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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: 309
Views: 21387

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: 991

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: 991

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: 5505

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: 642

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: 980

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: 3882

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...
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Bristol Classic Show - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Bristol Classic Show - 2020

And a couple more . . . . Not an Ariel, but this is an unusual bike and trailer combination: DSCN9227.jpg DSCN9228.jpg DSCN9229.jpg I seem to be getting a baleful look from John Davis ;) . DSCN9254.jpg I hung on at the end in order to get some better pictures after the crowds had gone, then went out...
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Bristol Classic Show - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Bristol Classic Show - 2020

Continued . . . .

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Dick Warne was on the "Bath Classic" stand - enjoying the company of an unrestored Ariel Classic :lol:

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And more . . .
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Bristol Classic Show - 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Bristol Classic Show - 2020

I was down at Shepton Mallet on Saturday (not on a bike :oops: ) for my annual pilgrimage to the Bristol Classic Show. As usual there were a lot of wonderful restorations on show which are both inspirational (I have three restorations on the go) and depressing (can I ever achieve that standard :roll...

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