A small oil leak got me stripping paint from the ‘beautifuly restored’ petrol tank on my rep. – What a nightmare – the base is like a tea strainer and one side has been stuck on with body filler. – The whole tank is filled with a several pounds of tank sealer.
Of course it is repairable – everything is, but its going to cost a small fortune and probably leave the bike off the road all summer ( Again!)
Does anyone have a serviceable tank that they prepared to part with for a fair price?
Please ring me on 07803 020066 if you want to kick the Norton of the roads of Lincolnshire and get my Scott back out there
Aternatievly anyone know any tank repair geniusses that they would recomend?
Hi Shaun Holders had a few tanks, not all pristine but mostly sound. Spares are now starting to be available directly from Holders and are handled by Matt Holder’s grandson also named Matt. They trade as Velocette Motorcycles
The Velocette Motorcycle Company
Coventry CV5 9AZ
Best of luck, let us know how you get on.
Remember that Scotts modified the frame in either 1933 or 34 to allow for smaller wheel sizes and so the mounting distances betwwen the bolt holes on the tank main spine tube are slightly different.
If you quote the centre distance of these holes on your tank, they might have one to fit, otherwise I have seen them slotted out to fit.
As Matt might not be very familiar with the Scott models, If you contact by email, I usually send a pic of what I need to help him identify what I want.