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by simon.holyfield
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 402
Views: 38436

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Steven.Carter wrote:Tell you what, when your ready to do your tool fronts get in touch, I'll help you with it.


That would be really great Steve, thank you.
by simon.holyfield
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 402
Views: 38436

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

I've got one of those little bandsaws too. I cut all my sheet metal on it. I'm wondering if I should have a go at leatherwork, not something I've done before. The Model A will need some toolbox fronts and a saddle cover. By the way Steve, I've just finished assembling the swinging arm bushes and spi...
by simon.holyfield
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Paint code
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Paint code

Mick D wrote:Hi

RAL 3007, Black Red, was a good match for mine.

RAL 3007.png


Regards Mick


Handsome bike Mick.
by simon.holyfield
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Suppliers
Topic: oil tank cap Ariel 1929 - ???
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: oil tank cap Ariel 1929 - ???

I'll have one! They look excellent.
by simon.holyfield
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: NGK, Carbon and my W/NG
Replies: 17
Views: 1751

Re: NGK, Carbon and my W/NG

Guys, John Harding posted this on the VMCC forum. It's an excellent background article on Amal carburetters and reveals that the needle jets are sized on diameter, not flow rate - which I didn't know: http://vintagebikemagazine.com/technical-articles/amal/ The article shows the dimension of the need...
by simon.holyfield
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: NGK, Carbon and my W/NG
Replies: 17
Views: 1751

Re: NGK, Carbon and my W/NG

RalphM wrote:... and jet made the most difference on mine.


You mean the needle jet, Ralph?
by simon.holyfield
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: NGK, Carbon and my W/NG
Replies: 17
Views: 1751

Re: NGK, Carbon and my W/NG

Coming back to this thread again after a full engine rebuild, I am still troubled with sooty plugs. Another 8 miles today at low speeds (mostly 20-40 mph) and arriving home we have a bike that misfires, won't idle and has sooted up a brand new W8BC. At least the plug is just sooty - it's not burning...
by simon.holyfield
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1930 engine shock absorber arrangement
Replies: 9
Views: 4481

Re: 1930 engine shock absorber arrangement

Here's a couple of pictures:

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by simon.holyfield
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 24
Views: 1234

Re: Hi all!

Paul_Linden wrote:Remember to keep this forum updated with pictures of the rebuild - looking at someone else’s rebuild story is almost as much fun as doing one yourself.


and much easier on the wallet/knuckles/relationship with management/all of the above!
by simon.holyfield
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 350 NH Rocker arm disassembly
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: 350 NH Rocker arm disassembly

The answer, courtesy of the late, great, Ralph Hawkins, is to take a length of suitable hex and mill the end to make a suitable screwdriver, Drill a slightly larger than 5/16" hole down the middle. Take a 5/16" set bolt and wind a nut close to the top. Put the hex screwdriver into the slo...

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