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by robjameson
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Leaky tank help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: Leaky tank help needed

Ray Pettitt in Nottingham does a great job, assuming he is still with us.

Is it weeping so badly that treatment with POR-15 is out of the question?
by robjameson
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Smokey KG After Engine Rebuild
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Re: Smokey KG After Engine Rebuild

Have you got the PRV installed correctly in the right hand end of the crankshaft?
by robjameson
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Long shot parts
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Long shot parts

Hi,

Possibly a long shot, but I’m looking for:

A right hand detachable flute for a 1956 tank

The rear section of a late swinging arm rear mudguard

There will be more parts as and when but I’d like to try and sort these bits.

Thanks

Rob
by robjameson
Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Front Forks Mk 1 Square Four
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Front Forks Mk 1 Square Four

The Paul Goff kit will fit on a 56-59 Ariel fork with very little issue, and the two way damping works extremely well when the air gap is set correctly. I can imagine that with a little machining work you could persuade the kit to fit the earlier forks. The main issue is that they come threaded for ...
by robjameson
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Imagination required!
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

Re: Imagination required!

it doesn't take much imagination for me to suspect that an early step might well be a visit to my workshop to rummage through Dad's spares. Well, if you look on the bright side, it’s an improvement from the number of parts pillaged for the VH (which for those of you who don’t know, was the entire b...
by robjameson
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: Imagination required!
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

Imagination required!

I’ve spent most of the last three years battling to keep various cars/bikes on the road, while completely renovating the house my wife and I purchased. Unfortunately, being a Mrs Jameson, she has very expensive taste and has too great an understanding of my ability to do things, so I have to say tha...
by robjameson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: MKII Square with swingarm
Replies: 18
Views: 1890

Re: MKII Square with swingarm

ANY square four with an unknown, questionable, slightly doubtful, ‘did the sludge traps’ engine, I would strip for peace of mind. If I bought a square tomorrow, I’d strip it, check it and replace the rods for club ones. If you don’t, and you throw a rod, replacement crank cases are like hens teeth, ...
by robjameson
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1957 VH Front brake shoes.
Replies: 10
Views: 922

Re: 1957 VH Front brake shoes.

I can highly recommend the combination of the mini hydraulic conversion mated with a brembo master cylinder, with mintex linings.

The slight downside being that it can be a little snatchy at low speed.
by robjameson
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: cleaning off crankcases
Replies: 23
Views: 2596

Re: cleaning off crankcases

Perhaps there should be a thread on the correct dishwasher tablets for bike parts!
by robjameson
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Late Front Mudguard
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Late Front Mudguard

I believe John Ellis (two stroke spares) has some fibreglass ones if you are really stuck. Plus they don’t rust!

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