I may be offering my Scott up for sale shortly,as i am never going to get round to doing anything with it.
a 1936 600cc Scott Flying Squirrell tourer,fitted with sunbeam s7 front forks and what i believe are Norton rear plungers,and very well done so too.
It has had a refurbished magneto,and although not running at present i have had it run and it runs well and quietly.(still a big fat spark so shouldnt take much to get going)
has a new clutch which needs setting up,new chains,and a few other bits.
has a slight dribble from the rad,and a small hole in one side of the big end chamber has been filled with a liquid metal type material.
also has a new kickstart spring
I have read that it could be a reynolds framed scott,but it may not.
large valanced front guard,marshall headlamp,side stand.
comes with a few new spares and complete with all ally covers etc.
was looking for offers around £2700.
email me on Rleiantmk3@hotmail.com
Hello ‘Norman Nippy’,
Having seen your ‘advertisement’ I noticed that you say that your Scott ‘may’ be for sale – which suggests that maybe you’re not totally certain that you want to sell it. So I thought that a few personal observations from someone who I suspect is somewhat older than you may help you to clarify your thoughts. I bought my first Scott when I was in my teens. I was strongly influenced by my father who had owned one when he was young and I took the plunge and bought a 1949 model. It was a good Scott, cost me £30.00 but I had to dig deep to even find that much cash. I loved it and rode it for many miles in the first year of ownership but even a good Scott, in the hands of someone of tender years with very little experience, patience or cash can be exasperating. I was certainly so in my case. I was helped (or hindered!) by the fact that my father bought himself what I perceived to be a better, newer Scott (a Brum Scott in fact). At this point my Scott be came neglected as I spent more and more time riding my father’s machine (he was a kindly & generous man). In the end I sold my Scott, it had fallen into disrepair and eventually I sold it in bits & pieces. To this day I’ve regretted it. Not only did I dismantle a Scott that could with a little effort have been brought back to life, it was ‘my’ Scott. If I’d thought it through properly I could have kept it and be one of those owners who have had a lifetime with one machine, modifying and changing it until it is exactly to their taste. I’m fortunate now that I’ve been able to return to Scott ownership but I’ll always regret my lack of foresight 45 years ago.
This is just a personal viewpoint of course and of course I do accept that Scotts aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. I do believe they fall into the ‘love em or hate em’ category but I’ve read of your trials & tribulations with your Scott in the Forum over the past 18 months and just hope that you’re not falling into the same trap that I fell into.
Hope that this may give you some food for thought,