Tuesday, January 25, 2011

February 2002 - Correct tank and engine plates

It's two months after its trip to the USA, and we see the first real improvement. During the year that the shipping process took, I managed to make a few friends who were also pre-war enthusiasts, and learned quite a bit about the bikes. Gone is the large fuel tank and the 1940-later steel tank panel, replaced by the correct items. The tank was a major find, as the correct one is very hard to aquire. Triumph made similar tanks, both pre and post-war, but the shape is not quite right. If you look carefully, you can also see the correct, bakelite tank panel sitting on the tank. The pre-war front engine plates are also difficult to find, as the post-war ones will not fit. Nowadays both the tank and the engine plates are available in reasonable quality reproductions.

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