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Offline dooglarse

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My Dad's old Douglas
« on: 14 Sep 2013 at 15:55 »
Hi,
  My Dad Jack bought the Douglas in the early 1950's. It was his first 'new' bike after the war. He didn't have it by 1954 when he did the Scots-6day on his Norton 500. I only have the registration number (see photo). The picture was taken on Barton Bridge near Manchester. If anybody knows anything about this bike then please let me know. 

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John Lilley

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Re: My Dad's old Douglas
« Reply #1 on: 16 Sep 2013 at 08:10 »
This is a near new Mk 4 sports model with the swept up exhaust pipes at rear. The front mudguard bracket is also different to the later Mk 5 models.  Club stalwart Ron Proudfoot used to own a similar polychomatic blue machine, I think the only machine I can remember seeing with such pipes. I wonder how many Mk 4 Sports were made, did they have similar sports cams as fitted to the Mk 3 sports or did they have standard cams and the engines that performed better on the bench go into the Mk 4 Sports, any ideas

a great photo

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Re: My Dad's old Douglas
« Reply #2 on: 16 Sep 2013 at 08:19 »
Thanks Steve, it's sounding like it was a MK IV Sports in Blue. I'm not sure if the rear seat was an extra?

 

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