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Part Identification

Post  MoscowFlyer on Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:16 pm

Can anyone identify this part and which FB model it's from? Mike Cool

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what is it?

Post  piston 197 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:01 pm

Mike, have seen this before ,but memory escapes me(could it be the frame spacer bar on AMC cruiser either 79 or 80 can't recall which) with the centre bolt being for rear mudguard fixing.It's embarrassing really ,i should have the definitive answer, powers of recall escape me! I have definately removed one of these from something i have broken possibly a cruiser 84,i am sure someone will put me out of my misery,JH
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Post  mike Sayer on Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:38 pm

Mike, I`m pretty certain its not from an 84. Would dimensions assist in identifying it, although from the look of the threaded bolt (which I estimate to be 1/4" or 5/16" dia), it would seem to be about 6" long & 1" dia. which would support John`s suggestion it could be a frame spacer.
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Post  MoscowFlyer on Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:16 pm

Hi Mike, I'm intrigued by it, I've been through my spares books and can't see what it's from. It's 5" long by 3/4", it came with a pair of white FB mudguards and some other bits. It's Arden Green, so must be FB. Someone must know? Mike Cool
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Frame distance pieces

Post  FB vincent on Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:05 am

I put my money on it being the distance tube between the two top frame members for the Falcon 81/87; the end caps (part No.49) give the game away. The stud shows signs of wear, this would be from the mudguard which has probably come loose. If the mudguards referred to are white, it would probably be a Falcon 81 since many of these were finished in Dover White when new. Too busy just now to take the seat off the Falcon to confirm........ Sandy Ross

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Distance piece

Post  fulmar88 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:13 pm

Sandy,
Not sure about the Falcon 87 but my Falcon 81 doesn't have one of these. The rear mudguard fixing attaches to an integral frame bracket and the distance tube part is welded to the frame also. You're right about the end caps though, so I guess it does the same job as on the 81 but is off a different model.






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What is it?

Post  FB vincent on Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:22 pm

Steve,

The Falcon 81 and 87 frames are similiar, so I was totally wrong! The part is also not from a Cruiser 80/87. Judging by JH's comments, we are all stuck on this one! Sandy Ross

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Re: Part Identification

Post  Malfisher on Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:25 pm

Is it something to do with the swinging arm on a Plover with the pressed steel frame?

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Workshop

Post  kerabo on Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:32 pm

WOW

That workshop puts mine to shame .Far to clean Making me feel guilty

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Clean Shop

Post  fulmar88 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:54 pm

Thank you Ken, about ten years ago, after suffering for years from dust and leaves blowing in under my garage door, I put a batten across the floor and attached a rubber draught excluder seal for the garage door to seal against. I also fitted some wood up the sides for about 2 ft and did the same. The floor has stayed that clean ever since. The last time it was painted was 10 years ago. Best thing I ever did. Even the bike doesn't get dusty when its left uncovered.

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another one

Post  piston 197 on Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:37 pm

Mike,found in my box of bits same item,but approx 3" long with same caps on end ,and no bolt in centre.I can recall taking a frame apart and there being three of these spacers ,two as i describe above,mounted at either end of your part, and one as per your picture,separating the bodywork and supporting the rear guard,may have been a light cruiser,but can't recall ,JH
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Part ID

Post  MoscowFlyer on Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:19 pm

Hi John, well done, I've just had a look in the Lt Cruiser 79 spares book and there it is, part number 6304. That 1/4" bolt has a lot to hold. I was told before I went to Russia that that was one of the weak points, especially as my carrier is fitted to the mudguard. On that I had a case full of clothing and two gallons of oil hanging beneath. To make it strong enough I used a scaffold base plate with a 1/2" bolt through the middle and never gave it another thought. Mike Cool
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