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MK 2 Ariel Leader

Postby bh.sprint » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:06 pm

This is my progress so far in putting together the MK 2 Leader, I bought a picture of it at one of the Annual Rallies and decided to have a go.
One has been made so far , mine is the second one and there is another being worked on at the moment.

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Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

Postby bh.sprint » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:21 pm

The rear section for the MK 2 Leader needed quite a lot of work, although it appeared in reasonable condition until I started taking all the filler off. Its now ready for priming and filling in of some of the holes left after welding plates in place
The other items, 3 Arrow carriers and a clutch tool, have just been tack welded ready for taking to the proper welder.
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Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

Postby bh.sprint » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:12 pm

The MK 2 Leader, a bit nearer to completion. A few electrical items and the front wheel/mudguard/fairing screen and smaller items to sort out.
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Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

Postby brenton.roy » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:24 am

That's awesome!
Thanks for the photo's. Will it be three colours?
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Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

Postby bh.sprint » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:58 pm

Hi Roy,

The side panels are in fibre glass with a white gell coat. I will eventually need to paint them ( I intend to paint them silver but may change my mind if it does not look right ) but I'm trying to get all the other bits done before finishing some of the cosmetic jobs. The engine works out at 266 cc capacity and I'm hoping it has a bit more torque on the hills around Sheffield.

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Postby steve.clarke » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:39 pm

Hello Brian
That's an interesting take on a leader, the fairing gives it a modern lift, what has been done to the engine any mods or just a rebore? should sound great going over snake pass, never heard of a mk2 leader got any pics? Be interesting to see this one completed, do you intend to use it for long distance work?
Great stuff cheers Steve
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Re: MK 2 Ariel Leader

Postby bh.sprint » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:38 pm

Hi Steve,

The MK 2 was only ever a drawing by the Ariel drawing office and I bought a copy of it at an annual rally some years ago.
One has been made already but was sold to someone else who may or may not keep it in it's present form.

This one has Honda pistons and alloy barrels with a longer co-rod ( modern type )and an extra transfer port each side, which should give a bit more power lower in the rev range, I hope. It works out at 266cc ,using the TSX Honda pistons. Fahron did the machining, I supplied the alloy castings and machined the threads in the exhaust port

I'm hoping to use this Leader to supplement the other Leader for annual rallies and Staffords show etc.

Attached a copy of the original picture and the front of the MK2 - I'm working on the mud guard.
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Postby steve.clarke » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:13 pm

Hello Brian
Thanks, just getting into the mysteries of the 2 Stroke myself doing a TZR 125 for someone, I shall watch the progress with interest.
Cheers Steve
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Postby steve.clarke » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:13 pm

Hello Brian
Thanks, just getting into the mysteries of the 2 Stroke myself doing a TZR 125 for someone, I shall watch the progress with interest.
Cheers Steve
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Postby Roger James » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:44 pm

Hello Steve,
I intend to build a MK2 Leader but so far have only got as far as mocking one up in the metal and fibreglass from spare parts but it at least gives me some idea of what it would look like.
The attached photo is of that mock up. The fairing used by Brian is the Avon Avonaire but mine is different and of unknown make but I like it and it allows the side panels to be fitted without any further modifications.
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