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Square Four Model 4G

1956 Model 4G

1000 c.c. SQUARE FOUR

Engine: Four cylinder O.H.V. 65 x 75 mm.= 997cc. (2.56 x 2.95 = 60.8 cubic inches). Aluminium alloy cylinders with wear resisting sleeves. Aluminium alloy cylinder heads with valve seat inserts. Twin crankshafts mounted on heavy duty roller and white metal lined bearings, coupled by hardened and ground gears. Light alloy connecting rods with white metal liners. Lubrication: double gear pump. S.U. variable choke carburetter with air cleaner. Lucas coil ignition, incorporating 70 watt voltage controlled dynamo. Distributor and automatic advance. 20 amp. Battery.

Frame: Full cradle type. Lugs for sidecar attachment either side. Ariel patented plunger rear suspension. Thief-proof steering lock. Stands: forged steel girder spring-up rear 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 front with central brake and powerful 8 in. diameter rear brake, with non-fade linings. Car type fulcrum adjustment. Heavy duty ball bearings throughout. 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. Rear guard can be fitted for easy wheel removal.

Equipment: Ariel design dualseat and pillion footrests. Trip speedometer 120 m.p.h. (180 km.p.h.). 7 ½ in. headlamp. Stop and tail lamp. Reflector. Electric horn. Tool box and tools. Tyre inflator

Finish: Superbly finished in best quality Deep Claret enamel.

Parts Book/Diagrams - From the Ariel Factory in Selly Oak, Birmingham, England


Huntmaster 650 twin

1956 Model FH

650 c.c. HUNTMASTER TWIN

Engine: Vertical O.H.V. 70 x 84 mm.= 646cc. (2.76 x 3.30 = 39.3 cubic inches). Cast iron cylinders and heads. Vachrome top piston rings. Forged steel crankshaft mounted on heavy duty roller and white metal lined bearings. Light alloy connecting rods with lead-bronze liners. Gear driven camshaft. Push rod operated over-head valves. Mechanical crankcase breather. Lubrication: double gear pump. Magneto with automatic advance. Amal 'Monobloc' carburetter with air cleaner.

Frame: Duplex cradle type, fully triangulated, ensuring great rigidity. Swinging arm rear suspension. Hydraulic damping. Rubber bushed pivots. Lugs for sidecar attachment either side. Thief-proof steering lock. 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.

Equipment: Ariel design dualseat and pillion footrests. Trip speedometer 120 m.p.h. (180 km.p.h.). 7 ½ in. headlamp. 56 watt dynamo. 12 amp. Battery. Stop and tail lamp. Reflector. Electric horn. Tool box and tools. Tyre inflator.

Finish: Superbly finished in best quality Deep Claret enamel.

Parts Book/Diagrams


.Fieldmaster 500 twin

1956 Model FH

500 c.c. FIELDMASTER TWIN

Engine: Vertical O.H.V. 63 x 80 mm.= 498cc. (2.48 x 3.15 = 30.4 cubic inches). Cast iron cylinders and aluminium alloy cylinder heads with valve seat inserts. Vachrome top piston rings. Forged steel crankshaft mounted on heavy duty roller and white metal lined bearings. Light alloy connecting rods with white metal liners. Twin camshafts driven by Duplex roller chain. Push rod operated over-head valves. Lubrication: double gear pump. Magneto with automatic advance. Amal 'Monobloc' carburetter with air cleaner.

Frame: Duplex cradle type, fully triangulated, ensuring great rigidity. Swinging arm rear suspension. Hydraulic damping. Rubber bushed pivots. Lugs for sidecar attachment either side. Thief-proof steering lock. 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.

Equipment: Ariel design dualseat and pillion footrests. Trip speedometer 120 m.p.h. (180 km.p.h.). 7 ½ in. headlamp. 56 watt dynamo. 12 amp. Battery. Stop and tail lamp. Reflector. Electric horn. Tool box and tools. Tyre inflator

Finish: Superbly finished in best quality Deep Claret enamel.


