A little while ago I swapped alot of my VB stuff for a 500 twin port head and barrel (thanks Will!). I redid the valves and had the barrel rebored ready.
The single port bike ain't been run for maybe a few months, until I hauled it up onto the ramp, maybe 6/8 weeks ago for the swap, but had been running fine.
I got half way through and then was stopped waiting for bits ... (as i also decided to finally sort out the oil system, the stupidly tight fuel tap and also fully replace the breather for a reed one etc etc)
....anyway the parts turn up yesterday. A flurry of a very late activity night last night and this morning, saw me kicking it. Nada
Nothing. Good compression, spark and a carb full of fuel. Nada. Checked everything thrice. nada.
I had a massive moment of doubt over whether I'd got the cam right. Took it all down and fine.
Reset the timing. Reset the clearances again (though they are ok).
Cleaned through the carburettor.
advanced. retarded. Nothing
The plug gets a little wet. Changed plug. Twice. Nada.
I have 3 month old fuel in there but that isn't usually a problem.
I so wanted to take this bike and follow Len, on Thursday, as it's one he helped me with .....
John "Josh" Nashwebmaster@arielownersmcc.co.uk
2009 royal Enfield,1978 t140 bonneville, '67 CJ750, 196-ish Ural M62 outfit, 1960 k750, ''51 kH500, ''49 soon to be Ariel bobber, 47 VH twinport, '44 Ariel WNG, '43 Ariel WNG, '41 Ariel WNG and piles of rusty scrap ....