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Posted by brian_sheekey at February 12. 2017

Hello every one, I'm rebuilding a dommie 88 delux.

Has anyone got a headlamp shell that I can buy.

thanks a lot, Brian.

Re: norton 88

Posted by Neil Wyatt at February 12. 2017

Add that to the list of spares the club should be having manufactured, along with wideline rear mudguards and a host of 50's singles parts.

This has gone on for far too many years.

Re: norton 88

Posted by robert_tuck at February 12. 2017

Hi Brian,  I look forward to seeing another DL in use. I have some spare parts that will sometime include a battered (but reworkable) shell. These are very thin on the ground and there are some very similar almost correct shells from other makes. If you need any DL info feel free to ask. Where are you based?.

Re: norton 88

Posted by tim_harrison at February 12. 2017

Previously Neil Wyatt wrote:

Add that to the list of spares the club should be having manufactured, along with wideline rear mudguards and a host of 50's singles parts.

This has gone on for far too many years.

it is obviously the case that the Club cannot commission every part that individual members may require.Whist we need to meet, wherever practicable, members parts requirements and the two parts identified by Neil may well be ones for which there would be sufficient demand to justify the spares scheme seeking to provide them, it is not simple. First of all we need to ensure that there is sufficient demand. Secondly it is necessary to identify whether there are alternative sources and finally we have to consider whether parts can be made at a viable price.

I suggest that members genuinely interested in obtaining a particular part write to Ian Somerville (details in Roadholder) so that the scheme has some idea of what it may be viable for us to produce.

Tim

Re: norton 88

Posted by brian_sheekey at February 13. 2017

Previously robert_tuck wrote:

Hi Brian,  I look forward to seeing another DL in use. I have some spare parts that will sometime include a battered (but reworkable) shell. These are very thin on the ground and there are some very similar almost correct shells from other makes. If you need any DL info feel free to ask. Where are you based?.

Re: norton 88

Posted by brian_sheekey at February 13. 2017

Hi Robert,That would be great if you could sell me a headlamp shell.

My email address is berylanns@blueyonder.co.uk.I live in wickford

Essex.thanks a lot.

Brian

Re: norton 88

Posted by jonathan_newton at February 13. 2017

Previously tim_harrison wrote:

Previously Neil Wyatt wrote:

Add that to the list of spares the club should be having manufactured, along with wideline rear mudguards and a host of 50's singles parts.

This has gone on for far too many years.

it is obviously the case that the Club cannot commission every part that individual members may require.Whist we need to meet, wherever practicable, members parts requirements and the two parts identified by Neil may well be ones for which there would be sufficient demand to justify the spares scheme seeking to provide them, it is not simple. First of all we need to ensure that there is sufficient demand. Secondly it is necessary to identify whether there are alternative sources and finally we have to consider whether parts can be made at a viable price.

I suggest that members genuinely interested in obtaining a particular part write to Ian Somerville (details in Roadholder) so that the scheme has some idea of what it may be viable for us to produce.

Tim

What about a "wish list" so members can enter the part they want; you can gauge the level of interest then get some commitment, a sample and a quote from a manufacturer.  If nothing else, a "bulk" purchase may lead to some discount.

Just a  thought...

Re: norton 88

Posted by robert_tuck at February 13. 2017

Hi Brian, It will be a while as I have to paint the new shell and fit it with all the shenanagins that goes with the PSR8 . This bike is my main rider so I want to make the swop as painless as possible. The shell on the other post would be a better bet ,also in better condition.Could be a Dutch auction!!.

Re: norton 88

Posted by ian_allen at February 14. 2017

As has been said, these shells are hard to get. But they were also used on some Panther models - which is where I got mine for my 1960 ES2 - might be worth a try when searching on E-bay and the like.

Cheers,

Ian.

Re: norton 88

Posted by brian_sheekey at February 14. 2017

Previously robert_tuck wrote:

Hi Brian,  I look forward to seeing another DL in use. I have some spare parts that will sometime include a battered (but reworkable) shell. These are very thin on the ground and there are some very similar almost correct shells from other makes. If you need any DL info feel free to ask. Where are you based?.

