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by Bob.Murphy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ancient Ariel sign
Replies: 20
Views: 6841

Re: Ancient Ariel sign

Nice job 8-) .

I hope we get to see it installed ;) .

Well done Wade.

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS

And a HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you too Johnny - and to the rest of the AOMCC members. My younger daughter is hosting Christmas this year so we're having a quiet morning - then a frantic lunch & present-opening with two over-excited children whilst wrestling two large dogs :D . Then home for a quiet ev...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1958 Square 4 cylinder head problem
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: 1958 Square 4 cylinder head problem

I guess Johnny means under the spacers - No - he means thick washers on top - wider than the spacer to allow the nut to pull down on the head, not on the loose spacer. I would be inclined to replace the cylindrical spacers with a 'top hat' design where the brim of the hat (flange) would spread the ...
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: brakes aka vincent
Replies: 31
Views: 1315

Re: brakes aka vincent

Good Lord that's a piece of work !
Did you use a Keyway Broach to cut those slots ??

My first thought was to use a choke cable splitter - then I realised that this is for brakes so needs to be substantial. Nice job !

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Twin leading shoe brake queries.
Replies: 39
Views: 1404

Re: Twin leading shoe brake queries.

I spoke to Dick Warne and it turns out that the TLS brake on his 'HS' is a Lester Grant Mk I. I should have known as I have one as well: DSCN4431.JPG DSCN4432.JPG DSCN4441A.jpg DSCN4442A.jpg I didn't find the Mk I to be any improvement over the standard brake so spoke to Lester. He told me he had ch...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Twin leading shoe brake queries.
Replies: 39
Views: 1404

Re: Twin leading shoe brake queries.

Allan,

I spoke to Dick Warne and he suggested I sent you his e-mail address; he is happy to discuss TLS brake conversions.

You have a PM.

Bob.

p.s. I have a Lester Grant Mk IV TLS brake on my 'VH' - its very good.

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by Bob.Murphy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Twin leading shoe brake queries.
Replies: 39
Views: 1404

Re: Twin leading shoe brake queries.

I've read somewhere that an Ariel owner fitted a tls drum front wheel from an 'airhead' BMW. Does anyone have any information about this? Dick Warne fitted a BMW 'Airhead' front wheel to his VH. He reports a great improvement over the original. Dick's 1954 Ariel 'VH' with BMW front wheel - 20150717...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Twin leading shoe brake queries.
Replies: 39
Views: 1404

Re: Twin leading shoe brake queries.

I've looked at BSA/Triumph 7" and 8" brakes, John. It would seem that a pair of fork legs (or just the sliders?) with bolt-on end caps would be necessary for the spindle - or have people who have used these brakes made a spindle which passes-through, like the original Ariel one? If so, wh...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Twin leading shoe brake queries.
Replies: 39
Views: 1404

Re: Twin leading shoe brake queries.

Strangley enough I have never had a problem with a grabby FWH rear brake, wet or dry and have never heard of anyone else having a grabby rear brake. David Back in the late '60s/early '70s I had a '57 VB (in black - headlamp cowl, FW hubs, FERC and so on). On a damp morning the rear brake would cert...
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel bobber conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 2477

Re: Ariel bobber conversion

Oooo nasty! Its something I always worry about when towing. It sounds as though your trailer has a narrow track - is it one of those folding jobs ?? Some details - with a picture or two - would be interesting. I bought a two-bike trailer, where a single bike uses a central channel. It has a decent, ...

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