Simes' FH Rebuild

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Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Postby simon.holyfield » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:27 pm

Yes I think so. With the help of a large leather faced pinger.

Next stop, the chain oiler. Does this pipe routing look OK?

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It goes to the rear-most pipe from the oil tank, right?
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Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Postby Mick D » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:43 am

Hi
That pipe routing is pretty much as per mine - there's a thickish rubber joining tube.
I believe the chain oiler pipe connects to the wick oiler outlet from the oil tank, (the centre one), - the rocker feed pipe goes to the Tee on the front pipe:
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With my limited Ariel knowledge I'd suggest you have an earlier tank, (without the wick oiler) - you can check by looking in the filler neck:
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Pretty sure this is it with it's fibre wick in place and that it connects with the centre outlet.
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Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Postby simon.holyfield » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:55 am

Thanks Mick. I can also see the back of your oil tank in that picture - no bulge at all!
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Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Postby simon.holyfield » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:10 pm

You might be wondering where I've gone... well, I've been waiting for tools & inspiration to come and help me start work on the rear mudguard, and in the mean time I have been looking at my crankshafts. Some while back I looked at the small journal 1955 crank that was in the replacement engine, and I decided to look for a large journal crank to go in the 1958 cases I have, which carry the original engine number.

In the meantime, I acquired another small journal crankshaft, by accident:

https://ariel-square-four.blogspot.com/ ... eview.html

This is the large journal crankshaft I have:

https://ariel-square-four.blogspot.com/ ... eview.html

And this is the work I have been doing to it so far:

https://ariel-square-four.blogspot.com/ ... eanup.html
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Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Postby simon.holyfield » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:22 pm

Sludge traps done

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Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Postby simon.holyfield » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:29 pm

I used two methods this time. The plugs are soft; it's very easy to drill holes in them. Welding is a good option too, but actually one of the plugs was a bit awkward due to the location of the slot and the journal - it was hard to get the torch in.

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Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:10 pm

Dont know if this is of use for a FH crank.
As the screw driving bit kept on slipping out from the slot in the bung;
I clamped the crank + screwdriver bit + T bar in my vice, with just enough pressure to prevent it from dropping out , see pic.
By turning the T bar a tiny bit (about 1/8th of a turn) and opening the vice also a tinytiny bit I was able to hold enough pressure on the screwbit to stay put in the slot .

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Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Postby simon.holyfield » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:40 pm

That's some vice, Vincent!

It's a good method though, do you mind if I use the picture on my blog?
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Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:26 pm

Yes o.k. Use it Simes.

and Oh yeah, what I found...

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Re: Simes' FH Rebuild

Postby simon.holyfield » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:59 pm

I thought mine was bad!

While I have the crankshaft on the bench, should I 'teardrop' the big end oil ways?
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