Thursday 22 July 2010

1927 Model 25 Norton

This Model 25 was photographed by Martin at the famous Hesket Newmarket rally in Cumbria some years ago. It was supplied in May 1927 to a chap in London and from new had the Binks carburettor and standard CS gearbox. The present crankcases have no number - perhaps the result of a blow-up at some time. Note the split timing chest, heavy duty TT Webbs and Enfield front brake. The short brake arm on the rear brake lever spindle is upside down. The present owner informed us that when he and his father found it, it was in a hen house and covered in chicken shit!!...and there is that little fellow again on the front mudguard!