Ariel 3!! Engine removal pics added!

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Re: Ariel 3!!

Unread post by jimmy » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:17 am

Hey Haze
I read your posts over by and just about pizzed myself laughing at you being described as "Hazel Gusset" surely it should be "The mighty firebird"

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Re: Ariel 3!!

Unread post by sfb » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:45 pm

Made me laugh too but I don't think I'm a Mighty anything!

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Re: Ariel 3!!

Unread post by spike » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:59 am

Grr I really want one of thoose have done for as long as I can remeber. If you have a pile of unwanted bits left over that might almost make a bike give me a shout please. :oops: My number can be found under Worcesterhsire and Gloucestershire in Buzzing. ;)
Still restoring the old bantam D3 one day it way well see the road again.

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Re: Ariel 3!!

Unread post by sfb » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:16 am

If I do well, there'll be two of them but it will almost certainly take a while.

I'll keep you in mind should that day come!!

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Re: Ariel 3!! Engine removal

Unread post by sfb » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:48 pm

Bertie Batavus has missing engine covers and he's having to live out in the rain at the moment so I thought I'd borrow covers from one of the Ariel 3s. The Ariel 3 engine I bought on ebay came without covers so that was no help. Next possibility was the snot green Ariel 3 that apparently used to live in a hedge.

To access the engine bolts, the yellow chain cover needed to be removed:
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Note the BSA rubber bung in the chain cover, proudly advertising the name of the manufacturer. Bear in mind it would have been completely hidden by the engine enclosure most of the time!
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It looks fairly clean inside the chain case, quite unlike everything else. Engine bolt is accessed just behind the top run of the chain but there is enough slack to not have to remove the chain:
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With the two engine bolts removed, the engine lifted out easily, leaving the layshaft, drive chain and inner chain cover in place. They drop down without the engine bolts to hold them in place:
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The engine:
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Engine bolts were replaced to keep the chain case and layshaft in position. The tall nut on the left hand side is apparently the belt drive adjuster but I haven't really worked out yet how it works - not helped by the distinct lack of belt, I suppose.
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Behind the plastic cover:
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Dead bodies!
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Plastic cover ready to fit to Bertie Batavus:
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The flywheel cover fits directly on to the Batavus engine. There are supposed to be some sort of spring clips to hold them on but those were missing, of course. That probably explains why the covers are missing on a lot of the other Batavus images I've found on 'tinternet. I'd been hoping there would be a cover for the clutch as well but I'd forgotten that the Ariel 3 has a fan fitted on that side that means there is nowhere for a clutch cover. However, the flywheel cover also fits where the clutch cover should be so I need to check if there is one in with the original blue Ariel 3 so it can be loaned to Bertie and help keep him protected from the rain.

This is Bertie Batavus, by the way. Both the Ariel 3 and the Batavus HS50 have a dutch Laura Anker engine.
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The Batavus was running when I bought it a couple of weeks ago so the idea is to get that all sorted and running properly and reliably, then use the running engine as a reference for when I try and put an Ariel 3 together.

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Re: Ariel 3!! Engine removal pics added!

Unread post by Greenbat » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:35 pm

The rubber grommet is a bantam part, goes on the lh side over the clutch adjuster. Parts bin specials as ever!

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Re: Ariel 3!! Engine removal pics added!

Unread post by sfb » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:11 pm

There's another on the back of the chain case too. They're probably worth more than the rest of the Ariel 3!

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Re: Ariel 3!! Engine removal pics added!

Unread post by Hooli » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:39 pm

Errrrm, just melt them down together for the sake of everyone ;)
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Re: Ariel 3!! Engine removal pics added!

Unread post by Greenbat » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:05 pm

I have a suggestion...make a tuned ariel 3! Just to see what it'll do

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Re: Ariel 3!! Engine removal pics added!

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:40 pm

Greenbat wrote:I have a suggestion...make a tuned ariel 3! Just to see what it'll do


It'll just blow up quicker !
They weren't exactly known for their reliability in the first place.
We're quite a long way from having a running Ariel engine anyway - although with the scarcity of parts it might still be a better idea to put the Batavus engine in the Ariel

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