56 Model 30 oil tank sourced from heavy single?

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56 Model 30 oil tank sourced from heavy single?

Postby chasdev » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:16 pm

Can I use an oil tank from a heavy single, same year as the twin (1956) on my model 30?

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56 Model 30 oil tank sourced from heavy single?

Postby Don Madden » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:00 am

I have what I believe to be a 1956, one year only, oil tank for a twin in good condition. If interested, send me a PM. I say one year only as I believe the mounts were different for that year. Cheers, Don.

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56 Model 30 oil tank sourced from heavy single?

Postby chasdev » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:37 pm

I suppose one way to start to find out which parts fit between different years and models would be to buy ALL the parts books and cross check between all..
Silly me, I only bought 52 and 56 as those are the years I'm rubbing on.

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56 Model 30 oil tank sourced from heavy single?

Postby Don Madden » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:35 pm

Most manuals are available at Christian's Archives: archives.jampot.dk A free service but not to be used for profit. Cheers, Don.

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56 Model 30 oil tank sourced from heavy single?

Postby Rob Harknett » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:24 pm

55 was a one year only as it was the last of the old type kidney tool boxes etc. the mounting had box type fitting insted of lugs as the down tube was replaced with a casting. No tsure about 56, but perhaps it was this change you were thinking of.

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56 Model 30 oil tank sourced from heavy single?

Postby OLD SHEP » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:41 pm

Oil tank should be flat sided with decorative transfer. The filler cap will bang your leg when you kickstart the bike. All part of the fun! If you want to see, I can post a photo of mine.

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56 Model 30 oil tank sourced from heavy single?

Postby TommoT » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:29 pm

In short: Yes you can. And how do I know, because my 1956 G80 single came fitted with at twin oil tank, i.e. with the heat shield fitted.

On the 1956 oil tanks the ears attaching to the frame lugs, are horisontal whereas after 1956 they were vertical. Very easy to distinguish when you know.

This means that I have both type in stock. Should you find yourself without any other alternative, send me a pm and we should be able to work something out.

Edited by - TommoT on 29 Jul 2011 11:30:23 PM
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