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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: 3178

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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...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: National Motorcycle Museum
Replies: 9
Views: 1297

Re: National Motorcycle Museum

Steve, I would have asked you for a set of detailed pictures of their 1930 Panther M50 as its the same as the one I'm restoring . . . http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/Beemerbob/Sturmey%20Archer%20Type%20LS%20Gearbox/NickSaxby-PantheratBritishMotorcycleMuseum.jpg But it was destroyed in the f...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Welding Old Alloy
Replies: 32
Views: 4965

Re: Welding Old Alloy

I have been inspired by your story. I have an Ariel model A with the same gearbox, which have a worn bush for the kickstart. I might need to do the same to that. Knud Knud, You will have to be careful when machining the thread in the gearbox cover - there are two steel 'stops' in the back - meaning...
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Welding Old Alloy
Replies: 32
Views: 4965

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From past experience and disappointments (despite making use of very capable professional help) with ancient and oily ally castings, I'm inclined to agree with Dai, if you can find a way to affect a repair without welding that's the best approach. Good luck. This is what I was afraid of. I would pr...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Welding Old Alloy
Replies: 32
Views: 4965

Welding Old Alloy

Folks, I am in the process of restoring a 1931 P&M Panther 500 (Model M50). It was found as a heap of bits in a barn and its going to be an interesting challenge getting it fully restored. There are a couple of broken castings that I want to weld. One is a mounting for a through-stud on the lowe...
by Bob.Murphy
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Cyclone Refurbishment
Replies: 141
Views: 11488

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What are they going to be blasting it with ??? (I'm a bit wary of using abrasive grit on old bike parts (though I do have a blasting cabinet using "J-Blast Superfine" - made from Iron Slag). By the way Steve, Dick tells me you were round at his place on your W/NG - any chance of putting so...
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Arielpics from Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

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Wow! Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

I like that British Anzani 'V-Twin' racer ;) .

That Pete Kemp gets about, doesn't he :!: :lol: .

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Newb Question OHV / SV
Replies: 16
Views: 1766

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There are also Inlet over exhaust and more rarely exhaust over inlet F head motors. These tend to be one over the other and are often termed "pocket valve" motors, and are as you would expect appearance wise, a mixture of both. Nev A very, very long time ago I was helping a friend with hi...
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Newb Question OHV / SV
Replies: 16
Views: 1766

Re: Newb Question OHV / SV

How do I tell the difference between side valve or ohv by looking at the bike? Tim Tim, Another give-away is in the position of the carburettor and the exhaust port(s). On a side-valve they are in the barrel as they have to be below the valve heads - the cylinder head is a simple cover with cooling...

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