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engine and frane numbers

Postby stevenbell » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:21 am

Hi All
I have found a Ariel and looking for the age date frame J1180 engine J1006 can anyone help

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Re: engine and frane numbers

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:13 am

It's a 250cc from 1931.
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Postby stevenbell » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:01 am

Thanks for that do the engine and frame belong together? Can we tell the date it was built? Is it worth a total restoration it looks like I have all the parts

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Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:45 pm

stevenbell.40 wrote:Thanks for that do the engine and frame belong together? Can we tell the date it was built?

We can safely say they belong togetter, there aren't many about, if you want the exact date you have to write to the club for a dating form.
Ariel started with 100 so July 1931 would be a good estimate.

The restored value is about 4000 pounds but it is a hobby to keep you out of the pub, if you weigh more than 90 kilo than better buy a 500 :D .

A rusty first paint willbe more interesting.

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Re: engine and frane numbers

Postby B.Lewis » Mon May 02, 2016 11:11 am

"A rusty first paint will be more interesting."

Agreed.
It's only original once!

Personally, I find mechanically sound but cosmetically tatty original bikes infinitely more interesting than yet another dazzling "restoration" with Over The Top modern chrome and stainless, 2 pack paints etc.
Of course, it's your bike and you must do as you choose - but I'm just suggesting that you think long and hard before destroying its originality.

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Postby andyhughesflattankarielpre25 » Tue May 03, 2016 8:28 am

Why not build it then ride it for a while before you decide what to do,although it would be a shame to lose its originality but it is your bike and your choice .

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Re: engine and frane numbers

Postby stevenbell » Wed May 04, 2016 1:28 pm

Hi Andy,
I bought the bike pretty much site unseen except for a few photographs. The more I see of the parts the more I think the best thing to do is not to touch the paint and get the bike up and running. It looks like parts are going to be very hard to find.When it gets delivered I will take some photographs of all the boxes and bits and pieces.

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Postby Knud.Degnbol » Wed May 04, 2016 3:34 pm

We are looking forward to see the Pictures. I have been working on a 350 from the same year for several years.

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Re: engine and frane numbers

Postby stevenbell » Wed May 04, 2016 4:07 pm

The parts should be delivered late next week I may need to PH the photos to someone to be pasted

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Re: engine and frane numbers

Postby fpassmore » Wed May 04, 2016 4:42 pm

Hi Steven, If you do not figure out picture attachment by then you can forward to fpasmor@hotmail.com and I can get them up for you.

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