There have been quite a few Model 7 bits on US fleabay lately, they weren't any help ? Saw your question on the NOC.. Engines from 1955 will have alloy heads, and from 1958 will have an alternator, so bear this in mind. But anything will fit, if you don't mind how it looks.
Early 88 engine currently on aussie fleabay, but asking $$$ unrestored, and postage would be a killer. Usually a scatter of them on UK fleabay too, but again that postage.
Guess I missed any Model 7 engines on US eBay, saw the '54 M88 engine lower half sell the other day. But, yes shipping anything into US would be too expensive. I'll just keep plugging away, hopefully something will show up bye summer. Not in any rush, just putting feelers out there incase someone know or has something. Thanks Steve
Be a little wary too of Phils claim that the Model 7 used ES2 cycleparts. Apart from a few small misc bits, I've not found anything much that is interchangeable. Although the later ES2's did use some Model 7 proven parts !
Won't know exactly what parts I need until I get engine back. I'm not that mechnical, so I was given a person's name who would put engine together. He called me and said there was too much missing & would cost to much for him put together. So, I'm just going off what he told him over the phone. I thought most of the engine was there, but I guess I was wrong. I'm probably getting ahead of myself, but just thought if I could find another donor motor that was complete, that would take the mystery out of what is missing. I have the magneto,generator,all the major parts, so it must be internally that's missing...What norton bikes do you have?
The early norton stuff is a bit tough to source here in the US. Push rods are listed here at RGM: RGM push rods I got a new finned rear brake drum/sprocket from them...just a few months ago.
The NOC forum is dominated by a few just like any forum. Therefore the quality of info is limited in scope and accuracy. The NOC "tech" files are dominated by the old NOC-L forum posting and again is as accurate or inaccurate as those posts also. The old wives tails are never going to die. Commando clutches are a prime example.....
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Re: Norton Model 7 or Model 88 Engine Parts Needed
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Going to go pu motor this week, so should know more about whats missing. He did mention also that I had the wrong gearbox also. I'm assuming model 7 & 88 used the same gearbox, looking thru Bacon norton restoration book. Looks like thru '56 were identical. I'm not trying to put together a 100% restoration, so just wanting to get close. There is a transmission on eBay right now that looks like it might work and its here in the States.
Your pics show that you have the correct outer covers for a laydown gearbox. Can't tell if the main gearbox housing is the correct one from that angle.
The laydown box on fleabay also has a gearlever ? Not so easy to find those gearlevers ?, but it should be chrome... The 7 and 88 gearboxes are about nearly the same, the differences are only very slight.