Thursday 27 December 2012

1937 Model 40 Norton

-JdK- Juris sent a few pics of his 1937 Model 40 Norton. The frame had been in Juris' attic for 25 years while he was looking for suitable parts to complete the Norton. Then a Norton engine and many other parts were found by some youngsters, buried in the sand at a beach, 30 kilometers from where the frame came from.

You can clearly see the big hole in the tank where the sea salt corroded the metal. It was quite a surprise when the Science Museum later confirmed that this engine and Juris' frame are a matching pair and left the Works together!