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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Barn find looking for advice
« Last post by Garyuk on 29 Feb 2024 at 13:26  »
Hi Guys Just to let you know that this bike is now officially for sale. I will be posting soon in the "for sale" area of this site. I will be open to offers on this. Please pm me to arrange to view the bike. Based in Chipstead Surrey M25 junction 7.
Looking for someone who will restore it to the way it should be so for the moment I won't be posting it on Ebay or anywhere else, just here.
Thank you
Gary
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Douglas Motorcycles and Parts For Sale - Private / mk v spares.
« Last post by phil1 on 27 Feb 2024 at 10:52  »
Hi Douglas members, I have some mkv spares I have left over if any interest, please contact me. Regards phil1.





Photos cropped, combined and converted to linked files - Dave, 28Feb2024
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Barn find looking for advice
« Last post by eddie on 27 Feb 2024 at 10:40  »
It begs the question, 'Is that really the engine number?' I can't find any other entries in the LDMCC machine register with that style of engine number! As the bike seems to consist of both pre 1914 and post 1914 parts, could it be one of the war time machines that were returned to the factory when hostilities ceased, to be refurbished and sold on to the general public? - in which case, could the quoted numbers be part of it's military identity, i.e. JFC - joint forces *****?.
  What ever the outcome, the quoted number doesn't conform to the usual style, and isn't in the expected position on the crankcase (on the mag platform, between the mag and rear cylinder).

  Regards,
               Eddie.
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Barn find looking for advice
« Last post by cardan on 27 Feb 2024 at 02:59  »
A thread about renovation of wartime Douglases: https://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/index.php?topic=9218
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Barn find looking for advice
« Last post by cardan on 26 Feb 2024 at 21:35  »
21209 is a good frame number for 1915, which fits in with the "look" of the bike.

The "1918" stamped on the crankcase is also a Douglas thing: some dates were cast in, but some were stamped. The rest of the engine number is a bit of a mystery - there should be a 5-digit number stamped on the cases somewhere, perhaps under the years of muck on the top diagonal surface just near the numbers you have found. Anyway, if the bike was recommissioned in war time, or at the end of the war, no-one was paying too much attention to satisfying enthusiasts 100 years on.

It's a lovely thing; good luck finding it a home.

Leon
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Dragonfly Rack
« Last post by Dave on 26 Feb 2024 at 18:14  »
Thanks very much to Peter for sending in the photos of his Dragonfly. Photos attached above.
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Barn find looking for advice
« Last post by Garyuk on 26 Feb 2024 at 15:16  »
Oh and the tax ran out in September 1930, Don't think it's been on a sorn :) It cost the princely sum of 8 shillings and three pence at the time!
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Barn find looking for advice
« Last post by Garyuk on 26 Feb 2024 at 15:09  »
Thank you to everyone for their help with this. After some hunting I managed to find the engine and frame numbers. The Date stamp on the engine casing behind the flywheel is 1918. The engine number stamped above the rear cylinder is 3/026 JFC 6193 and the frame number is 21209. photos below.















Photos aspect ratio fixed and closeups of numbers added - Dave, 27Feb2024
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: EW350 footboards ?
« Last post by EW-Ron on 26 Feb 2024 at 08:39  »
Wow. A genuine blueprint no less. No doubt about it then.

Thanks for the replies folks, and some private ones.
Most helpful.
On to the next puzzle ....

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Greetings,

I'm placing and communicating this advert on behalf of a friend.

The engine is located in Catalonia, north-east Spain. Feedback from Douglas owner's club places the engine as 349cc from 1913, likely from a motorcycle. Please send me a private message if you are interested in purchasing it and I can forward higher res photos, try to answer any questions and confirm details of the price being requested.

- Engine number 8452
- Includes spare cylinders and pistons and some gears
- Carburettor as in photo, missing top.

With thanks.

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