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by alan.moore
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: 51-53 rigid Single
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: 51-53 rigid Single

Wade: Does this help? Have a look at the 52-53 owners guide in the members section. Page 57 describes how the pivoting rear mudguard works. http://www.arielownersmcc.co.uk/members_only/ariel_library/DocumentRepository/Ariel/Ariel1952-53SinglesGuide/1952-3%20Owners%20Guide%20Single%20Cylinder%203rd%2...
by alan.moore
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: Researching Timeline of changes in WNG specifications
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Researching Timeline of changes in WNG specifications

Thanks Johnny, I know it is a labour of love but I need something to do until the weather warms up so i can complete spraying the WNG and get it out on the road :D
by alan.moore
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: W/NG Technical
Topic: Researching Timeline of changes in WNG specifications
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Researching Timeline of changes in WNG specifications

I am at present researching the WNG parts books and other period information in order to try and put together a timeline of when certain parts were changed/altered within the WNG production run. Such things as footrests, rubber parts, mudguards, toolboxs and knobs...there is quite a list! When compl...
by alan.moore
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Pre-war NH?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Pre-war NH?

The frames do change to increase ground clearance but I would not like to suggest a definitive number after which the ground clearance increased. An approximate number might be ok but knowing Ariel production, the chances are very high indeed of an overlap in numbers between normal and high ground ...
by alan.moore
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: what makes it a red hunter
Replies: 19
Views: 356

Re: what makes it a red hunter

Looking through the old adverts it is interesting to see that the Ariel 'Horse' logo / Trademark appears from way back in 1927/28 Ariel1927Advert_Motorcycle1.jpg (some great old advertisements on the website if you haven't seen them) http://www.arielownersmcc.co.uk/members_only/ariel_library/Documen...
by alan.moore
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: what makes it a red hunter
Replies: 19
Views: 356

Re: what makes it a red hunter

I always thought the Red Hunter brand was named after the type of horse used in a fox hunt. Is this right? I think that would fit, here is a description of what a 'Hunter' type horse should be: Horses used for hunting were required to be able to manage well in cold weathers, be extremely fit, able ...
by alan.moore
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Drags Hawker singles oil pump
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Drags Hawker singles oil pump

Ariel increased the bore of the feed piston around 1950 (based on the part number). I had an early small bore one (0.186" dia piston) reconditioned by Drags and it came back at 0.267" (They sent me a reconditioned later body not the 1936 body I sent them :D ). Working out the surface areas...
by alan.moore
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: what makes it a red hunter
Replies: 19
Views: 356

Re: what makes it a red hunter

The sales brochures for the single Hunter models up to 1953 state : Specially bench tested or Specially bench tested and tuned . I have seen reference to the bench test lasting for up to 2 hours but not found where this is 'officially' recorded. So does this mean that every VH, NH, OH engine was set...
by alan.moore
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: External oil filter
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: External oil filter

It says for kerosene (parrafin?) or fuel oil (diesel) so really a fuel filter rather than an oil filter. Looking on internet looks like a 'normal' engine oil filter has a filter element of about 40 microns so i would think 15 microns may be quite restrictive to the flow of oil, especially when it is...
by alan.moore
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New member, '52 VH500
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: New member, '52 VH500

Pete Welcome. What a great unrestored bike. Did you by any chance get the old buff logbook with it? Here's Tony's details (he does not do internet/email). As Paul; says the best for Mag/dynamo recon work and reasonably priced. Tony Cooper Motorcycles 110, Olive Lane, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8L...

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