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Post  Gibbo on Sat May 31, 2014 11:00 pm

Hi there guys and gals ,
New to this site so please be nice Smile
Am looking / after some info if u would be so kind -

Any information on the franny b scramblers of the 50s /60s would be much appreciated , frame type , engine type , forks , colour , etc etc would really love to race one of these old girls in pre65 however finding a complete one / one that needs renovating seems near on impossible so I'm thinking of building one out of the relevant parts hence the info needed Smile

Alternatively if anyone's got one they may b willing to part with or know of someone with one maybe they could contact me Smile

Like I say any info would be hugely appreciated , come on let's get the franny b back on the list of competing machines Smile

Cheers josh

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Post  MrTweedy on Sat May 31, 2014 11:04 pm

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Post  Gibbo on Sat May 31, 2014 11:15 pm

Hi matt , cheers for quick reply, yeh I'd seen this little en on eBay , that was another question I was going to ask . Was the scrambler just a trials geared and tuned differently ?? Would it handle being slung around a scramble track , jumped etc ??

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Post  Gibbo on Sat May 31, 2014 11:17 pm

Amc 250 scrambler ????

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Post  piston 197 on Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:12 am

If you are going to be competitive, then really the only answer is to get hold of one of the late AMC engine trials or scrambles models ( models 82,83,85 ) and fit a starmaker scrambles engine into it ,The frame is basically identical in both scrambles and trials machines, but to keep pace with the BSA and Greeves/cottons you need the power of the starmaker engine, FB did this themselves in 1964 to create a short lived scrambler , but the chances of finding one will be almost nil
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Post  Gibbo on Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:31 am

Hi piston 197
Thanks for the info , yes the starmaker engine is a good competitive engine and the one fb scrambler I have seen at events uses this engine .
I know on my road fb that I had ( cruiser ) it had what seemed like a very big tank whereas the scrambles seems to be a lot my skinny / slim obviously this is due to not needing as much petrol on a scrambles event as to that of riding around the country lanes for a week or so but again was this tank off of another model or purely built for the scrambles ??

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Post  piston 197 on Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:34 pm

The scrambles and trials tanks are unique to the comp bikes, are smaller, different mounts and a double tunnel underneath as these machine have 3 tubes under the tank.
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Post  Gibbo on Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:45 pm

Super - can everyone keep there eyes and ears open for one I these tanks PLEASE Smile

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Post  MoscowFlyer on Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:21 am

Here is a photo I took many years ago of a FB trials/scrambler tank, it was on JH's autojumble at Stanford Hall. The Falcon 58, refered to the exhaust pipes in the bag it was sitting on. Mike

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Post  piston 197 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:53 am

And to complicate matters further this was a genuine" works" item from the late Keith Moore as used by the factory on the late Villiers engine model 92 trials bikes, and was narrower than a standard comp tank, but the tunnel and mounts will be the same as the production one, there were only a handful of these tanks as in the picture and unlikely you will find this slimmer version
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