It’s been a while, but once you’ve Scotted, you can never really leave it behind.
Just been to see a 1930 flyer, frame no.3339( from memory) and engine no. FZ 1973A . Blind head. The owner reckons it’s a 600 , but surely it’s a 500?
It seized a few years back and Ken Lack rebuilt the top end. Reg number: SV 6821
Anybody know anything about it? Do those numbers look legitimate?
The pilgrim has been converted to drippers and it looks as if it had a decompressor fitted, operated by a left side lever, but it’s just for show now.
First hand change I’ve seen, the de comp was new to me.
Any thoughts much appreciated.
Your engine number suggests a 498cc shortstroke but of course the block and pistons could have been changed to 596cc. The SV registration is an age-related one, not original. I suggest you give the info to Ian Parsons to see what there is in the Machine Register. The L/H lever would operate the half-compression valves when pulled about half way back, and then kill the magneto when pulled right back. There is plenty of info in ‘Technicalities’ if you need more details.
Well, I didn’t buy that bike as I was diagnosed with cancer the following week 😥
I’ve finished my treatment and am on the way back to full health ( I hope), and have just taken delivery of a 1935 hand change TT replica. I love it. I’ll work out how to post pictures and upload a few. I have the dreaded oil question, of course and might start a new thread for it. Rejoined the club, it’s really nice to be back!