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by Bob.Murphy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 17982

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

Glad you made it home safely, Steve.

Some trips are memorable for all the wrong reasons (I've had a few of those) :roll:

I hope you sort the bike out - ready for next time ;) .

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Repairing cast iron fins
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Repairing cast iron fins

WOW ! I love that hollow drill bit with the sprung centre register . . . . .

Must look into getting something like that - it prevents the bit from wandering 8-) .

Every day's a School Day ;) .

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Repairing cast iron fins
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Repairing cast iron fins

is it a top fin . One thats easily got at . If so it will be easily welded back on . Cast iron welds easily , with the right rod I was repairing a front casting on my tractor many years ago, but didn't know what the material was - cast iron, cast steel ?? so went to a local 'Welding Supplier' for a...
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 17982

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2020

As a nine-year-old, living in an Army Camp in Germany . . . A couple of us stuffed potatoes into an Army VW Beetle exhaust :oops: . We watched from cover as the driver tried to start it . . eventually there was a loud 'pop' and he got away :lol: . Putting an old tennis ball under a car's tyre made a...
by Bob.Murphy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Repairing cast iron fins
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Repairing cast iron fins

Hi Bevan, The bike I'm restoring (slowly, I have too many other projects) is a 1931 M50 which had lain in bits (since 1954 judging by the tax disk) in a barn in the Isle of Skye. The 500cc barrel was missing, but it came with two 600cc barrels. The stroke of the 500 is 90mm, that of the 600 is 100mm...
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Repairing cast iron fins
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Repairing cast iron fins

Charlie, I sent a 600cc Panther barrel off for sleeving to fit a standard 500cc piston and a fin got broken in transit. The Engineering Co. brazed it back on for me. It looks OK and won't show when painted with heat-resistant black paint. They charged me £42.00 (+ VAT & postage on the whole job)...
by Bob.Murphy
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: '40 W/NG "Scrambler"
Replies: 56
Views: 4616

Re: '41 W/NG "Scrambler"

T Batnes wrote::D .... and a P-38 Lightning on the magneto


And a P-47 "Thunderbolt" on the silencer ??

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Winning Sloper
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Winning Sloper

As seen at the Bristol Classic Show . . . .

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Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Norton belly up ?
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: Norton belly up ?

An Enfield 650 twin - spotted at Shepton Mallet on 1st Feb ;)

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Nice bike; there was a TV programme showing them being built recently.

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Sleepless Night
Replies: 50
Views: 3362

Re: Sleepless Night

You must be very relieved. There was a TV programme here a week ago when Kylie Morris (currently working for Channel 4) reviewed the situation - with footage from inside Fire Engines - it was very worrying to see such destruction. On the other hand, another programme showed plants sprouting new grow...

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