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extra holes

Postby johnwalsh » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:03 pm

Can anybody suggest the purpose of five extra holes in each of the flanges on the front fwh of my 1958 FH. They look almost like extra spoke holes but obviously not. Thanks.

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Re: extra holes

Postby simon.holyfield » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:08 pm

Got a picture? Pretty sure there are no extra holes in mine...
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Re: extra holes

Postby johnwalsh » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:23 pm

Can't do pics I'm afraid ( but know a man that can- but later). Somebody, not familiar with Ariel/BSA suggested that he remembers seeing some kind of cooling disc fitted . Sounds a bit unlikely to me.

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Re: extra holes

Postby johnwalsh » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:51 am

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Pics show 5 holes per side, they don't appear to be after market but I suppose they must be. I'm baffled though. The holes are staggerd,ie. not opposite each other on each flange.

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Re: extra holes

Postby simon.holyfield » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:32 pm

Are they equally spaced? Some kind of cooling disc (like RE Continental GTs have) sounds feasible. Obviously it wouldn't do anything, just to look pretty...
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Re: extra holes

Postby johnwalsh » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:24 pm

Yes Simon, I think you are right. I found a photo of an RE continental with disc and they would seem to fit the five holes exactly. Fitted purely for looks I presume as the discs would have had no effect whatsoever. Thanks again, mystery solved.


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