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General => The Star and Garter => Topic started by: NickM on 23 October, 2017, 18:41:00

Title: Short intro.
Post by: NickM on 23 October, 2017, 18:41:00
Just a short note to introduce myself to the forum and owners club. I've just bought a part restored 1967 Spitfire in boxes (apart from the rolling chassis) on eBay. Probably paid too much in hindsight but it was exactly what I was looking for.......ho hum. I have only ever restored Japanese bikes so this is all new to me but I will try do the proper research and not to ask too many silly questions ::)

Nick.
Title: Re: Short intro.
Post by: Bess on 23 October, 2017, 19:13:25
Hi Nick,
             Welcome and the best of luck............ :) :) :)
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Post by: TTJOHN on 24 October, 2017, 09:59:43
Welcome to the club Nick, I'm sure you will get all the help you need from here.
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Post by: Mike Farmer on 24 October, 2017, 10:25:00
Hi Welcome.

Ask as many questions as you wish. Someone will usually know the answer.

Silly questions????? The only silly questions are the ones that you don't ask.

Take care

Mike 8) 8)
Title: Re: Short intro.
Post by: NickM on 24 October, 2017, 11:56:26
Thanks to all for the welcome.
Title: Re: Short intro.
Post by: A10 JWO on 27 October, 2017, 15:59:04
Hi Nick. I recently bought a basket case A65 which was in bits, many bits. Belonged to an Ace Cafe chap who died five years ago ( Roger Glover ). Got a new log book by sending off a V62 and 25. One owner from new. Getting there slowly hope to have the new wheels and tyres back next week. If there is anything you need just ask. Draganfly's website is really good, better than a Haynes manual. Regards  8)
Title: Re: Short intro.
Post by: NickM on 07 November, 2017, 16:03:16
Thanks for the offer of help JWO, much appreciated. I'll probably be taking you up on that! I had stumbled across Dragonfly and agree, very helpful website.
Hopefully, the previous owner should be sending me a new log book as he had already applied. Might be a problem though as my frame & engine number indicate a 1967 machine but the number plate is a 'D' reg which is 66.............have to wait & see.
Title: Re: Short intro.
Post by: JulianS on 07 November, 2017, 16:46:22
1967 season started in August 1966 and ran til end July 1967 so your bike could have been sold before end of December 1966 and legitimately had a "D" plate.

D plates ran January - December 1966. 1967 E plates only ran January 1967 - August 1967.
Title: Re: Short intro.
Post by: NickM on 07 November, 2017, 20:10:37
That would explain it perfectly. Thanks for that info Julian.
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Post by: chrisgoodwin on 08 November, 2017, 13:40:45
Welcome, and don't be afraid of asking silly questions, I often do - there really is a wealth of knowledge in the club.
Best tip I can give is collect a decent set of imperial spanners - open ended and ring and a decent metric socket set has also come in very handy.
Good luck
Chris
Title: Re: Short intro.
Post by: A10 JWO on 08 November, 2017, 16:27:04
Agree with Chris. I got imperial sockets 10 pence each and spanners 20 pence each at a bike jumble in Enfield. Got UNF nuts and bolts from South Essex Fastners in Southend. They take email orders and all the correct sizes are on Dragonfly's index, very helpful. Cheap as chips.
Title: Re: Short intro.
Post by: NickM on 09 November, 2017, 18:12:06
Thanks for those tips chaps, very helpful.

Nick.