I wish you old buggers would stop stockpiling the spares too!!
I have had an ariel for slightly over two years (I now have three !) and I am already having to "hoard" some parts.
There is no avoiding it, as I intend to run my ariels until I die (hopefully another 30 years), and certain parts are going to be needed and not getting any cheaper nor any more available.
Stuff that Drags/the Club has so I am not worried about, but it's things like decent pistons (see the other thread), spares sets of chaincases, head's, barrels, crankcases, cranks (I have a completely rebuilt one with new big end and new conrod in the loft) that I am going to need to have.
Is this neccessity or is it simply depriving others of bits needed for completing a bike ....?.
John "Josh" Nashwebmaster@arielownersmcc.co.uk
1995 Thunderbird, 1980 Yamaha XS650, '67 CJ750, 196-ish Ural M62 outfit, ''51 kH500, '47 VH twinport, '44 Ariel WNG, '43 Ariel WNG, '40 Enfield WDCO and piles of rusty scrap ....