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Slimline dommie frame number

Posted by Colin Fairall at February 17. 2017

I have a slimline dommie with frame no. R14 85684 .

Is there a number missing as I reckon it should be a 6 -figure number ??

It is with an 88 engine.  No. 97129 122.

I think the frame is around 1960.

Can anyone shed some light on this ?

Colin

Re: Slimline dommie frame number

Posted by Kevin Bell at February 17. 2017

Previously Colin Fairall wrote:

I have a slimline dommie with frame no. R14 85684 .

Is there a number missing as I reckon it should be a 6 -figure number ??

It is with an 88 engine.  No. 97129 122.

I think the frame is around 1960.

Can anyone shed some light on this ?

Colin

Have a look at http://www.bmh.com.au/norton/index.php?id=modelnum which will shed some light on your query. R14 indicates a 1960 model 99. There are sufficient numbers for that year, but 1960 only starts at 87038, but the next column - NOC - would cover it. I'm afraid I don't know why there are two numbers.

HTH

 

Kevin

Re: Slimline dommie frame number

Posted by Gordon Johnston at February 17. 2017

My 1960 slimline 99 frame no is 85787. It was built in October 1959 for the 1960 season and was registered on 15/12/59. Yours must be one of the very first slimline frames. Your engine is from a later 88.

Re: Slimline dommie frame number

Posted by Colin Fairall at February 18. 2017

Thanks lads for the info !!

Colin

Re: Slimline dommie frame number

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at February 18. 2017
Previously Kevin Bell wrote:

Previously Colin Fairall wrote:

I have a slimline dommie with frame no. R14 85684 .

Is there a number missing as I reckon it should be a 6 -figure number ??

It is with an 88 engine.  No. 97129 122.

I think the frame is around 1960.

Can anyone shed some light on this ?

Colin

Have a look at http://www.bmh.com.au/norton/index.php?id=modelnum which will shed some light on your query. R14 indicates a 1960 model 99. There are sufficient numbers for that year, but 1960 only starts at 87038, but the next column - NOC - would cover it. I'm afraid I don't know why there are two numbers.

HTH

 

Kevin

     Hello I am afraid to say this data is out of date  and does not reflect the true number years  No one within the NOC has even tried to tackle is discrepancy  But that I have real evidence  that Nortons where number earlier  than was thought  in their respective years And actual Build data are Not reflected in  Factory records  what the factory records tell you is the dispatch data or export data in which ever the case maybe   and Norton has a rule of thumb worked from September to September to following year for their new models  
    yours   anna j 

Re: Slimline dommie frame number

Posted by bruce_kirby at February 19. 2017

FYI my 1960 slimline 99 (matching frame & engine numbers) is 14 870**, which apparently dates from 4th January, 1960 and was shipped to Benoni in South Africa.

There is no "R" on the crankcase, but I understand that it was not unusual for this year indicator to be missing. I think that 1960 was the last year that a letter was used to indicate year?????

HTH.

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