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Longest long shot ever #761911
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You may have seen this in other forums but been suggested I post here as well

In the long history of long shot this is probably the longest, I have an Enfield Clymer to restore. Enfield 750 engine in Tartarini frame, only a very few made before Clymer died. Can’t really start because don’t have a tank. Similar to Clymer Velocette and Clymer Triumph (Grifon) but seems to be as rare and rocking horse ****. Anyone know where there might be one.

Anywhere in the world and any price, well almost

Thanks Richard

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Re: Longest long shot ever [Re: richardvy] #761965
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This actually raises the question of which tank are you after ?

The Barber Museum has such a bike, below, and it has a sorta different tank to the one also shown on the Burton Bike Bits website - click the link, its a big pic.
(look where the front mounting tabs are)

Also, and this is probably a silly question, have you tried a regular Interceptor or Comnnie tank on your frame ?
Something that sorta fits is better than no tank at all ?

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Click this link
https://burtonbikebits.net/Indian.jpg

have fun, hopethishelps !


Re: Longest long shot ever [Re: Rohan] #761970
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Thanks for note, looked at many pictures of the three variants, Enfield, Velo and Triumph and you are right the front amount do vary. However the general tank shape remains fairly constant, hence my request for any tank to get right shape and modify fixings. Thanks agai, Richard

Re: Longest long shot ever [Re: richardvy] #762224
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As mentioned above and elsewhere, Burton Bike Bits have a range of Enfield Interceptor stuff,
including replica tanks.
https://burtonbikebits.net/Tanks/
Contact them and see what they say ?

If all that is holding up you starting restoring this Indian Enfield is the tank,
we think you should plan to use a BSA bantam tank until the genuine article comes along, !
perhaps with a fibreglass cover over it ?

I'm currently making a cardboard template of a plain steel 'plate' tank, with a fibreglass cover over it like some Nortons have. (but with the wings cut off)
Rickman used this system too, (and the Rickman Enfield ?), it made the steel tanks easy to fab up, no complicated curves or shapes.

https://i.postimg.cc/przT2Kdx/tank-cover.jpg


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