oil cap , what year ?

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oil cap , what year ?

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Thu May 07, 2020 9:37 pm

Hi, I would like to know if this is a pre or post war oil cap.

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Re: oil cap , what year ?

Postby chris.vredenbregt » Fri May 08, 2020 9:18 am

30 .ish
black ariel model G special 1930 500 OHV

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Re: oil cap , what year ?

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sat May 09, 2020 11:26 am

Thanks Chris.

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Re: oil cap , what year ?

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat May 09, 2020 2:27 pm

A competition Ariel would have a quick release cap.

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Re: oil cap , what year ?

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sat May 09, 2020 3:05 pm

:lol: yes I know !

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Re: oil cap , what year ?

Postby Bob White » Sun May 10, 2020 11:29 am

Vincent,
I am very interested to know the year of your Oil Cap so I thought the easiest way to narrow it down would be to find the release date of the Castrol XL and XXL so I Googled it and found nothing. Unbelievable?

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Re: oil cap , what year ?

Postby Knud.Degnbol » Sun May 10, 2020 11:52 am

It is like the oilcap on my 37 Sq4.

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Re: oil cap , what year ?

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun May 10, 2020 12:07 pm

So in all a nice find on Marktplaats !
Thanks for all the replies .

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Re: oil cap , what year ?

Postby volker.halbach » Sun May 10, 2020 12:56 pm

This is the cap on my 1937 NH, which has the same shape, but doesn't mention Castrol XL and XXL:
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I am pretty sure it's original.

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Re: oil cap , what year ?

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun May 10, 2020 2:32 pm

It probably is, no worries.

In the 'Vincent world' there is a oil cap with a stamping mistake on it.
Collectors -especially yanks- go nuts over that one and pay unhealthy bucks for it .

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see if you can spot it :D


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