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by Bob.Murphy
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted NH HC piston +20 or +30
Replies: 10
Views: 834

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Have you tried 'British Only Austria' ??

http://en.vintage-motorcycle.com/index.php?language=en&site=4&pid=161

The ad' doesn't say what the compression ratio is - but it might be worth an e-mail ??

(Unless you know from the Part Numbers).

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Welding Old Alloy
Replies: 32
Views: 4957

Re: Welding Old Alloy

What is your address Bob? I am sending over a box of bits for machining. :lol: Wade I wouldn't :roll: . . . This afternoon I was cutting 26tpi threads on long studs and managed to snap my 55deg threading tool - classic case of trying to cut too deep on the third pass. I don't claim to be any sort o...
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Welding Old Alloy
Replies: 32
Views: 4957

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There was a torch called a Dillon which does good welds and may be something like what you propose. Nev I don't have much information on the 'Lumiweld' product. The kit was only £28 so I thought it worth a look. I don't know what heat source is used. I have Butane and Propane torches and can lay my...
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Welding Old Alloy
Replies: 32
Views: 4957

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Well, I bit the bullet and ordered a 'Lumiweld kit' - 20-rod version (a guy just can't get too much practice :lol: ).

I'll let you all know how it works ;) .

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1953 VH stalled and won't start
Replies: 33
Views: 3173

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You are running the bike on the propstand. When I did that with my '57 VB it would wet sump and pour oil out of the engine breather. It really has to be upright for it to be a proper test. However, if it behaves like that when its being ridden then - as stated - check the oil return and the pick-up ...
by Bob.Murphy
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: How much!
Replies: 7
Views: 911

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It is very nice and total restorations don't come cheap . . but . . that's a helluva price.

Mind you, an American BMW Dealer just built a brand new 1976 R90S (drool) from new parts.

It took three days and cost around $46,000 :shock:

Sign of the times.

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Welding Old Alloy
Replies: 32
Views: 4957

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That sounds interesting Barry, I'll look into that.

Do you have plans to use it in the near future - it will be interesting to hear how well it works ???

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1953 VH stalled and won't start
Replies: 33
Views: 3173

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Well.... Now I am having doubts again about getting the Mag reconditioned... Where there's life there's hope ;) . Ride it an see how it goes, but for full peace of mind get the Mag reconditioned at a time that suits. Once everything has been "Base-lined" it should just need regular mainte...
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: National Motorcycle Museum
Replies: 9
Views: 1297

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Nice !!

I do like 'Cammy Squares' :mrgreen: .

Its a few years since I last visited the Museum - 2006 I think, I was on a BMW K1200GT. I must go back sometime.

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1953 VH stalled and won't start
Replies: 33
Views: 3173

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Put a brand new plug in before you go for the serious stuff. First ride out on my 'new' VH and it died after 1.5 miles - nothing would persuade it to run. Pushed it to a garage then walked home and got the car and trailer. Put a new plug in and its been fine since (I had cleaned the old one a few ti...

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