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by Bob.Murphy
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Welding Old Alloy
Replies: 32
Views: 5756

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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: 3885

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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: 1115

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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: 5756

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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: 3885

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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: 1522

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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: 3885

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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: 1522

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: 5756

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: 5756

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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...

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