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Jumping the gun here slightly as the video isnt uploaded yet but was excited to show you all started to put her original Raf numbers back on! Super exciting an humbling moment. Brush painting and well for that extra bit of detail :)

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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 p

Got stuck in today 🙂 Got a nice suprise in the tool kit not the kit alas but some spares. First step was to get the tank off an check that out, then I pulled the cylinder head. Actually look

This is the Lee Enfield kill switch, but it might fit?

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Super happy with how her original Raf wartime number came out :) brush painted with a stencil. Next step is roundels thinking of just the one on the front mudguard seen a substantial amount of raf Nortons with the roundel on the front guard both solos and sidecar combinations like mine. + the wartime number and no Norton logo.

1 picture with the wartime norton logo an the roundel on the tank.

An a few with just the roundel an a few with just the wartime raf number

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Video that goes with the recent pictures on my Norton Raf ww2 16h :) Painting the original wartime Raf number onto the tank an starting the roundels had a few hickups along the way but getting there with it :)
 
Been really interesting learning how to do the tank number painting. Hope you all enjoy.
 
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Spent today putting the Norton waterslide transfers on and hand painting the Raf roundels on shes really starting to come to life now!!
Emotional moment seeing her original Raf number an the roundels starting to go on!
Thanks again to everyone that's been advising as I go along :)
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Finished the Raf roundels today super humbling seeing them + her original wartime Raf number.
They have really dried back since these pictures an are a superb deep dull matt!
I'll get the camera out tomorrow an take some propper pics.

Thanks again to everyone who's been giving me advice :)

Got into the engine tonight an shes had a new oil pump at some point an it all looked pretty good bar one bit of damage to the timing cover that I've gotta look at fixing.

Tomorrows job is to paint the rear stand an my headlight if it turns up although that might take a few days an start working out what screws an bolts I need to order that I'm short on.

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It's annoying me that you haven't touched in that blob on the last dot or wiped it away with a drop of thinners. ☺️Ron

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Driving me nuts as well Ron :) just letting it properly dry off so I dont disturb the edge on the main circle. Think itl just flick off or a bit of rubbing compound gently or as you say thinners :)

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Gonna be some progress this weekend:) 

Ended up with two covers an some other parts small stuff like screws an oil line parts + fuel line an stuff.

Hoping to get the better of the two covers fitted tomorrow then the mag.

Here's a picture of the current levers I've got for her.

Just gotta find a Norton 1" throttle, horn button, vokes, late type oil tank with the rib, panniers an racks :)
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Another hugely productive day today using a combination of covers I got her fitted up with the cam chest/timing cover an got the MagDyno installed to! 
Got a problem with the carb that I need to weigh up for the next lot of progress .

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One socially distancing Norton
Sat in the front garden with the Norton an all the windows done up with Ve Day prints

 

Watching The BBC program on the laptop.

 

So many youngsters looking with there parents really great to see.

 

Thanks again to everyone that's helped me get this far with her.

 

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What a wonderfull Ve75 so far been speaking to so many people who have been walking past socially distancing of course been great seeing the younger generation showing a genuine interest to :)
Tea in the front garden and ww2 music playing!

My 1944 Raf Norton 16H 
Lest we forget

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Hi Ron hope you are keeping well actually ran outta funds at the moment which sucks a bit so shes not really progressed since ve day. Got some Dianese  leathers hopefully being collected next week no people can pick some stuff up an then I can carry on with the restoration.

Got the carb left to sort (throttle slide was damaged an a big 4 item) 

Need to tap the levers through to take the new 1ba bolts. An fit the oil tank an chain oh an time the engine an do the wiring itching to get stuck in again. 

Been loosely assembling a Yamaha rd250lc I've had since I was 19 to keep me busy :) had all the bits for that for a while. 

 

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On ‎5‎/‎8‎/‎2020 at 3:00 PM, Norton.rider said:

One socially distancing Norton
Sat in the front garden with the Norton an all the windows done up with Ve Day prints

 

Watching The BBC program on the laptop.

 

So many youngsters looking with there parents really great to see.

 

Thanks again to everyone that's helped me get this far with her.

 

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That looks superb! I very much like the bike.

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Success everyone :) got the lever screws sorted thanks to Nick for some advice on them ended up with 2ba x 3/4inch which fit pretty much perfectly just had to trim the length down a bit an go in an out a handful of times by hand.

Next thing to sort is a throttle slide for the carb an to try clean the inside of the carb body up.  Anyone used the slides from amal in an original carb?

Plan now is just to get her running so i can start to use her, then look at all the bits an peices like the racks vokes etc.

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