WNG Chromed steel timing cover

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WNG Chromed steel timing cover

Postby pete.collings » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:40 pm

Amongst the batch of parts purchased earlier in the year is a WNG steel timing cover, which for some unknown reason has been chromed (chrome in not too bad a condition). I know people like to put their own stamp on a bike, but I do wonder if the glint of the sun on the cover would attract an enemy's attention? Most probably done post war through the back door of a chroming works.

Anyway, should anyone want to aquire this unusual item, it is available for £30, with P&P extra. Email contact as in my listings in the spares for sale/wanted section above, which also includes two WNG pistons.

I am sure it can be coverted back to standard appearance with a thick coat of an appropriate paint.

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Re: WNG Chromed steel timing cover

Postby nevhunter » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:54 pm

Some platers will still do it for you. (Stripping the chrome). Nev

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Re: WNG Chromed steel timing cover

Postby admin » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:42 pm

you sure it's steel ?

We've had this come up before.
I know a chap here had what looked like a later WNG cover in aluminium and my mate Wayne also has one in alloy....

They look similar to the one on the 1932 vh in our picture library:

http://www.arielownersmcc.co.uk/pictures.html

I wondered if ariel simply re-used the earlier cover style as they had the masters/moulds and it was an appropriate shape for stamping the mid-war steel covers from ?
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Re: WNG Chromed steel timing cover

Postby pete.collings » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:59 pm

I checked it with a magnet which stuck well onto the surface, so I would think it is steel. I have heard of chrome plated aluminium alloy, but think it is not an easy task to plate it. The weight is also greater when compared to an alloy cover

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Re: WNG Chromed steel timing cover

Postby nevhunter » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:44 am

The edges are curved around for strength on the steel ones. Easy to pick. The (rare) pressed alloy ones are probably useless except for hanging on the wall. Nev

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Re: WNG Chromed steel timing cover

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:25 pm

Found this pic a while ago somewhere on the net.
Looks like a late '45 NG with parts from a W/NG used.

1945 civi W-NG.jpg

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Re: WNG Chromed steel timing cover

Postby adrie.degraaff » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:35 am

Yes you're right, they touched the photo up, took the background away with a knife, tuned it up with white lines on the tubes and so the speedo cable from the box was lost.
The difficulty is; was this rebuilt to civilian done by the factory or a prived person, i think the last becouse this is not a factory quality picture.

You can see the hole in the frontwheel and the Ariel sticker on the tank is on the strip with screwholes.
A trials tire at the rear, a lined at the front.
The light is even shining under the saddle.


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