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Proof of value of being aclub member

Postby Jim1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:12 pm

re my recent post about my single sided hub bearing problem this has now been resolved,all assembled painted and running smooth thanks Andrew! they are about to go off to the wheel builders still undecided about having the centre bead painted{Aldwych red with silver pinstripe}not strictly correct for 1953 but hey ho! Any thoughts?

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Re: Proof of value of being aclub member

Postby JimFitz » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:27 pm

Hmmm 1953............could it have left the factory in 1952?
If you are going for correct, in 1952 the rims were silver painted (argentised) due to the chrome shortage during the Korean war.

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1952 G80 rigid, 1960 G12 DL / Watsonian Monza, 1954 G80S.

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Re: Proof of value of being aclub member

Postby Rob Harknett » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:11 pm

JimFitz wrote:Hmmm 1953............could it have left the factory in 1952?
If you are going for correct, in 1952 the rims were silver painted (argentised) due to the chrome shortage during the Korean war.

Jim

A 1953 model could have left the factory in 1952. 1953 model year started production Sept 1st 1952. To get 53 models ready for the London Motor Cycle show in Nov 52. You do find most early models being registered Nov / Dec. ( 53 model reg. in Nov / Dec 1952 )

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