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Offline Barney

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Douglas Aero 250
« on: 05 Feb 2011 at 11:39 »
After searching through my garage and finding all the bits to what I thought was an Aero 600, I checked the engine and frame numbers out. It turns out that I actually have a complete 1936 Aero 250.

Is there anyone that can help me with more information on this model? Any help or info would be much appreciated.

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Re: Douglas Aero 250
« Reply #1 on: 05 Feb 2011 at 20:47 »
Barney,

The 250/350 Aero basically shared the same chassis as the 500/600. Differences would be the engine (obviously), transmission, and petrol tank. The smaller machines continued with the older style slim tank to use up inventory.

Other than that, you will have to be a little more specific as to what you want to know.

Regards,
-Doug

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Re: Douglas Aero 250
« Reply #2 on: 05 Feb 2011 at 23:12 »
Thanks Doug,

 Basically the bike has been sat in my dads garage since the early 70's. He bought in bits with the intention of rebuilding it but then I came along and he found he didn't have the time. When he was sold it he was told it was a 600.
So far the only thing we think we're missing is the spokes to the front wheel but the rest seems to be there.
We didn't even know they made a 250/350 model having only looked for info on the 600 model. This forum seems to be a very good source of info though. I had a look through this afternoon at the other articles and they've been really helpful.
Thanks for the reply and I'll keep the forum updated with any news.

Many thanks

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Re: Douglas Aero 250
« Reply #3 on: 06 Feb 2011 at 14:32 »
Barney,

The spokes are the same front and rear. The angle with the hub flange was so slight that they did not even bother to have a different spoke for the inner or outer; they just listed one part number: 10553-1. In use it would take up the appropriate angle! The earliest use of this part number was on the 1930 S5, S6, and T6 models. It was probably used from that point on for all the heavyweight models, and likely the lightweight models too. It is also in the 1936-38 600cc Aero spares list, and so it would also be used on the 250/350.

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