Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Sat May 02, 2020 7:30 am

Today's 'Workshop Wisdom' from 1932 showing not just the ingenuity of some owners but also the things they'd put up with when it came to what must have been nearly new bikes. For example the Square Four which had oil getting into the distributor must have been about a year old.......
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1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus a couple of OG250 projects, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sat May 02, 2020 2:30 pm

HI Guy today is a nice and very good to read about tips on your workshop thank you keep them coming 8-) :D :D

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Sun May 03, 2020 8:52 am

Thanks Johnny, I'm glad you're enjoying them as much as I do. Today's bring us to the end of this particular volume and includes an article on a scramble won by a rider in a 250 Ariel! I've been reading through a volume from 1907. Not many mentions of Ariels but I'll post what I've found tomorrow and then see what else we have....
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1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus a couple of OG250 projects, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sun May 03, 2020 5:53 pm

HI Guy a very good post again to day some good tips again thank you keep safe 8-) :D

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Mon May 04, 2020 11:19 am

Thanks Johnny and likewise I hope you're keeping well in these bizarre times. Today's offering is a mixture. I've delved into the July to December volume of The Motor Cycle and also the 1907 volume of the same. It's interesting that, as Adrie pointed out 'The Motor Cycle' has very few articles or even mentions of Ariels compared to 'Motorcycling'. In the entire 1907 volume covering the first six months I only came across two or three mentions and one of those was on;y mentioning Ariels in a show. Even in the volume covering the second half of 1934, Ariels only feature four times in the index although there may well be mentions not recorded. Anyway, here's a sample:
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1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus a couple of OG250 projects, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Tue May 05, 2020 10:15 am

HI Guy a very nice lot of reading to do again and about Ariel's thank you for posting take care and keep safe 8-) :D :D :D

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Tue May 05, 2020 7:21 pm

HI Gus i like the way he is running is Ariel on petrol and paraffin reminds me wen i was about 8 years old and we had a old tractor that i use-to run around on in our big scrap yard in Kent you use to start it on petrol and wen it was warm yo u turned it to paraffin back down memory lane again thank you 8-) :D :D

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Wed May 06, 2020 8:00 am

Sorry about not posting yesterday - I was waylaid by the arrival of a chainguard I'd had made for the OG 250 and then one thing led to another as it does and soon the whole day had passed in the garage...

Johnny: the paraffin reminds me of when I restored a 1914 New Hudson two stroke which literally came from a barn in Suffolk where it had sat since the 1930s. It was entered into the Pioneer run and I was right up against the time as the first test run was the day before the run. It would go for about 4 miles and then heat seize. I tried everything to no avail until a friend told me to mix paraffin with the two stroke mix upon which it went like a dream and completed the run without a hitch, much to mine and everyone else's surprise!

So, we're on to 1934 in 'Motor Cycling'. The book is a bit fragile and so some of the scans are a bit distorted on the edge of some pages as I can't lay the volume flat on the scanner. Today's offering is pretty square four heavy (sorry Andy as I know how much you 'love' square fours!) and I've included a square four story from 1955 'The Motor Cycle. To make up for yesterday I've put two posts up as there's a limit on the size I can upload...
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1939 600 OHV 4F, 1956 MKII Square Four, a Healey, 1939 OH 250, 1939 OG 250 plus a couple of OG250 projects, 1920 Ariel V twin project and a variety of lesser makes

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby GuyH » Wed May 06, 2020 8:01 am

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Re: Ariel in Motor Cycling 1930/31

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Wed May 06, 2020 5:38 pm

HI Guy a nice lot reading again to day i soon will be a expert on old motorcycles with all this new knowledge :lol: thank you for posting it 8-) :D :D


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