The KH project

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Re: The KH project

Postby Keith.owen » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:23 pm

Paul,
Never mind that it is a bitsa. the only time it becomes a problem is when some unscrupulous individual is trying to sell something off that it is not.

I think that what it is easy to forget is that throughout its life many a working Ariel would have undergone minor changes for instance if a rear light needed replacing it might be a Wipac and not a genuine Lucas, etc. etc.

The important ting is that it is still essentially an Ariel that will hopefully be back on the road again soon!

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Re: The KH project

Postby Paul Slootheer » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:43 am

Yesterday I did made a bracket for an oil flter. Not many space because I want to place it underneeth the gearbox and not in sight...
However did manage to get it in place :D
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Re: The KH project

Postby Syd.Kallechy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:33 am

Very nice bracket ...I may copy your idea!

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Re: The KH project

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:15 am

Yes very nice, i would make it a little stronger and wire the 2 bolts becouse a filter filled with oil has some weight hanging on one side.

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Re: The KH project

Postby Paul Slootheer » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:32 am

Will wire the nuts Adrie...

In search for the last missing KH parts, I came across a nice aluminium gear change pedal, which is a difficult part to find on this side of The North Sea. The same counts for the screw-on oilcap. But I did also managed to trace down this item as well! It's chome has seen better days, but I don't care because it's not battered, with a nice patina and not a replica!
Now the bonus question: the engraving on the caps says: 'use Castrol XXl or in Cold weather Castrol XL'. As you can see 50's oil caps do have more text such as Mobil, Castrol. Esso etc. Could this be a '30 oil cap? :?
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Re: The KH project

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:40 am

Paul Wirdham will pay ANY price !! :D :D

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Cooking of the corks...

Postby Paul Slootheer » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:20 pm

Yesterday I did re-cork the clutch plates, a very rewarding job!
Today I did some plumbing. The oil lines to de cilinder head and to the oil pressue gauge.
Originaly the oil line is going directly to valve gear and the oil gauge by a bleed taken from area by the main bush. I made them separate. I have taken a bleed from the oil return line (before the oil is forced trough the micro filter) to feed the head. Further more I made the feed to oil gauge directly from the main bush. In this way there is no change in losing oil presure to the main bearing and big-ends due to worn rockers and also no over oiling to the head... :D
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Re: The KH project

Postby simon.holyfield » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:35 pm

Great corking job Paul. Where did you get the corks from?
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Re: The KH project

Postby Paul Slootheer » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:44 pm

Simon I did inherited them from the late Jaap Rens... I do not know if you remember him? He passed away a couple of years ago. He was a long time member of the Dutch Ariel club and did many AOMCC rally's. I do not know if these corks are still obtainable. Cork plates are the best you can get in my opinion! ;)

This is Jaap at Harwhich, I also do ride his Ariel VH nowadays which was, believe it or not, once a KH! :D
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