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Post  mikes on Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:40 am

After searching on & off for a good few months, I final bought my first FB. It was an eBay purchase and is a bit of a mongrel - I don't think the tank is original as it looks like it's come off a cruiser as it has a central filler cap and it looks like it's been assembled from 'parts'. .

Could someone help my track down the engine type from the number V20T7840 - anyone got a master list? I also have the frame number if there is a clever way to find out if they match?

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Post  Sorcererflyer on Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:59 pm

Hi Mikes, that engine no. is from an AMC 20T engine of 199 cc. Your bike is probably a Francis Barnett Falcon 87. Regards- Sorcererflyer.

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Post  piston 197 on Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:49 pm

Sorcererflyer wrote:Hi Mikes, that engine no. is from an AMC 20T engine of 199 cc. Your bike is probably a Francis Barnett Falcon 87. Regards- Sorcererflyer.

Had a p.m . Yes you are correct it is a BF frame so definitely Falcon 87 as you suggest, a 1960 model, not matching as the engine is later ( circa 1962), same type though for the frame .

The Falcon 87 tank looks exactly the same as a Cruiser, but differs in having front fitting brackets that bolt either side of the headstock, and a centre tunnel, unlike the cruiser which has no tunnel, if it fits a falcon 87 frame it cannot be from a Cruiser, the filler is in the Centre of a Falcon 87 tank
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Post  mikes on Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:28 pm

thanks for the replies, I suspect it's been partially restored at some point in it's past with an assemblage of parts - I'll post pics as I progress

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