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by robjameson
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 46952

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Have you tried the trick of swapping them for some alloy inserts and Viton o rings?
by robjameson
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Plunger refitting
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Plunger refitting

As you can see, very easy to make with a bit of studding, and some steel plate.
by robjameson
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Plunger refitting
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Plunger refitting

It’s very easy if you have the correct tool, which I do. This was inherited from the late great Ralph Hawkins.
by robjameson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 56 tank.
Replies: 12
Views: 911

Re: 56 tank.

Will you be getting rid of the other tank les?
by robjameson
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 46952

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

A CCM spitfire, very nice. You need deep pockets for one of those.
by robjameson
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: KH exhaust pipe fit ?
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: KH exhaust pipe fit ?

I had to cut about 3 inches off the ends of the KH pipes from armours. As far as I’m aware, the bits I cut off are in exactly the same place in dad’s workshop!

Aside from that the fit was excellent
by robjameson
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Split Skirt Piston Orientation
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Split Skirt Piston Orientation

Generational differences! These days the skirts are so short you almost never see a split in the skirt.

Not to mention the low friction coatings.

Are we still talking about Pistons?
by robjameson
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Split Skirt Piston Orientation
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Split Skirt Piston Orientation

My brain struggles with things like this.

Why would you mark ‘front’ when it will read upside down when fitted?
by robjameson
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: MK2 square- fitting cyl. head......
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: MK2 square- fitting cyl. head......

I know you can buy ring attachments for torque wrenches, and you could use a crows foot, but I don’t know the access issues, so I’m unsure if that helps or not...
by robjameson
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Re: Ebay

I must have missed the cheap selling fees, I’ve lost 10%. Plus whatever PayPal takes too.

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