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by adrie.degraaff
Thu May 13, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Spark plug position
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Spark plug position

what’s puzzling me is that the spark plug is on exhaust side but on all other pictures I’ve seen it is on intake side. When new it's above the inlet, when worn above the exhaust against poluting the sparkplug and so better starting. The same problem can be solved by using or making a hotter plug by...
by adrie.degraaff
Sun May 09, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VB for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: VB for sale

It is an original 1954 but as a VB should be anstey spring or ridgid out here in 1954 it could be an export model or a 350? altered to VB.
by adrie.degraaff
Sun May 09, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: exhaust pipe bending
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: exhaust pipe bending

The only (old) way i know is smelting lead, poor it in the tube, bending it cold and smelting the lead out after.
by adrie.degraaff
Fri May 07, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: ARIEL 1920 3½HP 498CC 1 CYL SV 3104
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: ARIEL 1920 3½HP 498CC 1 CYL SV 3104

This one was built by Willem Molenaar from a pile of bits and is listed on the club's register in 2006. He allso has a 1916? Vtwin with a strange story; he bought it in parts from a photograph at the Brands hatch 1000 bikes show jumble, he made a downpayment and he agreed with the central-London se...
by adrie.degraaff
Mon May 03, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: 21 V-Twin springs
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: 21 V-Twin springs

https://www.eeltink.nl/ they have made the Vtwin springs for the late Harry Vermeulen and are very helpfull, the thing is you need a spring to make a spring.
by adrie.degraaff
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: Decided to sell my 1956 Mk2....
Replies: 23
Views: 1185

Re: Decided to sell my 1956 Mk2....

Bernie it looks like you can get to Draganflys by boat up to the River Waveneny and you are there I have done it from Holland on a 22 foot Victoire sailingboat 200km to Lowestoft, hitchhiking to Bungay was the most dangerous part, the young gays where very fast exept for one part where the Gatsonid...
by adrie.degraaff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1935 VH is sold !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: 1935 VH

Is sold now.
by adrie.degraaff
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Ariel 4F/600 - 1932 engine
Replies: 57
Views: 4879

Re: Ariel 4F/600 - 1932 engine

Originaly the head bolts press on the aluminium rockerbox, that is not good, here they are making steel inserts with a viton O washer so the headbolt is pressing on the head and sealing on the rocker box. I can understand that it dus not feel good to make the rockerbox holes bigger but this is neede...
by adrie.degraaff
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1935 VH is sold !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: 1935 VH

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:you are going to regret selling that

This is the only one with English papers.
We will end at one Ariel and that being the leftover, don't know wich it is.
by adrie.degraaff
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Wanted: Centre Stand for 1954/55 swinging arm framed VH
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Wanted: Centre Stand for 1954/55 swinging arm framed VH

SimonFletcher wrote: Finding a decent secondhand one is probably unlikely…

Not unlikely just difficult, i found a near NOS stand but will sell it with my 1956VH also with a spare head, barrel, crank, NOS gearbox, NOS cam and followers so the next owner can ride forever.

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