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by robert.clark
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: TT carb on 500 single
Replies: 21
Views: 4039

Re: TT carb on 500 single

I will check out the alignment as you suggest. I have already modified the tappet adjusters to achieve a more defined contact point with the valve stem head, as they were not perfect with regard to location. Regarding lubrication I'm not using the oil mist. The bike engine history was in local grass...
by robert.clark
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: TT carb on 500 single
Replies: 21
Views: 4039

Re: TT carb on 500 single

Update on this belated topic just to let members understand the carburettor issues were consequential to the main fault I found. I removed the 1936 single port head and found really extreme inlet valve guide wear. Exposed valve gear and grease lubricant to the valve guides over 5000 miles were no su...
by robert.clark
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Telescopic Fork Seal Holders - Ariel vs BSA
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Telescopic Fork Seal Holders - Ariel vs BSA

Thanks Jim,
Measurements of my Ariel parts 2 separate sets gives 4 3/16 inch total length. I can't see any problem with the extended length (say 1/2 inch) can interfere with anything. Thanks for everyone's input.
by robert.clark
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Telescopic Fork Seal Holders - Ariel vs BSA
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Telescopic Fork Seal Holders - Ariel vs BSA

Can anyone confirm if the Ariel fork seal holder H56-46 is the same item as the BSA B31 - A7 - M20 series seal holder 29-5310 are the same item.

I have a vague memory that BSA cloned the Ariel fork legs.
Rob
by robert.clark
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1930's Model G petrol tank on 1947 rigid frame
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: 1930's Model G petrol tank on 1947 rigid frame

Tony, Agree with your comments regarding the shape I'm struggling to find anything as remotely as good. If the project follows the vision I have it will be fine. Imagine the Jock West ex works 1931 TT bike (for use by marshals?) without the sloper engine and that will be pretty close with some of my...
by robert.clark
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1930's Model G petrol tank on 1947 rigid frame
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: 1930's Model G petrol tank on 1947 rigid frame

Thanks Adrie, the project is intended to be a back dated version of the early thirties and it will be a special. I take your comments and now realize it will be based on a LF,MF or MB tank. I spotted an Indian made Ariel "G" tank on Ebay which shows the underside with no conventional fitti...
by robert.clark
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 1930's Model G petrol tank on 1947 rigid frame
Replies: 7
Views: 966

1930's Model G petrol tank on 1947 rigid frame

I'm proceeding with a new project which could include fitting a 1930's Model G petrol tank to a 1947 rigid frame. I don't have a tank yet but in principle it should fit using the front seat bracket and by drilling new tapped holes in the steering head. The rigid frame I bought has all the tank lugs ...
by robert.clark
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: W/NG General
Topic: Ariel W/NG SMD666 Bells Auction Sale Inspection
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: Ariel W/NG SMD666 Bells Auction Sale Inspection

For those interested the 1959 Leader went for £1080 + commission.
by robert.clark
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: W/NG General
Topic: Ariel W/NG SMD666 Bells Auction Sale Inspection
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: Ariel W/NG SMD666 Bells Auction Sale Inspection

Hi Andy, I had a good sift through the lots. The engines, wheels, tanks, spares etc are all Francis Barnet related. If you see the web page there are probably 12 + FB's bikes in various states. I did spot a Arrow/Leader frame maybe two but that was it Ariel wise. They appeared to be rust free. Its p...
by robert.clark
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: W/NG General
Topic: Ariel W/NG SMD666 Bells Auction Sale Inspection
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Ariel W/NG SMD666 Bells Auction Sale Inspection

I have just returned from the viewing - for the auction tomorrow 9th Sept for the Ariel 350 WNG 1943. The details were in last months magazine. Being fairly local to the event I'm just sharing the details. 95% complete unrestored having a tax disc dated 1952. Frame no XG44230 Engine BH33233. No magn...

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