First day out

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First day out

Postby Paul_Linden » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:29 pm

First day out on the road this morning for this rebuild, which took nearly two years to get to here. Still some fettling to do.
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Ariel Square 4 mk2, Ariel Square 4 mk3 (yes, really), Ariel Colt, Matchless G12, BSA C12. Room for one more......

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Re: First day out

Postby PeterW » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:36 pm

Looks lovely.
In Australia?

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Re: First day out

Postby Paul_Linden » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:44 pm

I don’t know why the inline preview is inverted, but click on the image and it displays the right way up.
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Re: First day out

Postby roger.fellows » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:04 pm

Who did the frame mods Paul?

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Re: First day out

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:25 pm

HI Paul you have done a very nice job and i think the blue looks a really nice color and it suits the bike enjoy riding it its a good job well done 8-) :)

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Re: First day out

Postby alan.moore » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:36 pm

You've done a great job, a real head-turner.

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Re: First day out

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:18 pm

Beautiful bike

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Re: First day out

Postby Paul_Linden » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:31 pm

roger.fellows wrote:Who did the frame mods Paul?


A previous owner, but I don’t know who that was.

I was looking for a swinging arm square four, and this came up as a basket case. The frame is (in my opinion) a good conversion, as it doesn’t have a kink in the rail below the tank where it’s been extended, and the down tube in front of the engine is a single tube allowing the standard square four engine plates to be used at the front.

Before starting the rebuild I spent a lot of time checking the frame to make sure it was straight, that the engine mountings were in the right place and aligned, and that it all measured up to to take the engine and gearbox. Then I had to check the primary drive / gearbox / rear sprocket alignment.

I’m pleased to say all was OK.
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Re: First day out

Postby PhilRobinson » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:10 pm

hi what a wonderful rebuild, makes my leader look quite scruffy regards phil robinson

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Re: First day out

Postby allan.walker » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:25 am

That looks great!

Out of interest, has the frame been lengthened, or has the primary chaincase been shortened, to get the engine and gearbox to fit?


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