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  • in reply to: 1939 Flying Squirrel sold at auction last weekend #13573
    DuncanC
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    Chris — $8800 USD.
    Duncan Charlton
    Texas, USA

    @chris wastell wrote:

    Both mudguards look odd to me. Anyone know how much it made? Out off interest 🙁

    in reply to: Engine number question #13524
    DuncanC
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    JW Greenwood makes more sense to me than Owen Greenwood, who I expect perhaps would have done many modifications or simply chosen a 3-speed model for racing.
    Duncan

    in reply to: Engine number question #13522
    DuncanC
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    Might the factory record indicate to where and whom frame number 2871 was despatched? As far as I know it began life as and always remained a 1929 Sports Squirrel. It has a single down tube frame with the long fuel tank with beaded top edge and front/rear oriented equal-sized fuel/oil filler caps, 7″ front brake, tall head tube and sidecar lug. It was fitted with a magdyno and electric lighting about 8 years ago. It also has a fascinating Bonniksen isochronous speedometer.

    The previous owner, Graham Podd of Arkansas, bought the bike from Ron Farthing’s agency in July 2006. Prior to that the Scott was owned by Mike Sherwin of Gosport, Hants, who said that this engine (now using drip oiling only and utilizing a Binks 3-jet carb) was fitted before he bought it, perhaps by Owen Greenwood, from whom he bought it, and who reportedly had sprinted it. Does anyone know any additional history on this bike or how to lead me to it? Any further references to racing, or photos I might find? Unfortunately my collection of Yowl newsletters only extends back to December 2005.

    Duncan Charlton
    Elgin, Texas
    (no longer flooded today)

    in reply to: Engine number question #13518
    DuncanC
    Participant

    Thanks, Brian. There it was: 2871.

    Duncan

    in reply to: Engine number question #13515
    DuncanC
    Participant

    This brings up a related question. I have never been able to find a frame number. I’ve looked on all of the exposed areas of frame tubes and frame lugs but see no sign of numbers. Where should they be on a 1929 Sports Squirrel?
    Duncan

    in reply to: Engine number question #13514
    DuncanC
    Participant

    Oh, right! A one piece engine case… can you tell I’m new to this?
    Duncan

    in reply to: Scotts in Texas #11685
    DuncanC
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    Mark, was that you that parked a vintage Brit bike next to my Morgan 3-wheeler this summer at Cars and Coffee at The Oasis? If so I want to have a look at yer Scott some day.

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