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by simon.holyfield
Mon May 11, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Building up a shaft
Replies: 62
Views: 2475

Re: Building up a shaft

Do people use shapers any more? We had one at school (I left school in 1979) but I can't recall seeing one since...
by simon.holyfield
Sun May 10, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 MKI - more troubles
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: Square 4 MKI - more troubles

Check the tap seal has not swelled and partially blocked the flow - I've seen that on one of those taps.. I use a single stage ewarts tap with cork seals on mine. A few years ago, when I had a rather restricted flow path, mine was very sensitive to fuel level as well. Sounds like you are on the righ...
by simon.holyfield
Sun May 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31
Replies: 66
Views: 2851

Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Some great reading here. Thanks for all the effort Guy.
by simon.holyfield
Sat May 09, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 MKI - more troubles
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: Square 4 MKI - more troubles

Did you put a strainer in the banjo? I went through a period of picking up stuff in the idle jet. A bit disconcerting in slow corners...
by simon.holyfield
Sat May 09, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 MKI - more troubles
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: Square 4 MKI - more troubles

Simes, not sure of the size, but it‘s a rubber line without a filter making a nice U from the tap to the carburettor. Shouldn‘t be that though, as I‘ve had the same line for a while and never had any problems with it. It must be something that happened on this last repair. My last ride was on Tuesd...
by simon.holyfield
Sat May 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Square 4 MKI - more troubles
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: Square 4 MKI - more troubles

Can you tell us about the fuel line size, fittings and route to the carburettor? I had a problem like this on first start up....
by simon.holyfield
Fri May 08, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel staring in Poirot
Replies: 21
Views: 837

Re: Ariel staring in Poirot

They were filmed in England. The '59 catalogue lists finish in claret, black or glamour red. I guess they were selling red bikes from late '58 onwards, although I am sure you could get them to order earlier. I'm happy to know that Jerry, thanks. Now I feel I can legitimately repaint my FH in Glamou...
by simon.holyfield
Thu May 07, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Finished article
Replies: 20
Views: 668

Re: Finished article

Lovely! Something to look forward to, for when we are allowed out...
by simon.holyfield
Thu May 07, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel staring in Poirot
Replies: 21
Views: 837

Re: Ariel staring in Poirot

It's in export paint. Could you buy a bike in export paint from a dealer in the UK? I'd always assumed these were filmed in the UK?
by simon.holyfield
Wed May 06, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: MK1 primary (?) knock I can't nail
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: MK1 primary (?) knock I can't nail

john.mitchell wrote:I hope the article is coming to Cheval, Simon.
John


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