1946 Norton 16H Side Valve, Matching Numbers, Working Oily Rag. For Sale
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LOOK AT THE YOUTUBE VIDEO ON OUR ADVERTISTMENT ON EBAY UK.
Norton 500 Side Vale
In beautiful oily rag ready to ride condition.
With beautiful Girder forks
Great Patina : )
Fitted with period feature Michelin Bibendum Mascot ( Made from pewter )
Fitted with nice old road tax disc
1946 NORTON 490CC MODEL 16H
Date of first registration 02.05.1946
Date of first registration in the UK 02.05.1946
Registration number. YXS 508
Frame No. A23802
Engine No. A23802
Taxation class: HISTORIC VEHICLE
Number of former keepers 3
THE NORTON SIDE VALVE STORY
Having hitherto relied on proprietary engines, Norton introduced its own power unit in 1907. The long-stroke side valve single displaced 633cc and the new model it powered became known as the 'Big 4'. Smaller capacity versions followed and in 1911 the 500 adopted the classic 79x100mm bore/stroke dimensions which would characterise the half-litre (actually 490cc) Norton for the next 50 years. The 490cc engine was revised for 1914 and in 1921 the Model 16, as it had become known, received a new lower frame, becoming the 16H. Norton's trusty side valve would be continuously up-dated for the next 30-plus years - many seeing service with Allied forces in WW2 - before taking its final bow, alongside the Big 4, in 1954.
The previous vendor before last acquired this 16H during the early 1970s from a collector who had bought it unseen as a '500cc Norton', not knowing it was a side valve model. When the vendor left university, he partially dismantled the Norton and took it home. It was then cleaned, partially repainted, and MoT'd. Vin No. A23802 has not been ridden since for almost 40 years but was a runner when put in storage.
Since removal from storage in 2018 the bike has undergone a full and sympathetic re-commission with various bills and receipts from specialist suppliers in the file.
RIDE OUTS SINCE EARLY 2019
The Norton's first ride out was in the early part of 2019 and has since been enjoyed on many ride outs and daytime events at various classic bike shows. We have a full Spreadsheet log showing all dates and mileages covered ( Look at our EBay advert and you will see in the details, also on the YouTube EBay video )
Avon Road Rider Classic tyres fitted front and rear, new battery, new drive chain, various cables replaced, etc etc, also various receipts from Russell Motors, Armours, etc
Refurbed Magneto / Dyno, Good electrics 'All works well' with good charging.
New Piston / Rebore on rebuild + all gaskets and internals overhauled / replaced, No oil leaks : )
Easy starter with nice smoke free engine + fully functioning de compressor lever to assist starting, Smooth gearbox which selects well, Nice light weight clutch mechanism with no slippage, Good brakes for stopping.
Nice riding position ( You can sit back in style and cruise all day at 50mph with ease )
Runs well on normal good high grade petroleum fuel, BP / SHELL / Esso / Texaco etc : )
Part exchange welcome, Delivery can easily be arranged anywhere please enquire, All documents DVLA V5c / All receipts -Bills etc / Old Tax disc from 30:9:78 + Nice Old Mot from 1978/9 + a small specification poster sheet.
YOU MUST COME AND SEE, ITS JUST SIMPLY AMAZING : )
Part exchange welcome.
Viewing welcome most times.
Please message or call the Shop / Showroom on the above tags and ask for Frank.
24 Medway Parade
We are 2 miles away from the famous Ace Cafe Rockers bar.
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