ARIEL 1956 Model NH 350cc Red Hunter Frame # PR2934 Engine # MA1354.
This is a nice, well running, reliable and no nonsense single cylinder motorcycle for every day use.
It features an older restoration, however is still very presentable.
Brief technical description:
Engine: Vertical O.H.V. 72 x 85 mm.= 347cc. (2.83 x 3.34 = 21.2 cubic inches). Cast iron cylinder and aluminium alloy cylinder head with valve seat inserts.
Crankshaft mounted on three heavy duty roller bearings.
Double row roller big end. Gear drive camshaft Push rod operated overhead valves.
Lubrication: double plunger pump. Chain driven magdyno. Manual ignition control.
Amal ‘Monobloc’ carburetter with air cleaner.
Frame: Duplex cradle type, fully triangulated, ensuring great rigidity. Swinging arm rear suspension.
Rubber bushed pivots.
Lugs for sidecar attachment either side.
Stands: easy-lift spring-up central and strong tubular front, also prop stand.
Front Forks: Telescopic with hydraulic damping.
Attractive headlamp hood and fork cover with built-in illuminated instrument panel, containing speedometer, ammeter and lighting switch.
Hubs: Full width light alloy fitted with heavy duty ball bearings front and rear.
Powerful central brakes with non-fade linings. Car type fulcrum adjustment. New quickly detachable rear wheel.
Transmission: Four-speed gearbox, foot control. Three-plate dry clutch. Engine shaft shock absorber.
Polished aluminium oil bath primary chain case.
Rear chain fully protected and lubricated.
Handlebars and Controls: Adjustable, chromium plated, 7/8 in. diameter.
Petrol Tank: Rubber mounted, enamelled and lined with chromium plated motifs. Quick action filler cap.
Mudguards: Wide D section.
Back end of rear guard detachable for easy wheel removal.