 

Hi Robert. I am in Wickford in Essex. my e-mail is

berylanns@blueyonder.co.uk. look forward to hearing from you.

regards  Brian

Re: norton 88

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at February 14. 2017
Previously Neil Wyatt wrote:

Add that to the list of spares the club should be having manufactured, along with wideline rear mudguards and a host of 50's singles parts.

This has gone on for far too many years.

HELLO ALL ON wideline mudguards There Is Two Types  First Type Being the Early  Shallow valanced  one piece mudguard these were also fitted to the International  after September 1955 when the model 99 came on the seen  the rear mudguard changed to the two piece   deep valanced mudguard , then from september 1959 the slimline was on the market  now slimline mudguard are  different altogether  the rear mudguard is now back has a one piece mudguard with a deep valance  , yours anna j 

Re: norton 88

Posted by robert_tuck at February 14. 2017

Hi Brian, I have an early (clip seat type) DL rear tub and an offside side panel for sale ,  I also have some ewarts  tap plungers combined main/reserve if you have a tap that needs one.

Re: norton 88

Posted by brian_sheekey at February 15. 2017

Previously ian_allen wrote:

As has been said, these shells are hard to get. But they were also used on some Panther models - which is where I got mine for my 1960 ES2 - might be worth a try when searching on E-bay and the like.

Cheers,

Ian.

Re: norton 88

Posted by brian_sheekey at February 15. 2017

Hi Ian,thanks for the info on the headlamp shell,I will have a look on ebay Regards Brian.

Re: norton 88

Posted by brian_sheekey at February 15. 2017

Previously robert_tuck wrote:

Hi Brian, I have an early (clip seat type) DL rear tub and an offside side panel for sale ,  I also have some ewarts  tap plungers combined main/reserve if you have a tap that needs one.

Re: norton 88

Posted by brian_sheekey at February 15. 2017

Hi Robert, unfortunately I don't need those parts at the moment,

But I do need a bracket that bolts to the frame at the front that stops the forks hitting the tank I don't know what it is called could you enlighten me. Regards Brian

Re: norton 88

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at February 15. 2017
Hello  Info On Delux models  Model 88 were mostly in signal red and dove grey  or land rover ardent white  the frame was in dove grey   and the seat was in two-tone grey  top half being light grey    I do have all the sales brochures from1960 to 1962 years    yours  Anna J  

Re: norton 88

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at February 15. 2017

Hello ON Nuts and Bolts screws for  Norton twins  were mostly in Whitworth and Cycle thread and for the small threads, BA   See  WWW.NOOKSNUTS.CO.UK   for Top nuts and bolts and washers    now have fun   yours anna j

Re: norton 88

Posted by robert_tuck at February 15. 2017

The bracket is a steering stop  ,the DL ones were heart shape and bolted to the gusset plate with a boss that fits into the yoke. They are not as strong as the later solid ones fitted to 650ss and Atlas. RGM part 18769 I think.

Re: norton 88

Posted by brian_sheekey at February 17. 2017

Previously robert_tuck wrote:

The bracket is a steering stop  ,the DL ones were heart shape and bolted to the gusset plate with a boss that fits into the yoke. They are not as strong as the later solid ones fitted to 650ss and Atlas. RGM part 18769 I think.

Thanks Robert I have ordered one from RGM,hope it fits.

Regards Brian.

Re: norton 88

Posted by Neil Wyatt at February 19. 2017

Add Wideline grab/ lifting handles to the list including wideline rear mudguards, Dommie headlamp shells and pre F/bed centre stand springs.

Why has the club not commissioned a batch of these parts years ago? It may be not commercially viable for businesses such as RGM or Andover to have these made at their own expense but this is surely what the club is about, even to put one more Norton back on the road.

Back in 2010, Lionel V was talking about making wideline lifting handles for the two part mudguard. Did he do it? I can't see anyone else who are making any.

Is it possible to adapt the slimline available handles and if so, is there a drawing?

Come on, cut the BS, we can do better than this.

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