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Re: Featherbed frame number.

Posted by john_hodgson at April 10. 2017

Hello,  I have recently acquired a Norton rolling chassis with a Honda 4 engine "squeezed in".

Luckily there has been no alteration or cutting of the frame and my intention is to separate the engine and hopefully get a replacement Norton engine to start again.

My question concerns the frame number which is 64443.  My research leads me to the conclusion it is a 1955 frame...... Would you agree with this, and would I be able to find out which engine would originally in the frame?

Many thanks,  John

Re: Featherbed frame number.

Posted by anthony_curzon at April 10. 2017

The model number for the frame was stamped  above the frame number. So it could be a Model 88 stamped with an M122 which is a 500cc twin. This number is stamped on the lug at the back of the frame that the swinging arm attaches to.

Re: Featherbed frame number.

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at April 10. 2017
Previously john_hodgson wrote:

Hello,  I have recently acquired a Norton rolling chassis with a Honda 4 engine "squeezed in".

Luckily there has been no alteration or cutting of the frame and my intention is to separate the engine and hopefully get a replacement Norton engine to start again.

My question concerns the frame number which is 64443.  My research leads me to the conclusion it is a 1955 frame...... Would you agree with this, and would I be able to find out which engine would originally in the frame?

Many thanks,  John

 Hello  Now it's 64443  and what else  there should  be a stamped letter  like K122  For 1955 model 88     yours anna j 

Re: Featherbed frame number.

Posted by ian_cordes at April 10. 2017

K122 for 1955. It would be a 500 model 88, as previously mentioned.

Re: Featherbed frame number.

Posted by john_hodgson at April 11. 2017
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Re: Featherbed frame number.

Posted by john_hodgson at April 11. 2017

Thanks for the information.  It is K122,  64443.

 

Could you also advise on the model the fibreglass tank in the photograph could have been on.

 

Thanks, John

Re: Featherbed frame number.

Posted by Charles Bovington at April 12. 2017

Previously john_hodgson wrote:

Thanks for the information.  It is K122,  64443.

 

Could you also advise on the model the fibreglass tank in the photograph could have been on.

 

Thanks, John

Looks like one of the aftermarket tanks sold for triton builders by Unity Equipe.
 

Re: Featherbed frame number.

Posted by Bob Matthews at April 12. 2017

Previously john_hodgson wrote:

Hello,  I have recently acquired a Norton rolling chassis with a Honda 4 engine "squeezed in".

Luckily there has been no alteration or cutting of the frame and my intention is to separate the engine and hopefully get a replacement Norton engine to start again.

My question concerns the frame number which is 64443.  My research leads me to the conclusion it is a 1955 frame...... Would you agree with this, and would I be able to find out which engine would originally in the frame?

Many thanks,  John

 

4 in a bed, it's been a while since I've seen that!

Re: Featherbed frame number.

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at April 12. 2017
Previously ian_cordes wrote:

K122 for 1955. It would be a 500 model 88, as previously mentioned.

 Well  the frame could have been a very early model 99  has the model 99 come into being in September of 1955 but  after seeing the photos you can see under the paint and  crud  you can just make out K122     Yours Anna j
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