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i think its a Falcon

Post  john wood on Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:18 pm

hello all, I have just bought a 1953 192cc F.B. I think its a Falcon. where can i buy a workshop manual?
When I get the site figured out i will post a picture.



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Manual

Post  kerabo on Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:06 pm

Hi John
Should be available from the club librarian Mike Daykin.
Address in the front of the club magazine.

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Post  piston 197 on Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:02 pm

If it is a 1953 Falcon, it will have a frame Number beginning TM for a Falcon 58, or it could be a Falcon 67 which started from September 1953 , frame No for this begins UM

If it is neither of these than either the year or model is wrong ? f you post the frame No or just the first letters someone will be able to positively identify it , so you get the right manual
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Post  john wood on Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:52 pm

HI and thanks,
the bike is currently being delivered, when i get it here i will post the frame number. Just a thought, its green, does anyone know the pint code and where i can buy the correct colour pint.
John

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Green colour

Post  piston 197 on Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:27 pm

Unlikly to be 1953 then First green falcon was the Model 74 issued from Sept 1955 onwards
Green paint ( if correct) is Arden Green and available from RS Bikepaints
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Post  john wood on Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:49 am

piston 197 wrote:If it is a 1953 Falcon, it will have a frame Number beginning TM for a Falcon 58, or it could be a Falcon 67 which started from September 1953 , frame No for this begins UM

If it is neither of these than either the year or model is wrong ? f you post the frame No or just the first letters someone will be able to positively identify it , so you get the right manual
JH

Hi, I am not very good with the internet.
but here is the frame number.
UM67856. engine number 73988F
so i think , based on what you have said, that it may be a falcon 67.
I will go now to google and see what one looks like and see if it looks like mine.
Can you advise me on what manual i need and where I buy it.
Thanks


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Falcon 67

Post  piston 197 on Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:52 am

Yes it is a Falcon 67, a series 1 model produced from Sept i953 onwards ( classed as a 1954 model)
the engine No is not complete, there sh0uld be a coding before the number you give taking the form of 3 numbers and a letter i.e. 375A
The original colour of this machine would have been Black, there were Blue ones, but these have a "B" after the frame No. and yours does not
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Post  john wood on Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:22 am

thanks so much.
I took the engine number from a position where the securing bolt passes through the through the engine casting wwheere it bolts the engine to the frame. Am I looking in the right place?
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Engine Number position

Post  piston 197 on Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:22 am

The engine number is on the top of the casting above the front engine mount and below the cylinder barrel stamped into the alloy,
it will be two rows of numbers/letters stamped as below as an example
First line is the makers specification and denotes which motorcycle manufacturer Villiers made it for
Second line is the unique serial No.


375A/
123456E

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Post  john wood on Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:44 am

Hi and thank,
I looked more carefully and the number I have is either 366B or 766B the first number is badly stamped.
John

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Post  piston 197 on Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:05 am

766B would be a later 9E engine and not fit your frame , so 366B is the more likely candidate

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Post  john wood on Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:16 am

Hi and thanks, I really appreciate it,
I took some photos of the bike today an would like to email them to somebody in the club to point me in the right directions,re manual and non-standard parts.
Do you have any suggestions. Or should I post my email address here?
Thanks again
John

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Post  john wood on Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:40 pm

HI
If my engine number is 366B can anybody tell me what this engine is
Thanks
John

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Post  piston 197 on Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:31 pm

366B is not on my list of specifications for engines, but the list is nowhere near complete, it should be a 8E, ( pictures will confirm) normal engine codes for a FB 67 would be 374A and 387A/
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Re: i think its a Falcon

Post  john wood on Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:14 pm

Hello JH,
Cannot reply to you from PM on this site, I have just emailed you so it may come in as spam
|Thanks
John W

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Re: i think its a Falcon

Post  john wood on Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:29 am

Thanks
J.H. I got the headlamp.
Perfect

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Post  piston 197 on Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:35 am

Thanks, always good to know the postage system worked !

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