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by paul.wirdnam
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Mike Taylour
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Mike Taylour

Very sad news.
by paul.wirdnam
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: New to the forum - 1927 SS restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 294

Re: New to the forum - 1927 SS restoration

Welcome to the forum Ian....and what a great Black Ariel. You need to get hold of the "Black Ariel" book by Dave Barkshire. This covers all Black Ariels from 1926 to 1930 and has a wealth of info and loads of period photos. AOMCC (the club) sells them. Black Ariels 2nd Ed. Barkshire 1.jpg
by paul.wirdnam
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 87
Views: 6533

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

Paul It is worth considering upgrading the original rocker box. As the original rocker box was flawed in design and resulted in oil leaks, the South Australian Police Force mechanics designed a leak free rocker box which was then used on all police bikes. The Australian Ariel Register commissioned ...
by paul.wirdnam
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE Black Ariel
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: FOR SALE Black Ariel

Simes, My '46 VH is probably similar to your W/NG and I certainly do many more miles on this bike than all my other Ariels combined --- it has become my go-to bike in the winter. My 1930 Model F is as good, performance wise, as the VH and is probably more fun to ride, but being nearly 90 years old (...
by paul.wirdnam
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: One has go...1955 NH for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: One has go...1955 NH for sale

Before I can see anything, it's asking me to login Vincent.....
by paul.wirdnam
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel Works Truck
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Ariel Works Truck

What's the history of this vehicle? Did Ariel use them to deliver bikes to the dealers? Did they have a fleet of them? So many questions...

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by paul.wirdnam
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: valve guides
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Fitting valve guides

I have just fitted a set of guides to my 1938 square 4 iron head ---I purchased a set of guides from Dragonfly which were 2 thou over the size of holes in the head which is really too much for the guides diameter ----After very helpful feedback from this forum I reduced them down to --size of hole ...
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE Black Ariel
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: FOR SALE Black Ariel

but then, too much automation and you are getting perilously close to similar technology to my wonderful W/NG, which is an absolute hoot to ride. An OHV Black Ariel will still be hand change, 3 speed Q box, open valves and exposed primary chain....so a veritable dinosaur compared to your modern W/NG.
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Ariel moving day.
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Ariel moving day.

Love both bikes....but I think the NH just wins.
by paul.wirdnam
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: FOR SALE Black Ariel
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: FOR SALE Black Ariel

So what's the best way into black Ariels? The FH is on the bench now, I might need a new project soon... Simon, the very first place to start is to buy a copy of Dave's book --- I have all editions apart from the first one. Invaluable in my opinion and a great read. Probably the next decision is to...

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