Just finished what is now my touring classic . It is a 1951 mk1 square four that spent its life in Singapore until it was brought back to the u.k. in 1986 . It then spent over 20 years in a lockup before I purchased it in April 2019 . Its now registered and is awaiting a lul in the cold and wet before its first road test . I have a lot of history that came with it from owners to shipping info out and back .
That's a very attractive bike. I am currently wrestling with a '53 MK2. I prefer the appearance of the MK1 but I guess there are operational advantages to the later design, How does your Solex carburetor work ? I need to source proper jets for mine. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of this one, You obviously put a lot of effort into it.
yeah definitely 51 it was an export to Singapore its an RD engine no with an SC frame which was 51 . Don't think the panniers were originally for the Ariel think they were for Triumph but I like them too . It was re imported to the UK in 1986 and was dry stored till I bought it . Now completely restored and ready for its run in period but weather not that good just yet . I have a lot of history from previous owners to export and import documents letters from the first buyer to people who found it as scrap and saved it .