1958 VH in North Dakota, USA

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1958 VH in North Dakota, USA

Postby Akumar » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:56 am

Just when we thought we were done finding Ariels!

Check this one fellows: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121284182515

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48' SQ4, 53' VB, 51' NH

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Re: 1958 VH in North Dakota, USA

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:33 am

Check out those motor letters/numbers.
I cannot find those from my documents.
So can anybody tell what it really is,
spare engine from HS?
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PS. Those are hand stamped
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Re: 1958 VH in North Dakota, USA

Postby adrie.degraaff » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:04 am

You still can see the old stamping and the polishing around, so someone restamped it to EX - HS crankcase nr. 99, wich dusn't exist, (Ariel started at 101).
I have asked him for the corresponding nr. between the engineplates.

Also some VB and new replacement crankcases had no number.

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Re: 1958 VH in North Dakota, USA

Postby adrie.degraaff » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:21 am

adrie.degraaff wrote:I have asked him for the corresponding nr. between the engineplates.

He cann't find a corresponding nr.

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Postby Akumar » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:13 pm

Hi fellows,

I am going to bid on this bike. This guy is only 400 miles from me and I can pick the bike from him and save shipping costs. What would be a fair price for this bike? I am assuming the engine does not need major work. Please share your thoughts.

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Re: 1958 VH in North Dakota, USA

Postby adrie.degraaff » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:24 pm

Akumar wrote:What would be a fair price for this bike?

I think it's very non original so 3500 dollar is the max.

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Postby Akumar » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:37 pm

Thanks Adrie.

This Ariel surely is missing a few things. But still nothing as horrible as this modified BSA A10: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121284107719

This seems like a bike one would go to a honeymoon on.

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Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:56 pm

I'm not sure if that's an original speedo, it doesn't have an trip readout!

I'd love to turn up on a job with that A10! Can't emagine what it must be like to ride it.
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Re: 1958 VH in North Dakota, USA

Postby adrie.degraaff » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:01 pm

Steven.Carter wrote:Can't emagine what it must be like to ride it.

I had a BSA chopper with long forks and Fiat 4 engine in 1969, that wouldend corner, this one still has standard forks so an "easy ride".

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Postby steve.clarke » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:10 pm

Yeah that beeza looks like exactly like a 1962 triumph ton 10 I had full of 1960's bolt on customising crap with an exhaust pipe that came up the side and blew the pillions hat off or filled with rain after being left for a few days and coverd the girlfriend with sooty water :lol: ,easy restoration to standard then when you could still get new bits.
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