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Well I know I am.

A three week build - 1962 Norton Manx 30m 500cc.

From parts to running, including most of the painting too. Wheels had been built previously!

Crank rebuilt and ready to start "fitting".

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Bottom end together
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New old stock cylinder vapour blasted and ready to fit, piston is a 1962 small pin Cosworth 2 ringer.
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Reg Dearden twin spark plug cylinder head rebuilt with new seats, guides and valves.
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Chassis build up, forks in and ready but much of the rest is still finger tight. Engine just sitting in position ready for plates and gearbox.
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Cockpit area finished, original fast action Wassel throttle handle.
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Forks - Arty shot!
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Engine and gearbox in, front engine plates and head steady not fitted.
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Primary drive and clutch fitted. Engine now bolted in tight.
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Lucas racing magneto - 2MTT model, convert to twin spark. Easy if you've got the parts.
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Magneto on but not timed. Still no head steady.
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Then a sprint to the finish line.
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Three things still to do: Exhaust brace, feed oil line from tank to engine and oil line to cambox then she's ready to fire up..
 

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Considering the bikes has been scavenged from all over the world it turned out nice.

Although the final build took me about 2 to 3 weeks I had been collecting parts for about 4 years. As Parts turned up they were restored and a then packed away.

Most of what’s pictured is original stuff, the front wheel isn’t correct however and is a Fontana 210mm 4ls - a very good brake. Still trying to find an original Norton 7” 4ls.
 
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