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Jubilee rear light.

Posted by john_dunn1 at August 27. 2017

At what engine number did the early Jubilee Deluxe stop using the Wipec rear light and start using the Lucas type.

Thanks John

Re: Jubilee rear light.

Posted by patrick_mullen at August 27. 2017

The 1959 Maintenance Manual & Instruction Book for the Jubilee 250 says 'Stop Tail Lamp.  This may be a Wipac with twin screw in.................or a Lucas which has a twin filament  bulb.'

So it seems either lamp could be fitted right from day one unless someone knows better.

Patrick

Re: Jubilee rear light.

Posted by john_dunn1 at September 03. 2017

The rear light on this picture shows what looks like the original light. The 1958 Motor Cycle mag shows the same light on the Jubilee. I thought it was a Wipac, now not sure. The Lucas light only became standard after R17/85920, my Jubilee is before that number.

My question is does anyone know the make of light this is. Had a look on the net but cannot find one.

Thanks.

John

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Re: Jubilee rear light.

Posted by patrick_mullen at September 03. 2017

Hello John,

Sorry I can't identify the light either.

I have the Motor Cycling road test (12th March 1959) of the first production Norton Jubilee (XOH 147) and these do show a Wipac tail lamp but different shape to your lamp.  I have some earlier pictures around the end of 1958 and these are a bit inconsistent as they show pre production models and there are several differences to the actual production model - different tank badges being the most noticeable.

Patrick

 

 

Re: Jubilee rear light.

Posted by patrick_mullen at September 03. 2017

XOH 147 was frame number 81416.

Re: Jubilee rear light.

Posted by john_dunn1 at September 03. 2017

My frame number is 81421, five bikes older! but with a later engine.

Re: Jubilee rear light.

Posted by patrick_mullen at September 04. 2017

Hi John,

The early Wipac light had three bulbs - two were screw in 3W bulbs and the third which I think was the brake light was a push in. All were single filament bulbs.  So it is a bit unusual but I think it was used on lots of other bikes such as Bantams and Francis Barnetts at the same time.

Patrick

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