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« on: August 17, 2013, 06:27:01 PM »
Hello,
Does anybody recognize this Raleigh petrol tank? Painting is too good to be home made. What year and model?
Thankful for any help.
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Re: Raleigh
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 07:15:51 AM »
This is a curious one.
Raleigh only used a saddle tank at the very end of their production life. They stopped making bikes in 1933 and used pannier tanks with a broad tank cover strip down the middle right up until about 1930. Even after that they remained very keen on instrument panels in the tank as well as copious use of chrome plate through to the end.
As your tank has no provision for instrumentation and no chrome plate it might be for an economy version of the bottom of the range 297cc sidevalve model particularly as the bottom of the tank has no cutout for ohv gear as many do.
I would suggest the best person to approach would be the VMCC Marque Specialist for Raleigh. Their website is www.vmcc.net
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Re: Raleigh
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2013, 08:04:41 PM »
Hello,
We have some of the economy versions and not successful British bikes (AJS S3) over here  ;D
Raleigh marks specialist was in an operation nearly a year ago and the ad or question in the Raleigh Club magazine was delayed. There was an ad in the VMCC magazine meanwhile but without an answer or contact. You can find the Raleigh petrol tank in the April issue (issue 626), page 29.
Thank you for reminding, might be best to bring up the question with the Raleigh marks club.  BR,
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