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Commando low boy engine ?

Posted by tony_morris at January 28. 2017
Hi. Got a new project, commando engine with low boy racing Curley 253 stamped on the crank cases, anyon know what this might be

Re: Commando low boy engine ?

Posted by richard_payne at January 28. 2017

I remember Curley as making copy JPN fibreglass.

 

A Google search indicates that they made glasswork for Dunstall and ran a race team.

Curley GRP Ltd.

Re: Commando low boy engine ?

Posted by steve_adkins at January 28. 2017

Greetings Reg Curley (RIP) did a lot of racing development work and also had a 'special' cam ground. His 750's were very quick and were fitted (if I remember correctly) with a Weber 40 DCOE carburetor. Pretty sure Dave Croxford used his set up as did Brian Kemp. Otherwise I have no further information; believe his family still run the glass business, so maybe an approach from Roadholder to the family for an article / history record would be appropriate before all this information vanishes?

Rgds

Steve

Re: Commando low boy engine ?

Posted by tony_morris at January 29. 2017

Hi. Thank for the info, was just courious as has not seem before. I will try load up a picture of the casings

Re: Commando low boy engine ?

Posted by anthony_curzon at January 29. 2017

His brother worked for Paul Dunstall  as a mechanic and was featured in a 1960's magazine Motorcycle Mechanics.

Re: Commando low boy engine ?

Posted by tony_morris at January 29. 2017

It's a wide line frame with the commando engine, the head stock is stamped with the same number as engine, NC3000001

Re: Commando low boy engine ?

Posted by tony_morris at April 18. 2017
Pic of casings
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Posted by tony_morris at April 18. 2017

Another

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Re: Commando low boy engine ?

Posted by tony_morris at April 18. 2017

Inside casing

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