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middle bike Douglas [fore and aft engine]
right hand Triumph.  [that fork spring]
left could be AJS, just a guess

fags, woodbine or Craven A ;D

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Here copyright continues for 75 years after the death of the originator of the work, book,art whatever.

what date the work was published or created has no relevance.
 
for instance if an author died yesterday aged 100 something he/her wrote aged 20 will still be in copyright for another 75 yrs. Its also possible to leave ownership of copyright to heirs.

Thanks to the blessed wisdom of the saintly EU the position over works of art is even more complicated.

Of course the web has buggered all that anyway.

Nor am I entirely clear about "creative commons" as applied to these things in an educational or non commercial use.


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British Bikes / Re: 1951 Royal Enfield Model S S672
« on: January 10, 2018, 12:46:46 PM »
any bike is better than no bike, and even the bottom of the range stuff is part of history.

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British Bikes / Re: 1951 Royal Enfield Model S S672
« on: January 10, 2018, 09:55:35 AM »
In 1950 we were exporting anything and everything we could to earn Dollars after the USA dumped us in the crap.

If there was a demand we tried to fill it, but there was also a chronic shortage of materials, power, everything.

There was a big demand from down under for british bikes cars etc, so if  a factory could cobble a number of bikes together, that's what they sent to the other side of the planet, often knowing full well that there would be little or no spares back up or customers complaining at the factory gates.
Same reason a lot of experimental or dead end racing bike projects got shipped out.

debatable ethics but needs must where the devil drives.

Its a mistake to imagine everything made back then was pearl handled hand  made works of art.

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British Bikes / Re: 1951 Royal Enfield Model S S672
« on: January 09, 2018, 09:42:51 AM »
If it were mine I would try and rug up some kind of coil igniton system; have a look at those contact breaker setups used in place of magnetos on some later R Enfields.

There is a very good reason why Burman gearboxes were preferred over Albion. bloody awful gearbox and clutch.

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British Bikes / Re: 1951 Royal Enfield Model S S672
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:00:29 PM »
That's the unit, I am sure I have had post war units with bakelite end caps.
Also that Miller did a similar unit.
Always found on real  cheap bottom of the range bikes.

I see them from time to time on ebay or at jumbles, there was one on ebay, NOS, at a daft price some months back.

I can't say I'd be excited enough with a cheapo RE to spend much money on it. Each to their own.

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British Bikes / Re: 1951 Royal Enfield Model S S672
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:19:40 PM »
that'll teach me to read all t :( he posts

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British Bikes / Re: 1951 Royal Enfield Model S S672
« on: January 08, 2018, 01:42:04 PM »
It might well have been a different make of magneto, or  probably one of those combined dynamo/contact breaker affairs. Could be Miller as well as Lucas.

This was a bike built down to a price in a time of real austerity, not the soft version they moan about these days. Likely to be using up pre war stocks of the above unit.

Sounds like Hitchcocks have fobbed you off with  a standard response.Unlike them.

First thing for you is to get a parts book for that exact year and do some swatting up.
I can't find a pic of one.

Are you in UK?

 edit
You can just about make out the unit here.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8EfSqMLXCjk/UEDG2w7ir8I/AAAAAAAARdI/2xHIFkMxFBw/s1600/Model_S.jpg

you can see the cradle the dynamo sits in here

http://www.pdrestoration.ca/PhotoAlbums/album_1400262565/


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British Bikes / Re: 1951 Royal Enfield Model S S672
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:50:16 AM »
Probably it did not use a Lucas magneto.

Lucas M01/6  is a mag-dyno probably far to big fr the space available.

Have a word with Hitchcocks.

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British Bikes / Re: Massey & Massey Arran motorcycles
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:45:25 AM »
I'm afraid I have, the best one was a  pillock who explained to me at great length that my bike was not 'original', and to back up his assertion showed me a picture in a marque history of my make of bike to show how wrong it was.

 Joke was it's my bike in that picture, with reg no blanked out.

needless to say the pillock was some 20+  student type who had  read all the issues of the modern bike mags and was therefore an "expert."

Another good one was the $%^ who took me to task when I criticised the Rudge  I had just restored, [horrible bike]  he knew all about Rudges, no he had never owned one but his mate had one.

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Aberdale near done!
« on: January 07, 2018, 12:40:14 PM »
On the flat ;D

there is a reason the Buzzing Club is in east Anglia ;)

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Aberdale near done!
« on: January 05, 2018, 12:26:26 PM »
 Those of us brought up in those days were all underfed and vertically challenged. Never saw anyone fat.

Most of them fat sods out there stuffing their faces with burgers and stuff don't know they are born, when i were a lad we lived in a shoe box all 12 of us and ate grass............etc etc etc

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Aberdale near done!
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:58:50 AM »
Very good point re rider weights etc.

RTW why don't you join Buzzing, the  best club for these sorts of bikes they organise a lot of runs over selected routes for these bikes.

My very first powered two wheels was an Excelsior Auto byke, but unlike you I never got it running even though me and my brother spent hours pushing it up and down the garden!

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Aberdale near done!
« on: January 04, 2018, 09:35:34 PM »
single geared 70+year old 98cc Villiers?

that's what the pedals are for.

If you think the timing is out, then reset it.

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