but I like them to look original, and I don't like to add complication. So, I like to have modern batteries in original cases, upgraded wiring, halogen lamps, stuff like that. I...
by simon.holyfield
Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Amelia's Blog
Replies: 20
Views: 3812

Yes, I'm thoroughly embarassed about the metal loaded filler gaff. I've been a Chartered Engineer for over 20 years (though admittedly not electrical) and I've been playing with cars and bikes for much longer so I should definitely have known better! :oops:
by simon.holyfield
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Amelia's Blog
Replies: 20
Views: 3812

Amelia's Blog

Don't know if anyone is interested, but I have just started blogging my new Square Four project. The blog is at:

http://ariel-square-four.blogspot.com/
by simon.holyfield
Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Bakelite Top Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Next question. Anyone know of an epoxy filler, that will set rock hard, but which is black? There is a grey one here in the UK, loaded with aluminium, which I may use to replace a chunk broken out of my distributor cap.

I'll paint if I can't find a black filler.
by simon.holyfield
Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Brighter lights - 6v LED and halogen headlamp bulbs
Replies: 38
Views: 19826

I have that 'halo of light' problem with a 6V halogen on my Bantam. Anyone understand the problem?

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