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Post  Tony Rickwood on Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:19 pm

I've just successfully dismantled, cleaned and refurbished mine after a bit of patience. The chromed lower (inner?) shrouds are very tatty though. I'm looking to find someone to rechrome them, preferably North Scotland area, but not crucial. Can anyone advise? Thanks, Tony
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Post  FrankG on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:04 am

Hi Tony, someone on the Ariel Owners Club forum from Scotland said he used a DIY rechroming kit with good results because of the high cost of sending part down south to get them done. I think it was about £90.

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Post  Tony Rickwood on Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:17 am

Thanks Frank. I do hope it's not going to cost that much! Never considered doing it myself. I'll look into that. Might be easier to try and make replacements in stainless sheet.
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Post  ancient cubs fan on Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:45 pm

Tony Rickwood wrote:Thanks Frank. I do hope it's not going to cost that much! Never considered doing it myself. I'll look into that. Might be easier to try and make replacements in stainless sheet.
Good grief, 95 Pounds? That's about 140 bucks! I don't blame you, I'd run it bare naked before anybody seperated me from that much coin.

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Post  kerabo on Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:51 pm

I am not sure of the size of your shocks Tony but for the Falcon 87 I bought after market ones from Stafford a few years ago for under £50.00.
A quick search on eBay finds something simila for £50.00 ish. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371164567722
You could even take just the outer parts from them.

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Post  piston 197 on Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:19 pm

The later Falcons 81, 87 used shrouds that you can buy as they were girling/koni †type adjustable, but the shocks used on Falcon 58/67/74 are a size not available anywhere , no doubt you could probably get someone to make you some in stainless, but other than that chroming is going to be your only option . Even when NJB make shocks for these models , he needs your existing shrouds to fit to them
If you buy an existing shock absorber, they are fatter and foul the body work, you can space them out to miss, but they do not look right
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Post  kerabo on Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:58 am

Tony
What is the length and width of the chrome sections?
Do they just have a lip that's held down by the spring?
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Post  top brass on Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:31 am

Tony have a look at Bike Revival set of 4 covers 2 black and 2 chrome for the price of £27-00 +p&p tele 02033 020390 it must be worth a look.

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Post  piston 197 on Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:04 am

Sorry they will not fit the shocks used on the 1952/57 bikes , but will fit 1958 onwards, no one has yet made them for the FB slim shocks fitted to the early bikes
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Post  Tony Rickwood on Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:06 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I do indeed have the slim shocks. The lower shrouds are just under 2" dia and 5" long with a lip to go under the spring. They're not in bad shape, but the plating's too far gone. I could make replacements in ss, but finding the right tubing is nigh on impossible. I've got to dismantle them again and I'll try and get plating quotes for chrome or nickel.
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Post  kerabo on Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:20 am

Tony
Search eBay for stainless tube.
There is some that is mirror polished that looks nealy like chrome. We have a local welder that is so neat you can hardly see the weld. You could have a ring fixed by Tig welding.
Biggest problem is it must be square with the tube but could be trued in a lathe .
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Post  Tony Rickwood on Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:06 am

Thanks Ken, worth looking into. I know someone up here that can do thin welding, just need rhe right tubing.
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Post  kerabo on Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:50 pm

Tony
Did you do any good with the rear shocks?

I just had a member phone me who not only has no shrouds for them but had lost one complete shocker over his 15 year rebuild.
Can you or anyone help him.

Thanks Ken
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Post  Tony Rickwood on Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:09 pm

I acquired some stainless tubing from ebay, which is suitable and polishes well. Haven't tried creating the shroud as yet. I alsi sent a photo of the original shrouds to a plating firm for a quote for chrome or nickel. No reply as yet. If I was still in engineering, this would be a piece of cake! Such is life in the Highlands ..
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Post  kerabo on Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:27 am

Tony
Would you be ok for me to let a fellow member talk to you?
He don't use a computer and has to do it through his wife.

Does Bantam John have any?

I have your details in my membership list

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Post  Tony Rickwood on Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:32 am

Hi Ken, no problem with that. Were you referring to John Trotter re Bantam John, by the way?

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Post  kerabo on Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:03 am

Thanks Tony
I will let the chap know and if together you can help

Yes I was referring to him but didn't thing that was his surname.
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Post  piston 197 on Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:08 am

Bantam John is John PHELAN, Sheffield Classic Motorcycles ( Dronfield) 01246 290021 Don't know John Trotter so maybe there is an imposter ?
(Some people also thought John Bull ( now deceased) was Bantam John, because he sold Bantam parts)

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Post  Tony Rickwood on Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:03 am

Ah, OK. Not the John I was thinking of. He was local to me when I was living in the Medway towns.
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Post  kerabo on Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:29 pm

Tony was it you who wanted clutch screws ?


Clutch parts
Ebay
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Post  Tony Rickwood on Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:35 pm

Yes Ken. One, specifically. I've lost it somewhere in the junk cave! By the way, had a chat with Bill today. I wasn't able to help much but he was a really nice bloke. I've kept his phone number and if I hear of anything I'll let him know. Some of these F-B bits are a nightmare. Wish I had my machine shop facilities...
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Post  kerabo on Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:38 pm

Well that may only be the price of 3 or 4 screws and you have some left.
Maybe Bantam John can supply the dampers

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Post  Tony Rickwood on Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:51 pm

Cheers, I'll keep a watch on that, see the bidding doesn't go silly. In the meantime, I sent an enquiry to Rex Caunt racing, who do a set of standard clutch springs for less than a tenner. Probably put new ones in as a matter of course anyway.
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Post  kerabo on Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:55 pm

Rex has villiers parts?
He is a rebound Bantam man.

Also Alberta springs.
Saying that at least with VS you can be sure of the correct parts.

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Post  Tony Rickwood on Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:58 pm

Yes. Came across him on ebay. I'll check out Alberta too...
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