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47Mdl18Thu Jul-03-08 12:52 AM
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"Help finding 1946-47 Model 18 parts!"


  

          

Hello
After a long hiatus, I am back to rebuilding my Norton Model 18.
I have really not had any luck finding a proper rear brake pedal.
This would be for a rigid ES2 style cradle frame with a girder front fork.
The overall length should be about 13" from the center line of the pivot to the front of the pedal where bends up to the cross hatched pad. The vertical rise up to the foot pad would be around 3". The lever arm that extends from the pivot that the brake rod attaches to should be around 3 1/2" high.
Any help with this part would be greatly appreciated.
I have other parts for trade also and may be willing to buy other parts for this era bike.

  

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dynodaveWed Jul-09-08 08:10 PM
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#1. "RE: Help finding 1946-47 Model 18 parts!"
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Wed Jul-09-08 08:12 PM by dynodave

  

          

When I bought a basket case M7 it came with a brake lever that was close but definitely was not a twin brake lever.
I can take a pix within a few day and put the url for it here.
It sure looks like a norton but is slightly different, though the curve up and the cross hatched pedal pad is identical. Mine is plunger of course.
I acquired a M7 one and would only want $ that it cost to get the replacement. chrome is NG on both.
dave

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I have a single oil tank but it may be for plunger?

  

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47Mdl18Sat Jul-26-08 09:25 AM
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Dave
A photo would be great.
Thank you for the offer of the oil tank, however I am ok in that regard.

  

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johnmeadFri May-15-09 10:12 PM
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I am pretty sure I have a M7 rear brake lever. It is in a box with other ones and it is chromed. Were all M7 rear brake levers chrome? Also, it is new. I got it from an auction of an old Norton dealer.

What is your email address and I will take a couple of photos and send them to you.

I am located near Richmnd, VA.

John Mead
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dynodaveSun Aug-10-08 02:33 PM
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Mon Aug-11-08 07:50 AM by dynodave

  

          

brake lever for M7 14372 N4
My other lever E 6732A N4
The numbers are on the back side of what you see in the pix
pix here

  

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47Mdl18Sun Aug-10-08 10:25 PM
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Dave
Just thought I would look tonight and there you are.
That looks very close to correct.
What are the dimensions from the centerline of the pivot to the top of the bell crank and to where the arm turns up to form the foot pedal?

How would we coordinate the price? Also a photo, looking down to see the outward curvature would be nice.
Thanks

  

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dynodaveMon Aug-11-08 07:55 AM
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Tue Aug-12-08 06:01 PM by dynodave

  

          

Will get a top view pix and dimensions and add/edit to this post.
For sure you will need to torch heat and rebend the lever for correct contour. The M7 one is a contour mess also...LOL but I know by the # it is the right one.
Dave
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The lever for the brake link is 3.5" Center to center
The lever pivot to the foot pad is 13.5"
The tab for the brake stop screw is broken off....can be fixed.


  

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47Mdl18Sat Aug-23-08 08:37 AM
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Dave
That is the real deal I believe. I believe I have your email from buying some Commando electric start cables awhile back will contact you there.
Thanks

Anybody have any handlebars for a Norton machine? I believe that anything from 1945 - 1952 will work. Even the tele-hydraulic forks seem to have used the same part number.

Thanks

  

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johnmeadFri May-15-09 10:13 PM
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Hello,
I have several early Norton rear brake levers. Do you have a picture of the one you need?

John Mead
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