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Hello Chaps

 

having finished my 16h i have decided that i need a side car outfit for it, that means i can drive/ride it on my car licence without the bother of getting a motorcycle licence.

 

question is, where am i going to find a suitable example, would any 1940's side car fit ? or does it have to be manufactured by Norton ?

 

all help gladly accepted.

 

here is a photo of what i'm trying to achieve.

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I might very well be wrong but Watsonian built sidecars that i belive would be correct, did Norton actualy build sidecars themselves or ere thay supplyed by Watsonian, Dennis Heath motorcycles, fourth cross road Twickenham had loads of that stuff years ago and are still going.

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The first picture you have posted is actually my 16H outfit. To my knowledge there was only one official side-car adopted by the War Office (apart from the SWD Big 4) It was the Swallow model 8 (like mine) It was fitted to BSA M20's and Norton 16H's mostly for the RAF. BSA used the Swallow chassis whereas Norton used their own chassis. There are pictures of more home made looking chairs used by the Home Guard. (I can post a picture of some if required). Ron

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Hello Ron, hope you did not mind me posting a picture of yours, but it looks fantastic, as does your display !

 

ok, so thank you for the information, thats really helpful and will guide me.

 

best wishes

 

 

Julian.

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No problem at all. But today I discovered a friend of mine has a side-car body like mine for sale @ £500. I can put you in touch if interested. Ron

 

 

One like this!

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Hi all,

 

Have a Norton 30's sidecarframe for sale, but is from 1933 I think?

 

No connector pieces, springs etc. only what's in the picture, sandblasted, and primed, has some rustpitting, 150 pounds, can bring end of the month to the UK.

 

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Cheers,

 

Lex

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Not bad Lex. I paid £500 for my pre war Norton chassis that had to have some repairs and one new tube fitted. however It came with a rotten wheel and mudguard and most springs and fittings. Ron

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Mrs M wants a chair on the Norton.....but I have my reservations........I mean, just look at what can happen....:-X....(Olive from "On The Buses" !!!)......

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Here's a Mrs. M in the sidecar!!

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Lex

 

ps, wouldn't mind the Brough!

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Hello Ron, hope you did not mind me posting a picture of yours, but it looks fantastic, as does your display !

 

ok, so thank you for the information, thats really helpful and will guide me.

 

best wishes

 

 

Julian.

 

Julian I've sent you a PM. Ron

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Seems a shame to fit a chair to our 1940 Norton 16H..........she's a lovely, and fast, solo to ride..........:-D

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Mrs M wants a chair on the Norton.....but I have my reservations........I mean, just look at what can happen....:-X....(Olive from "On The Buses" !!!)......

My dad had one of these and in about 1965 he buried it in our ( then ) back garden on canvey island., and put a rockery on top.! I bet it's still there !

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Hi, I'm trying to find the location of the museum in which the Norton 16h Swallow Sidecar combination is displayed. Is anyone able to help, please? My thanks, Rob T

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Rob. Do you mean mine? I can't think of another one in a museum. Ron

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Graham, you're such a copycat! Ron

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Julian. Did you get my reply to your PM?

 

Ron

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Ron, I'm afraid that I'm guilty of glancing at one of the pictures of the Norton/Swallow combination and assuming it to have been taken in a museum setting - I didn't realise that it's owned privately. My apologies for my error. Rob T

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No apologies needed Rob. I have quite a few bikes and vehicles, collected over the last 28 years and I can't drive them all, so it is a sort of museum. Ron

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