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1950 350NH basket case

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:18 pm
by PeterW
A couple of years ago I went to Wales to buy a trail bike and this was lurking in the vendor's shed awaiting restoration. After dissassembly he decided to move it on and now its lurking in my garage :¬)
I'm planning to rebuild pretty much as is with the exception of fitting a proper Ariel tank. If anyone has something suitable please let me know, I'm not worried about condition.

Re: 1950 350NH basket case

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:38 pm
by PeterW
I dont usually bother with cosmetics but ...

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I love sanding attachments

Re: 1950 350NH basket case

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:41 pm
by PeterW
Hmmm, wonder where the headstock bearings went?
Probably the same place as the clutch rollers..

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In Primer.

Re: 1950 350NH basket case

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:47 pm
by PeterW
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Back to Black


And tested the mag

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First spin this century

Re: 1950 350NH basket case

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:45 am
by simon.holyfield
I love the wire brush drive to the mag. Is your front tank mount missing?

Re: 1950 350NH basket case

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:37 am
by nevhunter
Will the magy spin that fast when you kick start it? Nev

Re: 1950 350NH basket case

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:02 pm
by PeterW
Yep, front tank mounting had been removed, somethig else welded on and then that removed. I'll get a new one made up if I can find a tank at a sensible price.
I adjusted the speed of the drill right down but even so I doubt I could kick that fast :¬)
Gives a reasonable spark flicking it by hand so hopefully ok.

Made a bit more progress today.

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back on its wheels

Re: 1950 350NH basket case

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 3:17 am
by adrie.degraaff
I have the front frame mount for you for free, it's still on a part frame, the Dutch rally is next weekend, some English members are there like Peter Kemp?.

Re: 1950 350NH basket case

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:04 am
by Steven.Carter
I'm going, if thats of any use?

Steve Carter

Re: 1950 350NH basket case

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:47 pm
by PeterW
Adrie - that's very kind, I didn't think I'd find one.
& Steve - if you could relay it back to the UK that would be great :¬)