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Ariel Motorcycle Found

Discussion in 'Anything and everything' started by SacCyclone, Nov 21, 2020 at 12:26 AM.

  1. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    So today I was out looking at a 73 240Z in a garage at a borders house and came across this basket case Ariel Square Four Motorcycle. I have no idea or knowledge about Ariels but I ended up buying it and taking it home hoping to save it from the scrapper or tin worm.

    Anyone here know anything about these bikes??? A few pics of what I have.

    I think I have the correct fuel tank and fenders but not sure.

    Thanks, Mike

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  2. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Update, thanks to the knowledgeable chaps on the Ariel FB Group, I was able to determine that this is a 1952 Square Four Ariel and that the engine number and frame number have matching serial numbers.
     
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  3. MaximG

    MaximG
    Z Club Member

    Nice, like that!
     
  4. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    Is it for sale?
     
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  5. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

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  6. toopy

    toopy
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    How much memory has your PC got, I recently doubled mine and it has given it a new lease of life!
     
  7. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    is it a steel engine Mike? 600ish cc?
     
  8. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    8GB, 6.93 usable, 4GB being used when I checked just.
     
  9. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    it’s more to do with your internet than the computer.
     
  10. yellowz

    yellowz
    Z Club Member

    Do a speed test https://broadbandtest.which.co.uk/ and see how fast your internet download speed is.

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  11. Ian

    Ian
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    That would be a cool project. I'd have snapped that up myself also.
     
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  12. Pete

    Pete Well-Known Forum User

    Proper Dad stuff.
     
  13. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    1952 has aluminum I believe and about 1000cc
     
  14. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Yes, I have too many Datsun projects and little time or knowledge about Ariels.
     
  15. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Sorry Rob, maybe the time difference between us that your computer takes issue with....LOL

    As for the Carini effect, no. I just knew that I could not walk away and leave this bike sitting in the weeds and open to the elements. Someone will love this thing back on the road again.

    Mike
     
  16. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    After much back and forth with the Ariel Facebook group we determined that the larger fuel tank is correct for this bike and both the front and rear fenders are present in the pics....so thats a good sign.

    The engine turns over by hand so was happy with that.

    I also have a set of new S&S Superstock heads for a 66-84 HD Shovelhead that came in the package deal if anyone knows of a HD fanatic. I know I can probably off load them here in the states faster but just thought I would throw it out there.

    Mike
     
  17. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    How much for the square 4 Mike?
     
  18. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Hi Mike, it's only your pictures that upset my PC so perhaps you are right about the time delay :rofl:

    I've just scanned through Ian's pictures of his resto. no problem.
     
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  19. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
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    Working on a price Franky, the next few days probably.
    I would think that shipping across the pond would be a killer no matter what the price????
    Mike
     
  20. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    It could work out still.
     

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