In at the (very) Deep End.. A Norton Story.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by England-Kev, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    As will mine be I hope :evil I can't do a full on resto job, + there are too many out there already, so I will try to build a rider, with whatever parts become available. Now the rivet counters will hate it, but so what, lots of factory built bikes started out as "bitsa's":deal

    And yes it is from Denmark....

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  2. Bongolia

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    I thought I'd seen it.. CB included it in a feature they did on bikes at the Manx a year or two ago.

    The washing up liquid bottle reservoir stuck in my mind :lol3
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  3. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Norton under the radar - rides it every day.
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    The single wil be satisfying in the shed but on the road - nup. Unless the special goggles are purchased.
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  4. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Update of sorts.....

    I have just been given a gearbox, set of crankcases, crank, rocker cover, and a few other bits :clap

    I wonder how much I can scrounge? anybody got a Manx tank, and some magnesium hubs they want to donate :evil:rofl
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  5. Rob Farmer

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    You're nearly there then :clap

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  6. dmcd

    dmcd Been here awhile

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    That oil filter is class:huh:D
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  7. Tripletreat

    Tripletreat Been here awhile

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    The rider will never again be troubled by a frozen inner thigh:rofl
    Good solid engineering, that!
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  8. roadholder

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    Love those old Norton singles! :thumb
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  9. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I picked one of those filters up today:evil
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  10. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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    Which is fine, as long as you don't position it like in the photo!!!!
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  11. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I get the frame delivered this week... :clap

    so this is when the fun really starts...:norton
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  12. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    I have just been to pick up the frame, :clap and hopefully at the weekend I should get a gearbox and some cases... picture later.

    The frame is smaller than I thought:1drink
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  13. Bongolia

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    Good luck Kev. That Norton at Bonhams went for 5100 btw.
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  14. Cordless

    Cordless Two Wheel Addict

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    As these projects seem to go, you are making remarkably fine progress.

    As always, photos? photos?
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  15. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    First shots... as I know how much you guys like piccies :D

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    Cast alloy rear suspension should look nice when vapour blasted...

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    I have a lead on a set of Roadholder forks, so they could be my next purchase...:deal
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  16. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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  17. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    Ace stuff Kev.....

    That part-Norton is at £6100 already :huh
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  18. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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  19. norton73

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  20. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    A little progress this week...

    I have made a little progress with some parts this week; one of the defining items on any bike is the tank. Especially so on the Norton Manx, or Inter, it has the loops on the top for the leather chest pad, and the cut away for the TT Amal carb, and as such are pretty scarce, and when they do come up inhibitingley expensive :eek1 as you can imagine.
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    So I went to see the owner of the above bike today, to get some measurements, an check out some fittings, and mentioned in passing I would like a tank like his, so he said Ok, I will make you one :evil:clap:freakyOk it will be glass fibre, but hell, how cool is that! he has the correct mould, right down to the pie crust join on the lower edge.
    He also sold me an old Norton oil tank, and said he will dig out some other parts for me:deal:rofl:freaky
    Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving guys
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