Oldtimers gallery. Motorcycles. 1936-1945(-1959) Ariel Square Four 1000.
1936- Ariel Square Four 1000
Years of production: 1936-1938-?, ?-1959,
Overall production: ?
Engine: 34,5hp/5400rpm (1949), 4-cyl, 4-stroke OHV, 995cc
Compression ratio: 6,7 : 1
Carburettor (1949): Solex, ? model
Length: ?mm, width: ?mm, height: ?mm, saddle height: 30 inches
Wheelbase (1949): 56 inches
Gearbox: 4 speed
Weight, dry (1949): 434 lb (197 kg)
Maximal speed: 95 mph
Tyres (1949): Front 3,25x19 inches; Rear 4,00x18 inches
Fuel tank capacity: 5 imp gallons
Fuel consumption: ? L/100km
Photos are from:
Yesterdays Antique Motorcycles (the Netherlands).
Knud Degnbol (Denmark) sent this photo with 1937, 1951, 1953, 1955 and 1959 Ariels Square 4 1000 at the Danish Ariel Club's meeting in august 1999. Knud is the owner of this 1937 Ariel on the foreground.
Before about 1948 engine was manufactured from cast iron, from 1949 onwards light alloy castings were used.
Thanks for help to Paul Seabury, England, and
Sean Haslem (his mailbox doesn't receive messages :-( ), owner of 1954 Ariel Square Four (Australia).
You are welcome to write me by E-mail Contact. Andrei Bogomolov.
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Last updated 26 V 2001.