Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

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Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:19 pm

With at least another three weeks of lockdown I thought I'd take a day off from the Ariels in the garage and, with far too much time on my hands I went through volume 48 of Motor Cycling (November 1930 to May 1931) and scanned anything to do with Ariels. Some were road tests, some opinion pieces, a lot were tips from owners on how to bodge repairs, some of which were half way suicidal. I particularly liked the recommendation to use Mechano on a Matchless brake shoe so all the lining could be worn away or how to link the brakes in an Ariel Colt. There were some were interesting bits on the Ariel factory both at home and abroad and also some great drawings of Ariel components and engines. Here's a couple of the articles....
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Ariel entries in Motor Cycling November 1930 to May 1931 (10).jpg
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1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus an OG250 project and a bit, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:24 am

Real nice, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:47 am

that is a good read takes me back wen i was bodging my bikes with bits of metal and wire wen i did not know any better :lol: :lol: keep the posts coming it is nice to go down memory lane :) :)

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:17 am

And some more. Some from Motor Cycling 1930/31 and one from 1931/2. I'll try and put some on each day but in any case John will put them all in the Library so they'll all be in one place....
Red Hunter 1931.jpeg

Red Hunter 1931 2.jpg

Ariel entries in Motor Cycling November 1930 to May 1931 (18).jpg

Ariel entries in Motor Cycling November 1930 to May 1931 (16).jpg
1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus an OG250 project and a bit, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby simon.holyfield » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:30 pm

These are great Guy, thanks for sharing.

Not sure I will be implementing the coupled brakes though!
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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:14 pm

Thanks Simon, one of my favourites has got to be the bodge of fitting the horn button to the timing cover so you can use it with your foot. I'll try and dig it out and post it in the next day or two .....
1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus an OG250 project and a bit, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:56 am

And some more from Motor Cycling including an ingenious article about using Mechano to place a horn button on the timing chest of your Colt. So there you are barrelling along and a car pulls out in front of you. In addition to braking, changing down and panicking you now have to wave your right foot around trying to hit a horn button on the side of the engine!

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Ariel entries in Motor Cycling November 1930 to May 1931 (47).jpg

Ariel entries in Motor Cycling November 1930 to May 1931 (46).jpg
1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus an OG250 project and a bit, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:48 pm

Aha - but you'll have linked brakes.... ;) :)

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:06 pm

and a couple more for today from 1931 including the Ariel fleet van....

1932 Ariel  (1).jpg

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1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus an OG250 project and a bit, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:29 am

A couple of articles from 1932 including a short one announcing the new 1932 Red Hunter 500 described as a 'Hyper-sports' which I thought was a modern term used to describe the 200mph rockets of today but apparently I was wrong
1932 Ariel  (5).jpg

1932 Ariel  (6).jpg

1932 Ariel  (7).jpg
1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus an OG250 project and a bit, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes


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