Way back in 2010 I answered an ad on SF Craigslist for a Norton, in pieces. I immediately called and told the guy I wanted it as the price was so good it really didn't matter what was there, plus he had the pink slip and it was registered. I drove down and he related he and his brother, both Harley guys, thought it would be cool to build a Norton. They found a decent one, pulled it all a part, purchased some spares and tools and then, realizing it was English, lost interest. It sat that way for a couple of years - in boxes in a basement - until I came along. Heres what I got:
4When I sat down to look at everything, there seemed to be a complete '75, plus a '73 frame and cradle, some extra rims and some Norton tools. Not a bad haul. All the '75 stuff seemed to be in reasonable condition, so I was excited.
So excited, I put it all away and didn't look at it for about 4 years.