Tanks for the Memories

Has my tank finally arrived back from its journey? Tanks for the memories indeed. Of course it hasn’t! The good news is that it is finally finished. The repairs are complete. Shiny Bits have finished making its bits shiny and the insides have been sealed to provide...

Honing in on the money shot

The Money Shot The money shot indeed. It is well documented by anybody who has owned, restored or even had a passing interest in Edward Turner’s less known legacy. That is that Ariel Square four engines that have been poorly maintained or stored for a long time are...

Squariel Engine Dismantle Part 3

Dismantling the Bottom End Last time was about the top end. Dismantling the bottom end is next. Good news is that I have made videos of this on my YouTube Channel for your viewing pleasure. Dismantling the Square Four bottom end down was straight forward enough. The...

Squariel Engine Tear Down Part 2

Top End Strip Time for a top end strip. No, not what they do in Darwin but time to strip down the 4GMKII cylinder head. Due to family commitments last week, I did not get to spend any time on the Squariel. I was able to sneak downstairs to the garage for a couple of...

Squariel Engine Tear Down – Part 1

Squariel Engine Tear Down It had to happen sooner or later and now is the time for the Squariel engine tear down. I have seen numerous UK TV shows and magazines call the engine a “lump”. Lifting the 4GMKII engine off its shelf, I certainly know where the term “lump”...

A touch of gas – SU carburettor overhaul

A couple of people have seen my site now and have been asking for progress updates. One of the consequences of this, which was part of the intent of journalising this journey, is that it has kept pressure on me to keep moving forwards. With an ever-increasing...