Discussion in 'Other Norton Motorcycles' started by Hortons Norton, Jan 10, 2019.
It would look good on a chopped Trumpet with some rake & extension for long & low look. Not being facetious. Just good old lines....Think those went out around '63-64.
It would make a nice sport tank for a Dommie or Atlas... you would have to do something to close up the gap at the seat (saddle).
That blue on the underside looked like the blue of the 650ss.
Looks like it’s from a Manxman or featherbed single.
Is it one of the Atlas early small tanks?
No, its off one of the tiddlers the 250 to 450 twins, Navigator to Electra. Shortened form of an Atlas tank, hence the need to fill the gap to the seat mentioned by Texas.
Shame, I really like the look of those early small tanks.
Wrong shape, wrong fittings and as far as I'm aware the lightweight tanks had central filler caps.
Looks like the one on my ‘62 ES2. The blue looks like it could be Manxman, which I’m pretty sure was the same tank.
early slimline small tank....Manxman, 62 88SS, 62 atlas...others?
Looks a lot like the tank fitted to my '63 Atlas which is probably a '62.
What is your VIN?
I agree, it looks very much like the sport tank on my '63, which IS a '62 build.
If the price is not bid up, it is a very good buy.
My Atlas is titled as a '63 but with a VIN of 103996 I always assumed it was built in '62. Thanks to a post by Craven regards locating your build date stamp, I found mine on the edge of the top lug for the headsteady. With a little imagination I read it as 7/62/M
Mine is 104664, despatched November 1962. The factory record lists 'Large tank' as an extra. It does look awfully like the one on Slick's bike. Tempting.
My VIN is 102688 dispatched May '62.
I wrote to Ebay poster asking for dimensions of badge mounting holes. Have not received reply. If matches my tank, I would be tempted to bid on it.
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