1963 NORTON MANX FEATHERBED CAFE RACER

1963 Norton

Price: US $15,000.00
Item location: Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
Make: Norton
Year: 1963
Mileage: 2,643
Vehicle Title: Clear
Description

This 1963 Norton is a beauty. She is built from the ground up. Starting with a Manx featherbed frame. Everything was redone from the attachment hardware on the crank to the valve train. Interesting bits include the incorporation of a Commando primary to the motor; this eliminated a lot of leaks and added a triple-row primary chain over the standard single-row unit. Using this primary required use of a two into one exhaust. The motor was completely overhauled. including new hardware for the crank. Hepolite pistons. Superblend bearings and new spindles and rockers. The head is a Norton Combat unit that was shaved and ported. The bike runs about 9. 75:1 compression. A magneto is used to supply spark. the entire electrical system is simple and includes a couple of kill switches. headlight and taillight. No messy battery. Custom pieces include the aluminum oil tank. which incorporates an anti-sump valve. motor mounts. oiling system (required due to the Commando primary). chain guard and too many others to list. The frontend is a Ceriani GP unit mated to a '75 Honda front hub and dual 12" discs. a Commando hub was used on the rear. The wheels are Excel shouldered aluminum stainless steel spokes polished hubs. The front fender is an original Paul Dunstall fiberglass unit while the tank and seat are replica Manx units. The 5 gallon polished Manx style gas tank is handmade. A modified (longer than stock) rear fender was used to allow for a license plate and tail light. Engine Description: 750 cc Atlas (nonmatching)Combat HeadHepolite piston and rodsPolished Crank and rodsSS camBlack Diamond ValvesHeavy Duty valve springs and Titanium hardwareTwin 932 Amal carburetors with K&N cone filtersLucas MagnetoCustom 2 into 1 ExhaustCommando Primary (no more leaks from stamped steel covers. provides a better clutch and a triple row primary chain for better reliability)Oil Filter-spin-on typeEngine ad Transmission covers polishedand of course new bearings. bushings. and seals throughout the engine and transmission. 22 Tooth sprocket; reduces vibration and provides better top end speedCustom aircraft grade aluminum motor mountsFront end: Cerriani GP Forks. new seals and bushingsHonda hub with dual disc 12" brakesShoulder Aluminum Rim with Stainless spokes and nipplesAvon Road Rider Tires. 325-19Rear: Extended Manx Style with rear Fender with Norton P11 Tail lightCommando rear wheel with drum BrakeShouldered Aluminum Rim with Stainless Steel Spokes and nipplesRear: Extended style rear fender with Norton P11 Tail lightAvon Road Rider 400-18Misc. : Custom Aluminum oil tank 3 quartsCustom Aluminum chain guard5 gallon polished aluminum Manx style gas tankBum Stop Manx style seat (street version with extra padding)Overhauled Speedometer and Tach. gray face Smith unitsClubman barsNapoleon bar end mirrorsPeriod correct headlightRear Set ControlsEverything wire-tiedFeatherbed Manx Frame

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