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Old 12-07-2011, 09:05 PM   #76
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Anybody else fancy joining me in this folly of madness... come on Rob

Look what's on eBay...

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This won't be cheap
£9,258.00 ...

I'm looking forward to the coming madness ...



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Old 12-08-2011, 06:00 AM   #77
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Any close ups of this bike? front hub, rear hub etc
Wish i could help, but the bike is in Maryland, and I'm in Alabama. Bob doesn't take that particular bike to the Ahrma races very often, usually they only bring the '37 Inter and the '62 Manx. I probably won't see them again till late spring, doubt I'll get up to MD this winter.
I'll see if I can get hold of Bob's son to ask if he can take pics.

BTW, how close are you to Wisbech (spelling?). Stu Rogers is probably one of the most knowledgeable Norton single guys over there. He's very approachable and a fun guy to spend time with.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:10 PM   #78
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Wish i could help, but the bike is in Maryland, and I'm in Alabama. Bob doesn't take that particular bike to the Ahrma races very often, usually they only bring the '37 Inter and the '62 Manx. I probably won't see them again till late spring, doubt I'll get up to MD this winter.
I'll see if I can get hold of Bob's son to ask if he can take pics.

BTW, how close are you to Wisbech (spelling?). Stu Rogers is probably one of the most knowledgeable Norton single guys over there. He's very approachable and a fun guy to spend time with.
I know your friend Bob. I ran AHRMA tech for some years, and he was always at Daytona.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:45 PM   #79
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Well it is starting to look like a Norton again now, as I start to collect bits and pieces, I shall take some pictures tomorrow, of the progress so far, although most of the parts collected so far have their own issues but nothing that can't be fixed
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:30 AM   #80
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Pictures as promised...

A little picture update on my progress...

Daisey's old seat gets a second life....











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Old 12-10-2011, 07:09 AM   #81
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:36 AM   #82
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I will try to get to Mick's place this week, and get some Norton pictures.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:13 AM   #83
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Anybody else fancy joining me in this folly of madness... come on Rob
I'm daft enough to do it Kev so don't get me started

Got an 84 Yam 1100 I could swap for something if you know anybody who has a rusty pile of junk at the bottom of the garden.

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Old 12-10-2011, 08:22 PM   #84
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I will try to get to Mick's place this week, and get some Norton pictures.
Thanks Kev, appreciated.

Rob, I'm down your way before Xmas to see Joe and talk Guzzi.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:28 AM   #85
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Thanks Kev, appreciated.

Rob, I'm down your way before Xmas to see Joe and talk Guzzi.
I saw Joe the other day he said you were coming to Loughborough. Hopefully I'll see you when your here.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:19 AM   #86
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Hey Kev,

You are going about this in the hardest way possible but definitely the most interesting and rewarding .
Best of luck with gathering up the parts you need. This is gonna be a real nice bitza

I look forward to the many posts that you will be making from the "Deep End".
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:08 PM   #87
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Ok I know it's not a plunger, but I still thought you guys should see it...



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Old 02-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #89
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A little progress report...

Not much happening right now, still collecting parts, but in amongst those parts I found some new old stock ribbed alloy racing mud guards, and a full set of engine plates. I have also sent the Roadholders off to be vapour blasted, ready for paint.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #90
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A little more Norton'ing

Don't worry, I haven't forgotten you all, just not a lot going on here yet, I am waiting on some warmer weather so I can get out and play.

But. that does not mean I have done nothing, oh no, in fact I have done lots of nothing, and I am getting pretty good at it too I have also had a go at actually doing things too, so we shall talk about that.

Can you fit an overhead cam Norton Manx motor in a standard ES2 500 plunger frame?

NO!

I know this to be correct as I asked an expert on such matters, and as he just happened to have is Inter Manx clubman on the bench he showed me why. It seems that although the frames are the same, they are also different. They use the same basic components, but they are set up in a different way. The front downtube on my ES2 is 17" between the top and bottom spiggots, where as on the Inter frame it is 19 1/2" because the OHC manx engine is taller. Also the rear plunger suspension units on my frame are vertical almost (well they are now, but that is a different story) and on the Inter frame they slant forward at the top. There are other differences too, pedal positions, tank brackets, etc.

So while Mick had the bike on the bench I thought it only right to grab some pictures, well why not.









There is also a nice looking Manx rep ES2 on ebay right now too



Nice, but a bit too clean and shiney for me, I like them to look like a used race bike, and not a show bike, but it will sell I am sure.
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