I have posted this bike on the Brit bike forum recently and have recently just discovered this forum, although I was already a member. I traded a 1961 Parilla Wildcat 250 Scrambler for this bike that a friend of mine discovered. I really liked the Parilla due to its rarity, but when I saw this bike, I had to have it. Here's what I know so far. Original owner bought this bike new in 1970, rode it for 455 miles and took a spill on it. He parked it in the back of the garage and never rode it again. I have been trying to disprove the original miles, of course regrettably, but so far it holds true. I've started to clean it up and remove rust. So far it's been cleaning up nicely. The tires appear original (Avon Speedmaster MK II, date codes 1965 & 1966), clutch appears new, rear brake shoe pads barely scuffed, original key, original title. Now I have found one anomally in that the tank was originally painted metallic green. Someone repainted over it with oxide primer and black enamel. I intend to remove the black and primer to restore the original green. Maybe a replacement tank, maybe he thought he would change his luck and paint it black? An old superstition was that green bikes were bad luck. I have inspected and drained the oil. Oil tank was empty and 3 qts or more were in the crankcase (wet sumped). Installed a battery and cleaned the points. I have a spark in both cylinders and all lights, switches and horn work. I am currently rebuilding carbs but they were almost spotless. Ordered new O rings and gaskets.