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#568878 10/23/14 10:23 pm
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Could someone tell me what model this is please?
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dpkreuze, could you give the engine number stamped on the left side of the engine cases? This will give clues.

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How did you decide it was 1953?

The model should also be stamped on the left hand crank case

Im not an expert but it is probably an early mid 50s MAC 350 or else possibly an MSS 500.

The 350s were MACs and Vipers (the sports model but latter I think.)

The 500s were MSS then Venom, then Thruxton (about 1966?)There were various options like Venom Sportsman.

Hopefully this will take you to a photo of a MAC which I think is what your photo is.

Some people (actually a fair number of people) consider them the best British 350 ever made.


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Alloy Mac.

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Hello is it for sale. I would be very interested. Jeff

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apologies, it is of course much newer aluminium engined 350 MAC. possibly as late as 1958 based on the rear shock style and the seat shape.However, over time that stuff could have been changed. I think the velo owners club has a dating program you can access and punch in engine and frame number to come up with dates.

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Friends and Fullminator,
Thanks for you responses and patience.
And the number is.......MAC22485
The engine rolls over. It has some of the original decals in place. Born the same year as me.
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Don, well there you go. It is a MAC, a 350 single, probably mid to late 50's. I just recently sold my 1954 MAC, and I have to agree it is arguably the best of the 350's to come from England.
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Looks like a good place to start a project.


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Hi This is a 53-55 alloy MAC the carb is a pre Monobloc it should have 276/1YAT on the upper right hand side of the mounting flange they went to a monoblc after 55 it all looks pretty original except for the brake light switch. If you look at the down tube on the oil tank side the frame number is by the petrol tank rear mounting bolt it will begin RS if you want I have a book that lists the year of manufacture and in some cases the dealer it that sold the bike. I can look it up if you would like.


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Hello Author of the Cryptic,
Thanks for your response, apologies for the tardiness of mine. I will get the numbers needed to determine more thoroughly the history of this machine. She sleeps in a barn by the door.
The best to you,
Don


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1973 Honda CB 125
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Hello Solo,
The engine number is: MAC22435. The frame number is: RS3556.
Thanks,
Don


1969 Firebird Scrambler
1936 W6
1966 Bantam Deluxe
1973 Honda CB 125
1969Honda Cub
1995 Custom framed S&S 96 cu in Vtwin


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