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Swing arm ID 1956 Cruiser 75

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Swing arm ID 1956 Cruiser 75

Post  Ianh on Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:46 pm

Hi all,
I have been digging through my spares and my bike proper and I have noticed a difference with the swing arms.
The one fitted to the rear section of my dry build has a bolted on guide fitted and on my spare its part of the arm itself.
Sorry about the state of my dry build it has been 'in storage' for a long time - I was a member way back in 1992 - last time a did anything with the bike Shocked





I think the bolt on may have been added later
Any thoughts from the experts would be appreciated.

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Post  piston 197 on Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:07 pm

Yes the bolted on one is a "later addition" probably to replace one which came off, i have seen a couple of swing arms where the stop has come adrift and recently supplied a swing arm to a member who had his come off causing his bike to lock up when the brake plate went round and ripped the brake rod off
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Re: Swing arm ID 1956 Cruiser 75

Post  Ianh on Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:14 pm

Thanks John
I will keep my spare then Very Happy

I am digging an engine out I bought last year maybe you can ID this on for me, ill post up the pics, I cannot find any info in my Villiers single and twins book,

Thanks again
ian

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Post  piston 197 on Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:19 pm

Yes can do that ? engine no. should be enough, but if not picture will help

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engine ID 1H

Post  Ianh on Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:47 pm

Hi John,

Here are some pics of the engine I bought
The generator take off is different, ignition switch blanked off front engine mounting looks to be more substantial and has stamps on it.
it has been rebuilt at some point, good compression.









Pic 4 is my 1956 1H engine
Could it be an engine out of a microcar or an invalid carriage (very un PC sorry)

better get them back in the garage as its snowing a hooley up here


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Post  piston 197 on Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:50 pm

147B means it was originally supplied to be used in a Dayton Albatross scooter.

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Post  MoscowFlyer on Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:58 pm

Hi Ian, If you are going to use the swing arm with the bolt on anchor, I would weld the top and bottom as bolts have a habit of coming loose. I had one fail when I was eighteen, I put I down to the way I rode the bike. Before going on a tour of Norway with the club, I had a piece of metal welded below the anchor, this gave me reassurance when coming down the steep mountain roads. Ps Jeff had his done too, so if you have a look JH it should be still there. Mike

PPS My Villiers 2H was out of a Dayton Albatross
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Re: Swing arm ID 1956 Cruiser 75

Post  Ianh on Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:10 pm

Aye that's interesting - I would not have thought of the Dayton.

Thank you for the information.

My plan is to use the engine until I get my original 75 engine rebuilt.

John will it be a problem getting dating cert for my 1956 75 with this engine?

Ian


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Post  piston 197 on Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:25 pm

No not a problem at all, original type of engine, just a different number, if you swap the inner chaincase with the 147B number on, with the correct one, which should be 642B it will have the correct number on anyway, so will not need to be changed on the V5C when you refit the other engine ?
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Odd that Villiers 9E onward engines had the engine number on an easily interchageable part, the 8E and earlier ones had it stamped on the crankcases ( much harder to change)
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Re: Swing arm ID 1956 Cruiser 75

Post  Ianh on Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:57 pm

Yes I noticed that, ill do that, the purists will notice the difference with the engine but I am not really that bothered by it to be honest.

I got the year wrong I have 2 YB prefix frames the good and the spare, which makes it 1957 it has been a while since I dug out the bikes Laughing

I will send PM with frame and engine details,

Again thank you both for the info,
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Post  piston 197 on Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:03 pm

If it is dating for registering you require a p.m with frame and engine Nos will be no use
i require
Hard copy photo of bike, frame No and engine No.
cheque payable to FBOC for 10 and copy of your membership card ( or 20 if not a member)
A4 sized SAE with large letter stamp
to register the bike it needs to be complete

If claiming back an original number from an old cardboard logbook, i will also need
copy of old logbook and a V765 Form

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Re: Swing arm ID 1956 Cruiser 75

Post  Ianh on Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:08 pm

Ah OK John I have sent a PM - ignore it until I get it built up again, had to dismantle it for storage years ago.

While I am on I need a seat and one of the members mentioned you were the man for these, do you have any for my 75, also need a down pipe and silencer

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Post  piston 197 on Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:24 pm

Sorry cannot help with a seat for the Cruiser at the moment, but RK Leighton in Birmingham do one i believe ?
I do presently have a seat base for a Falcon and a complete seat for a plover 95/ James M15 if anyone needs one ?
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Re: Swing arm ID 1956 Cruiser 75

Post  peter@dunfordconstruction on Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:46 pm

Hi Ian

Downpipe & Silencer and filter pipe to weld on all available from Armours Bournemouth

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Re: Swing arm ID 1956 Cruiser 75

Post  Ianh on Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:10 pm

Peter,

Thanks for that - I forgot about armours, didn't have them when I looked a long time ago,

Cheers
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Re: Swing arm ID 1956 Cruiser 75

Post  peter@dunfordconstruction on Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:40 am

Hi Ian,

JH has a falcon seat these are fairly easy to alter to Cruiser spec just a pair of brackets up front to move outwards

Rear brackets will probably fit.

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Not so

Post  piston 197 on Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:45 am

The falcon 87 shares the same base as the Cruiser and a modification to front brackets will fit, but the base i have is for the Falcon 70/74/81 this uses a narrower front to the base and would require a lot more surgery to get it to fit a cruiser, namely it would have to be widened at the front by about 3 inches as well as moving the brackets
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Re: Swing arm ID 1956 Cruiser 75

Post  peter@dunfordconstruction on Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:03 pm

Sorry John!!!

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Post  piston 197 on Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:06 pm

My bad i should have said which Falcon rather than just "falcon" as dual seat types for falcons are
1 Falcon 67
2 Falcon 70,74,81
3 Falcon 87

3 distinct types

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