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by robert.clark
Thu May 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: BJD 892 Ariel 500 single about 1948 - photo 1950's
Replies: 2
Views: 456

BJD 892 Ariel 500 single about 1948 - photo 1950's

I was shown a photo of an Ariel 500 single reg. BJD 892 by a friend of a neighbour recently. The bikes age is estimated at 1948 - 1953. The photo shows the owner Sam Smith on National Service in khaki army uniform late 50's - 60's A bit of long shot but if the bike still exists I will forward a copy...
by robert.clark
Wed May 02, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted - Rear wheel sprocket 4305-32 1926>1955
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Wanted - Rear wheel sprocket 4305-32 1926>1955

Dave, Simon . Alan.

Many thanks for the update. EBay came good for me on this one. There are new stocks also available.

Many thanks
Rob
by robert.clark
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Wheel Building offset dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Wheel Building offset dimensions

Thanks for the link and responses. Clearly the link states 1 1/4 inch which is contrary to Dave Pitts 2 inch for a front hub (telescopic). I will make a request of Admin to see I can get permission to access this document, which is all I need. It will be interesting to understand why there maybe dif...
by robert.clark
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Wheel Building offset dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Wheel Building offset dimensions

Thanks for the link and responses. Clearly the link states 1 1/4 inch which is contrary to Dave Pitts 2 inch for a front hub (telescopic). I will make a request of Admin to see I can get permission to access this document, which is all I need. It will be interesting to understand why there maybe dif...
by robert.clark
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Wheel Building offset dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Wheel Building offset dimensions

I have just found the Dave Pitt article item 79 dated 9/12/2006 on the knowledgebase. Extract says ""I can tell you that the front wheel offset of the 1946-53 telescopics is 2 inches measured between a straight edge laid across the machined lip of the brake drum and the edge of the standar...
by robert.clark
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Wheel Building offset dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Wheel Building offset dimensions

I am sure I am not the first to ask but I cannot find any suitable links on the forum to get this info. I need the offset dimensions for the following hubs which I bought as single items (ie no rims or spokes). Front wheel - Type 3 1946-1955 Half width cast iron Telescopic fork. Rear wheel - Type 5 ...
by robert.clark
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted - Rear wheel sprocket 4305-32 1926>1955
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Wanted - Rear wheel sprocket 4305-32 1926>1955

I am looking for a rear wheel sprocket for my latest rigid 1945 500cc single project. I managed to find a rear hub recently but had no drive sprocket included. From my research its a 4305-32 fitted to the type 5 rigid 1926 - 1955 and also the type 6,7 and 16 for the half width plunger and swing arm ...
by robert.clark
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Burman gearbox stripdown
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Burman gearbox stripdown

I found an old mainshaft with a similar problem with a poor thread and belled end. I'm in the process of reducing the thread size to 9/16 cyc.
by robert.clark
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: TT carb on 500 single
Replies: 21
Views: 4026

Re: TT carb on 500 single

Conversion to oil mist lubrication for both valve guides proceeding nicely.
by robert.clark
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Telescopic Fork Seal Holders - Ariel vs BSA
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Telescopic Fork Seal Holders - Ariel vs BSA

New BSA oil seal holders SSteel arrived from VMCC online shop - 4 5/8 inch overall length and threads are fine.

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