Wednesday 21 July 2010

Pa's 1932 Model 20 Norton

An email from Pa Houlihan in Ireland: "I bought the Model 20 over the phone and collected it at Stafford show in 1995 I think. The picture shows what I came home with. I was lucky enough to find a brass carb at the show that suited. The engine number and frame number are both 1932 but very little else is. The engine got new crank bearings, rings, valve springs and an oil pump. The piston is on standard bore. The rest I salvaged what I could and not having a big budget I assembled what I had. I ended up with is a bike that goes very well and is great fun to ride. I took it to the Inchageelagh Rally this May and did 200 miles without trouble. The second picture is at the Irish National Rally in 1997."