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1949 ariel 350 twinport

Postby andy.jackson » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:03 pm

Hi
I am new to the forum but i wonder if anybody can help with a machine id , my friend has bought a 1949 ariel 350 twinport frame number RF2306 is this a red hunter model...thanks to all who can help.

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Re: 1949 ariel 350 twinport

Postby adrie.degraaff » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:29 pm

That would make it an NH, the club arcivist can thell if it left the factory as NH.

You can partly see it for your self; NH on the timing deck, polist ports, and maybe steel flywheels (flat on the outsides), sporting mudguards.

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Re: 1949 ariel 350 twinport

Postby Paul Slootheer » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:32 pm

Andy, I suggest to contact the club archivist Paul Jameson. He poss. also want to know the engine number. ;)

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Postby brenton.roy » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:36 pm

Hi Andy,
The easiest way to sort this out is to join the AOMCC and ask the club registrar. He will provide you with all the info from the original factory records, including how the bike was set up, what colour, extra's etc were with it and where it was shipped to. All by itself, this is worth the cost.
The longer way is to do the detective work..
The number you gave is correct for a 1949 frame, the engine number should start with DJ - this only tells you it's the right year 350 engine and frame.
If original, the carby number is different for an NH and NG, as is its bore size http://www.barkshire.co.uk/AOMCC/Knowle ... spx?id=127
Look inside the inlet for porting marks NH or rough cast NG.
If it is apart, the flywheel numbers will also point to NH or NG. http://www.barkshire.co.uk/AOMCC/Knowle ... aspx?id=24
A 1949 NH would have a 20" front wheel, the NG a 19"
The cosmetics were different - less chrome on the NG and black paint.
NG's were great bikes and are rarer than NH's, I think due to NG's being badged as NH's during restoration, so if it turns out you have one, IMHO, you are just as well off.
Any or all of these things could have been modified / replaced over the years, depending on the history of the bike.
I hope this helps, Brenton
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Re: 1949 ariel 350 twinport

Postby andy.jackson » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:27 pm

hi thanks for the swift info everybody, the timing case has nh on the side so are we to assume not a red hunter...here is a pic of the bike,engine number to follow
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Re: 1949 ariel 350 twinport

Postby adrie.degraaff » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:59 pm

It looks like that your gearbox is BAP, thats of 500 or 600cc.

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Postby Simon.Gardiner » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:14 pm

That looks like a 6-pint 500 oil tank as well but both very practical even on a 350...
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Re: 1949 ariel 350 twinport

Postby andy.jackson » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:59 pm

hi i have the numbers now the engine number is 1723 and the Gearbox is G90G49, so if anybody can put a firm id on what bike we have it would be great.

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Re: 1949 ariel 350 twinport

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:28 am

The engine nr. is missing the first part.

The gearbox is 1949 aswel so I think it's a 600cc sidevalve with a 350 engine and petroltank.

If you want to know exact, only the arcivist can thell.

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Postby brenton.roy » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:09 am

It's a nice looking bike. If Adrie is right, this would be one of the many VB's which had motors exchanged with OHV's.
The NH is the designation for Red Hunter, which answers your original question.
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