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that's a steal for someone i gonna post it on accessnorton

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1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
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Originally Posted by raf940
that's a steal for someone


For sure!!

Has a steel gas tank too....major bonus cool


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In my mind, she may be a Combat because of the disk brake on a 72 and the narrow gap between the head and cylinders.
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Then, anything could have been done to her in the 50 years she has been around.

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Originally Posted by franko
In my mind, she may be a Combat because of the disk brake on a 72 and the narrow gap between the head and cylinders.

Then, anything could have been done to her in the 50 years she has been around.

I agree, definitely is most likely a Combat cool


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According to common published sources
Serial number is a little high for a combat ?

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Indeed.
Date stamp is after the Combats too ...

Which is not to say it hasn't been Combatted.
& Mikunied,

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Originally Posted by quinten
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Serial number is a little high for a combat?

Yes, it does appear to be. I found this from Greg Marsh Enterprises:

http://www.gregmarsh.com/mc/Norton/CommandoID.aspx

"In truth, the high-performance engines were still sold even into 1973, but they were not called Combat and they did not use the Combat (2S) camshaft. See: N3/23 for the various compression ratios available." GME

Maybe this is why this engine gives the outward appearance of a Combat engine? This could probably be confirmed in short order on the Norton board by others more knowledgeable with the marquee. Very interesting!


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Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
This could probably be confirmed in short order on the Norton board by others more knowledgeable with the marquee.

Ha !
Superman using his x-ray vision to spot a Combat at 1000 paces ?

This Combat bizzo has been discussed, ad infinitum, ever since circa 1972.
The factory wasn't very forthcoming with info, ever, keeping much under wraps.
And most of the folks involved have moved on or not said.
A lot of snippets of info have since come to light though, in dribs and drabs.

Only solid way to see what it is is to strip it down and have a good look inside.
A Combat has a 2S cam. No 2S cam, not a Combat.
And the head skimmed 40 thou
and the 32 mm Concentrics.
And the C stamped on the head (can be hard to see/find).
And it could have been Combatted (or unCombatted) any time in the past 50 years....

And now with a single Mik carb, its lost that Combat edge anyway - if it ever had it.
(is that daylight I can see through the manifold ?)(or a bright clamp ...)


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