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  1. Ol'89r

    Ol'89r Super Power AssClown
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    Just finished, 1939 Ariel square four. Complete ground-up restoration. Photo taken at the Grand Natonal Roadester show in

    Pomona California a week ago.

    Ariel at hot rod show.jpg
     
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  2. RM_guy

    RM_guy Scared of DirtWeek<BR>Club *********
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    Wow! Very nice :) Do you have any before pictures?
     
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  3. Ol'89r

    Ol'89r Super Power AssClown
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    The owners dad was in the process of taking the bike apart to restore it when he passed away. His son wanted the bike done exactly the way the dad wanted it. I have a few photos of the restoration process but none of it before I started on it. It was quite a challenge since some of the parts were missing and what I could not get from England, I had to make.
     
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    WOW!! That is some spectacular work 89r ! :cool:
     
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    Saaweeet
     
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    Okiewan DRN is my fault.
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    Dang man, it's older than even you and look how good it looks!

    Seriously, I bow to thee. Well done.
     
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    Offroadr Ready to bang some trees!
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    Lets see soe build pics! Awesome work!
     
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  8. Ol'89r

    Ol'89r Super Power AssClown
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    Ariel carb parts2.jpg Ariel sq 4 roller.jpg

    Found a couple. The first one is of the parts that were missing from the carb. The carb was missing completly and I had to find one in pieces. Hard to find a 1939 Solex carb so I had to make these parts from a photo of one. The second pic is the assembly process. I will see if I can find more.
     
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  9. Ol'89r

    Ol'89r Super Power AssClown
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    Square four cylinder head.jpg ariel parts 2oil tank.jpg ariel parts 3.jpg ariel parts 4.jpg Ariel parts 5.jpg

    These are a few of the parts that needed work. Cylinder head had oversize intake valves. Unavailable, had to make new ones. Oil tank shows the condition of most of the parts. Pretty rough. Cracked rear brake drum. Cracked rocker box cover from overtightening. Crack in main cases. Engine threw a rod at one time and broke the front of the case. Had to repair the crack but this crack showed up in a different place after polishing. The whole bike was pretty rough and had many missing parts that had to be made.
     
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  10. dirt bike dave

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    What a great job and a beautiful bike!

    Hard to believe it is a 1939. The style and look appear 30+ years newer. The tank, bars and pipes remind me of a Yamaha 650 twin from the 70's.
     

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