Cor's got another Norton. It's a 1936 Model CJ Norton that spent it's youth in southern France.
|Exhaust pipes for 350cc cammy engines|
were hard to find in France
|Someone used a hacksaw on the rear mudguard|
The CJ was despatched on 21 July 1936 to the agent Psalty in Paris. It's a matching-numbers machine and some of the paint may be original. The Works Records list the following Extra Fittings: a large 3½ gallon petrol tank, full-width oil tank, no lights. Further, a Dunlop Drilastic saddle and a 20" front wheel were fitted
|19" rear wheel fitted at front|
|Note full-width oil tank|
|It originally came without lights|
The CJ needs some TLC but is seems not to be worn out; the warm climate in southern France may have helped a lot. The CJ was delivered without lights; at one stage someone fitted a typical French generator driven by an extension on the left-hand crankpin. Later this was replaced by a Magdyno. Unfortunately the Records don't mention what type of magneto was fitted at the Works.
|Black damper knob|
|Agent Lucien Psalty|
For some reason the 19" rear wheel with WM3 rim is now fitted at front while the rear hub now contains the WM2 - 20" front wheel. The CJ will be recommissioned but what's left of the old paint and chrome will be kept as is.
|The 20" front wheel fitted rear. |
Tyre is an Avon Supreme
|Dunlop Drilastic saddle seen from below|
|A very large petrol tank|
|No rust in the petrol tank|
|The previous owner could do |
without a valve lifter