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by Mike Nash
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: UK coins as rust proof washers
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

UK coins as rust proof washers

What ho, chums! Wanting some rust proof washers a while ago I found that using UK "copper" 1p and 2p coins was much cheaper than buying non-steel washers but with the advantage that the hole I bored in them could be the size I wanted. Pre 1992 coins are the right ones 'cos post 1992 they m...
by Mike Nash
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Pushrod weights
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Pushrod weights

Oh dear! Paul says "April fool" and Vincent suggests helium! Well, what can I say? Fortunately, us VBers have a skins like rhinos and so I feel no pain. Our guiding star is St Laurence of South London (the patron saint of sidevalves) who showed us what sidevalves really can do, especially ...
by Mike Nash
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Pushrod weights
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Pushrod weights

Hmm,
Thanks Volker. So perhaps the VB is about level in valve train weight with OHVs - except for Draganfly gear! Perhaps I'll have a go at reducing the tappet weight.
Regars from MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Pushrod weights
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Pushrod weights

Dear all, Will someone please supply me with the weights of Ariel OHV pushrods, both steel and light alloy if possible. I want these because until now I've always thought that a sidevalve had the advantage of lower weights in the valve train but I find my VB's tappets weigh 74.91g for the inlet and ...
by Mike Nash
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)
Replies: 44
Views: 4026

Re: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)

MODIFIED RING SPANNER FOR VB CYLINDER BASE NUTS If you've the swinging arm frame like me then the twin front downtubes and the shape of the barrel casting make it difficult to get any spanner movement on the front right-hand nut (looking in the forward direction). The other three can be done up usin...
by Mike Nash
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Single Lobe Cam Followers
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Single Lobe Cam Followers

Hmmm,
Wonder where it went then! Anyway, I’ve got a couple but I’m on hols at the moment. So if you’re not suited shortly, next week I’ll hunt them out and see their condition and discuss with you.
Regards from MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Single Lobe Cam Followers
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Single Lobe Cam Followers

PM sent. MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)
Replies: 44
Views: 4026

Re: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)

GAP between PISTON & CYLINDER HEAD Using a straight edge across the cylinder top of my VB with the piston at top dead centre (TDC) I find I can slide in a total of 50 thousands of an inch of feeler gauges between the straight edge and the piston crown. Added to this when assembled, of course, mu...
by Mike Nash
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)
Replies: 44
Views: 4026

Re: A corner for VBs (and other sidevalves)

M20 SPRINTER

For those interested in quick sidevalves perhaps you should watch this continuing thread . . .
http://pub37.bravenet.com/forum/static/ ... 3&cmd=show
Regards from MikeN.
by Mike Nash
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Work bench / table
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Re: Work bench / table

Gary,
Behind is my 1935 Morris Oxford Model 20; had it since 1966 and currently well down the list! To the right is my 1963 Morris Minor Traveller that’s in regular use. (My mum bought in 1965.) Hence little room in the double garage!
MikeN.

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