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A technical forum for all single cylinder Nortons

What do I have?

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I started this conversation on a earlier post, but have found more information that I would enjoy being trained on.

The bike cost here in the states would be $3500.00. My question is would it be worth it or am I just buying a mishmash that is not totally worth the restoration cost. The bike is very complete minus clutch. Also it hasn't been touched since the pilgrims brought it over.

Now my concern . Frame number is      w

                                                                  62063 

Which appears to be a 1935

Finished at last

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So after 9 months in the building I’ve finally finished my Norton Metisse, well except for the front mudguard that needs a bit if fettling before I fit the proper one. For those that don’t know Metisse roughly translates to mongrel in French and was chosen by the Rickman brothers because the bike is made from a variety of parts. 

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Dear Members,

I have a1960 wideline coil ignition ES2 which in general gives me no trouble. About 3 years ago I halted at a friends and the machine stopped very quickly when I turned the ignition off. I went to start it about half an hour later and it appeared to have seized so I had to recover it with my trailer. Upon stripping I found nothing wrong.

Model 20 main jet ?

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The original carb on my 31 model 20 had a 170 main jet.and yet the model 18 & Es2s all had 160's

I know the main jet size a minor issue but I'm curious that the parts book list 9194 as the same main jet for the 16H, 18 , 19 and 20 but list no size.

ES2 Clutch

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I found it hard to select neutral today so I adjusted the clutch to take out the free play.  On pulling the lever after adjustment, I could not pull the lever all the way back to the bar.  Does this mean I have run out of friction material?

On my ride, there were so many tourists who panicked when anything came the other way on our narrow roads yet left a massive gap on the inside that I could have ridden through if I had been in a reckless frame of mind.  I suppose I should be grateful for the money the bring to the local economy.

16H crankshaft oil sealing query

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Can anyone clarify how, on the 16H (my rebuild is a 1938, but I think the same question is there for the plentiful WD and other SC engines), the timing panel delivers oil to the crankshaft big-end?  There's a nice conical seal from the oil pump delivering into the timing panel, but I can't see how the timing panel crank feed seals out to the crankshaft.  I seem to have quite a close fit between the timing panel's machined oil-feed nipple and the crankshaft nose, but would have hoped there was some kind of fibre or hard rubber seal also?

 

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