My 48 VH Red Hunter

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My 48 VH Red Hunter

Postby MGriffin » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:42 am

My somewhat of a cobbled together pile of bits. The bones seem very good so far so fingers crossed.
I’m missing some important bits so I’m hoping the help here and vendors will provide them.
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Re: My 48 VH Red Hunter

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:59 am

That is looking pretty good to me.
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Re: My 48 VH Red Hunter

Postby adrie.degraaff » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:59 am

It has a newer frontforks top and plunger rearmudguard but it's a good start if the numbers are in the year.
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Re: My 48 VH Red Hunter

Postby MGriffin » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:56 am

Yep i have already sourced an original earlier top yoke and a replacement albeit Indian rear guard from a job lot lot here in Australia.

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Re: My 48 VH Red Hunter

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:45 pm

I Would just use old parts or new old stock parts and not Indian parts a lot of it does not fit right

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Re: My 48 VH Red Hunter

Postby Paul Slootheer » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:08 pm

MGriffin wrote:Yep i have already sourced an original earlier top yoke and a replacement albeit Indian rear guard from a job lot lot here in Australia.

There is a very interesting article (1994) http://www.arielownersmcc.co.uk/members ... p?show=765 written by our friendly Paul Jameson which makes quite clear the diff. between the early and later telescopic front forks... ;)

P.S. You got the right front wheel...

Regards, Paul

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Re: My 48 VH Red Hunter

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:43 pm

back in the day if you could make your bike ride better and safer you would do it its a upgrade so i would not change them it makes for a better ride i have done It to my 1939 R B H

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Re: My 48 VH Red Hunter

Postby MGriffin » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:59 am

cleaning...
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Re: My 48 VH Red Hunter

Postby john.whiting » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:43 pm

I'd say you ve done very well.....in Australia finding anything that isnt a pile of rusty mismatched broken bits is extremely difficult.........The tank,oil tank ,and wheels are all extremely hard to find here now......Ariel is the number one make for hoarders,and parts are rarely seen at swaps.

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Re: My 48 VH Red Hunter

Postby Mike Nash » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:54 pm

Is that an A Series engine on the floor to the right the frame? Are you also a Morris Minor Man? I do hope so!
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