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Offline oliverb

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2018, 11:06:19 AM »
Thank you guys for your feedback, have spent several hours already on Google images searching for 20s 30s 40s engines and bikes I have seen many similarities but nothing exact yet, no match, but I haven't given up just yet.

The engine below is from a Norton 1936 International M40 350 cc ohc, it's not an exact match but close.

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2018, 11:19:18 AM »
Close to what? ???

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2018, 11:22:54 AM »
Ok, I rectify, closest looking thing, chassis fixture and engine shape, I'm not in any way saying that my original post is a Norton, it's only most resembling shape I could find.

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2018, 12:57:34 PM »
Oh dear,
the only thing those engines have in common is they are made of iron and aluminium.
About as far apart as you could get.

You'll be hard put to idenitfy from google images.

Put some more of your own on. of the other side and the bits in the box.

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2018, 02:17:08 PM »
Sometimes you just have to laugh.....
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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2018, 02:23:18 PM »
Oh dear, please forgive, I did say I was new and that the only "shape" of engine / crank I found was that, referring and meaning I was in a dead end, sorry for the offence.

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2018, 02:58:54 PM »
No offence taken. However, you have been asked for photos of the other side of the engine which would be far more use than the side you've shown.

It was the comparison with a Norton Inter that caused my amusement.
Ian
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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2018, 03:01:21 PM »
Photos have requested, I'm waiting, the minute I have them I shall post here, let's see if we can solve this misery bike or bunch of scrap pieces... :)

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2018, 05:03:30 PM »
Where on earth did you see it advertised with rats**t photos like that?
Getting grumpy.

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2018, 06:40:53 PM »
bloody hell, I've not heard anyone say rats**t  for decades :o

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2018, 01:17:06 AM »
i think its a 1931 model C 350sv........total loss,single downtube.....the 1932 appears to have a twin downtube frame.....and the 1930 has brampton forks.....so 1931......

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2018, 01:26:06 AM »
This thread is going no where. As in all these cases can we just have the engine and frame numbers? That would resolve the matter very quickly.

The gearbox number would also be useful.

Cheers,

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2018, 04:29:54 AM »

Given the issue date of the rego, I assume we're at the other end of the 1930s, so something like a 1939 Model D (250). As 33d6 says, engine and frame numbers would enable a proper id.

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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2018, 05:12:55 AM »
Or a military version thereof.
Although that may not tie in with the numberplate detail.
Gearchange detail (hand or foot ?) may assist here...


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Re: Royal Enfield 1930s? rustoration help needed idetifying exact model
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2018, 05:18:08 AM »

I hadn't realised there was a WD version of the the RE 250, but there's a nice discussion here from 11 years ago... http://classicmotorcycleforum.com/index.php?topic=681.0

Leon