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Offline henrik68

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1930s with sidecar, year/model?
« on: 11 Aug 2012 at 09:55 »
What year/model? Where to find frame and engine no. for identification? Pistons and cylinders missing, where to buy or remake? Suggested litteratur for an MC and Douglas illiterate? What to start with in rebuild project? All ideas and suggestions are welcome :-)





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Re: 1930s with sidecar, year/model?
« Reply #1 on: 11 Aug 2012 at 11:35 »
Henrik,
          Your bike is a 1930 Douglas T6. The frame number is on the left hand side, just under the nose of the saddle, starting 'YF' followed by 3 or 4 digits. The engine number should be on the top of the crankcase, just behind the magneto, and starting with the letters 'EQ'.

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                   Eddie.

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Re: 1930s with sidecar, year/model?
« Reply #2 on: 11 Aug 2012 at 12:28 »
Thanks a lot Eddie! Speedy forum :-) Frame YF507, Engine EQ1446, Gear WG/T729. See images below. Tank looks like celluloid finish? Foot boards could indicate 31 model or am I wrong?








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Re: 1930s with sidecar, year/model?
« Reply #3 on: 11 Aug 2012 at 13:44 »
Henrik,
          The tanks had panels in cellulose paint over chrome plating - the '31 and '32 models had a tartan surround to the side panels. In 1930, 3 models were available - the S5 (500cc) and S6 (600cc) were the sports models - they had normal footrests, a single spring front fork, and no rear carrier. The T6 (600cc) was the touring model and had two springs on the front forks, footboards (instead of footrests) and a rear carrier. Your bike also has the three speed gearbox which was standard in 1930 - the 4 speed box was later offered as an option. In 1931 the S5 became the C31, and the S6 became the D31, with the T6 becoming the E31. Then in 1932, Douglas decided to give their bikes dogs names, with the S6 becoming the Greyhound, the T6 was the Ayredale, and a larger 750cc version (for sidecar work) was named the Mastif. Despite the change in model names or numbers, the bikes remained basically the same.
    Getting back to your bike, it's good to see it still has it's original Powell and Hanmer headlight and a period Cowey speedometer.

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Re: 1930s with sidecar, year/model?
« Reply #4 on: 11 Aug 2012 at 13:51 »
Eddie, You impress with detailed knowledge, thanks once more. Where to find engine parts, wires etc. and how to get detailed drawings? Would be great to get this piece of beauty back on the road in a couple of years time...
I have signed up at LDMCC yesterday so guess I'll get access to their spare part area soon.
Thanks so much for all assistance!

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Re: 1930s with sidecar, year/model?
« Reply #5 on: 12 Aug 2012 at 07:59 »
Hej Henrik
Tillykke med din Douglas T6 1930 med sidevogn,- det er et dejligt sæt som du vil blive meget glad for,
og som er utroligt stabilt og velkørende.
Jeg vil gerne hjælpe dig, når du ved hvad hjælp du behøver,- ligesom jeg måske har nogle af de dele du mangler.
Derudover kan jeg hjælpe med foto og beskrivelser af restaureringen i takt med at dine behov opstår.
Det er sikkert nemmest at emaile hinanden direkte fremover.
Hilsen Edin DK




Google translation...

Quote from: Edin
Hello Henrik
Congratulations on your Douglas T6 1930 with sidecar, - it is a lovely set that you will be very happy,
and that is incredibly stable and well-run.
I want to help you, when you know what help you need - like I might have some of the parts you need.
In addition, I can help with photo and descriptions of restoration as your needs arise.
It is probably easiest to email each other directly in the future.
Greetings Edin DK

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Re: 1930s with sidecar, year/model?
« Reply #6 on: 12 Aug 2012 at 09:42 »
Hei Edin,

Tusen takk for oppmuntrende ord. Med slike mennesker rundt seg ser jeg at dette prosjektet kan lade sig gjennemføre! Jeg har sendt en kort PM med min email.

Tusen takk,
Henrik


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Hi Edin,

Thanks for the encouraging words. With such people around him, I see that this project can charge him gjennemføre! I sent a short PM with my email.

Thank you,
Henrik
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