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BRIAN MARSHALL
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Hi again, I’m sure that Matt acquired many sets of Dowty forks when he acquired the remaining Shipley stock in 1950, and ‘Waste not, want not’, they were used as standard on the earlier Brum machines. What made him decide to do a conversion to coil springs I don’t know, but it may have been the Dowty factory concentrating on powered pit props, and going away from aircraft oleo legs (undercarriages), and all motorcycle products, resulting in no spares or service back-up. They are just my thoughts on the matter! A few Brum Scotts were built with Norton Roadholder forks, and I have a photo of Matt somewhere with a bike fitted with them on trade-plates.
Brian