Can any one help me with a chain adjuster pressing (the shiny bit that bridges the fork in the frame that the adjuster nut bears on) and 3 off leather seals for the ‘wing nut’ style fuel/ oil caps – (Also want one for My ’33 Norton Inter) – Have tried making my own but the thickest soft leather I can buy is 1/4″, the origonal seals are nearer 3/8″ thick. – Perhaps I’m getting soft but I’m fed up of wearing 1/2 pint of unleaded in my crotch at 80 on the A5!
Hi Shaun. Forget using leather and go to a rubber sheeting supplier and ask for some 10mm thick soft grade petrol resistant sheeting. I’m not sure if is Neoprene or another product, but ther is certainly one available. Hope this helps! Regards, Brian
I had the same problems with petrol washing over the top of the tank on both a flat tank model 18 Norton and an early KTT Velo.
The complete answer is to contact Simon Grigson who is a Norton man. He has a choice of 2 materials, I seem to remember that one is neoprene (ok with oil but not petrol), the other is Viton (fantastic & utterly resistant to petrol but expensive).
Over the last few years he has supplied me the two washers. The result was so successful that I had to drill a bigger breather hole in the model 18’s tank cap!