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by Paul Slootheer
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: lots of Ariel images
Replies: 12
Views: 1398

Re: lots of Ariel images

Brenton,

What a fantastic find! Well done!

Regards, Paul ;)
by Paul Slootheer
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: most desireable VH, 1932 4 valve
Replies: 14
Views: 1926

Re: most desireable VH, 1932 4 valve

A very atractive and quite rare machine indeed and made only for a very short period. As mentioned cylinder heads tend to crack between the valve pockets and in other places. Evidently used spare heads and cylinders are almost unobtainable. Repairing these heads is quite a time consuming task withou...
by Paul Slootheer
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel Top Yoke?
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: Ariel Top Yoke?

The article is written by Paul Jameson and is called: Ariel Telescopic Front Forks 1946 > 1959. It also says that the centres of the early forks, so from 1946 untill 1948 where 1/4 inch (6,35 mm) smaller(!!!) compared to the later ones from 1949 upwards. There was a certain diffence between early ty...
by Paul Slootheer
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel Top Yoke?
Replies: 8
Views: 1121

Re: Ariel Top Yoke?

Ariel top yokes from 1946 onwards (to be found in the knowledge base on the AOMCC website)

regards, Paul :lol:
by Paul Slootheer
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: gearbox

The model Ariel VA was a 557cc standard sidevalve with three- or four speed gearbox. First year for the VA was 1933 the same year Ariel rationalised the whole model range. The VA only ran for three years until 1935, next to the VB, when it was discontinued Later on, in 1939-1940, Ariel downsized the...
by Paul Slootheer
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1913 Ariel for sale on Dutch Lion motorcyle site
Replies: 13
Views: 2789

Re: 1913 Ariel for sale on Dutch Lion motorcyle site

I'am not a expert on this sort of machines, but to me it looks like quite an interesting Ariel which is almost complete.
Regards, Paul :lol:
by Paul Slootheer
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: The way we where…
Replies: 0
Views: 436

The way we where…

These photograps where taken somewhere in the 1930’s by a professional photographer who owned a 250’s side valve Ariel Colt. They where taken in a park called ‘the Hout’, in the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands where I live. As you can see a lot of people where keen to have a portrait of themselve...
by Paul Slootheer
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Rear seat
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Rear seat

Hello Dave,

Not have seen your post untill today.... So did not send a reply.
No I'am not the bloke you met in Belgium I guess.... Yes I'am a member of the AOMCC in Albion as well as the Dutch Ariel club!

Regards, Paul Slootheer
by Paul Slootheer
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: FOR SALE : Colt engine (SV) - Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

To clamp or not....

Gentleman,
For sure Ariel used the clamped small ends on their 1929 250cc Colt engine’s!
This is conrod partnumber A6/525 and partnumber A6/308…

Regards,
Paul :lol:
by Paul Slootheer
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Morgo Pumps
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

To pump or not to pump...

Hello Wali, I recently have fitted a new Morgo plunger pump on my 1947 NH. This engine was fitted with the ‘first edition’ plunger pump, so with the very tiny feed plunger and the very big return plunger! Because this original pump has allready done 60+ years of service and also given the fact the i...

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