I have just bought a 1912 2-speeder, and am servicing various parts.
The front brake blocks/pads are Feridax no.19 and are as hard as wood.
Does anyone know where new brake blocks can be bought?
You can buy friction material from the vmcc.It comes in a block and you then whittle it into the correct shape for your application. 😀
Congrats on the new bike! A nice addition for your collection!
Nice bike Carl. I have always thought that the 1912 model was the best looking veteran.
Has you bike got a Scott carb.?
If so could you let me know how it operates and perhaps send me some photos of its set up?
Thanks and best regards Lewis.
I see now it is a combo. Pics please?
Since i still don’t know how to put photograph on the forum, I have sent some photos to your e-mail address!
I agree, the 1912 is a very good-looking bike. It has the original Scott carburettor, and it works! We had to take the thing apart in order to understand how and why it works – but it does! I have the drawings etc. from Yowl Vol.5 n0. 9, December 1967 – but they do not make sense before you have disassembled the beast.
Today I have disassembled the rear frame with rear mudguard and chain cover in order to get the tank out. The petrol taps were corroded and leaking. They have now been reground with rubbing compound and chrome polish and work well. The tank needs a respray (wrong colour – almost blue) – the same goes for the knee-shields. The front mudguard has had a difficult life and need some straightening and a cellulose respray and pinstriping. Mechanically the bike is very good.
I have a few questionmarks regarding the font fork – especially the lower end. If anybody has a drawing or other information, I would be grateful.
I will send you some photographs Lewis, but will have to do it by ordinary e-mail.
Here Carls pics:
Many thanks to Eric for putting my photos on the forum. As you will probably see from the photos, the pinstriping and painted “ribbons” on the tank are in the wrong position. They should be more horizontal, seen from the side. The basic colour on the tank and on the legshields is more lilac blue than “mazarin” purple.
Does anyone know the correct position, width and colour of the petrol tank “ribbons” and pinstriping on the tank? The bike was restored in the 1960’s or 1970’s and used to belong to Walter Green (registration HE 5). The paintwork is therefore not the original from the factory, but a restorer’s approximation.
I would sincerely appreciate help from one or more of the members.
There is a pretty good selection of pictures of the 1912 model in one of the Scott Selection books – can’t remember which and I’m away form my copies at the moment. These show the tank and other paintwork quite well (but in black and white obviously).
Glad to hear that you’ve got the Scott carb. going. I have a feeling that mine has ben modified so I will email you separately for copy pictures, if you don’t mind.
What information do you need concerning the front forks ?
I believe that I have the 3 Scott Selection Books at home (I hope) and will look for 1912 photographs.
I will take some photos of the Scott carb and e-mail you.
My front forks may be off a 1914-model, but I am not sure. The front wheel is fastened to two nickeled steel legs, which are again disappearing up into the cast legs running up to the encapsulated spring. On the bottom end of the the cast legs there is a lubricator on each leg. One is working – one is not. If there are lubricators, the steel legs possibly are meant to slide up and down inside the cast legs (?). Mine don’t seem to move. I cannot repair anything, if needed, without knowing how they work, and how they can be dismantled.
The photos of your tank as it was are most interesting. The top of the tank is black, and the ribbons are silver with white pinstripes. I wonder if someone knows if this is correct. The positioning of the ribbons are exactly as on the original factory photo from 1912 shown in the Gallery on the forum.
Congratulations on your purchase! I admired the outfit at Verralls a couple of months ago. I’m glad it’s gone to a good home.
my brakes on my 34 scott were useless the problem was the drums were worn i took the shoes to https://www.saftek.co.uk/vintage/saftekservices.html
the gave me a choice of thickness and soft medium or hard linings and they were very reasonable with prices, they bond the linings to your shoes