Posts Tagged ‘Inter’

I got a call today from the metal basher, asking if I would like to see how the tank is coming on, so I did, and it is…

Norton Tank

Norton Tank

First Fitting

First Fitting

Nearly Time for Paint

Nearly Time for Paint

A Norton Puzzle?…

Posted: August 19, 2013 in Just Me
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At the weekend I came across something I have not seen before, and have heard no mention of it previously in all my Norton searches.

I came across an old Norton 30, 500 International,plunger frame model from the late 40’s, that had been owned by the same old boy since way back when. But this one was different, the rear suspension had been modified, and on further discussion I was led to believe that this was a Norton “Works” modification?

Norton Works Modification?

Norton Works Modification?

So anybody heard of or have reference to this modification? and do any of you out there have an idea on where I could find these small rams so that I could do this to my project?

Norton, Model 30

Posted: June 24, 2013 in Just Me
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Today was a day for getting idea’s and measurements, because today a nice old International model 30 rolled into the workshop while I was there having a cup of tea…

Model 30 garden gate

Model 30 garden gate

 

The Norton Project…

Posted: June 8, 2013 in Just Me
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So yesterday evening (Friday) I got a call from the machine shop telling me that my hub was ready to be collected, I had asked the guys in the shop to make me a set of cooling fins, along the lines of a Manx or Inter, I supplied the billet alloy, they supplied the skill.  And here is the result…

Front Hub Fins

Front Hub Fins

 

It can be off now to be enameled, and built on to a 21″ flanged alloy rim, I then need to set to building an Inter style Single leading shoe front brake plate…

 

Cooling Fins, Inter Syle

Cooling Fins, Inter Syle

 

More Norton’ing…

Posted: April 13, 2013 in Just Me
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Another big part of the puzzle fell into place today, in the shape of an ES2 500 iron barrel, it has had a repair or two in its life, as you would expect, it is also on the top end of the bore size at 82.3, but I am looking for a late 40’s AJS piston to fit in there, but if I fail in that direction I shall have a look at getting a liner fitted, and taking it back to standard (79mm) bore size.

Roll out the Barrel

Roll out the Barrel

500 Barrel

500 Barrel

I also started looking at how to fix my newly aquired Smiths tacho, which I want to fit in a jaunty old fashioned classic race style.

Tach Mount

Tach Mount

Norton Dash

Norton Dash

My Norton Project, Cont…

Posted: April 10, 2013 in Just Me
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Way back in the mists of time, I bought an oil tank with a big hole in it, this one to be exact…

Oil Tank

Oil Tank

Well said hole is now a non hole, and today it also had a nice shiney new filler cap fitted, so next stop will be the body shop for some filler and paint…

Oil Tank Fixed

Oil Tank Fixed

And as the sun had finaly decided to join us, I thought I would grab a couple of pictures of my newly prepped head and rocker box too.

350 cylinder head & rocker cover

350 cylinder head & rocker cover

Cylinder Head & Rocker Box

Cylinder Head & Rocker Box

Top End

Top End

Just need to find a barrel now then…

I picked up a couple of bits for the Norton on Saturday at the Kempton bike jumble, one of the parts was the front fork brace and mudguard support, I found
it in a box of old junk, and it cost me just £2.00 or $3.00 for the colonials out there.

So today I thought I should just check to see how it all fits together, this is not the wheel I will be using, as that is yet to be built, but it is a 21″ wheel so is right for testing.

 

Dry Fit

Dry Fit

 

New Handle bars

New Handle bars

 

My next job is to convert this old damaged Triumph conical hub into a Manx style single leading shoe race hub, and although it won’t be correct in every detail,
it will be close enough to give the look I am after.

 

Conical Hub

Conical Hub

 

 

First job is to remove all the fins from the outer edge, luckily this one was already damaged in this area, this may have helped in me getting it cheaply off of the Bay..

 

Broken Fin, A good thing.

Broken Fin, A good thing.

Then it will be away to be powder coated black, before I start to convert a Norton brake plate to fit…