Recent Posts

Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 »
61
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Black/Silver Dragonfly paint
« Last post by Blingrims on 28 Aug 2023 at 14:11  »
Hi guys, I am having my wheels repainted and rebuilt. I have sent them off but the silver on the rims has significantly discoloured and the painter canít find a code for Douglas. I know I could send my tank but thatís not easy! Does anyone know the colours for the black and silver on these bikes?

Many thanks
62
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: Tank Painting
« Last post by Eric S on 28 Aug 2023 at 12:04  »
Thank you Leon for this thread. I will read it thoroughly but later, there is so much information, I need to read it near the bike !

Steve
So sounds like my mistake is going to end up in a more correct bike, although there is a LOT left here.
Can't tell for sure from pictures but is it a Douglas blue tank?
So frame made in 37, but how can one tell if it was or not a "Pride & Clarke" bike? Maybe the reply is in Leon's link...

I am addding below the information you sent me by message for ease of later access
The frame 6P 404 is from a 1937 Aero roughly half way through the production run.
The engine 6/L 178 is an early 1936 unit the number shows that this engine was No 77 off the production line for the 6/L type.
The gearbox 6Q/237  is a 1935 foot change gearbox. Albeit it has had the foot change option removed and replaced with the hand change casing
During 1937 Douglas motors made the foot change option available as an optional extra, see the pics of the extracts.
63
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: Tank Painting
« Last post by Dads bike on 28 Aug 2023 at 11:16  »
Morning Eric
The chances of your tank being of the correct design and colour for a mid production run (from your frame number) are virtually none.
For 1937 Douglas produced the completed machines and Pride and Clarke were the sole distributors.

Now your gearbox is interesting.
The number is actually 6Q/ 237 that is a 1935 foot change gearbox. Albeit your box has had the foot change option removed and replaced with the hand change casing
During 1937 Douglas motors made the foot change option available as an optional extra, see the pics of the extracts.

Steve
64
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: Tank Painting
« Last post by cardan on 28 Aug 2023 at 09:49  »
Some late 1930s Douglas guff here: https://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/index.php?topic=8768.0 including illustrations of the bikes and discussion of marketing of the later bikes by Pride & Clark and Comerfords.

Leon
65
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: Tank Painting
« Last post by Eric S on 28 Aug 2023 at 08:12  »
Steve

The only gear box number I can see is 60/237 (I said 30/237 earlier but it's a mis-stamped 6 I guess).

Here are pictures of the right hand side of the bike and engine as you requested on your message to me.
Adding the gear box.

Now what are the odds that the tank pattern I have is correct? I mean you're talking about a Pride & Clarke bike but I understood that Douglas resumed selling the bikes in 1937 (after Pride & Clarke for 1936). May be they sold those with the tank paint my bike currently wears and this is a 1937 DOuglas sold bike!?

66
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / National Vetern Motorcycle Rally
« Last post by Ian on 28 Aug 2023 at 02:23  »
A number of Douglas motorcycles attended the National Veteran rally in Australia last week in Bundaberg, Queensland. There were well over 100 pre-1919 motorcycles in attendance (the veteran cutoff in Australia is made prior to 1919)

The pictures show a few - two of which were 1911 Model E. As youu can see, one has been modified with a drop frame and a larger tank which was done in the twenties !

67
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: Salvaged
« Last post by dan darko on 28 Aug 2023 at 00:37  »
A good photo or 2 tells a story better than any 1000 one hour long videos  ... ?

Thanks! I get it but pictures cant show the moving parts Im so proud of saving so far lol
68
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: Salvaged
« Last post by EW-Ron on 27 Aug 2023 at 22:49  »
A good photo or 2 tells a story better than any 1000 one hour long videos  ... ?
69
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: Salvaged
« Last post by Dave on 27 Aug 2023 at 21:12  »
Hi Dan,

Quote from: dan darko
PS is the site capable of posting videos directly?

Links to videos posted on most video hosting sites (like Youtube) will display and play automatically.
But video files are usually too big (in file size) to upload as an attachment to a post.

However, if you would like to email any videos to the email address shown in this topic, we can easily add it to your post.

Dave (Admin)
70
Douglas Motorcycles - General Discussion / Re: Salvaged
« Last post by dan darko on 27 Aug 2023 at 18:12  »
Wow gentlemen thats a lot to take in. Thank you.

I like the ideas of wartime scrambling for parts, I guess a bit of a frankenstein so far.
TBH the "1914" was what called me out to take it home in the first place.
I happen to be a Great War collector along with other militaria stuff.

I'm not sure if this old girl will ever be capable of coming back to life but I'm going to carry on with this curiosity.
Worse case scenario, it becomes a time piece paper weight lol

Managed to get some gears out, got all those swing rods moving as well as the side pins sliding nice.
Got one head off and indeed piston seized, going to soak it for some time and hope for something to give.
I'm sorry if I'm not using proper terms for these bits but this thing is like an alien that landed in my garage.
My oldest motorcycle was 1985 lol.

Will post some progress pics ASAP.
Really appreciate the interest and help

Thanks!
D

PS is the site capable of posting videos directly?


 



Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 »