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Post  Bigjim on Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 pm

Did you see the Francis barnett bike used by Paul Murton (not the comedian) ride it for about 3mins.  BBC 2 on Saturday.


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Post  bill2b on Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:02 pm

Not me Big Jim, I don't pay the BBC tax. Best thing I ever did.
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Post  John Wakefield on Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:59 pm

Registration Number AEF26A an age related mark first registered 13/8/85. Bike is 1957 Falcon 74 with Villiers 8E engine and 4 speed gearbox.

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Post  Bigjim on Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:25 am

It must have been a late 8E. Dots were using the 9E in 1956.
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Post  ScottT on Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:44 pm

It was nice to see, pity he only used it briefly.
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Post  piston 197 on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:39 pm

The 9E was available from 1955, the 8E was still manufactured as late as 1958, DMW continued to use it until 1959 and FB/James until september 1958 when they changed to the 10E, The 9E was not suitable for the FB/James frame as it foulled the frame with the exhaust if fitted the way Villiers intended, they re-vamped the 9E into the 10E for FB and James use, it was the same engine, but had a different angle of carb manifold to allow it to sit upright and correct the exhaust run to suit the frame, the outer cases were also cosmetically re-designed to suit the upright positioning of the engine, but are interchangeable with the 9E ones, they just look odd on a tilted 9E engine.

From my experience i prefer the 8E engine to the 9E anyway

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