Forlorn Hope ????

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Forlorn Hope ????

Postby Tommy RE » Wed May 17, 2017 1:08 pm

I am currently trying to amass the various parts that got destroyed in the bonfire that was my G3 1940 WO last September. Whilst I am doing well for the most part, I am having real trouble getting hold of a Bakelite combined horn push and dipper switch part no. LU/No. 4. DCP. Tried Googling it and got no results. If any of you hoarders of bits out there has one of these squirrelled away, it has a very good home waiting for it on my soon to be resurrected military bike.

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Re: Forlorn Hope ????

Postby Janet » Wed May 17, 2017 2:17 pm

I know I won't have one but just in case I see one somewher, have you a picture of what it should look like?
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Re: Forlorn Hope ????

Postby JimFitz » Wed May 17, 2017 5:17 pm

A picture would be a good idea Neil. I am going to a bike jumble nearby on Sunday and will look out for one.

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Re: Forlorn Hope ????

Postby Rob Harknett » Wed May 17, 2017 7:08 pm

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. Lucas books seem to be a bit shy about listing this switch and pictures. The WD Matchless parts list shows only a horn button was used. No dip switch. Also the wiring diagram shows a twin filament bulb, with just one wire to one filament of the bulb, to the headlamp switch, no dip switch. Not needed on a wartime bike I guess with lamp cowl etc I am sure I had a busted one somewhere and it looked a bit like this dip switch made from Bakelite, but with horn button on top.
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Re: Forlorn Hope ????

Postby Tommy RE » Thu May 18, 2017 3:54 pm

Thanks for all your replies.

1. Picture unavailable as the only example went up in smoke - not enough of the charred remains to be useful.

2. Very similar to the one pictured by Rob, but with horn push on top. It might be worth noting Rob that this is listed as LU/No. 4. DCP in the Matchless 350 1940 Parts Catalogue 350cc Model G3WO Frame Numbers 5000 - 6999
Engine Numbers 40-G3WO-8226 to 40-G3WO-10225 My bike being one of this batch

3. managed to obtain an NOS switch like the one Rob supplied a picture of and it looks like I will have to 'de-shiny' a separate horn push to do the job whilst I am searching.

4. Still looking for a Saddle, Lycett, Type 35/G3F60 if someone has one to sell that has a decent Rexene and Felt cover or even a decentish cover that bears the Lycett name that will fit.

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Re: Forlorn Hope ????

Postby JimFitz » Thu May 18, 2017 4:19 pm

I wonder if it may be worth giving Les Myers a call at Russell Motors. I know he has a large collection of WD M20 bits and I would imagine it would be very likely that the same Lucas components were used by most manufacturers at that time. May also apply to the Lycette saddle.

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Re: Forlorn Hope ????

Postby Tommy RE » Fri May 19, 2017 11:54 am

JimFitz wrote:I wonder if it may be worth giving Les Myers a call at Russell Motors. I know he has a large collection of WD M20 bits and I would imagine it would be very likely that the same Lucas components were used by most manufacturers at that time. May also apply to the Lycette saddle.

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HI Jim,
Les was the first person I tried, his reply was "You've got 2 chances, no and f@$% all" Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: Forlorn Hope ????

Postby Rob Harknett » Fri May 19, 2017 12:16 pm

Paint a shinny horn push matt black Niel. Some early examples of horn buttons .
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