Trying to trace owner of a Leader

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Re: Trying to trace owner of a Leader

Postby alan.moore » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:07 pm

Mike,
Some VIN plates had a / stamped between the last numeral and the B. It is possible that this has been misread as a 1. So the VIn you are looking at could be T32662 / B. Just a thought.

I would also comment that, just because you found a tax disc attached to the screen, that tax disc / registration number may not relate to the frame/frames you have.

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Re: Trying to trace owner of a Leader

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:49 pm

HI mike if the body has no numbers on it how can someone tell if it is the right number plate on the bike and what is to stop getting a logbook and stamping a engine to match the numbers motor vehicles have a vin plate and numbers stamp in the body or the chassis as well :?: :?

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Re: Trying to trace owner of a Leader

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:34 pm

Mike:
Any chance you can get them to send you copies of the records?
It would be useful to get the engine number (which should be on the records as well as the VIN) to see what Salford give for that - as we know that the engine and VIN numbers would have been identical when it left the factory.
Possibly also the other engine numbers you've got 'in the pile' could be checked to see if any of them can be tied to a late Leader going to Briggs in Salford in early '65.
(Alan's idea about the / being misread as a 1 is 'on the money', although Paul did say he'd checked by dropping some of the numerals).
Don't give up just yet - finding an original registration record is much further than most of us get!

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Re: Trying to trace owner of a Leader

Postby MikeHurst » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:18 pm

Hi All,
Thanks for your comments.

Alan - I understand your comment regarding the tax disk but it is the only starting point I have.
the / not being a 1 is another option I will try with Salford records.

Johnny - That's the problem you can't be sure unless you can tie all these things together.

Simon - I will get back to Salford regarding the engine number, but I will leave it until after Xmas as we are so close.
Just for information the engine other numbers I have are :- Engine 1 = T27802 B - Engine 2 = T19468 T -
Engine 3 = T26381 T - Engine 4 = T31494 G.
I have the feeling that I have a right mix of parts ! :roll:

A merry Xmas to all
Rgds Mike

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Re: Trying to trace owner of a Leader

Postby paul.jameson » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:13 pm

I tried your suggestion Alan and this was the Leader which went to a different dealer. In fact it was a Police Leader, part of a batch of these. I will go through the other engine numbers when I get chance but the -G suffix implies an Arrow SS (= Golden Arrow).
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Re: Trying to trace owner of a Leader

Postby MikeHurst » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:46 pm

Hi All

I have received additional feedback from Salford archives on the registration of the Leader.
They confirm that the records only hold the registration number and the vin number they have already given and that there are no further details on the record.

Looks as if it's the end of the line for this enquiry.

Thanks for your help to date.

Rgds Mike

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Re: Trying to trace owner of a Leader

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:08 pm

HI I would just build it and enjoy riding it and have some fun :)

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Re: Trying to trace owner of a Leader

Postby MikeHurst » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:41 am

Thanks - that's the plan - Rgds Mike :)


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