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by Steve McCarthy
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Unidentified frame
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Unidentified frame

I doubt your link made any difference Steve as there was plenty of interest by the time you posted on it. Although I have also wondered in the past when I have posted on forums for advice on items for sale and not won. Cheers John, it happens all the time; somebody is always ready to jump in after ...
by Steve McCarthy
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Unidentified frame
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Unidentified frame

Well, it went for £311 in the end. I think it will be the last time I put a link up for an item before buying it.

More fool me !

Thanks to those who helped all the same.

I do know where there's a 350 racer for sale, but I'll keep that to myself; even if I can't afford to buy it...........
by Steve McCarthy
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Unidentified frame
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Unidentified frame

I'd guess at a late '40s frame (no side-stand lug near gearbox), doesn't look too bad except for the obviously missing front tank mounting and seat tube; can't tell if it's a twin or a single but the twin frame is rare so probably single. Teles have got the early steel top yoke but oddly a '56-on l...
by Steve McCarthy
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Unidentified frame
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Re: Unidentified frame

Thanks John, I'm not so sure the inner surfaces of the frame will be bad if the ends are sealed. I had to chop up a '68 bantam the other day that was mangled and it was perfect inside. However, I'm that desperate that I'd consider retubing some of it (myself). With the teles it must be 50s-late 40's...
by Steve McCarthy
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Unidentified frame
Replies: 8
Views: 984

Unidentified frame

Hello all, does anyone know what this frame might be on ebay. I'm interested in it as I desperately need one for either a '39 350 or a '51 600. To me it looks like it would do. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ARIEL-RIGID-FRAME-FORKS-500-PROJECT-RARE-AUTOJUMBLE-SPARES-OR-REPAIRS-BARN-FIND/201767978534?_trk...
by Steve McCarthy
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1939 350 engine
Replies: 19
Views: 2414

Re: 1939 350 engine

Thanks for that, I think I'm going to give it to a very bored obsesive engineer so he can try to rebuild it. Just what he needs at the moment. Found another 350 bottom end with full transmission set on it yesterday, 1956 this one. Very light gas axe damage where it's had the frame trimmed off and fo...
by Steve McCarthy
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1939 350 engine
Replies: 19
Views: 2414

Re: 1939 350 engine

Thanks Nev and John, I won't pester with any more questions for the minute. Thanks for that, I didn't know C10s existed. Well, if anyone is building one there's some good parts to be had on this one. The top end is goosed so internals only, but bottom end and transmission will yield some good chunks...
by Steve McCarthy
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1939 350 engine
Replies: 19
Views: 2414

Re: 1939 350 engine

'51 VB would have (I think) a BA box with a 3-plate clutch. It's completely interchangeable (a lot of Ariel parts are, for some of us that's part of the appeal of the marque :) ) In my experience the BA box+3-plate clutch is less prone to wearing the splines between the clutch centre and the gearbo...
by Steve McCarthy
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1939 350 engine
Replies: 19
Views: 2414

Re: 1939 350 engine

The timing cover usually has RH/350 or RH/500 around that time. The W/NG covers have no "writing" on them and they are not fully polished. Later ones are VG and VH (or VB if SV. If the engine is an RH it will have the flywheels made of steel and polished as well as the conrod and the head...
by Steve McCarthy
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1939 350 engine
Replies: 19
Views: 2414

Re: 1939 350 engine

My goodness John, that's very precise, but on reading your previous title I should have expected so. Thank you very much. Hmmmm..... Now the question is, are plunger frames as hard to get or harder than rigids ? I think me buying a manual for that particular bike might be a good start. Could I ask y...

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