Panther motorcycle M100/120

Unusual classic Panther project with custom parts

Price: £3,550.00
Condition: --not specified
Item location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Model: M100/120
Year: 1964
Engine size: 600
Gears: Four-speed manual
Start type: Kick start
Drive type: Chain
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On offer is my Panther M100/120 project. I am reluctantly selling due to unfortunate personal circumstances. The bike is not as it first appears! I have been constructing this to look like an 'old nail' motorcycle. as I love the look but it wouldn't take much to restore it to original condition. all parts available from the mighty Panther owners club if you wanted to go down that road. What a club!Panthers are the coolest classics around with a beautiful elegant looking 'Sloper' engine. If you are interested in this you probably know a fair bit about them already. but just in case:This Panther is a typical bitsa as many were. due to the interchangeability of parts over many years. The frame is from a 1964 M120 no: 29025 and the engine is a 1953 model 100 600cc 53M643B. The M100 600cc is generally thought to be the superior engine to the 650cc M120. They are tough simple motorcycles originally built for hauling sidecars. There are legends about the impressive single cylinder engines. firing at every lamp post. ankle breaking kickback etc. most of which are mythsMuch work has been done on the engine. gearbox and frame with many new parts:Engine: The engine has the sought after single port headExhaust port threads are in good condition and a bronze custom exhaust rose has been made.  Custom exhaust pipe with angled end for hi level silencer. Cut and shut weld beads left on because I like them. grind out or leave them onFins are in good conditionValves have been ground in with new springsRocker gear in good useable condition Spark plug thread is goodThe exhaust thread is good with a custom bronze exhaust roseRebore and new piston New main bearingsNew stainless steel pushrod tubeNew oil feed and return pipes and unionsMesh oil filter in good conditionTiming gears are goodA new drive sprocket has been fitted. A new valve lifter cable assembly is included. A Lucas magdyno has been fitted. the magneto has been rewound (receipt available) and not used sinceSpecial adjustable mag dog connection fitted so ignition timing can be done with magdyno in situNew stainless timing cover screwsEngine tie bolts renewed or in good conditionEngine has good compression but is untestedGearboxRebuilt with new mainshaft. drive bearing and shaft bushes. All gears select. UntestedClutchNew clutch sprocketNew clutch basketNew shock absorber rubbersNew mainshaft nut and tabwasherNew club clutch centre with long splinesAll in all a new clutch assembly. an expensive itemFrame and forksFrom the back:The frame is fitted with an original and sought after Panther rigid rear end in good conditionOriginal Panther M100 rear wheel and HW hub with good cush rubbers. bearings. sprocket and brake plate assembly. Reconditioned engine plates. All new stainless frame bolt set fittedBobbed rear mudguard and forged steel lifting loop with brass ball nuts. Ancient saddle with custom twisted springs and custom bronze mountsGenuine Wassel tank fitted with new taps. UntestedBeautifully pitted and rusty handlebars!Period leversPanther forks with expensive new fork bushes fitted. No play evidentNew steering race ballsCustom headlamp bracket assembly for single mounting boltReally rough but useable front wheel and brake assembly. New wheel also included See following section. Other parts included:Primary chaincase outer cover in good condition-this is the later version with a separate clutch cover so easier to work on. spare clutch sprocketSpare clutch basketSpare clutch centreOriginal fork lower tubesVarious plain and corked clutch platesSpare silencerClub lifting loop2 spare drive sprocketsA pair of mag strapsA lucas regulator with brass cover Original M100 toolboxFront wheel. hub  and tyre in very good conditionRare attractive horn of french make. very rusty. worksA period ribbed mudguard to make a front guard from if wantedDrive chainprimary chainHead to frame fixingLH footrest There is a V5C in my name with the correct frame no. on it but the engine no. needs changing. I will be very sad to see it go but c'est la vieThis is a genuine and honest sale. see my feedbackI will not sell overseas and will not part with the motorcycle until I am holding the cash. Sold as seenI am well aware of the value of the motorcycle so please no silly offers. Viewing welcome by appointment. Thanks for looking Hammer6580

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