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Offline Caineshaw

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Whats this Bike please .
« on: May 19, 2021, 01:58:50 AM »
Hi I have recently purchased a classic 122cc bike from the late 40s early 50s , It was advertised as an Excelsior but in doing some research i believe it may be something else . The Engine number is 763 2798 and the frame number is TUD / 1243 . I have managed to reconnect the ignition system and have spark at the plug .
Bike is located in New Zealand
Cheers Ken

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Re: Whats this Bike please .
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2021, 02:21:52 AM »
Hi Ken,

Ten years ago our resident Villiers expert 33d6 pointed out that the engine prefix 763 was used on Villiers 10D engines supplied to OEC in 1949-50. http://classicmotorcycleforum.com/index.php?topic=3659.msg12565#msg12565

He might be able to help with frame numbers when he reads this.

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Leon

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Re: Whats this Bike please .
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2021, 02:27:25 AM »
Cheers Leon
Its turning into an enjoyable excercise . The frame colour is an interesting shade of green but the internal front brake hub is a maroon colour . I also believe that it hasn't actually done that much run time from the look of the clutch, brakes and bearing grease .

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Re: Whats this Bike please .
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2021, 04:41:23 AM »
A view of the whole bike could be most helpful !

Graces Guide sez that OEC resumed postwar bike manufacture in 1949 and ceased by 1954.
Take these dates with a grain of salt ?
« Last Edit: May 19, 2021, 04:48:51 AM by R »

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Re: Whats this Bike please .
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2021, 05:03:31 AM »
This is one of the few pics of an OEC findable ?
A 1947 196cc

https://handh.blob.core.windows.net/stock/48048-0.jpg

Edit - no longer relevant, so clickable only.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2021, 08:08:23 AM by R »

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Re: Whats this Bike please .
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2021, 05:11:57 AM »
this was the advertised photo

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Re: Whats this Bike please .
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2021, 05:23:04 AM »
I suppose the frame is 1949 Excelsior Roadmaster, but I only know this because 33d6 - speaking under another name on another place - told someone else this is where TUD/xxxx belongs! Anyway, the frame looks like said Excelsior: https://cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/excelsior-1949/Excelsior-1949-Roadmaster-R1-4.htm

Leon