500 Red Hunter Single

1956 Model VH

500 c.c. RED HUNTER SINGLE

Engine: Vertical O.H.V. 81.8 x 95 mm.= 497cc. (3.22 x 3.74 = 30.4 cubic inches). Cast iron cylinder and aluminium alloy cylinder head with valve seat inserts. Vachrome top piston rings. Crankshaft mounted on two heavy duty roller bearings and one ball bearing. Double row roller big end. Gear drive camshaft Push rod operated over-head 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. Hydraulic damping. Rubber bushed pivots. Lugs for sidecar attachment either side. Thief-proof steering lock. 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.

Equipment: Ariel design dualseat and pillion footrests. Trip speedometer 120 m.p.h. (180 km.p.h.). 7 ½ in. headlamp. 56 watt dynamo. 12 amp. Battery. Stop and tail lamp. Reflector. Electric horn. Tool box and tools. Tyre inflator

Finish: Superbly finished in best quality Deep Claret enamel.

Parts Book/Diagrams


350 Red Hunter Single

1956 Model NH

350 c.c. RED HUNTER SINGLE

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. Vachrome top piston rings. 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. Hydraulic damping. Rubber bushed pivots. Lugs for sidecar attachment either side. Thief-proof steering lock. 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.

Equipment: Ariel design dualseat and pillion footrests. Trip speedometer 120 m.p.h. (180 km.p.h.). 7 ½ in. headlamp. 56 watt dynamo. 12 amp. Battery. Stop and tail lamp. Reflector. Electric horn. Tool box and tools. Tyre inflator

Finish: Superbly finished in best quality Deep Claret enamel.

Parts Book/Diagrams


200 Colt

1956 Model LH

200 c.c. COLT

Engine: Vertical O.H.V. 60 x 70 mm.= 197cc. (2.36 x 2.75 = 12.18 cubic inches). Cast iron cylinder and aluminium alloy cylinder head with valve seat inserts. Crankshaft mounted on heavy duty ball bearing and plain bronze bearing. Roller big end bearing. Gear driven camshaft Push rod operated overhead valves. Lubrication: double gear pump. 48 watt A.C. generator mounted on drive side. Contact breaker on timing side with automatic ignition control. Amal 'Monobloc' carburetter with air cleaner.

Frame: Robust tubular construction, fully triangulated with all-welded joints. Plunger rear suspension. Easy lift spring-up central stand.

Front Forks: Telescopic with hydraulic control.

Brakes: Powerful with non-fade linings.

Transmission: Four-speed gearbox, foot control. Two-plate clutch with built in shock absorber. Primary chain enclosed in oil bath. Rear chain protected.

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: Deep half-round section Rear stay quickly detachable for easy wheel removal.

Equipment: Ariel design dualseat and pillion footrests. Speedometer 70 m.p.h. (120 km.p.h.). Rectifier, coil and emergency switch for direct starting. 6 in. headlamp. 9 amp. Battery. Stop and tail lamp. Reflector. Electric horn. Tool box and tools. Tyre inflator

Finish: Superbly finished in best quality Deep Brunswick Green enamel.

Parts Book/Diagrams


600 Side Valve

1956 Model VB

600 c.c. SIDE VALVE

Engine: 86.4 x 102 mm.= 598cc. (3.4 x 4.01 = 36.5 cubic inches). Cast iron cylinder and aluminium alloy cylinder head. Vachrome top piston ring. Crankshaft mounted on two heavy duty roller bearings and one ball bearing. Double row roller big end. Gear driven camshaft. 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. Hydraulic damping. Rubber bushed pivots. Lugs for sidecar attachment either side. Thief-proof steering lock. 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.

Equipment: Ariel design dualseat and pillion footrests. Trip speedometer 120 m.p.h. (180 km.p.h.). 7 ½ in. headlamp. 56 watt dynamo. 12 amp. Battery. Stop and tail lamp. Reflector. Electric horn. Tool box and tools. Tyre inflator.

Finish: Superbly finished in best quality Deep Claret enamel.


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