“hi the numbers are eng py3425 frame 6289m reg certificate shows frame no as 3240m. i cant find a gearbox number. the tank centeres are
24 1/4inches. regards john”
PY is power plus, and the V5 and frame don’t match! Looking at the pics it is also missing most of the TT unique parts and features. Someone has just assembled a pile of Scott parts, bought an old log book, and is selling it off as a TT rep it would seem.
Out of interest what are the TT unique parts? It would be useful so I know what to look for at shows or is this information covered by the official secrets act (he he!). If you don’t want others to know just send a PM!
Well… the million dollar question! There are many out there who know better than me, but this is my method:
Of course with these bikes being 80 years old the original TT reps still in the factory spec are quite rare. Combine that with the fact that many Scotts were built to the purchasers specification, rather than a standard spec, perhaps the definitive TT rep does not exist. Either way, there are some pointers that stand for most of them, and I’d point out this list is not definitive!!
Long rear brake torque arm
RE rear hub with dished sprocket
Finned front brake drum
Bentley and Draper fork dampers
Cylinder wall oiling system with pump under the tank operated by LH inverted lever
Quick release alu filler caps
Longer frame (where the tank mounts)
Scott taper tube forks
RY or RZ engine number – blind head engines
Given the TT’s were made around 1929 the frame number should be in the 2000-3000 range, but you should refer to the VMCC to be sure. By looking through the factory archives all TT’s were I believe ID’ed as such in the factory records before despatch.
The only true way is to visit the VMCC at Burton and check the works records against the frame number, there are so many fake TT Reps about. Take the one on ebay last week. I’ll paraphrase Roger Moss “from the 500 made only 600 remain”….. Note I cannot remember the original numbers so don’t quote the 500! One day I’ll be bored enough to visit the VMCC and count the TT’s that were made, unless someone already knows this figure?