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Author Topic: 1949 Ariel  (Read 706 times)

Offline goldy

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1949 Ariel
« on: May 25, 2018, 21:28:08 »
Just finished restoring this Mk1 Square Four that belongs to one of my best friends. The project started off as a huge pile of parts. Over the last couple of years he did most of the chassis while I did the engine and drive train and final assembly. It's been out for several test drives and so far everything seems to be working perfectly.  :)
1948 Norton ES2
1955 AJS 20B
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1975 XS650 Yamaha

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: 1949 Ariel
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 21:33:12 »
Nice work! I like Ariels...

Offline irk miller

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Re: 1949 Ariel
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 22:38:25 »
The design of the top end on those are just amazing. 

Online trek97

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Re: 1949 Ariel
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 22:44:59 »
Now THAT is a sweetie pie.

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Re: 1949 Ariel
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 13:46:19 »
Another great bike. You have been busy mate.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
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Offline goldy

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Re: 1949 Ariel
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 16:59:49 »
Yep...pretty busy. Completely off topic, but I helped a buddy get his LSR bike running today too...he got one hell of a workout, was sweating like an old Clydesdale horse by the time we were done! LOL!!! :)




« Last Edit: May 26, 2018, 17:01:20 by goldy »
1948 Norton ES2
1955 AJS 20B
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1975 XS650 Yamaha

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Re: 1949 Ariel
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2018, 11:56:54 »
cool... he didn't buy the carcass off a guy in Central Illinois did he?  I have a friend that had a donor bike like it, I contemplated it.. but decided it'd be way too ambitious.

Offline goldy

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Re: 1949 Ariel
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 10:53:55 »
Nope, this one came from Nova Scotia...the guys at BCS used it as a road racer.

Here's a little more Squariel porn:




« Last Edit: May 29, 2018, 10:55:51 by goldy »
1948 Norton ES2
1955 AJS 20B
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1975 XS650 Yamaha

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: 1949 Ariel
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2018, 12:19:47 »
Very nice!
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Re: 1949 Ariel
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2018, 14:28:29 »
Cool!  I always wondered what they sounded like.
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