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NGC British motorcycle engine hoard
« on: June 12, 2021, 09:20:31 PM »
I dropped into a local bike hop today, same owner for fifty years, sold many brands over the years, finished with Kawasaki but has not had a new bike dealership in many years, opens occasionaly and still stocks some Kawasaki parts. Today on the floor were spread out a wonderful collection of old British motorcycle motors, fascinating, he told me he bought a container of these engines from another dealer decades ago. At present they are not for sale, he just wanted to catalogue what he has. The owner knows what he has and has preserved them in as found condition in a heated building.



There are at least 5 v twins, some are stamped Excelsior, there are Arial twins and singles, Matchless, Triumph and BSA singles and many that I could not identify, I would love to have an old single to clean up as shop art.



I love this stuff!

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Re: NGC British motorcycle engine hoard
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 11:06:38 PM »
What my dreams are made of... :thumb:
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Re: NGC British motorcycle engine hoard
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 11:51:15 PM »
Do they ever have a sock hop at the bike hop?   :grin:

Seriously, was there a BSA V-twin in that pile?
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Re: NGC British motorcycle engine hoard
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 08:22:55 AM »
That's a great spread of old engines.  They sure would look good displayed as is along the wall, for everybody to study, drool and imagine..
1973 V7 Sport  "Now THAT'S a motorcycle!"-  Master Sculptor Giuliano Cecchinelli
1967 V700 Corsa Record
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Re: NGC British motorcycle engine hoard
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Re: NGC British motorcycle engine hoard
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2021, 09:18:23 AM »
Jeez, I would have one of those v twins running and stuffed into some sort of frame...The two in the fore ground of the first photo look quite primitive....
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Re: NGC British motorcycle engine hoard
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2021, 09:30:40 AM »
Those castings were art in my eyes! Beautiful to see. That was why I fell in love with my first Indian made Royal Enfield. A big single. Non unit construction. 4 speed box with reversed controls. I kept it shiny clean and it just tickled me every time I looked at it.
My new RE 650 isn't quite as romantic to see. But it still has that classic British motor architecture to it and the cases and valve cover are gorgeous polished up as they are.
(But you do have to do monthly polishings to keep them nice! Gotta work to maintain that look)
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Re: NGC British motorcycle engine hoard
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2021, 09:57:19 AM »
It be cool to install one of those twins in a new Wide lined Norton from:


https://andover-norton.co.uk/en/shop-details/16950/wideline-featherbed-frame-1957-06-7201-
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Re: NGC British motorcycle engine hoard
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2021, 10:59:22 AM »
Do they ever have a sock hop at the bike hop?   :grin:

Seriously, was there a BSA V-twin in that pile?

I did not see a BSA v twin

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Re: NGC British motorcycle engine hoard
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2021, 02:35:09 PM »
That is a TOTALLY COOL collection of iron and alloy!   :cool: :cool:

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