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  1. Today a lifelong Dream came true! Thanks to everyone for all the advice Here's my Norton WD 16h ignore the paint off on the head stock they were looking for the number in the wrong place I phoned them on the Thursday night before viewing day when I asked them to look in the correct place an there it was revealing history! Drove 8 hours or so round trip on Friday to go look at her Got lucky an won her at auction on Saturday via a telephone bid think I gave the auctioneer quite the start when I screamed yes down the phone! Found out so far she was from a Contract for RAF Sidecar combinations which was a late 44' Contract. Most amazingly thanks to the help of everyone on the WD scene sure it will be an ever growing list of thanks An in particular Thanks to Rik Nick Ron Rob Sven an the gang we found out the engine was from a Contract where some went to North Africa where my grandpa served. This has got army rebuild stamps on the belly to which is all part of the bikes story. At the moment although most of her is wd parts. Shes in civilian paint and in need of me doing a restoration on her although most is WD on her. Initially I thought the engine was a 41' but thanks to the lads I found out it was 42 an may have saw action in Africa 43' thanks to an amazing picture of a bike from the same contract and hand written underneath with North Africa 43' My initial plan was one of the green shades either the 44' colour then raf logos or the earlier green but now knowing the engine is 42' I've decided to do service brown SCC No.2 and doing it with maybe a 7th armoured logo and the engines contract number on the tank As my Grandpa was in the Royal Artillery in the 8th Army in 1942 as a gunner then transferred to RAOC in 1944' to me it sort of makes sense with the engines history to lean towards that! Got a lil idea to pay homage to the raf connection once I've drawn what I've got in my head. The plan first is to pop the cylinder head off so I can see what I'm dealing with whatever she needs I'll do can't wait to get her on the road. So without further ado here's a clip of my adventure today collecting her. https://youtu.be/OnblIkLOvlE For those in the UK who do you use for SCC No.2 paint that's accurate as can be? Does anyone know of any suppliers for 1" bar clamps? What's everyone's favourite tyres on them? Thanks in advance, Tom
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  2. We were booked in for our first public outing on the 23rd Feb but another opportunity came along for an event the week before so it has been a busy time trying to get ready. Although not 100% it was enough to take to a Defence Force family open day at the local military base. Still needs some more dressing up but we are happy with where we have come from to where it is at now. In need of smoke discharger bases and tubes and turret basket if anything out there.
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  3. I can see big issues there, you come home to park your car and someone is sitting on your drive charging theirs, very likely yellow lines outside home, so you find somewhere to park, walk home and someone else is now charging their vehicle. Not well thought out, probably from the same person who dreamed up the "Smart Motorway" idea ......
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