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Original build sheet

Postby Paul Ellwood » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:28 am

Hi All
Can anyone HELP. I am trying to track down the build sheet for my Arial 4g Reg- KFO 365 1953. It is registered with DVLA but they think it's a 1995 my Email paul.ellwood@hotmail.co.uk.
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Re: Original build sheet

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:42 pm

My '56 swing-arm has date of reg as 1983 'cos that's when I got it re-registered, with the reg no it came with, never having had any of the proper reg docs.
That 1983 date is th eonly one that shows on the current registration docs but the DVLA do have 1956 as the build date inside the rest of the computer records and I don't have any probs with tax or MOT exemption.
So....have they got 1995 as the date of registration or the build date??
(If you need official authentication with the factory build details you'll need to follow the procedures to get a dating certificate from either the Vintage Club or the Ariel Club; if you just want to check for your own information there are date code details for engine and frame numbers - and gearboxes - on the Drags web site)

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Re: Original build sheet

Postby tstewart » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:03 pm

Sorry guys what is the build sheet, does the club have access to factory records?

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Re: Original build sheet

Postby paul.jameson » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:44 pm

The Club has copies of the factory Despatch Books from 1927 to 1965 but the 1926 book is missing, as is the first book covering Leaders. For the appropriate sum, as mentioned on the website or in Cheval, the Archivist will provide a Dating Certificate which includes the factory Despatch Book data. The data will tell you which dealer the bike went to, engine and frame numbers, sometimes gearbox number, tyre details, magneto and carb details, any extras (such as "Pillion seat and footrests, speedo 100mph) and date of despatch. It will also give you a "Tab" number. The Tab number is the number by which the Works knew the bike and might be best considered as the detailed Order for the bike. For some particularly non-standard machines we sometimes get "see Tab for details" when there wasn't room in the column in the Despatch Book. I am not aware of any Tab details which have survived but I would love to be proved wrong.
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Re: Original build sheet

Postby tstewart » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:55 pm

Thanks I understand now.

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Re: Original build sheet

Postby Leslie.Ore » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:41 pm

Bloody shame the 1926 book is missing.Is it 'missing' or known to be destroyed?

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Re: Original build sheet

Postby TonyBaxter » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:53 pm

KFO is an age-related plate isn't it ? Therefore irrelevant to searching for records, you need the frame/engine numbers. I owned an old '50's Gilera 150, Italian import, that had an XFO number.


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