1936 Red Hunter?

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1936 Red Hunter?

Postby adrie.degraaff » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:06 pm

A nice motorcycle but the frame is 2 inches out of line, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ARIEL-RED-HU ... SwZlZaJU2g

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Re: 1936 Red Hunter?

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:53 pm

explain please

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Re: 1936 Red Hunter?

Postby adrie.degraaff » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:06 am

In the pic from the rear the rearframe is going to the right but the tank is going to the left.

If drawing a line from center steeringdamperknob over the mid tank you'll end up on the side of the mudguard.
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Re: 1936 Red Hunter?

Postby Dick H » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:15 am

Surely there's enough movement in both the tank mountings and the panel mountings to account for the angle you've demonstrated. Plus, of course, the camera can lie! Proof will be in how it rides. Such a shame when folk use expressions like 'Ready to Show' etc. This isn't a 'show bike' (whatever that is), it's a bike to be ridden! Phrases like 'ideal bike for Levis Cup trial', or 'ideal bike to take to AOMCC events', would be a better selling point IMHO.

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Re: 1936 Red Hunter?

Postby johnwalsh » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:33 pm

I have to agree with Dick, a very slight difference btn the alignment of the damper knob and the tank instrument ( possibly because the tank is slightly misaligned ) would give the appearance of frame distortion. On closer looking, I suggest that the tank may have been aligned with the saddle for appearances sake which looks a little out of kilter as saddles often are. Saddle looks to be a little to the right.

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Re: 1936 Red Hunter?

Postby nevhunter » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:54 pm

It's hard to move a tank sideways. The fit over the frame bar is quite limiting and moving the mounting HOLES isn't easy. It might be an "Indian Made" tank. where there might be some error in how it's shaped, with some of them. Tilting it, (the tank) to the left could make that look a lot better. Nev

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Re: 1936 Red Hunter?

Postby TonyBaxter » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:34 am

Taken on a compact camera, so quite wide angle and that close up, distortion is inevitable.
What 'appears' to be in the picture is entirely irrelevant, only viewing it in person will tell you the real answer.

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Re: 1936 Red Hunter?

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:57 am

Nev, this type of tank with the rather 'flat' top is not made in India, they make the later slightly more bulging tank.
The cilinder is a postwar replacement - no surprise- as it has the later casting number also W/NG passengers footrest fitted.
Fit for some prewar style motoring I think, nice bike.

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Re: 1936 Red Hunter?

Postby Paul Slootheer » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:08 pm

TonyBaxter wrote:Taken on a compact camera, so quite wide angle and that close up, distortion is inevitable.
What 'appears' to be in the picture is entirely irrelevant, only viewing it in person will tell you the real answer.

Hear! Hear!!! ;)

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Re: 1936 Red Hunter?

Postby Phil B » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:50 am

The picture is not taken over the centreline of the bike anyway so it would be wrong to draw any conclusions re symetry.
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