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Post  63-250t on Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:54 pm

Hi everyone,

Im Pete from Norfolk. Ive got a 1963 250 twin - not sure about the colour scheme; is it an old police bike?

Currently giving her a brief overhaul ready for some good old summer riding Very Happy

Hopefully i'll be at the Flixton Aerodrome Francis Barnett meet on 1st August (in Suffolk) , is anyone else going?
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Post  piston 197 on Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:04 pm

LOOKS about right ,but missing the stripes across the tank ,(available as a transfer from Bob Derrick 'CLASSIC TRANSFERS(www.classictransfers.co.uk),if it was originally black and white the frame No should have "BW" after the No first letter of frame No is the year E is 1963 ,second letter is moedel H is cruiser 89 twin 250cc,then No ,then colour BW is black/white,usually police bikes are 12volt and have the tank filler sited further back to accomodate radio,but it is still possible it was? JH
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Post  kerabo on Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:44 pm

I think Mike Daykin has told us about theis meet. I have it on my calender to go
See you there Ken
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Post  63-250t on Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:42 pm

Thanks piston,

have looked at my log book, the frame number on mine starts DC and is followed by 5 numbers. what does this mean?

i have gold stripes around my tank - you just cant see them on the tiny picture!

its also 6 volt, so im guessing its not a police bike after all.



see you there kerabo cheers


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Post  FB vincent on Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:18 pm

Some police spec FB's were fitted with high ouput Villiers generators but were still 6 volt; a larger battery was fitted externally on the offside of the frame.

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Post  piston 197 on Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:45 pm

DC means the frame started life as a 1962 cruiser 80 with a 250single cylinder AMC engine,the frame is the same as the 89 twin and so are the engine mountings,so it is a cruiser 80 that has been updated to 89 spec and fitted with a twin villiers engine ,a common and easy conversion that was a popular modification .other than the frame No you would never know,JH
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Post  FB vincent on Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:39 am

John,

Rivet counters might also note that the 2-level stand was not used on the Villiers twin versions, and that the headlamp switching arrangements were different since the Villiers 2T did not have a separate battery powered coil ignition system. Sandy

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Post  63-250t on Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:50 pm

FB vincent wrote:John,

Rivet counters might also note that the 2-level stand was not used on the Villiers twin versions, and that the headlamp switching arrangements were different since the Villiers 2T did not have a separate battery powered coil ignition system. Sandy

huh? confused
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Post  piston 197 on Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:13 pm

What fb vincent is trying to say is the cruiser 80 has a double lift centre stand with an extra foot operated lever to give an extra lift of approx 2" to aid working on the rear wheel and its removal,the 89 just had a conventional centre stand,also the headlight shell of the cruiser 80 has 2 wipac switches and an ammeter,whereas the 89 has a single villiers (lucas) 4 position switch and an ammeter,both of which could be left in situ or changed at the time of conversion,hope this helps ,or even its possible your machine really is a model 89 and someone has replaced the front frame tube only with one from a cruiser 80 due to breakage or failure of the original,only the person who did it really knows.JH
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Post  63-250t on Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:30 pm

Thanks for previous info. Where can I get new piston rings for the 250?
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Post  FB vincent on Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:21 pm

Have you been in contact with Villiers Services at mail to:info@villiersservices.co.uk (???) You will obviously need to determine the bore size (or oversize, since most engines of this age have been rebored at least once)

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