Ok all you sages, historians, rockers, special builders,etc. I'm trying win a beer or two and need to know is there some sort of naming convention for how specials or hybrids are named? It would seem for example that the Triton which as I understand is usually a triumph engine in a featherbed frame is named first for its engine, then the frame. is this always so? If you have anything remotely more important to do, please don't let this distract you. Thanks, Thump
In short, No. The NorBsa is a BSA in a Norton frame, just to pull one from your list, or you could have a NorVin, where you put the great Vincent engine in the Norton frame, well if you happen to have a spare one kicking about.
Let's not forget the Vindian, An exercise where Vincent actually installed one of their engines in a Chief frame for their US distributor..Indian. And I don't know what they called it but some misguided individual put an Indian vee twin in a Matchless frame.
196? BSA A65 Beater 1974 Silk-Scott 1929 Scott TT Replica 1960 Francis Barnett 150 1958 Scott Red Squirrel 2001 Derbi GPR 1979 Silk 700S 1961 Matchless G3L 1972 BSA A65L 'barn fresh'
I recently founf a Triliant. Reliant car engine, in a pre-unit 6t frame One of the members of my local Triumph club, has a yamahumph. T100 enging, Yam XT500 frame. My mate Dave, had a harlumph, sportster frame, T140 engine.
At Barber's Vintage meet a couple of weeks ago I saw a Ariel Square 4 engine in an old Sportster frame with all the H-D logos and sheet metal. Some H-D owners were really shook up about what model it was.
So what's that? ...a "Squartster" ...a "Ha-Dariel" ...more than likely "A total loss"
Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!
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