Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Thu May 07, 2020 6:14 pm

A bit late today, the good weather waylaid me a bit! Today's pages have the 1933 Olympia show reports and a lot of interest in the new fangled Ariel rubber handlebar mounts and how they provide protection from vibration. I guess the test riders hadn't worn them out to such an extent that the handlebars went inverted when hitting a bump!
Also an interesting three page article on Lawrence Hartley.
The 1933/4 volume is fragile and I can't open it fully to scan some pages as it may damage the spine so unfortunately some of the words close to the end of the page can be blurred.
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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 JohnnyBeckett » Thu May 07, 2020 9:46 pm

HI Gus a good lot of reading about the Ariel today thank you keep safe 8-) :D :D

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Fri May 08, 2020 10:00 am

Thanks Johnny, glad to know they're appreciated. Today's articles include a few lines about Ariels in Italy and a bit showing an Ariel Sloper....
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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 JohnnyBeckett » Fri May 08, 2020 11:05 pm

HI Guy the workbench wisdom is very good tips again and the rest of pages a was good learning curve thank you again for the posts take care and KEEP SAFE 8-) :D :D :D

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Sat May 09, 2020 7:57 am

Today we go to the second half of 1936 with 'The Motor Cycle'. Not many Ariel entries in the index but I think it only lists articles specific to Ariels as opposed to its competitor 'Motorcycling' which lists every time Ariels are mentioned and has a separate illustrations index. Today's scans are of the 600 OHV Square Four which I believe didn't actually reach dealers' showrooms until 1939. I was rather hoping it would include a tip on how to stop your 600 Square smoking at low revs as mine does despite numerous attempts to fix it but alas there was no such advice! The second article is about traveling to the International trial on 1000 Square Four accompanied by a Norton International
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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sat May 09, 2020 9:57 pm

HI Gus that is good reading today about the road trip it was like i was in their with them very good took me back again thank you 8-) :D :D KEEP SAFE AND TAKE CARE

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Sun May 10, 2020 9:10 am

Thanks Johnny, That article took me back to the time I rode a beaten up old Triumph through Europe and it broke down. It took me forever to get home again!
A departure today as we go forward in time to the last six months of 1962 when Ariel were producing the two strokes. There was some interesting stuff going on with them which the 'The Motor Cycle' highlighted. By this time the magazine was obtaining tips from the factories which they printed. These were a bit mundane really and a far cry from the early 1930s when readers would send in their tips on how to modify their Ariels using cocoa tins, a file and a big hammer!
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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby simon.holyfield » Sun May 10, 2020 9:28 am

Some great reading here. Thanks for all the effort Guy.
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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun May 10, 2020 10:03 am

I've enjoyed the reading, Thanks very much Guy.

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sun May 10, 2020 5:23 pm

HI Guy yesterdays post took me back to wen we done the elephant run and today the Ariel arrows was a bike i did not think about they look a nice bike but that was it wen i was young but now i have soft spot for then and like them very good post again today thank you and TAKE CARE and KEEP SAFE 8-) :D :D


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