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falcon 62 trials

Post  jasonmanaroman on Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:53 am

hi guys, I have just purchased what is believed to be a falcon 62 trials bike from a swapmeet, it has a lot of history as a trials bike. its a rigid frame , I don't believe motor is original, its a 6e engine . if anyone can comfirm what it is?

frame number utm 68327c

engine number 948/2

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Post  piston 197 on Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:58 am

Yes 1954 FB Falcon 62 trials chassis fitted with earlier 197cc 6E engine from a 1948/53 James, should have a 4 speed trials ratio gearbox ( gearbox serial No starts with "V") on the original 7E engine, the 6E was a 3 speed unit
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Post  jasonmanaroman on Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:58 am

thanks john, did they make many of these? what,s the chances of finding the correct motor? I have a trials ratio 4 speed on another bike that I might rob. can you identify another motor please

number 376a.

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Post  piston 197 on Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:10 pm

376A is a Villiers 8E 197cc originally installed in a Francis Barnett Falcon
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Post  jasonmanaroman on Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:02 pm

thanks john, I have another motor which I think is 7e, not from francis Barnett though. can you comfirm please.

380a thanks

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Post  piston 197 on Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:31 pm

Yes 380A is a 7E originally specified for a James K7C ( Cotswold scrambler )or an OEC and should have a 4 speed gear box
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Post  jasonmanaroman on Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:14 am

hi again, what would this original colour be? was it black or blue? thanks

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Post  piston 197 on Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:25 am

AS fr as I am aware they were all black, but FB always placed a "B" after the frame number for any blue model FB's so that when ordering spares and quoting frame numbers the painted spares arrived in the right colour, so if there is a "B" after your frame number it will have been blue, if not it was black.
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Post  jasonmanaroman on Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:05 am

thanks john, it has been painted blue at some stage so wasn't sure. thanks

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Post  BruceFB on Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:29 pm

Hi Guys
I think I have one of these too.
Frame number is UTM 72175 C

Any info on it would be great. It came from Kent from it's second owner and we met it's first owner too. I''m currently fixing it up (I don't know if you can call my efforts restoration). It is quite complete and apart from BSA forks seems original.
I'm currently getting the wheels and hubs sorted. It had been bodged onto sealed bearings at the rear which I think I might put back to cup and cone - which seems to be what was there originally. Then I am going to have to decide whether to have the wheels built to fit modern trials tyres which seems a shame.

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Post  piston 197 on Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:02 am

Yes UTM ia 1954 Flacon 62, this would have had roller bearing wheels on the trials model and also in the road model for 1954 ( first year)
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Post  BruceFB on Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:34 am

Thanks.
That's good to know. Maybe it wasn't such a bodge!

Interestingly, this one had a Lycett pad pillion saddle and rear footpegs. That seems strange for a comp model. I was wondering if they may have been added later.

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Post  piston 197 on Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:43 am

Definitely added later, or requested at point of sale,
When I bought the Ex Olga Kevelos works Falcon 60 it had been unused since 1962, the owner I bought it off Eddie Pack a retired policeman had made a home-made wooden based dual seat, had fitted a pair of clamp on rear footrests and lowered the front guard. It's last trip was to take him and his wife from London to Cornwall on holiday in 1962.
Needless to say the pillion footrests were removed, a suitably tatty Wrights saddle was fitted and the front guard refitted in the correct position with remade stays.
It is still untouched and still bears it's 1955 Scottish 6 days paint dabs and other than converted to AC coil ignition ,unrestored, and I trialled it in original condition from 1996 to 2006 and it was still good enough in standard trim to be very competitive !
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Post  BruceFB on Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:38 am

That sounds superb. Two up all the way to Cornwall! We don't know we're born!
Was it the last trip because Mrs Pack had had enough maybe?

Mine has little plates welded between the tubes of the rear frame, just in front of the wheel adjustors to fit the pegs to. They are FB 'branded' pegs.

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