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FRAME AND ENGINE IDENTITY

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FRAME AND ENGINE IDENTITY

Post  Guest on Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:27 pm

GOOD DAY
I HAVE JUST BOUGHT A BIKE WHICH I BELIEVE TO BE A FRANCIS BARNETT. THE ENGINE NUMBER IS BYX 833 AND THE FRAME NO SEEMS TO BE KC 39545. CAN ANYONE HELP WITH DATING THIS BIKE . THANKS

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Post  piston 197 on Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:24 pm

K = 1940
C = seagull model 47
BYX is a 17A Villiers 250cc flat topped piston engine
Gearbox should be a 4 speed footchange Albion

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Thank you for the info. Would the motor be from the same year as the bike is not assembled. How would I identify the gearbox it has the following serial number A2257. I am trying to see if these would be from the bike originally. Thank you for your help

Post  Guest on Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:11 pm

piston 197 wrote:K = 1940
C = seagull model 47
BYX is a 17A Villiers 250cc flat topped piston engine
Gearbox should be a 4 speed footchange Albion

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Post  piston 197 on Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:17 pm

The Motor is of the correct type, gearbox should be a 4 speed footchange Albion

But as FB made the frame with their chassis No
Villiers made the engine with their engine No
Albion made the gearbox with their gearbox No
AND there being no factory records, you are not going to have a lot of hope other than an original logbook tying up the engine and frame No ?
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