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by Bob.Murphy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Lathes
Replies: 14
Views: 3863

Re: Lathes

Charles, It all depends on what you want to do with the lathe. A small lathe, such as you describe, will be very useful for small jobs - spacers, bushes and so on. One with a vertical drill attached will be even more useful as a small mill. The problem is . . You will soon reach its limits and wish ...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: QD hub dismanteling
Replies: 22
Views: 10997

Re: QD hub dismanteling

Lots of pictures . . please 8-) .

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Really Jim..
Replies: 12
Views: 6500

Re: Really Jim..

Ships bridges used to have spinning disks instead of windscreen wipers.

I think they were called the "Kent Clearview" - they seemed to work well.

Of course - they were working in a fixed plane ;) .

I remember those Jim Redman devices back in the day (but didn't buy one).

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1955 NH gearbox oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 3868

Re: 1955 NH gearbox oil change

This looks like the start of a 'Molyslip' thread . . . Third gear on my '53 square used to howl, in fact when overtaking with a handful of throttle it sounded like a Stuka in a dive :shock: . I used to get funny looks from motorists. I took the box to a local 'Bike Guru' (Cliff Baker I think his nam...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sq4 MKI timing case breather
Replies: 10
Views: 3592

Re: Sq4 MKI timing case breather

Could it be the same as the one from my '58 'VH' ?? DSCN9014.JPG DSCN9015.JPG The hole in the Banjo Union = 0.524 inches. Banjo Union Head Diameter = 1.002 inches. Copper Pipe diameter = 0.300 inches (or thereabouts - its a bit distorted after all this time). Banjo Bolt Across the flats = 0.711 inch...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: An interesting front brake at the 2019 Annual Rally
Replies: 2
Views: 1585

Re: An interesting front brake at the 2019 Annual Rally

Lew Wallwork modified a few brakes like that (I don't recognise the bikes in your pictures). I think he used 'Mini' parts.

Someone will have more details.

Here are a couple I took at the LDR in Patterdale in 2014:

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Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 138
Views: 41409

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

[quote="paul.wirdnam"] I always take photos of all the bits going off to painters and platers to ensure I get the same number of bits back :shock: [quote] I do the same; but I also edit the pictures to give each item a number and a description and then give them the prints and a separate l...
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Which Bronze to use ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4505

Re: Which Bronze to use ?

An interesting series of vids - I stopped after three ! I suspect a visit to the 'Dorset Steam Fair' might be worthwhile as people with traction engines, road rollers & stationary engines are likely to have space and piles of stuff they never throw out :lol: . The Heritage Railway sites might be...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Which Bronze to use ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4505

Re: Which Bronze to use ?

I am currently running my 3 phase machines off a 3 phase converter, and it is something that I would not recommend unless there is no other way. I looked into this some while back and it appeared a bit suspect to me. The 'converter' doesn't produce three phases, it produces two by splitting the sin...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 58786

Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on an Ariel 2019

Steve, There is a review of that bike in "Motorcycle Sport & Leisure" this month. It sounds very good - but the range lets it down for me. I think we are still too early in the development cycle - I'll be watching with interest. Hydrogen is the way to go as it matches the versatility o...

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