1962 Arrow Engine rebuild

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Re: 1962 Arrow Engine rebuild

Postby White.John.A » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:50 pm

Hi Brian,
On Saturday I went to the workshop full of renewed enthusiasm. I had decided that I would rebuild the bike according to the hand book. I fitted the shafts together, made sure that the flywheel cleared the casing, and torqued up the two halves. No problem. Checked the run out. 0.035". I decided that drastic action was required. I fitted a suitable available length of pipe, got my club hammer, and wacked the end of the pipe. Run out down to 0.015". I continued to gently work on the shaft in the same manner until after an hour or so it was running at 0.001". Great. So I have now started to put the bike back together. The engine is now back in the frame and the rear wheel back on. It now looks like a bike again. Will it start when I have finished putting it together. I have no idea. I didn't work out why it didn't go in the first place. I have now renewed all major parts fitted them according to the hand book. It has been a steep learning curve for me, which I hope will now bear fruit. And strangely enough as I get more tools and pullers etc to make taking it apart easier, I have quite enjoyed it.

Once again thank you for you help and advice. It is very much appreciated
Regards,
John

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Re: 1962 Arrow Engine rebuild

Postby iansoady » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:20 am

Well done.

I always think if I'm not enjoying it I probably shouldn't be doing it. Occasionally I'll go into the garage, pick up a spanner then realise I'm not in the right frame of mind and leave it alone. Anything else almost certainly leads to grief.....
Ian
1962 Ariel Arrow
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Re: 1962 Arrow Engine rebuild

Postby White.John.A » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:03 pm

Ian,
I agree 100%

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Re: 1962 Arrow Engine rebuild

Postby bh.sprint » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:13 pm

Hello John,

It's good to hear that the engine has gone back together OK. Having the correct tools does help make it easier and more enjoyable to work on the engine.
I hope the engine starts when you get to that point in the rebuild, two stroke engines are simple but sometimes they like to make life difficult for the restorer.

Regards Brian H.


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