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by pete.collings
Sat May 30, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Part II - Huntmaster charging issue
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: Part II - Huntmaster charging issue

Another thing to consider is whether the two dynamo drive sprockets are in line. This will depend on the thicness of the cork sealing washer(s) that abut the inner timing chest. Aim to minimize the runout between the sprockets, this may not be a critical adjustment, but anything that gives the chain...
by pete.collings
Wed May 20, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Back numbers of Cheval
Replies: 23
Views: 2133

Re: Back numbers of Cheval

For those of you with nothing much to do during lockdown, scanned copies of Cheval back to the start of 2000 are now viewable in the Cheval repository in the members section of the website. Having scanned and uploaded these, it is now onward and backwards (is this an oxymoron?)to the 20th century. T...
by pete.collings
Thu May 14, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH front brake arm
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: VH front brake arm

If there is a nut on the inside,the rest of the assembly is one piece, and can be pulled outwards. However, a combination of age, corrosion and hardened grease can make this a difficult task, but heating the area around the brake arm should expand the alloy and make removal easier. I have presumed y...
by pete.collings
Fri May 08, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Gearbox oil leak
Replies: 24
Views: 1304

Re: Gearbox oil leak

You might want to get a new sprocket spacer as well, if the oil seal rubber has hardened, it can wear a groove in the relatively soft metal of the spacer, and sometimes this can be the main point of an oil leak. The length of the spacer varies with the gearbox type, FWH models have a longer spacer, ...
by pete.collings
Tue May 05, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Back numbers of Cheval
Replies: 23
Views: 2133

Re: Back numbers of Cheval

Following my slipup when scanning the August 2005 Cheval (Old scanner and too much image cropping routines!! ) I have now set up a more modern computer and scanner, and used these to rescan the copy. This was done using two page image scans against the single page cropped image used before, which al...
by pete.collings
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Old Chevals
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Old Chevals

I have been using a bit of the time now available to me to go through my collection of old copies of Cheval, and thought I would post some pages from the first copy I received. Although there is no date on it, I believe it is from late summer 1971, when I joined the club. The pages cover mostly bran...
by pete.collings
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: gearbox type
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: gearbox type

A GB44 gearbox was fitted to the late Huntmaster, and if it has the original internals the mainshaft would be too long for use in a 1952 VCH, if this was fitted with a Burman GB gearbox (1952 was the changeover year for Burman boxes). However, an earlier type mainshaft could be easily fitted to make...
by pete.collings
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Making the 650 HunterBird
Replies: 67
Views: 3786

Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

I think I encountered this problem when I fitted a set of rear suspension units that were longer than standard (in the days when cost mattered, they were cheap!).
by pete.collings
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Adding an additional clutch plate
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Adding an additional clutch plate

I think what you describe is what I have done sucessfully in earlier years. The only thing I would suggest is to use a friction plate with a good amount of friction material remaining, and with the inserts still firmly located. Too thin a plate could risk it only partially locating on the clutch cen...
by pete.collings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 71223

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

No nuts normally, as they would get in the way of the rear chain. The screws can be tight if a little corrosion has taken place, I have also removed them using an impact driver. although there is not a lot of room to swing a hammer to give a firm blow , also use an impact driver bit with a good tigh...

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