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Offline DeeCee

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Help with information please!
« on: 10 Aug 2016 at 00:05 »
We are a historic village in Australia and we have recently acquired a very nice Douglas Motorcycle. I would like to write a signboard for visitors, but my research seems to have some conflicting data. I have attached a picture. I know it is 1926 and I think it is 350cc twin cylinder horizontally opposed. 2.75 hp? 3-Speed? Chain driven.
Its engine number is 85639 and frame number is CF 84722. Transmission is OG17448. It has a EIC magneto
Any information to help write a signboard for tourists would be welcome. Thanks.

Offline Ian

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Re: Help with information please!
« Reply #1 on: 10 Aug 2016 at 02:56 »
From the identifying section of this website it most closely matches a 1926 CW26 which is a chain drive version of the 2.75 hp with, as you say, a 3 speed gearbox. The frame number seems to have one too many digits.

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Re: Help with information please!
« Reply #2 on: 10 Aug 2016 at 08:00 »
Hi,
     According to the LDMCC machine register, the frame number should be CF 8472, and it is listed as a 1926 2 CW. Originally, the cycle parts would have been all black - just the petrol tank would have been silver with blue panels.

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Re: Help with information please!
« Reply #3 on: 10 Aug 2016 at 10:57 »
Have a look at this link it may help with the information you need


https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20933/lot/336/


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Re: Help with information please!
« Reply #4 on: 10 Aug 2016 at 21:18 »
Thank you Ian, Eddie and Red. All of that information is useful to me. I like to get those signboards correct, as there is always someone who will pick up on any mistakes.
And I am right in saying it is 350cc (well, 348 really)?? It's just that the seller had it as 600cc. The cylinder heads look too small for that.

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Re: Help with information please!
« Reply #5 on: 11 Aug 2016 at 00:16 »
Yes - 350 - certainly not a 600

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Re: Help with information please!
« Reply #6 on: 11 Aug 2016 at 12:21 »
Thanks. Got it sorted now.
I checked the frame number again. the second 2 is stamped sideways after the other 2. No idea why!

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Re: Help with information please!
« Reply #7 on: 12 Aug 2016 at 02:43 »

You might find that the "2 on its side" is the Douglas Trade Mark, which is a D with a K inside it, representing Douglas Kingswood.

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