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Identify a ariel

Postby ClaytonDingle » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:19 pm

Hello all I'm new to this forum I'm trying to identify a ariel 350 believed to be around 1936/7 there is no letters on the engine only numbers and the frame number looks like it starts with a x please se attachment
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any help would be most grateful regard clayton
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Re: Identify a ariel

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:38 pm

Clayton - welcome to the forum.

I'm not familiar with the 1930s/early '40s bikes but I've not seen engine numbers without letter prefixes or just 'X' as a prefix for a rigid single frame number.
Are you able to have a good look at the drive-side crankcase between the front engine plates to see what letters/numbers (if any) are stamped there? (Usually between the lugs and going 'round' the case, not across it.)
Also some pics of the whole bike (each side) and the numbers on the gearbox would be useful to the folks here who are more knowledgeable!

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Re: Identify a ariel

Postby adrie.degraaff » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:58 pm

The frame is a restamp, the old number is part ground XG....
The engine has the same number shape so could be originaly a crankcase without a number.

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Re: Identify a ariel

Postby ClaytonDingle » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:35 pm

Would it be hard to get a v5 for the bike if they had been tampered with as I don't want to purchase it then find out it's only good for parts as this would be a shame as it's a nice looking bike. Will have to go and look at it again and see if I can find any numbers and take more pictures thanks for your reply and will try to update in the come days

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Re: Identify a ariel

Postby adrie.degraaff » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:36 am

ClaytonDingle wrote:Would it be hard to get a v5 for the bike if they had been tampered with

I don't know about England but you wouldend get papers in The Netherlands and the numbers would be blacklisted.

My advice; buy a basketcase Ariel with papers of the same model and use this one for parts.

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Re: Identify a ariel

Postby ClaytonDingle » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:06 am

Here is the ariel that I'm trying to identify on closer inspection I can see that the frame is xb
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Re: Identify a ariel

Postby ClaytonDingle » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:08 am

Sorry frame is xg not a xb

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Re: Identify a ariel

Postby simon.holyfield » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:13 am

Let's have a few more pictures - LH around the seat lugs, RH end of gearbox, front brake plate - at first glance it looks like a civilianised W/NG. There's a field stand spring bracket and no speedo drive in the gearbox...
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Re: Identify a ariel

Postby andyhughesflattankarielpre25 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:31 pm

Not wng front wheel, seems to be bung in speedo drive, rubber handlebar mounts,still looks ok though,

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Re: Identify a ariel

Postby ClaytonDingle » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:56 pm

Here is a few more pictures of the ariel in question looked around engine and gearbox casings but cannot find any other numbers
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