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Well….. It appears to be a genuine TT Replica that has gone through a ‘modernisation’ at some time, as it has been converted to footchange, with all the other alterations that this would have entailed, like the L/H brake pedal with crossover shaft operation, cranked-out kickstart pedal, R/H Flying Squirrel type exhaust and Burgess type silencer, etc.. There would of course have been NO chrome plating originally. The handlebar levers and controls are much later type, and both mudguards, and their stays, plus rear number plate, rear light, etc., are wrong too. The speedometer and its drive off the outrigger bracket are of later type, as in 1929 the speedo’ would have been driven off the front wheel. The chainguard and toolbox seem to be completely missing, as are the cylinder-wall oiling pipework and connections. All could be put right, but a lot of expense would be involved, on top of all the other overhaul, repair, and restoration work. It appears to be an age-related registration number too.
The whole gearbox seems to be of later type, rather than just a bolt-on footchange conversion, so finding a correct handchange gearbox, lever, linkage, and gate, would be quite a problem. There again, if a buyer doesn’t mind the ‘modernisations’, it could be a cheaper proposition, but all these factors will need careful consideration.
I do not have SV8279 on the Register but this engine was in a 1929 TT Rep registered GU 7930. This reg is now on a Frazer Nash so I suspect it is the same bike. It used to belong to Jack McEwen in the 1990’s. The engine is a 1930 engine. As Brian says it is not quite correct but it is the basis of an enjoyable bike to ride. It is not clear if the frame lugs for the handchange are still there and the rear brake backplate and torque arm look a little homemade.
😀 😀 😀 😀 A basically correct TT Rep for under 6/7K!!!!! Wots not to like!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀
😀 😀 😀 Tell you what Guys. If someone from the Scott world gets it I have a 3 speed hand change gearbox and handchange stuff etc and Ill do a swap for the gearbox crossover brake efc for my stuff!!!!!!!!! (Its for my racer’s) 😀 😀 😀 Regards Ted
Ignoring the Rep on eBay, I can supply you with a brake pedal (L/H), crossover shaft, gearbox tray lugs that accept the crossover shaft, etc., in exchange for your handchange stuff. Let me know if you are interested.
PM sent. 😀 😀 I need the gearbox, foot change selector and all the rest Brian Ted 😀 😀
The TT Rep went for £7600. I hope the buyer joins the Club.
Hello Ted, Sorry for the delay getting back to you. I’ve had a rummage through my boxes of stuff, and I do have the 1930’s bolt-on conversion from hand-change to footchange. The bits I have are as follows:- The lever, with the positive stop mechanism, chrome rusty, but seems good mechanically. Then there is the indent plate for the front face of the gearbox, the bellcrank arm, and the adjustable linkage that connects positive stop to the bellcrank arm. The positive stop is complete with all the mounting plate and bracket for bolting onto the gearbox. Price is £85-00 plus £5-00 p&p. Let me know ASAP if you want it, and I will get it parcelled up for you.
😀 😀 😀 PM Sent 😀 😀 😀
😀 😀 Arrived today Brian. Many thanks!!!!!!!! As described!!! 😀 😀 Ted
😀 😀 Arrived last week Brian. Perfect!!!!!!! Thanks!! 😀 😀 Ted