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Offline rtw

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New to restoring
« on: September 19, 2017, 11:15:43 AM »
Hi folk
Just thought i would do an intro!
A few weeks ago i bought an Excelsior, I have already stripped it apart. Thanks to this forum i have identified it as a 1950 model as the frame Number starts  with  DS.
I need a few things and was wondering if  someone here can advise! 
I need
A the little  speedo right angle gear box that fits the brake hub.
Tank knee pads
And the little spring steel plate and knob for the clutch adjustment

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Re: New to restoring
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 05:26:53 PM »
I rebuilt a 197 Villiers F/Barnet a couple of years ago, got most of my help from the owners club forum which was free at the time. Good luck  :D

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Re: New to restoring
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 05:54:35 PM »
Good luck, personally I would have given it a good clean and oily ragged it, it looks a good find.
those speedo drives come in left and right handed work out what rotation your speedo need.
you will also find they can be staggeringly expensive 75 quid is not uncommon.

Most common source are ex WD stocks so if you used 16H or M20 where you are that might be a start.

Have you considered an electonic cycle speedo? lots of vintage bikes here are using them as a way of keeping inside speed limits.

Ther eis such a thing as the British two stroke club you will find helpful.

Meetens  http://www.meetens.co.uk  are the go to place for Villiers spares, they have everything.

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Re: New to restoring
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 05:00:24 AM »
Thank you mini-me and sorry for the late reply
I have had a browse all the ones i have seen on the net seem to be the wrong hand

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Re: New to restoring
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 01:56:27 AM »
No
It's like this but I think this is the wrong hand!

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Re: New to restoring
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 07:35:28 AM »

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Re: New to restoring
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 08:31:30 AM »
Bit pricey, but thanks. I will send them an email!