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  1. I’ve got to say that is one of the best , most comprehensive replies I’ve seen on here. Brilliant and well done Bob.
  2. Hi Rich I am a bit shocked to hear how it went for you, as we are in the same local group I came over to your stand three times to say hello and catch up with you, but gave up due to the amount of people waiting for your attention. I came away thinking well done you convinced you had done a roaring trade. I would say don’t give up it probably takes time for people to make their minds up we all want and need parts for our cars so I’m sure orders will gradually feed through. chris.
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    belt trouble

    Hi Waldi just checked mine, new belt measures same as yours but only 5mm clearance between rack and pulley. Job to get in there because of electric fan behind rad. Meeting up with our group tomorrow a few have 6s so can compare state of engine mount. As I already have the new belt it will be fitted the old one looks ok but obviously been on a long time. Chris.
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    belt trouble

    A friend down the road with a 6 has put new engine mounts on not long ago sounds like I need to do so as well and reset the engine position accordingly. might have a compare with his to see how much my engine has dropped/ moved forward. Add it to the to do list. Chris
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    belt trouble

    Who thought changing a belt could be so involved , moving the engine and gearbox back . If it won’t go by jacking up the engine it will have to wait till later in the year when I investigate the gearbox oil leak. Chris.
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    belt trouble

    Thanks for suggestions and tips I will try Pete's idea first could well get enough movement on engine mounts but it will be after the weekend now . I appreciate your help. Chris
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    belt trouble

    Exactly Tom There was me thinking it would be an easily done service item but it will have to wait now. Tightened up the old one and will tackle it another day.
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    belt trouble

    Hi Tom just managed to get a photo and looking at it I don't think it will go past.
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    belt trouble

    Hi guys Thought I would treat the 6 to a new belt bought at the show, silly me thought it would be an easy swop but the crank pulley is really tight to the cross member and steering rack below it, not sure it will come off and new one on without damage to the belt. Anyone know if it will squeeze past before I get physical with it. Thanks Chris.
  10. Would it be better to straight edge off the rim as the tyre must bulge at the bottom I think this would make a big difference to the reading. Chris.
  11. Steve its so clean looks like it just came out off the production line. Very nice. Chris.
  12. Looks very original with all the correct bits on it, if your used to modern bikes the right foot gear change left foot brake will make you think . I really like the Bonnies I'm sure you will love it. Chris.
  13. Hi Andrew Its a great thread this, I don't think there is a bike been shown or mentioned that I wouldn't" like to ride. As shown on the ACF-50 thread my latest is a T150v Trident 1974, planning on a restoration but will ride it for a while first. I have a 1963 James Captain which isn't far off being finished but haven't touched it for a couple of years been in the family since the early seventies. A Silver Jubilee Which iv'e had since the early nineties. And finally a T120r that has been in the family since the mid seventies has had a few transformations over the years but is now stripped back to the bare bones, feels like half the weight of the Jubilee, runs with a Boyer power box so no battery, has a Morgo 750cc conversion now smoking badly after the primary belt disintergrated possibly over revved. Paul I think the patina suits the Ariel sort of looks right. Chris.
  14. Hi guys Loving the bikes some fine examples there, very nicely done, so much easier to work on the bikes than the cars especially space wise. I got this a few weeks ago for a project. When you've got the bug I don't think there is a cure.
  15. Hi Andy it may sound daft but make sure you have plenty of fluid in the reservoir all the time, a friend was in the same position. His car was on a slight incline and the front part kept running dry even though it looked like there was enough fluid. Chris.
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