Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:I completely missed the point where / when / why the mention of a watercooled Ariel 2 - 1/4 came into this topic.
Leon Mitchell has given a date to the picture so all watercooled engines are later, I think even as late as Aug. 1903.
Thank you Leon for these nice pictures.
I can see now if I made restoration mistakes and there are no Ariel gears or free engine yet on the tricycles on this date so I don't have to make it.
Also the gear connecting holes in my crankcase are made later as in experimenting.
In the first "The Motorcycle" of March 1903 is a racing picture of that same bearded man on a big tricycle competing against a OHV v4 from France.