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by ralph thetford
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: PA SPEEDOMETER (1938 square 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 371

PA SPEEDOMETER (1938 square 4)

Does anyone have a drawing or the dimensions, (or a spare they can sell me) of the small 'Millage Trip Operating Lever' for my PA speedo as mine had a non standard small strip of metal soldered on to the little operating spindle to make it work.

Regards Ralph
by ralph thetford
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: PA SPEEDOMETER (1938 square 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: PA SPEEDOMETER (1938 square 4)

Thank you again Paul for you help--I have nearly finished the refurbishment of my PA Speedo, I just have to make a operating lever when I can get hold of the dimensions, my father must of lost the original as at some time he had soldered on a short piece of flat metal strip. Thanks once again, Regar...
by ralph thetford
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: THIS MAY BE HELPFULL
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: THIS MAY BE HELPFULL

Hi Simon, First I got all the dirt and oil off the barrel with 'Frost's' 'Cleaner de-greaser' (used to be called marine clean but it's the same stuff)---I scraped and wire brushed all loose rust off it, gave it a final wash down with 'Panel wipe' Then gave it 3 coats of 'Rustolium' black silk finish...
by ralph thetford
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: THIS MAY BE HELPFULL
Replies: 2
Views: 381

THIS MAY BE HELPFULL

In restoring 1938 square four, which I am hoping to finish this year, I have had a lot of really great help from the Forum and thought I would pass on a few things that I have found which has been a great help in the restoration. Painting the Barrel--I used Rustoleum Satin black arosol--ref-77157778...
by ralph thetford
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: PA SPEEDOMETER (1938 square 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 355

PA SPEEDOMETER (1938 square 4)

I have just about finished restoring my PA Speedometer but need information on the millage trip assembly, the spindle on my speedometer was badly rusted and partly damaged and fell out when I was stripping it. Could someone help with the following--- 1)--What stops the spindle pulling fully out from...
by ralph thetford
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: PA SPEEDOMETER (1938 square 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: PA SPEEDOMETER (1938 square 4)

Thank you Paul for your help both with this and in the past--You have been a great help in restoring my Square four-Regards Ralph
by ralph thetford
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: valve guides
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: Fitting valve guides

I have just fitted a set of guides to my 1938 square 4 iron head ---I purchased a set of guides from Dragonfly which were 2 thou over the size of holes in the head which is really too much for the guides diameter ----After very helpful feedback from this forum I reduced them down to --size of hole p...
by ralph thetford
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: PA SPEEDOMETER (1938 square 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 317

PA SPEEDOMETER (1938 square 4)

Hi, can anyone help------- I'am just at the point of assembling the face and rim of my PA speedometer and have a strip of clear plastic strip around 1/2" wide which I am told is a window strip so the panel light can light up the speedometer reading -- does this fit inside next to the face of th...
by ralph thetford
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1938 ARIEL SQUARE FOUR SOLEX CARB
Replies: 10
Views: 965

1938 ARIEL SQUARE FOUR SOLEX CARB

I am restoring the solex Carb for my bike and wondered if anyone knows of a cheapish liquid/cleaner that will clean up and brighten up the Mazak body parts.I have given it an initial clean but it all looks very dark grey and would like to look better but don't know what to use without doing damage. ...
by ralph thetford
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1938 square four petrol tank pin stripes
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: 1938 square four petrol tank pin stripes

Hi Paul, I have looked at the Danish site but struggle to find the width of the pin lines----- is it possible you could help me with this. My tank had been previously painted all over( I think, due to a poor surface and damage to re-chrome) and then lined to look 'the part' but totally wrong. I have...

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