Hi all. Being a newcomer to all things Ariel I sought the opinion of you knowledgeable folk on the 'claimed' 1947 NH350 but older looking bike, currently for sale with a dealer in Middlesex. (see for sale/wanted) The opinion was that it was a total 'bitza' with a frame number and registration that has no association with the bike!
Being someone who likes a challenge, I was wondering if it would be feasable to just see it as a collection of parts which should be built into a pre-war frame? I know it would never be correct but, in my opionion, it would be better than it is now!
So, my questions are, Are all of the 'XG' prefixed frames the same? I see that the wartime military bikes have the same prefix but I thought that they had increased ground clearance, being rigid, was this due to a difference in the frame? Does anyone know what the last prewar frame number would be? (to assist in my search) And finally, does anyone have or know of a suitable frame for my hairbrain scheme?
I am seeking a pre-war bike to use in a retro event, please be assured that it would not be for any fraundulant activity or trying to pass it on as genuine? just something that looks the part and would be accepted in a pre 1940 event
I will await peoples views and thoughts.