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  • in reply to: December 2019 Yowl #29852
    Trebor123
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    I am missing pages 187/188 and 209/210 from my Dec 2019 Yowl copy.

    Bob Stapleford 2019#214

    in reply to: 1928 flyer originality questionsg #17123
    Trebor123
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    Nickel plating kits are available for home use.

    in reply to: 1928 flyer originality questionsg #17119
    Trebor123
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    Thanks Brian, usefull info. I took another look at the Scott Technicalities and noted ref. to the 1926 show 1927 Flying Squirrel model having a metal toolbox lid. That is good enough for me. Also the picture showing the controls. I too have a similar mix of levers on the handlebars! I think that function is more important than originality so I will keep the later rear brake and the early bronze Scott Amal (I assume it is an amal, it looks similar to the later crapalloy amals). What I don’t like is the use of modern stainless fasteners but, fortunately, the only offending item on mine is the gearchange rod.
    Cheers.

    in reply to: Andre steering damper screw #16880
    Trebor123
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    Hi,

    1/2″ x 24tpi is an S.A.E. special pitch (Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc)

    Regards,
    Bob.

    in reply to: 1927/8 Flyer frame mod. #16660
    Trebor123
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    Thanks, deleting them from later frames was presumably for cost cutting but, didn’t they understand that the strengthening tube prevented the top tubes from bending outwards under compressive loads?

    Bob.

    in reply to: Flyer 1927/8 engine numbers #16626
    Trebor123
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    Thanks Brian,
    It is the straight back crankcase.
    The Log book frame number is 1538. (no “M”) but the SOC had it listed as 1538M.
    A close examination of the number on the frame reveals two marks that could be from the top of an M stamp that was badly positioned when struck. I will have to check this again!
    It seems to me that if these “AM” engine numbers were previously unknown, they must be quite rare and somehow special?

    in reply to: Flyer 1927/8 engine numbers #16624
    Trebor123
    Participant

    Hi Bob,
    Registered Mar 1928, frame 1538 M. The engine is an FY not PY, 1927/28 with straight backed crankcase.
    In the old log book (oldest date 1952) engine was FY 772 A
    I don’t know when the engine was replaced but, it had FY 56 AM in tne early 1960’s.

    It is not the only “AM” I have noticed –
    FY 65 AM in frame 1052 M reg WW 23. 1927 flyer
    FY 64 AM in frame 1209 M 1927 flyer
    FY 56 AM reg BF 5488. 1930 flyer (see photo)

    in reply to: 1927/8 Flying Squirrel reg UP981 #16145
    Trebor123
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    Peter, I have created a temporary email account trebor123temp1@gmail.com
    Email me and I will reply with a few photographs.

    Regards Bob.

    in reply to: 1927/8 Flying Squirrel reg UP981 #16143
    Trebor123
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    Thanks Peter for your useful info.
    I have J. Frazer as an owner from 1965 but nothing from then to 1989 when it appears in Dublin.

    Regards Bob

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