Model A advance retard

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Model A advance retard

Postby James Hickman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:19 am

I'm now the proud owner of a 1929 Model A (to go with my 1950 NH)
Quick question (I hope!) before I try and start it up
Which way to advance? (slack or tight?)
Thanks!
'50 NH 350 (Shiny)
'29 Model A (Oily Rag)

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Re: Model A advance retard

Postby dave.owen » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:32 am

Should be tight, look at the mag, points end. cable should be at rear of mag.

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Re: Model A advance retard

Postby simon.holyfield » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:45 pm

Let's see a picture! Was it the one on eBay recently?

Does it have a Lucas magneto? Mine has a BTH.
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'51 Square Four,
'58 Huntmaster,
'42 W/NG,
'30 Model A
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Re: Model A advance retard

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:02 am

We would like to see a picture of your new bike. We all like oily rag ones.
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Re: Model A advance retard

Postby James Hickman » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:59 pm

Thanks All - Yes it is that one Simon, although I found it on Car and Classic - I couldn't resist. (Yes, Lucas mag)
It seems pretty complete - It could do with a centre stand and an appropriate horn (the wiring is there). Even has the original option of an inflatable pillion pad - (although no longer inflatable!)
Definitely not restoring this one. I have had it running, but it does need some fettling - notably clutch not disengaging properly and carb needs cleaning and rebuilding.
I'm sure I'll be a regular on the forum again asking daft questions - especially of those infinitely more experienced and expert than me, like Simon and Dave (Dave's book arrived today)
While I'm here, it has a 276CX/1A Amal carb - would this be original and any recommendations on jet sizes...?
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'50 NH 350 (Shiny)
'29 Model A (Oily Rag)

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Re: Model A advance retard

Postby simon.holyfield » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:07 pm

Simon is definitely not the expert here - I've had my first black Ariel for about 2 months!

Check the Slovakia Ariel Klub site for a centre stand.
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'51 Square Four,
'58 Huntmaster,
'42 W/NG,
'30 Model A
http://ariel-square-four.blogspot.com

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Re: Model A advance retard

Postby simon.holyfield » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:10 pm

Do you have a period horn button and dip switch James? May I have a look?
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'58 Huntmaster,
'42 W/NG,
'30 Model A
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