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    I have just been reading Veefour's thread on his 73 Norton project and it has inspired me to have a look at starting my 71 Commando project.
    So the fist thing I have decided to do is look for a couple of parts that are missing. Does anyone on here know where I could find a fuel tank and rear tail light assy?
    I am also tossing up the idea of building a Historic Racer out of it
    Any info would be appreciated.
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    Good luck with it. I hope you get to finish yours unlike me.
    Unfortunately I don't know anyone local who has a tank or tail light assy.
    Norvil and Mick Hemmings are two good sources for new stuff.

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    • #3
      Might have to get a custom ally tank? Might be cheaper/easier that way. Just restoring it to normal condition?
      Success is nothing more then taking advantage of an opportunity.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Veefore View Post
        Good luck with it. I hope you get to finish yours unlike me.
        Unfortunately I don't know anyone local who has a tank or tail light assy.
        Norvil and Mick Hemmings are two good sources for new stuff.
        Thanks,
        I may have to source some repro stuff if original is the way I go.

        Wolfy,
        I can manufacture an ally tank if I decide to do a racer instead of resto.
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        • #5
          vintage and modern at maddington have heaps of parts also murray at cyclecraft. really the is enough spare commando parts floating around that you could just about build a new one from scratch, good luck tho. by the way does anyone know who cruises around spearwood/ hami hill on a commando? i've seen it a lot lately.

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          • #6
            Andover Norton - They are the licensies for guenuine Norton parts, they have all the perigional moulds and tooling and have a good website, get yourself an original parts manual (they still use the same numbers). Every part is pretty much available of the shelf and the price is fair.

            Locally go see Murry at CycleCraft Engineering, he is a stockist of Guenuine parts and knows all the is to know about Nortons. He will have a tank there too. He is a great guy.

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            • #7
              Thanks Guys
              I will start posting pics when I clear enough room in the shed to move!!!
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              Thanks to www.superbikesupply.com.au and ProFlow for assistance.
              A 1K throttle is like a hot blond, you really want to hit it but you are afraid of the consequences :black eye:

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MIK View Post
                Locally go see Murry at CycleCraft Engineering, he is a stockist of Guenuine parts and knows all the is to know about Nortons. He will have a tank there too. He is a great guy.
                Do they do all British bikes or just Nortons?

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                • #9
                  Murray is a Norton specialist.

                  I don't know who does Triumph stuff other than British Imports in Morley.

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                  • #10
                    Robwas, do you have a workshop manual for your Commando yet?
                    It is the most valuable thing you can have for them.

                    IF you don't have one, PM me and I'll burn you a copy of the CD I have which has all that on it, as well as some brochures etc.

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