SpAriel MkII aka The Hermanator

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Re: SpAriel MkII

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:37 am

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:Mr. Edwards is back on it's feet now.
I made a base for it to be able to move it around with a pallet truck.
Waiting for the bolts&nuts to return from the platers .
I admit, nicklel plating those is a bit over the top.... ;)

Edwards march 2018.JPG


I think they were original chrome and ohh, that horn bracket! :D :D :D

Actually I love reading these things. Very impressive.

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Re: SpAriel MkII

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:52 am

Actually,...
I thought of getting the whole thing plated and then paint it and only leave the lettering in chrome, but the platers tub was not big enough .... :lol: :lol:

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Re: SpAriel MkII

Postby wade.edwards » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:12 am

Vincent for president!

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Re: SpAriel MkII

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Wed May 02, 2018 12:04 am

Ariel No.4 is making progress, but only in collecting parts ..
via a ad in the Cheval I got hold of a very nice crankcase for it.
Originally the KH had crankcase LE682, this one is LE882, as good as it gets I think.


LE882  (15).JPG


In the past few weeks I have got in to contact with the last owner who actually used the KH in the seventies.
Well...to be more precise, his brother was the last one who used it in around 1975.
He blew it up ! nice to have such a caring bro.
Since then the crippled KH changed hands a few times, even spending some time on one of the Wadden islands.
Along the way it only lost a few bits like the carb and magneto .
Yesterday I re-visited the man who sold me the rolling chassis and on his attick he dug out the main culprit, the crank.
Visible is a big scar on the journal and a piece of conrod or piston scrapnel wedged against the flywheel.
And yes...a blocked oilway.

original KH crank  (1).JPG
original KH crank  (2).JPG


The original timingside with oillines and the cilinderhead also surfaced, the head looks very useable.

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original cilinderhead KH  (3).JPG


next on the cilinder, To be continued ..

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Re: SpAriel MkII

Postby paul.jameson » Thu May 03, 2018 8:43 pm

The next step is to remove the flywheel from the crankshaft. If you can't do it I have the photo sequence you need. You might also understand why I donated a similar (wrecked) crankshaft for people to practice putting the flywheel on and off at the Annual Rally silly games last year!
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Re: SpAriel MkII

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Thu May 03, 2018 9:41 pm

Thanks Paul, I used the drawing in the Bacon book to get the flywheel of.

A while ago there was a article in The Cheval about the 3 different flywheels used , I tried to find it.
Anyone remember wich issue?

I now have the last and the first flywheel, difference between them is just over 1 kilogram !
I think I will use the lightest one to have a revvy engine .
Perhaps having it dynamically balanced and using the new club rods.
Any thoughts on this are welcome

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Re: SpAriel MkII

Postby paul.jameson » Fri May 04, 2018 7:54 pm

If you could use the Bacon book drawing to get the flywheel off I think you must have an earlier crank than the version for the later crankcases. No way would mine come off using the Bacon sequence. As Colin Reed-Aspley says, the late crank needs the flywheel moved first the other way.
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Re: SpAriel MkII

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sun May 06, 2018 10:43 pm

well.....I used the Bacon drawings as a starting point....
After some wiggling I got them both free from the crank but dont ask me what the sequence was !

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Re: SpAriel MkII

Postby Paul Slootheer » Fri May 11, 2018 9:12 am

Very nice crank cases Vincent! As you know I have got a pair 1954 cases which still have the ''old way'' to fasten the barrel on the cases. This makes me wonder, because as far as I know 1954 is the first year with the alluminium cilinder head, did they alter this system in 1955 by long studs? :?

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Re: SpAriel MkII

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Fri May 11, 2018 9:24 am

Paul, the 1953 KHA was the first to have the long bolts.
Then the following year all KH models had this and the KHA was dropped from the range.
Well, ...according to Bacon -again-!
A 1954 crankcase with the 'old' stud fixing probably belongs in the category once described by Geoff Thomasson...


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