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1938 ARIEL SQUARE FOUR REAR BRAKE PEDAL LEVER

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:57 pm
by ralph thetford
I have just fitted the rear brake foot brake pedal and rod, the brakes go 'on' fine but the foot pedal does not come fully back to the stop pin and is very floppy and it is not fully releasing the brakes. It looks like the only thing helping to return the pedal is the brake shoe springs with no other spring to help assist it to returtn. Has other members had this problem and if so how did they sort it. (I notice on the later bikes a spring was fitted around the hub of the foot pedal lever to make it fully return)

Regards Ralph Thetford.

Re: 1938 ARIEL SQUARE FOUR REAR BRAKE PEDAL LEVER

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:39 pm
by paul.jameson
There should be a return spring around the outside of the cam spindle housing on the brake plate. Unfortunately, I had one break recently on the RH500 and found that they do not seem to be in production at present but I managed to modify a slightly different one to suit. Try both Draganfly and Singles Spares.

Re: 1938 ARIEL SQUARE FOUR REAR BRAKE PEDAL LEVER

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:55 pm
by JohnnyBeckett
i got mine from harlow springs i am working on a spring to go on the brake pedal to keep pedal up if pin comes out or cable brakes because the 1956 on spring do not fit look under suppliers

Re: 1938 ARIEL SQUARE FOUR REAR BRAKE PEDAL LEVER

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:54 am
by john.whiting
Nortons use a similar spring on the 30s,40s,and 50 s non fullwidth brakes ........and maybe on the f/w ones too.

Re: 1938 ARIEL SQUARE FOUR REAR BRAKE PEDAL LEVER

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:23 pm
by ralph thetford
Thanks all for your help, managed to get hold of a spring, its fitted and works well.

Regards Ralph