w/ng purchase

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RTichard Woolnough
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w/ng purchase

Postby RTichard Woolnough » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:41 am

I have agreed to purchase a 1942 w/ng from a club aquaintance, it has been civilianised in the past and sports a red tank on mainly black cycle parts, I am wondering if a bike this age would have had tank instuments when manufactured or an independant speedo?, this has such, doesn't bother me if it is not correct just would like to know, kind regards

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Re: W/NG Purchase

Postby simon.holyfield » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:48 am

Welcome aboard!

W/NGs have a speedo head mounted on the forks, in two different places depending on when it was built.

Do you have the engine and frame numbers? We can sort the speedo location out for you.

Do you have some pictures?
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Re: w/ng purchase

Postby grahamhibbs » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:51 am

It would have had a plane tank and a Speedo mounted on a bracket, there are plenty of pictures on tinternet, Google 1942 w/ng.
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Re: w/ng purchase

Postby simon.holyfield » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:33 am

cheers

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Re: w/ng purchase

Postby RTichard Woolnough » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:48 pm

thank you for your answers, I don't as yet have any more details of the machine but will probably be picking it up next week so will post what info I can get from it, dunno if I will be able to post pictures, 'puters are a bit beyond me I'm afraid, we shall see, kind regards
oh, I also have a Bantam D1 1950

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Re: w/ng purchase

Postby nevhunter » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:45 pm

Welcome to the exclusive order of W/NG lovers. A high ground clearance lightweight mount of some considerable merit. Nev

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Re: w/ng purchase

Postby simon.holyfield » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:55 pm

RTichard Woolnough wrote:thank you for your answers, I don't as yet have any more details of the machine but will probably be picking it up next week so will post what info I can get from it, dunno if I will be able to post pictures, 'puters are a bit beyond me I'm afraid, we shall see, kind regards
oh, I also have a Bantam D1 1950


Well, I'll help out with posting pictures of you can email them to me. Where are you?
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Re: w/ng purchase

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:40 am

Welcome Richard, you'll have great fun with your W/NG. Whereabouts do you live?

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Re: w/ng purchase

Postby RTichard Woolnough » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:06 am

I live just outside of Folkestone Kent, I do have a few other machines also but acrually wanted a prewar machine, however this came up and ticks all the right boxes so it will be mine next week. I have a couple of chums who own Ariels, one Pete Robinson, has a prewar square four,'nother couple of aquaintances with slopers so it will be in good company. kind regards

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Re: w/ng purchase

Postby RTichard Woolnough » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:49 pm

picked the bike up today, stated manufactured 1946 on V5c, and sports a non transferable Scots number, live with this, the engine no is BH-3 1379. where do I find the frame number please? kind regards


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