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Sometimes you need to buy 3 to get 1

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Today's purchase no serial number will let you guy's decide what year noticed some green paint here and there but then again i also have a green shed...please advise...
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Closer examination as follows
Brass points box
Brass gear lever
Brass adjusting coller
Brass throttle lever
Brass tank cap
Copper exhaust tube
Copper flywheel cover
Steel tank
Gearbox skeg stamped
Jm number 11084
Wartime 102 possible with later carb and transom clamp fitted.??
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Looks like an original late coppertop SD to me with a replacement crankcase. Nice find! How do l enter her on the registry with no engine number? I'll sequence her in using the JM number. ls the carb bowl a high amal script? Looking via phone but when the sun arrives I'll peruse better on the puta. How much of the bird decall is intact?
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No bird decal only mix details at rear that's not to say they where never there i suppose carb mid logo I'd imagine that's been changed other than that who nows at a closer look im thinking numbers been tampered with...
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Using the register I would estimate that the engine number would be between 8500.L4. and 9500.L4. The port box nipples supports this too.

I note the (green) cast tank mounts which I believe were only on the early ones and the red tank strap which makes me consider something was going on there.

Or if the cast tank mounts are correct there are motors with port nipples with your JM mag being a later one.. This range were between 2500.L3. and 6000.L3.

Your choice 8)
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Nice SD! They do keep appearing from the back of sheds etc.
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Cheers Hugo....
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Is the clutch lever plain with no inscription on it?
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Yes china plain no inscription.... :lol:
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Good then l think we can assume that it is the earlier L3 range probably circa 1943/44.
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Cheers big fella need to get the specs looked out think I'm seeing faint number between dots..
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The limp wristed number puncher unstrikes again :lol:
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Another great find. Well done Tam!

I love your input on this Hugo. Even without serial number you've been able to establish a data range. That speaks volumes for the research you've done so far. Great work mate.

PS: Still waiting for mine to arrive from QLD. I'm advised that it was collected by the freight company yesterday, so hopefully not long now.

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Thanks Spiro..... I'm a guesspert :lol:
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Yes, but an educated guesspert :P
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