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by Mike Nash
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Oil consumption in total loss engines
Replies: 8
Views: 3794

Oil consumption in total loss engines

Dear all,
Just for interest's sake, how many miles can one expect per pint (kms per litre) in a total loss engine lubricating system?
Regards, Mike Nash.
by Mike Nash
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: One more back on the road.
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

Are all roads in Ohio State this straight? But a nice bike! MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Is NCE 545 yours?
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Yes Knud! I've found some new plates on the interweb and have gone around announcing that I'll buy them and when I find my old ones I'll thro' them in the dustbin. That'll scare them and make them come out of hiding!! Re Ampshear, Steve, I've only lived among the Oggs for 50 years and it hadn't occu...
by Mike Nash
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Is NCE 545 yours?
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Thanks! (Where's Ampshear?) Have been intending to get to the Worthies for some time but having borrowed a special tool from John Hulme some years ago, used it and then (as yer doo) put it "Somewhere Safe" I felt too embarrassed to appear. Fortunately while hunting for the missing engine p...
by Mike Nash
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Is NCE 545 yours?
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Is NCE 545 yours?

Hello playmates! At about 3 p.m. today I heard a British bike chugging past and (as yer doo) I sprinted to the front of the house, and blow me down, its was an Ariel!!! A mid fifties single with the fluted tank going north along the A343 thro' Hurstbourne Tarrant (that's in NW Hampshire). Later abou...
by Mike Nash
Fri May 24, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Handy sods
Replies: 29
Views: 5655

Of course! Obvious isn't it? But when you see something like this, do you wonder like me as to why you didn't think of that yourself? Thanks, Barry. (PS Should one have a drill in the chuck to project down into the centre of the springs so to prevent a SUDDEN TWANG of the springs and socket flying s...
by Mike Nash
Wed May 01, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Touring on a VB
Replies: 25
Views: 5948

Another thought Rob (although not VB specific). I've just spotted that way back then I'd drilled the oil tank drain plug and Araldited in a 5mm dia by 2cm long cylindrical magnet, an "Eclipse" product in those days I think. These days magnets are far more powerful but still very cheap; a w...
by Mike Nash
Wed May 01, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Improving Virtual AOMCC
Replies: 19
Views: 3454

I'd also love a good search facility, but taking that its too difficult, might we not divide things up a bit more so we can find them by having more headings? For instance, Square Fours (and their cammy brothers) could have their own individual sections - they're peculiar enough and generate enough ...
by Mike Nash
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Touring on a VB
Replies: 25
Views: 5948

Rob, Glad to hear of another VB enthusiast! VB doesn’t have to mean “Very Boring”, does it! Re performance, I rode mine for 5/6 years in the late 1970s/early 80s between Aldershot and Whitehall, London (95 miles per day but avoiding the 3 months of winter) and got almost exactly 60 mpg. I cruised at...
by Mike Nash
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Cleaning off Castrol R!
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Thought you might like to know that I got a litre of acetone for £6.49 this morning from Sallys the national chain of "beauty suppliers" (in Andover). See http://www.sallyexpress.com/salon-services-acetone-acetone-premovers16/ The litre size I got isn't on the web but its in the shops. Re ...

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