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Ariel singles sludge traps

Postby Mharisbarton » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:37 am

Can anyone tell me when the sludge trap was introduced, I have a 1929 model F and the flywheels do not have a sludge trap, from its introduction did the design change? over the years,as I have seen a 1933 500 with a removable tube inside the sleeve plug.regards. Matt Barton.

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Re: Ariel singles sludge traps

Postby Pete.Silson » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:17 pm

I am no expert and will likely be corrected by the more knowledgeable but, looking at the spares book, the first year to list an oil purifier was 1931. The cupped plug was part 1077-31 and a centre tube 1075-31. There is a different plug listed for 1933 onwards namely 1077-33 along with the same centre tube 1075-31 ion pre-war singles parts books. Whether the centre tube was used on all models I don't know as there is a note "not red hunter" on part 1075-31. Post-war parts books only list the cupped plug and not the centre tube.

I hope this helps answer your question but I'm sure the exact chronology of Ariel oil purifier will be forthcoming from those in the know.


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Re: Ariel singles sludge traps

Postby simon.holyfield » Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:26 pm

My 1930 Model A doesn't have one...


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