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Nortons - General

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A technical forum for subjects common to more than one Norton Model type

Tool

Hi all,

During lockdown i found this tool and wondered if anyone could identify it, i seem to remember my dad saying it may be a hair spring valve tool.

Cant even remember how i came to have it, if anyone can identify it and needs one then they are more than welcome to have it.

The only identifying mark on it is the number 114.

Kind regards,

Ian

Linklyfe chain cleaner/lube

Way back when, there was a chain cleaner/lube product called Linklyfe (lLinklife?). It was solid, waxy in appearance, came in a flat round tin (blue & yellow?). You hooked a piece of wire on one end of your rear chain (off the bike) and laid it in the tin. Popped the tin on the stove (with the missus away- it stunkl!), and gently heated the tin. As the wax melted, the chain would sink down into it, and the softened lube would penetrate deep into the plates and rollers.

Chassis paint?

Evening all,

Can anyone recommend a tough chassis paint that has a good original appearance? I`ve just started rebuilding a Mk3 Commando that I have sprayed with enamel paint which gives a very nice finish but chips all too easily. I don`t want to put it all together then find the first time it encounters gravel all the paint comes off so I am now considering redoing it all again if I can find something suitable, any experience/recommendations? I have just had another frame powder coated but really it looks naff, I much prefer the look of a paint finish as per the original.

Petrol tank repair.

Hi can anybody supply me with the details of somebody who can weld/braze petrol tanks in the Devon/Somerset area?

Happy to pay whatever it costs as it's an original tank.

My commando tank has sprung a leak around one of the front fixing holes.

Someone has obviously attempted a repair previously.

 

Many thanks

 

Keith

MAGNETO MALAISE

 Dear Members,

Last year Paul Wolf, our Club's magneto specialist, very successfully overhauled the Lucas M01M magneto on my 1953 Inter after it had failed after 17 years ownership so it was with some interest that I read Paul's article in this month's Roadholder regarding the failure and subsequent rectification of a problem that I was also experiencing with my 650SS  Lucas K2F.

Spares service has been great

Not sure if it’s a positive effect of the virus but I must thank our spares volunteers for the great service I have received these last few months. Refurbishing a M50 slimline I wasn’t rebuilding just freshening up what was already a nice machine but a bit scruffy here and there.  My orders generally placed on Sunday eve, after the weekends discoveries and parts arriving within the week. All ready for another weekends entertainment... tank and mudguards were sent out for paint and seat with Leighton’s for a new foam and cover.

Norton News Service Technical Bulletins

Does anyone know where we can obtain "Norton News", Norton Service Bulletins or any other form of Technical Bulletins sent out by the factory from the Bracebridge St days to NVT days?

It's a little annoying that the Americans seem to refer to these [in the INOA "Tech Digest" and forums eg Access Norton] and yet I can't seem to find any source for them.

I am interested in the twins, mainly.

 

Timing gear form

Does anybody know what angle the teeth on the engine/intermediate/cam pinions are cut to? For a Dominator in particular, but I suspect the same for post war Nortons.

Did Donington Nortons go metric or did they stick with imperial?... or a horrible mish-mash of metric UNF BSF UNC Whitworth BA?

 

Phil Hannam Service Notes Booklet

Phil, Didn't know where to post, seem to have lost your contact details, but have had a vision problem for a month, Migraine related I think. So all delayed but hope to finish my contribution, by the end of this week!

I couldn't work out hope to contact you personally, managed it before but my head not working properly at the moment, since vision problems!

 

Cheers

 

 

John

 

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